1. Is There a ‘Wolf’ Feeding On Your Warehouse?

    You’ve heard the story. Big wolf. Little pigs. Three houses. Guess what? They were Warehouses for bricks, lumber, and yes—straw. The big bad wolf? That was inefficiency eating away at the bottom line. It was becoming a serious problem. They’d each taken it on the chinny-chin-chin and were huffing and puffing about improving profits. A much-needed equipment upgrade to go with their Warehouse …Read More

  2. The KODIAK Forklift Computer Just Got Better

    The only rugged industrial computer on the market that will run Windows 7.x, 8.x, 10.x, WES7, Linux, Android, or Windows CE out of the box just got better. The 10.4" LED Display has been joined by a 12.1" version. The 12.1″ LED 500 NIT display has 1000:1 contrast ratio and 178/178 viewing angle.  And like it's 10.4" brother it includes multi-touch technology and allows for gloved operation. A …Read More

  3. Glacier Celebrates Xplore Tech’s 20th Anniversary

    Glacier Computer is a proud Authorized Reseller of Xplore Rugged Tablets. AUSTIN, Texas—August 23, 2016— Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) today marks the start of its 20-year anniversary celebration. Since 1996, Xplore has exclusively engineered and delivered the most complete line of purpose-built rugged tablet technologies on Earth. According to VDC Research, out of all of the mobil…Read More

  4. Lift Truck Tips: Mobile computers react to mounting demands

    Excerpted from a recent article in Material Handling Magazine. When the concept of a forklift-mounted computer emerged, it was accompanied by a keyboard, separate battery and a better power conversion device specific to electric or propane, each of which had to be precisely and permanently integrated. Then, you had to manage, upgrade and optimize the operating systems. According to Ron D’Ambrosi…Read More

  5. The Siren Song of Lift-Mounted ‘Rugged’ Tablets

    In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous yet beautiful creatures, who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. In Tablet Mythology the iPad revolution lured warehouse managers and IT specialists toward an emerging rogues gallery of "rugged" tablets as a 'more affordable' next-gen productivity solution. But lifts by their ver…Read More

  6. One System to Rule Them All

    Your business no longer has to delay a critical hardware purchase because that hardware may not run the next operating system or platform upgrade.  KODIAK is built to run the latest versions and the widest range of operating systems of any VMT, right out of the box. Check it out at MODEX, April 4th through the 7th. If you are not going to MODEX just sign up here to try a KODIAK out for yourse…Read More

  7. Tech Tuesday on Wednesday – October 28th, 2015

    This week on TTOW  we've got BOEING's new electromagnetic Pulse Weapon for the US Air Force,  a completely automated stair-climbing wheelchair, some of the most detailed moon maps ever, and an extreme tourism opportunity you may want to start saving for (pictured above). First up, some "boom-boom" without the boom. The US Air Force and BOEING have announced" an electromagnetic pulse weapon, cap…Read More

  8. Tech Tuesday on Wednesday – October 21st, 2015

    This time around we've uncovered more cool smartphone tech, trolling with an un-liftable Thor's hammer, a device that allows the blind to hear the deaf, and video of a self-driving DeLorean named MARTY. First up? We keep running in to affordable smartphone tech that is simply amazing. If you missed last week's TTOW we found a way to turn your phone in to a radar gun. This week check out how to use…Read More

  9. Tech Tuesday on Wednesday – October 14th, 2015

    Would you like to turn your Smartphone into a radar gun? Yes, you can. Scoutee is a wireless device that is pocket friendly and rechargeable, and links to an app on your phone. The Kickstarter pitch focuses on pitching but it could have wider applications if it is as accurate as they claim.   Use the Scoutee on one of Google's robot-cars, which the company is beginning to think are driving …Read More

  10. Glacier Computer Announces New KODIAK Forklift Computer

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Glacier Computer announces new KODIAK Forklift Computer New Milford, CT – October 8th, 2015 – Glacier Computer, a leading provider of rugged industrial computing solutions, announces the addition of the KODIAK to their comprehensive line of mobile industrial computing solutions. “The KODIAK is designed specifically for use on a forklift,” says Glacier’s Director of…Read More

  11. Tech Tuesday on Wednesday – October 7th, 2015

    Are Quantum Processors in our near-future? A team from the University of New South Wales, Australia says yes. "Our team at UNSW has just cleared a major hurdle to making quantum computing a reality," the director of the university's Australian National Fabrication Facility, Andrew Dzurak, the project's leader, said."As well as demonstrating the first quantum logic gate in silicon, we've also desig…Read More

  12. The Glacier Blog is Back!

    We've got a new theme, a new look, and while there is still some remodeling left to complete, the Glacier blog is back. New content is arriving soon so stay connected with expanded social media sharing or sign up for email updates.…Read More

  13. Tech Tuesday on Wednesday July 8th, 2015

    This week the physics of sparklers, custom 3D printed cars (for the road), and you don't have to travel to a galaxy far far away - hoverbike technology is here. Hoverbikes are real:  The United States Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has commissioned two companies to develop hoverbike technology. Malloy Aeronautics earlier this month demoed a working hoverbike at the Paris Air…Read More

  14. Tech Tuesday on Wednesday July 1st, 2015

    This weeks less than typical tech news includes battling drones (as a hobby), a "camera"(or is it an accessory) from OLYMPUS for your smartphone, and IKEA scries the connected kitchen of the future. Game of Drones "...aerial sports -- drone fighting and racing -- seem primed to become a major new driver of consumer drone sales, and Cornblatt is sitting atop a deranged and delightful empire in the…Read More

  15. Tech Tuesday on Wednesday June 24th, 2015

    This week we've got magnetic storms, a smarter smoke detector, and a vulnerability alert for Adobe Flash.   The last storm was seen as far south as Washington DC. (bbc.com) On Wednesday (July 24), the Space Weather Prediction Center said the Northern Lights should be visible across most of Canada and in the U.S. northern tier states of North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan and northern Maine. Do…Read More

  16. Tech Tuesday on Wednesday for June 17th, 2015

    This week on Tech Tuesday on Wednesday we bring you... The worlds thinnest light bulb - How thin is it? “This new type of ‘broadband’ light emitter can be integrated into chips and will pave the way towards the realisation of atomically thin, flexible, and transparent displays, and graphene-based on-chip optical communications,” A view from Pluto - The former planet not the cartoon dog. W…Read More

  17. Tech Tuesday on Wednesday for June 10th, 2015

    This week on Tech Tuesday on Wednesday we've got one of the most stylish portable-power options available (in September) from Mercedes Benz. According to the details shared by Mercedes-Benz, the energy content of each of the energy storage units is 2.5kWh; with eight combined units capable of holding a total of 20kWh energy content. (Read More...) There is a counter-top oven you can monitor and op…Read More

  18. Tech Tuesday on Wednesday for June 3rd, 2015 (with preamble)

    If you are new to Tech Tuesday on Wednesday, you might wonder "why Tech Tuesday on Wednesday" ? Fans of the TV show "The Walking Dead" may recall Hershel Greene who, in the 2013 season titled 'Internment' announced that, "I think we should make some new rules before they get back. I hereby declare we have spaghetti Tuesdays every Wednesday. First we have to find some spaghetti." In the interest of…Read More

  19. 5 Keys in the Evolution to “Smart” Forklifts.

    The term “Smart” in front of any noun has become the new standard for referring to the latest technological advancements in cars, phones, even hospital beds, but what about forklifts?  Thanks to a convergence of modern data collection technologies forklifts are evolving from warehouse workhorses into data collection Divas. Here are 5 key areas to consider when we talk about the evolution to S…Read More

  20. The Intelligent Forklift

    The Intelligent Forklift A Brief about the Interaction of Two Dissimilar Technologies that Converge at the Forklift As forklifts begin to emerge from being the last frontier of technology change in the warehouse, an evolution begins to take place at the most unexpected but most logical place:  The Intelligent Forklift. Understanding this convergence opens a new era for those technologies that are…Read More