Boosting Industrial Efficiency: The Advantages of Open Frame Panel PCs

Computers have always been an enticing addition to any industrial setting, whether that be a factory floor or an oil rig. Converting from analog to digital controls for greater precision and enabling machine-to-machine or Internet of Things communication can dramatically enhance a business’s…


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Small but Mighty: How to Choose the Best Small Form Factor PC for Your Needs

The phrase “One Size Fits All” doesn’t fit today’s technology-driven world. Off-the-shelf desktop computers and laptops would be quickly crushed in the confined spaces of many factories. Industries like manufacturing and healthcare need the right-sized PCs for such places…


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Harnessing Computer Technology for Success in the Oil and Gas Industry

You’ve been tasked with purchasing computers for your company, a manufacturer whose parts and services are found throughout the oil and gas industry. The computers must work in diverse settings, like remote deserts, and for different purposes. Is there such a PC that can work in many places…


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A Comprehensive Guide to Aircraft Assembly Line Equipment

Did you know the final assembly of an aircraft is primarily done by hand?  The Final Assembly Line (FAL) is the stage in aerospace manufacturing where the wings, tail, and other major plane parts are attached to the fuselage. Passenger seating, storage compartments, and electronics like industrial…


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Understanding the Security Features of RFID Technology vs. Smart Cards

Security is vital to all industries, from manufacturing to the healthcare sector. Breaches in security can result in stolen proprietary materials, financial loss, or worse. Certain kinds of security breaches may even put lives in jeopardy. Fortunately, there is a solution in the form of employee ID…


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Barcode Scanners: Everything You Need to Know for Efficient Inventory Management

Businesses constantly seek to increase their productivity, accuracy, and customer satisfaction. And it’s just not businesses: non-profits like healthcare organizations are also on the lookout to deliver the best patient care.  Barcode technology is helping both sectors accomplish their goals,…


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Navigating Challenges: The Indispensable Role of Tech Support

Your IT department just received the computer equipment list for the new facility, which is scheduled to go live in a couple of months. As you scan the list, you realize there is no way your three-person team will need to know the ins and outs of the new hardware and software by opening day. You…


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How Industrial Computers Can Thrive In A Harsh Environment

The average industrial computer faces stresses that consumer-grade PCs never have to consider. Extremes in temperature, shock, vibration, and debris getting inside the computer threaten to damage or even destroy the device.  Fortunately, industrial computers and tablets are designed with these…


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Farm to Table: How Industrial Computers are Improving our Food Supply Chain

When you’re out shopping for groceries, you probably don’t consider how that bushel of apples or package of raw chicken reached the store shelf. But the process of getting food from the farm to your fork is one of the most important supply chains in the world. After all, how long would you last…


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Rugged Design 101

If you pay attention to advertising, chances are you see or hear terms like “rugged” and “military-grade” for products or devices used outdoors or in harsh environments. But what does “rugged” actually mean? Is it a meaningful descriptor or just a piece of marketing that sounds nice?  The truth is…


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