1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. GLACIER COMPUTER ANNOUNCES EVEREST E4500 RUGGED FORKLIFT TERMINAL

    New Milford, CT – December 03, 2012 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. The E4500 adds additional configuration options for their core markets of warehouse, distribution, manufacturing and logistics. The E4500 compliments an existing product line of Ev…Read More

  12. GLACIER COMPUTER ANNOUNCES RS232, GPS AND SMARTCARD READER FOR T510K TABLET

    New Milford, CT – July 12, 2012 Glacier Computer, a leading developer of rugged industrial computing solutions announced today the addition of optional features for the T510K tablet. The T510K is the latest addition to the Glacier product line, which offers rugged mobile computers to warehouse and distribution, manufacturing and shop floor, field service, military, and healthcare. Optional featu…Read More

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. City Furniture Finds Efficiencies with Glacier’s Everest E2000 VMT

    A Case Study City Furniture Case Study.pdf The Problem City Furniture strives for the ultimate customer experience by delivering quality furnishings in a manner that fits all budgets.  With fifteen City Furniture Stores and nine Ashley Home Store showrooms they wanted to keep their state-of-the art distribution center running at peak efficiency. The distribution center in Tamarac had operated eff…Read More

  16. Your Boss Has No Idea…

    Supply Chain Digest has a story on the CBS show "Undercover Boss," that hits close to home.  A CEO of a large company spends some 'quality time' at one of his Distribution Centers (DC), only to find out that it's really hard work.  We do a lot of work with and in DC's so we could have told you that. For the second time, the popular CBS show Undercover Boss planted a CEO inside one of his company…Read More

  17. Glacier S9000 Get’s Mucked Up

    We wanted to make sure you understood something; that the S9000 Rugged mount PC is made to get dirty because you will never have any problem with getting it clean again.   So go ahead, capture data and share information from places no ordinary computer could ever survive.  We've got it covered. To help demonstrate that, we took an S9000 for a walk into the woods, and shoved it into a slimy hole…Read More

  18. GLACIER COMPUTER ANNOUNCES S9000 STAINLESS STEEL COMPUTER NEMA4IP65 POWER SUPPLY, IO CONNECTORS AND CABLES

    New Milford, CT – February 28, 2012 Glacier Computer, a leading developer of rugged industrial computing solutions announced today the Everest S9000 stainless steel rugged computer terminal now provides a NEMA4/IP65 power supply and I/O. The AC power supply, I/O connectors, and cables are now available with a NEMA4/IP65 rating. The S9000 is suitable for conditions that require a water resistant …Read More

  19. The T508 gets More Ice-Time or The Rugged Tablet Hat Trick

    We took the Glacier T508 Rugged Tablet and treated it like a hockey puck.  But we didn't just do a drop test.  If you saw the snow on the tablet from the first video, that came from what we did to the T508 Tablet before the Puck-Drop test. Here's that five minutes of ice-time condensed into about 90 seconds of abuse, and three goals.   http://youtu.be/KEq-pJLJ7Yk…Read More