The Equilo is awesome, I know the guys doing this one and they have presented at the Austin IoT Hardware Sub-Group which I lead at the Tech Shop in Round Rock. You can read more about the IoT meetup here.
I got to play with an early Equilo board. It’s very easy to get started with, just open a browser to access it’s built in IDE. They chose to use Squirrel language to get some very nice debugging capabilities. Debugging is something which is very limited on systems like the Arduino. Typically you need to use a big IDE and a JTAG or other emulator hardware to do low level debugging, not with the Esquilo.