Medical Grade vs Hospital Grade. What’s the Difference?

Clinicians, nurses, specialists, and other healthcare staff deal with medical issues daily. These can range from a simple cold to a life-threatening heart attack. It’s important for them to know exactly what tools are available, capabilities, and any limitations. Computers are probably the most…


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5 Reasons Why Rugged Industrial Computers are Best for Oil Refineries

An oil refinery is a manufacturing plant that takes crude oil and converts it into useful petroleum products: gasoline, lubricating and motor oils, petroleum gas, tar, etc. Because of the time-consuming and intense nature of the process, refineries present unique challenges to electronics like…


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4 More Surprising Uses For Industrial RFID Technology

Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, is the scanning of special tags with radio waves. These tags can be affixed on items from boxes to wrist bands, and can contain information like the item’s name, SKU number, to even a picture. That information is then scanned and stored by using RFID…


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What is Right to Repair and How Does it Affect Medical Devices?

Right to Repair (RtR, R2R) is a movement by consumers and repair shops to have Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) make available normally proprietary information of their products, as well as provide any necessary tools and spare parts. That way, product owners or such shops can make repairs or…


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How Digital Billboards Can Save Lives During the UK’s Road Safety Week

You can’t miss them.  Whether they’re displaying a single ad (‘Find the Feeling’ by Monarch Airlines, ‘What’s Your Favorite Animal To Eat?’ by vegan charity group Viva!) or rotating through 6-8 flashy ones every minute, billboards are ubiquitous on the motorways of the United Kingdom and highways…


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How the Mining Industry Has Embraced the Drone Revolution

There are few industries older than mining — agriculture and pottery have slim leads. However, the age of an industry has no bearing on how well it can embrace modern technology. Mine sites across the world have leaned into the future of digital mapping and imaging. They’ve combined the use of…


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4 Surprising Uses for Industrial RFID Technology

Have you read the glowing praises of industrial RFID and barcode technology, and wondered just exactly what the hype was for? What the applications could possibly be that would lead to such adoration? Like any tech, the promises tend to outweigh the practical uses — that’s just the downside of…


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The Right Computer Can Reduce the Impact of a Food Recall

Product recalls are part and parcel of business, but they are of particular importance when it comes to food. Tainted food presents an active health risk in ways that other products don’t, and because most food is both perishable and vulnerable to toxins, a recall needs to be enacted swiftly and…


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Industrial Computers Are Revolutionizing Smart Factories

A revolution is underway in the industrial sector. Smart factories – automated facilities aimed at eliminating human error – are replacing their more traditional counterparts and expanding rapidly in the process. A recent article in Forbes estimates that they will add $500 billion or more to the…


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What is 60601-1? Decoding the International Patient Safety Standard

If you read that title, you at least know that 60601-1 is an international standard for medical grade devices that specifically relates to patient safety. Obviously that is a very vague definition, and the purpose of this blog is to block out the white noise and provide a clear understanding of…


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