We integrate the NUC into a device that would benefit from being able to determine if anyone has opened the case and would very much like an integrated solution in the NUC, to be able to disable functionality and register timestamps etc of when the event occurred. is this possible on the NUC 8i7 mobo or are there plans to allow for this on any future NUC revisions?
I am being told that no existing or previous NUC products included support for this feature. The chipset's Chassis Intrusion pin is not brought out to a header. It is simply tied high and thus no intrusions are ever signaled.
The features in future products is not something that Intel Customer Support engineers (or anyone with an NDA) can discuss here. We, as customers, can speculate between us regarding what features will (or should be) included, but that's about it. If you truly desire the feature, you should make a formal request that it be considered for inclusion in the future. To do so, open a support ticket with Intel Customer Support and make your case. This ensures that the request gets tracked and is delivered to the folks making subsequent feature decisions.
Abigail, this is not something that can be handled by distributors. It requires a change in the NUC board's design; the pin on the PCH must be routed to a 2-pin header that the Chassis Intrusion switch would then be connected to.