There is no better way of exploring a new technology than by a hands-on example that in addition can be fun to work with. Enter the Whiznium Starter Kit - a tabletop 3D laser scanner with all its software implemented using WhizniumSBE and WhizniumDBE.
Embedded Linux option
NXP i.MX6 hardware by Toradex (quad ARM core)
Xilinx Zynq Z7 hardware by Digilent (dual ARM core + PL)
Not least due to exciting developments in the market (hint: RISC-V) there are three more options in the pipeline.
What's in the box
Packaged in a rugged ESD-protected suitcase, all components to make the scanner work are included.
Whiznium StarterKit combined engine
Multi-threaded Linux executable with hardware access and with multi-locale web-based user interface.
OPC UA server and DDS publisher
Auto-generated OPC UA namespace and publishing of all relevant, e.g. acquired, runtime data via DDS.
Whiznium StarterKit Java Viewer
Demo using the starter kit's Java API library.