The Right Fit: Display Size Factors for Medical and Industrial Computers

From the hospital to the factory floor, almost every industry imaginable has been improved by implementing digital technology. One of the most important (but often overlooked) considerations when implementing new computer tools or upgrading pre-existing structures is the physical dimensions of the…


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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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Why Rugged Tablets are Perfect for Industrial Worksites

For most workers, computers have become ubiquitous in their daily workflow. However, some workplaces are too inhospitable for the average consumer or off-the-shelf PC. Construction sites, factory floors, oil rigs, and other hazardous worksites simply are too much for a typical computer to handle.…


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Capacitive vs. Resistive Touch Screens: What’s Right For Your Business?

From cell phones to factory floors, touch screens have become a ubiquitous part of computers in our daily lives. But for how much time we spend swiping, tapping, and scrolling, how much do we actually know about these pieces of technology?  There are two major types of touch screens: capacitive and…


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What is Factory Automation and How Does it Benefit Business?

The COVID-19 pandemic shut down much of the world’s major industries as people stayed home to protect themselves and their loved ones. Yet goods from clothing to toys continued to be available through online orders. Where did they come from? Production of these goods and similar products was…


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What is Edge Computing? Pros, Cons, and How to Get Started

The fourth industrial revolution is nigh upon us and has already given rise to industrial computers, factory automation, and so much more. And new innovations show no signs of stopping!  A survey conducted by the Manufacturers Alliance or Productivity and Innovation highlights this fact. According…


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4 Easy Ways to Modernize Legacy Industrial Equipment

Until the latest and greatest industrial technology comes free of charge, legacy equipment is always going to be an important part of any manufacturing process. Systems are being updated constantly, from robotics to sensors to industrial computers, and it’s simply not possible for most factories to…


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The Use of Industrial Computers in the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry invented automation: it’s no surprise that they’ve embraced industrial computers faster than any other field of manufacturing.  Because automotive manufacturing requires flexible solutions that can pivot with the adoption of new technology (both in the cars themselves and in…


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Is Industrial Cybersecurity Even Possible?

Industrial control systems have made life easier for automation and manufacturing, and are a vital component in both the present and future of the industry. Unfortunately, with every new technology or process comes complications, unique problems that were unforeseen or impossible-to-imagine in the…


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When Is it Time to Upgrade Industrial Legacy Machines?

The greatest problem with cutting-edge technology is that it only stays cutting edge for a short period of time.  Since any factory, mine, construction, or industrial site is usually filled to the rafters with computers and machines, a question of upgrade becomes a huge financial concern. This…


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