1. Being A Good Neighbor Just Makes “Cents”

    Being a good neighbor to the communities you operate in makes good business sense.  If being cost-conscious improves that relationship then that is even better. Take recycling for example.  There are several forms of “recycling” you can employ that are both cost-conscious and good neighbor policies, and at Glacier we've embraced them all. You always want to dispose or discard materials prope…Read More

  2. Motion Technology for Every PC?

    The Nintendo Wii brought motion technology to console gaming, to be followed by everyone, but now a company called Leap Motion has developed a way for you to add that same motion interface technology to any PC. The Leap Motion is small and gives you control over 8 cubic feet of virtual space in front of your computer. The Leap is a simple motion controller that you can plug into any USB port …Read More

  3. Glacier Technology Tuesday – On Thursday: Another New Battery Solution

    In portable computing size, weight, and processing power matter.  One of the things that affect all of those is the battery.  So while we may appear obsessed with them--I just wrote about another battery technology just last month--we do so with good reason.  It can have a dramatic effect on our ability to deliver lighter weight, higher powered devices. This brings us to yet another new battery…Read More

  4. Follow Us On Twitter

    Glacier Computer has been on LinkedIn for some time, and we even have a facebook page, but until recently we'd never made the jump to twitter.  Well that time has come.  You can now follow us on twitter as we share links and news about Glacier products and events, as well as those of customers, industry experts, partners, technology and more. Tweets by @glaciercomp  …Read More

  5. Glacier Technology Tuesday – US Navy to Deploy Lasers on Ships

    How about laser weapons mounted on Navy vessels?  The Navy announced that is is prepared to deploy Laser Weapons to the US Fleet.  These infrared blow torches are 12 for 12 in taking down targets so next year the Pentagon plans to mount one on the back of ship and give it some real-world operational experience. Navy officials announced Monday that in early 2014, a solid-state laser prototype wi…Read More

  6. Is The T710 Rugged Tablet The One You’ve Been Waiting For?

    Our newest Rugged Tablet could be the mobility solution you've been waiting for. Glacier T710 The T710 rugged tablet is completely sealed from dust and particulates and can withstand a water bombardment of 12.5 liters per minute from a nozzle. Dropping the unit, even from 6 feet, is well within warranty coverage and specifications. It has a 10.4” touch screen display and all of the processing po…Read More

  7. Making the ‘Drop Test’ A Bit More Intersting

    Rugged terminals, tablets, and hand-helds all get drop tested because we all drop things.  We drop our phones, commercial grade tablets, car keys, briefcases, laptop bags, coffee, bagel--which always lands cream cheese side down... Employees in the field or on the shop floor are as likely to drop company property as they are their own and we are no different.   In fact, we like to drop things…Read More

  8. Have Scientists Just Created an Invisibility Cloak?

    We like science and technology so when Mashable posted a report that researchers at the University of Texas, Austin had created a light scattering metascreen--we had to check it out. Light scattering metascreen?  See also 'invisibility cloak.'  Well, sort of. Titled "Demonstration of an ultralow profile cloak for scattering suppression of a finite-length rod in free space," their research, pub…Read More

  9. With its focus on customer service and penchant for saying “yes to everything of reason”…

    Your employees need tools that can survive the work place, you need something more.  You want rugged devices and superior customer service.  You don't just need equipment that can survive bouncing around in a cab, a three foot drop, or thousands of hours of vibration, bumps, and impacts.  You need a partner dedicated to solving your problems. Glacier computer has always been that partner. We ar…Read More

  10. Touchscreen PC Submerged Then Hosed off…Fully Powered and Operational

    We took a fully functional touchscreen PC,  submerged it in a puddle of muck, then hosed it off, all while plugged in and running.. because we could. This computer  (Glacier - S9000) is made for food processing operations,  outdoor kiosks, farms, or any any indoor or outdoor application, fixed or mobile, AC or DC power, anywhere you might want a shiny stainless steel unit you can hose off wh…Read More

  11. On-Line Training Options for Aerial Lift Operators

    Aerial Work Platforms are great places for using rugged computing power.  Wireless data collection when you are elevated above the ground-whether on a fixed, tablet, or hand-held computer--just makes sense.  But before you ever set foot on one you'll want to make sure you are certified and fully understand the best practices that ensure safe operation. To that end the International Powered…Read More

  12. Glacier Computer Announces Another New Rugged Industrial Tablet

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Glacier Computer Announces Another New Rugged Industrial Tablet T 710    rugged – configurable – value New Milford, CT – March 6, 2013 - Glacier Computer, a leading provider of rugged industrial computing solutions, announces the addition of the T710 to an already powerful line up of rugged tablet options.  The T710 combines enhanced rugged specs, configurab…Read More

  13. Laser Scanning And Mobile Computing Meet The Construction Industry

    The Journal of Commerce reports that Construction and excavation operations are taking advantage of mobile technology and 3D laser scanners to do what used to take hours or days. “The 3D laser scanner creates thousands of point clouds to take measurements and visualizations,” he said. “It’s much faster and more accurate than survey crews.” Buness used a survey rod with a hand-held contro…Read More

  14. Is Everything Built To Be Broken?

    Consumer Electronics Talker Kim Komando recently published a list of common technology myths.  Things like MAC's never get viruses, the more megapixels the better, public Wi-Fi is safe and a myth near and dear to our hearts--Always buy new gear. To quote Kim... As long as you buy direct from the manufacturer or a trusted re-seller  and there’s a good return policy and warranty in place, ther…Read More

  15. An Environmentally Friendly Super Battery That Could Change Everything?

    Introducing Graphene, a carbon based super capacitor that charges like a capacitor but could discharge like a battery.   It has tremendous structural strength but is extremely light.  The cost to create it, at this point, is extremely low, while its potential as the battery of the future is high. Oh yeah, and this "super capacitor" is made entirely of carbon.  When you're done with it yo…Read More

  16. What’s In Your Mobile Work-Force?

    You've heard about it.  The global mobile workforce.  Well it's growing. The number of mobile workers across the globe will reach 1.3 billion by 2015 but research commissioned by ClickSoftware Technologies indicates that companies are not ready to tap this trend. Forty-six per cent of CIOs surveyed believe current corporate strategy does not deliver on the 'Mobile Dream.' However, 74% of CIOs be…Read More

  17. Glacier Announces the Everest E4500 Rugged Forklift Terminal

    GLACIER COMPUTER ANNOUNCES EVEREST E4500 RUGGED FORKLIFT TERMINAL Glacier Computer, a leading provider of rugged industrial computing solutions, announced today the addition of the E4500 to the Everest line-up of fixed and vehicle mount terminals (VMT's).  The E4500 adds additional configuration options for their core markets of warehouse, distribution, manufacturing, and logistics.  The E4500 c…Read More

  18. Does A Device Buffet Cause IT Indigestion?

    There are dozens of questions you should ask if your business has been bitten by the Portable/Tablet bug. How is the tablet or device to be used?  Inside or outside the four walls?  Does your device need to survive a drop to a hard surface such as a manufacturing floor or parking lot?  Will the end user be around fluids where there will be a risk of spillage?   Do you need to use it in a free…Read More

  19. Shock and Vibration – The Everest Shake Test

    Shock and Vibration can wreck a typical computer in short order.  They are not designed from the board up to withstand that kind of use.  They are meant to sit next to your desk and collect dust.  But the Everest Vehicle Mount Terminals are HALT tested, and engineered to continue working in the most extreme environments. To ensure continued reliability, we regularly shake test them.  To do thi…Read More