1. It’s Good to Have Options – T710 Tablet Docking Options

    Glacier Computer's new T710 Rugged Tablet Computer is getting a lot of attention, and docking options are an important part of that mix. Having a tablet computer that is completely sealed from dust and particulates and can withstand a water bombardment of 12.5 liters per minute from a nozzle is great.  Having a piece of hardware that  can be dropped from 6 feet and still be well within warranty …Read More

  2. Sensor Based Logistics – A Supply Chain Game Changer

    Bar-codes ruled the roost for years when it came to tracking shipments and supply chain management and for the most part continue to play the role of 'Front-man' for the supply chain band.  RFID tags came along and added a layer of detail, supplementing the bar-code by allowing additional data collection as material moved (or was moved) past readers at fixed points in the supply chain.  The next…Read More

  3. Glacier Tech Tuesday – A 3D Printing Revolution

    Computer aided or assisted design has evolved thanks to the robotic revolution and innovations that made 3D printing a reality.  Today's designers and craftsman can exchange the hand-tools they used to use for digital design tools and equipment that allows them to turn their imagination into a part or product in a fraction of the time.   And not just where they are, but anywhere in the world wh…Read More

  4. Glacier Computer Announces New Rugged Tablet T710

    New Milford, CT - June 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, configurability and better value into one, very dependable package.  Backed by Glacier's, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" warranty coverage, the T710 is the perfect …Read More

  5. Is Wireless Neural Networking In Our Future?

    This is not a new field of study--the idea of transmitting neural activity to a PC or robot that then follows your commands--but it is new enough, as is this recent study done by researchers looking to map how the brain learns to use this technology. Nature World News The researchers were able to piggyback on top of the medical procedures and while the physicians watched for signs of a seizure, t…Read More

  6. Glacier Tech Tuesday – Fruit Hackers & The Fridge of the Future

    By manipulating light, carbon-dioxide, and nutrients cutting edge food scientists are hacking into fruits and vegetables in search of new ways to control how they grow.  This isn't some funky fertilizer research either.  Recent discoveries about light, for example, have produced some bountiful results. At the Wageningen greenhouses (Wageningen University and Research Center, Netherlands), resear…Read More

  7. Glacier Technology Tuesday – Do Smartphones Need a Kill Switch

    Would you want your Smartphone to have a kill switch? A New York State Attorney General and a San Francisco District Attorney are meeting with four major cell phone manufacturers to discuss the possibility of integrating a feature that would allow for the remote deactivation of the devices when stolen. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gas…Read More

  8. Take a Tour of Mount Everest – From Your Smart Phone

    A company called  3D RealityMaps has released a new app that lets you take virtual tours using satellite images, of Mount Everest. The app "Mount Everest 3D" by 3D Reality Maps offers the world's highest-resolution 3D map of the highest mountain on earth for smartphones and tablets. The map is based on satellite images from unique satellite WordView2 of DigitalGlobe and is so precise that the …Read More

  9. Glacier Technology Tuesday: New Digital Police Sketch Generator

    IQ Biometrix has developed a software package called FACES.  It allows almost anyone, without ever having been trained as a forensic artist, to render a near-photo-quality composite sketch of a human face. The package comes with 4400 different facial features, and an easy to use interface. With an expanded database of 4,400 facial features, including new Latin, African-American and Asian co…Read More

  10. Glacier Technology Tuesday: Quantum Computing

    Quantum computing uses atomic level particles to do the heavy lifting, where speed and power could be significantly greater, superior to any current 'super computer.'  So the desire to design a full sized quantum computer has kept scientist, engineers, and physicists occupied with the potential. And there's progress to report. From Science World Report The so-called boson sampling computer ut…Read More

  11. Glacier Technology Tuesday – Using Nanoparticles for Insulin Delivery

    US Researchers have come up with a successful way to introduce a nano-particle network into the blood of a diabetes patient that would be able to deliver insulin as needed for up to ten days. The process, successful in animal trials, hopes to move to human clinical trials, where if it produces similar results could address two pressing problems with insulin delivery.  Patients would not have t…Read More

  12. Need to Jump Start A Project? Try This.

    Jon Bell over at medium.com has presented an interesting solution to an often vexing problem.   The problem is "getting started."  Trying to get your team, or just yourself, out of the gate and moving forward.  Whether you are in  search of a new idea, trying to develop a plan, or just deciding where to go to lunch, getting out the door can be a challenge.  To address this mental roadblock…Read More

  13. Glacier Technology Tuesday – How About A Stretchable Touch Screen

    Glacier Technology Tuesday can produce some interesting results.  Take this for example.  It is a stretchable experimental 'touch screen' that allows the user to interact with the screen in new ways. An inexpensive new prototype device called the Obake adds a new dimension to touch screen technology. The surface of the device, developed by Dhairya Dand and Rob Hemsley of the MIT Media Lab,…Read More

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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