1. 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

  2. Part III -Why Does a Rugged Tablet Cost More Than an iPad?

    Need another reason why Rugged Tablets cost more than consumer tablets?  We've got two. The expectations and needs of the customer define how you are able to manufacture the product, and in the case of Rugged Tablets and the average consumer tablet, the divide is great.  In Part III we address how that difference adds to the cost to manufacture. We also take a quick look at the Cost of ownership…Read More

  3. You Can’t Do This With an iPad

    It's The T508 Rugged Tablet Drop Test - You Hockey Puck! We've christened the Glacier blog by talking about what rugged buys you, and why it costs so much more, but talk--as they say--is cheap.  Nothing gets a point across better than seeing the kinds of potential abuse your tablet might encounter... ...or the kind of abuse that exceeds what your rugged tablet might encounter. The kind of things …Read More

  4. Part II -Why Does a Rugged Tablet Cost More Than an iPad?

    There is great divide between what a consumer expects from a Tablet PC and what a commercial user demands for the efficiency of their work space.  The differences between the two create the kind of engineering challenges that are not limited to how much abuse the thing will tolerate. In Part II of "Why Does a Rugged Tablet Cost More Than an iPad..." ...engineering plays a pivotal role in the cost…Read More

  5. Why Does a Rugged Tablet Cost More Than an iPad?

    Why do rugged tablets cost so much more than what you might purchase from Apple or Best Buy? We talk to customers every day who ask the same question. They want to use tablets in their factories, warehouses, or delivery vans, but struggle with the reasoning behind the increased cost of ruggedization. You might think this is a no brainer, because an iPad doesn’t look anything like a rugged tablet…Read More