In contrast to installing all new machines; retrofitting existing setups and prototypes with smart solutions, particularly out-of-the-box devices, is the most effective way to disrupt the cost of implementing IIoT. The BB-400 Industrial Edge Controller equips one of the most popular and accesible computer modules with hardware fit for industry, an industrial Raspberry Pi, the BB-400 works out of the box to change the way engineers can prototype, allowing seamless deployment to the factory floor. The device offers the flexibility of PC systems with open source API programming options to make integration and customisation user friendly. Combining insights from machinery of all types and ages can be done through a preferred programming language, such as C# and Python or visually in Node-RED, circumventing many of the interoperability issues that have traditionally hampered integrated automation.