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Control, Visibility and IIoT Manufacturing at the Edge (Part 1)

  • By: Keith Lowe
  • Published: Apr 14th 2021
  • Categorized: Blog

It’s been nearly a century since most manufacturers housed their operations under a single roof, and even then, there were multiple buildings if not multiple sites. The last several decades have seen the advent of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), cloud, edge computing and automation along with the use…

Why a Rugged Tablet Must Have An IP67 Rating

  • By: Keith Lowe
  • Published: Jul 18th 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

Today, the rugged tablet is commonly used across sectors like manufacturing, oil and gas, healthcare, defense, energy/utilities and more. One key performance parameter in these environments is ingress protection (IP) rating – resistance to ingress of dust and water into the device. For business-critical operations, the best rule of thumb…

Rugged Android Tablets vs Commercial Tablets

  • By: Keith Lowe
  • Published: May 8th 2017
  • Categorized: Blog

Rugged Android Tablets and Commercial Tablets are now essential to many industries and work environments. While the sleek designs, availability, and apparent cost-effectiveness of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) tablets may seem attractive, these devices are not always the best choice. When deciding on the right tablet, it is essential to know…

On How the Business Model of Your COTS Vendor Impacts the Success of Your Product

  • By: Keith Lowe
  • Published: Aug 7th 2014
  • Categorized: Blog

What may surprise business owners, program managers, and systems engineers is that technology may not be the most important aspect when making form-factor decisions. The success or failure of a new product design may depend on the actual business model of the commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) provider. In recent years companies have…

Video Overview of SECO USA Freescale i.MX 6 SBC, Fury-F6

  • By: Keith Lowe
  • Published: Sep 4th 2014
  • Categorized: Blog

A short video overview of our Freescale i.MX 6 single board computer, the Fury-F6.    

On Why the i.MX 6 is On Top

  • By: Keith Lowe
  • Published: Nov 13th 2014
  • Categorized: Blog

The Freescale i.MX 6 ARM processor is dominating the market in next generation special-purpose embedded devices for the medical, military, and industrial markets. Examples of such embedded devices include a medical blood analysis device, a military handheld for situational awareness, and a diagnostic instrument to monitor vibration for machine health…

Video Overview: Modified COTS

  • By: Keith Lowe
  • Published: Dec 18th 2014
  • Categorized: Blog

Today we have a video overview of SECO USA’s modified COTS products and services. What are modified COTS? What are the advantages? And some examples of our own board and tablets modified products and services. Have a video suggestion? Email it to info@seco-usa.com.    

Video: Accelerating Time-to-Market

  • By: Keith Lowe
  • Published: Jun 16th 2015
  • Categorized: Blog

After 15 years of creating new rugged, mobile devices, SECO USA has become an expert in accelerating time-to-market for new device designs. Here we discuss three embedded system options for fast time-to-market. For questions or inquiries, please contacts us. To request a future vlog topic, email info@seco-usa.com.   .

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