HIO Wallpad Drop-in PoE In-Wall Universal Android Controller


The HIO Wallpad is a way to completely connect and control your entire home or office in one centralized easy-to-install unit. Running off the latest generation ARM Processor, the Android-powered Wallpad is universally compatible with a number of different control and home automation applications.

The HIO Project is a team of out-of-the-box thinkers, who operate on the open source and open architecture model from HABEY USA. During the past couple of decades, we have designed hundreds of unique embedded boards and systems and produced tens of thousands used in embedded computers around the world.

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The Main Board


PROCESSOR - Freescale Cortex-A9 1GHz i.MX6 DualLite
MEMORY - 1GB on-board DDR3
ETHERNET - 1x Gigabit Ethernet
WiFi - Internal USB WiFi module (With HIO Wallpad WiFi Option)
STORAGE- 1x microSD slot (internal), on-board NAND Flash (4GB default)
USB - 1x mini USB 2.0 OTG (device only, internal)
AUDIO - MIC-in internal header, 2x header to 2x 1W internal speaker (optional)

The Display


DISPLAY - 3.5" LCD Touchscreen Panel
RESOLUTION - 480x800
BRIGHTNESS - 500 cd/m2
TOUCHPANEL - Projective capacitive touchscreen

The PoE Board


POWER - RJ-45, Power Over Ethernet 802.3af compliant
ETHERNET - RJ45 PoE input or standard GbE input without PoE module
DC INPUT - 2-pin terminal block or RJ45 12V DC power input
SERIAL PORT - 1x RS-232 (Tx,Rx) via RJ45, 4x RS-232 (Tx,Rx) via internal pin header

The Enclosure


BEZEL - White (default), interchangeable
MATERIALS - Plastic, Aluminum, Steel COOLING - Fanless
MOUNTING - 2-Gang box (vertical), Screwless faceplate
DIMENSIONS - 164 x 114 x 40 mm


Open Architecture

Powered by Android, the HIO Wallpad is an open architecture design, allowing you to code your own software and develop your own hardware to control almost anything.

PoE (Power-over-Ethernet)

We consolidated the data and power into one port with Power over Ethernet. This provides the HIO Wallpad with power and network connectivity using only one standard Ethernet cable.


Accomplishing this small form factor was no easy task. We developed a modular design to both save space in cramped areas (like a standard electrical gang box) as well as making upgrades super easy.

Touch Screen

The HIO Wallpad comes with a 3.5" LCD Touch Screen as your control panel interface. In the future, we will be able to design, develop, and create different screen sizes for the Wallpad, expanding user experiences.

Standard Gang Box Ready

The HIO Wallpad was designed to easily fit inside a standard 2-Gang Box making installing relatively quick and easy. This was accomplished through our newly created form factor of the HIO Project board which is only 72mm x 80mm. Also, having a screwless design, installation is effortless.

Customizable Face Plates

We will provide you with the CAD files, Gcode, and STL files, and drawings of the standard faceplate. You can 3D print your own custom faceplate in different colors and different shapes to match your wall colors and room decor.


Home Automation

With plans to develop and build hardware platforms to connect with standard home-automation communication protocols such as Z-Wave, the Wallpad controls your home effortlessly.


Office Automation

Having a single location where you can make sure your office building is secure and safe can make your life and business easier to manage. Knowing you can lock your doors and monitor your company's sensitive material guarantees your peace of mind.


Screen Mirroring

With many TV shows moving towards online streaming, more and more dedicated streaming devices are launching like the Chromecast, and Roku. If you have a screen mirroring capable TV, the HIO Wallpad with WiFi option can be used as a host device to provide all your online video content.

General Control Panel
You can also use this as a smart controller for a much bigger project. For example, you can use it on a dispensing machine like a custom soda mixer, ice cream vending machine, or any general vending machine. With 400 available pins bringing out different I/O and customizable board modules, you can control almost anything with the HIO Wallpad.

We launched the HIO Wallpad Drop-in PoE In-wall Universal Android Controller on April 8, 2014.