How Redundancies Improve the Reliability of Medical Computers

When we hear the word “redundancy,” we often associate it with inefficient or wasteful designs or treat it as a flaw to be avoided. However, redundancy is frequently a critical component of reliability, ensuring that if one element of a system fails, other components can take over that function.…


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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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Why Anti-Glare Screens Matter for Medical and Industrial Computers

We’ve all had the experience of trying to use our computer or smartphone, only to curse and crane our necks because of the glare obscuring most of the screen. Screen glare isn’t just an annoyance, however.  Dealing with harsh screen glare can lead to eye strain, headaches, and even neck and…


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Why Industrial and Medical Computers Need a Long Life Cycle

In the tech industry, a device’s life cycle refers to how long it will remain in production and supported by its manufacturer. Due to the pace of innovation in the industry, tech products like computers often have very short life cycles compared to products in the automotive or industrial sectors,…


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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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The Ultimate Guide to NVMe Storage: Everything You Need to Know

In the world of computers, consumers are always looking for the next evolution, the next leap in power that delivers faster and more reliable performance. Recently, that evolution has taken the form of Nonvolatile Memory Express, or NVMe.  NVMe is a new protocol for storing and transporting data to…


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Legacy Compatibility: Why It’s Important for Industrial, Medical, and Enterprise Computers

Ever use a single-purpose fax machine? Or have you watched technicians manually checking gauges of old mass printers at a manufacturing plant?  Both the devices above are legacy systems and play essential roles in every sector of the economy. We cover them in today's article: what they are, why…


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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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What Are Industrial Robots and What Do They Do

The first industrial robot, the Unimate, made its debut in 1962. First used in a General Motors plant, the robotic arm was quickly adopted by other automakers, then entire industries. We cover today what makes up an industrial robot, the different kinds, and – most importantly – what they do that…


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