Traditional desktop PCs are being replaced in many installations by new Thin/Zero Client Workstations and Data Center Servers running virtual instances of application software. With the pervasiveness of Gigabit Ethernet the user experience using this technology has been vastly improved. This has a number of benefits to the corporation in… Read More
The label “Made in America”, “Made in the USA”, and other such phrases, have two meanings which depend on where the product is sold. “Made in the USA” still has value to many customers.
Applicable in every state (and territory) in the United States, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has… Read More
We often get asked if a motherboard or single-board computer (SBC) based system is the best solution for a particular application. Here are some things to consider when making the decision on your next order.
The SBC is a host card that plugs into a backplane. The backplane can… Read More
The PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) is a group of over 220 companies. Founded in 1994, this group was originally formed to adapt PCI technology for use in telecommunications, military, and industrial computing applications.
PICMG uses a numerical naming convention with the specification being referred to as “PICMG X.YY”.… Read More
If you are purchasing a rugged computer, you may think that packaging isn’t a problem to worry about. But to make sure you receive your hardware in perfect condition, certain precautions must be made so the packaging supports and protects the product though the delivery process.
Rugged computers and LCDs… Read More
The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), a standardized computer system interface, allows for remote monitoring of rugged computer system operation. The standard enjoys broad support from multiple manufacturers. It’s been around since the late 1990’s and has undergone multiple updates to offer broader functionality.
IPMI uses messages to communicate independently… Read More