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Intrinsically Safe Product Design, Part 1: Introduction to Intrinsic Safety

  • By: Mark Price
  • Published: May 28th 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

SECO USA designs and manufactures portable and handheld electronic devices that must have inherently low-power operation and high computational performance. One application area for which SECO USA designs and delivers electronic devices is intrinsic safety. Intrinsically safe (IS) product is designed to operate in hazardous areas, such as explosive environments,…

Embedded Board Designs, Rugged Tablets, and Human Machine Interface Possibilities

  • By: Keith Lowe
  • Published: May 16th 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

In many ways, today’s embedded board designs are driven by the need for agile, portable, and powerful access to human machine interface (HMI) information in the age of Industry 4.0 and IIoT. This is primarily because advances in single board computers have made it possible to move beyond the narrow…

How Custom Tablets Will Drive Industry 4.0 and IIoT

  • By: Keith Lowe
  • Published: May 10th 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

The convergence of automation, big data, data exchange, next generation human machine interfaces (HMI) and a host of other technologies like augmented reality (AR) and digital twins are just a few technology forces propelling Industry 4.0 and the industrial internet of things (IIoT). But companies need a means of putting…

Mobile Device Management and Rugged Android Tablets for Applications in the Field

  • By: Keith Lowe
  • Published: Mar 15th 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

Managing mobile devices in the field can be a complex challenge with numerous sector-dependent needs and challenges. Bring your own device (BYOD) policies are proliferating in the age of the mobile workforce, which presents many business and operational benefits. However BYOD presents numerous challenges, including inability to withstand operation in…

Navigating GPS Alternatives for Custom Tablets and Handheld Devices

  • By: Mark Price
  • Published: Mar 4th 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

Custom tablets and other handheld devices, whether used for consumer, military, commercial, or medical purposes, frequently include GPS (Global Positioning System) to assist in determining current location and time. Specifically, GPS refers to the US owned and Air Force operated network of 24+ middle-earth orbit satellites. This global system has…

Best Practices for Regulatory Compliance and Security with Rugged Tablets

  • By: Keith Lowe
  • Published: Feb 27th 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

The term “industrial tablet” has become a generic term for a wide variety of rugged tablets with many shared and disparate attributes to meet needs for healthcare, military, industrial, manufacturing and transportation among others. One thing they all share in common is their need to meet industry-specific regulatory compliance measures….

Security Methods for Medical Devices and Rugged Tablets in Healthcare

  • By: Keith Lowe
  • Published: Feb 25th 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

Modern healthcare utilizes a multitude of medical devices, including rugged Android tablets or rugged Linux tablets, for medical device monitoring, medical treatment, telehealth, electronic health record (EHR) access by caregivers, and much more. Increasingly, these medical devices are networked together, to remotely share information including electronic health records (EHR). With…

Balancing Processor Speed, Battery Life, and Use Case for Rugged Tablets

  • By: Keith Lowe
  • Published: Jan 11th 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

When it comes to a custom tablet, end users look for the best blend of properties that can fulfill all of the tasks in a given environment without compromising one quality over another. That being said, the order of importance of the mix of properties will vary to some degree…

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