1. Felix Baumgartner’s 24 Mile Jump to Earth

    LA Times On Oct. 14, 2012, the Austrian skydiver stepped off the narrow porch of an experimental capsule hovering  127,852 feet over New Mexico and became the first free-falling person to break the sound barrier. Instruments recorded his top speed at 843.6 miles per hour, which is 1.25 times faster the speed of sound.  (YouTube Link)…Read More

  2. Glacier Rugged Tablets – The T707 Rugged Industrial Tablet

    The T707 combines the functionality of a desktop, the portability of a tablet and the convenience of a handheld in a rugged industrial form factor. Each system is certified to MIL-STD 810G/F for sealing, vibration and drop specifications. The T707 comes standard with a 7.0” display for low light conditions and the option for a 500 NIT sunlight readable, outdoor display. Communications to and fro…Read More

  3. Glacier Computer Spotlight – The Everest E4500 Rugged Mobile Mount Terminal

    Information is the key to success in warehousing and manufacturing.  Whether receiving inventory, filling orders, moving freight, or monitoring time and attendance, there is no better partner than the Everest from Glacier Computer. Warehouse personnel are not the easiest on equipment; but your data collection needs are 24/7, 365 days per year.  The Everest computers have been tested in the most …Read More

  4. How Rugged Are Your Mobile Solutions Outside The Four Walls?

    Successful management of large facilities is hard enough in temperate environments with heated warehouses. However, even ultra-conscientious workers and their electronic devices are challenged when placed outside the warmth and comfort of the executive suite. Harsh environments can wreak havoc on ordinary PCs, tablets, and other devices used to manage large facilities and the processes within thos…Read More

  5. Are 3D Printers in Your Future?

    3D printing is becoming affordable for small Business. The $499 price point for the da Vinci makes it the cheapest “plug and play” 3D printer out there. According to a statement released by XYZprinting Inc., “The da Vinci is a plug-n-play 3D printer with a large build size designed specifically for households and small businesses. With no assembly required, a smart design, unique safety feat…Read More

  6. Best Wishes During This Holiday Season

    The entire team at Glacier Computer extends our Best Wishes to you and yours during this holiday season. And we hope that 2014 is a happy, prosperous year for you. We certainly want to take this opportunity to extend our thanks to our customers and our “significant others” for making 2013 a solid year and period of growth. Within a week or so we’ll all enter the New Year with hopes and expec…Read More

  7. Helping You Prosper in Harsh Environments

    In medical, industrial, vehicle-mount, and military deployments, Glacier Computer rugged tablets and rugged PCs have withstood harsh temperatures, vibration, and humidity in wet and dirty environments. If you need a rugged tablet, check out the Glacier Computer Rugged Tablet Comparison Chart available from this link. If you see a unit that may meet your needs, and want to put one to the test we’…Read More

  8. MCFA Partners with Glacier Computer for Rugged Forklift Computers

    MCFA Partners with Glacier Computer for Rugged Forklift Computers For immediate release: New Milford, CT, November 15, 2013 - Rapidparts Inc. (Rapidparts), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), supplies service parts for competitive forklift brands and other aftermarket products to authorized Cat® lift truck, Mitsubishi forklift truck and Jungheinrich®…Read More

  9. Up Your Warehouse or Distribution Center ‘Game’ With the Everest E2000

        Windows CE is the operating system of choice for leading warehouse and distribution centers. Ideal for thin client, HTML, and remote desktop applications; the Everest E2000 industrial computer is designed for vehicle and fixed-mount industrial applications. The E2000 is engineered to withstand extremes of vibration, shock, and moisture while providing users ready access to critical i…Read More

  10. IBM Uses “Electronic Blood” To Power and Cool Processors

    As we approach the extent to which powerful processors can be miniaturized the engineering has to move in a new direction. At IBM that direction is a brain-inspired 3D architecture, staking processors and memory in close proximity.  But it is a solution with the same old problem.  How do you remove all the heat? One possible answer; Electronic Blood. The art of liquid cooling has been demonstrat…Read More

  11. Extend Mobile Computing Power With New Chip

    Mobile computing has become ubiquitous as has charging the devices to keep them running.  People would rather be using them than charging them so researchers, designers, and engineers have been searching for ways to deliver not processing power but to balance the energy to feed it. With that goal in mind SuVolta has been looking for way to make transistors more energy efficient. SuVolta’s techn…Read More

  12. Glacier Computer Introduces the T707 Rugged Tablet

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Glacier Computer Adds Another Member to their Family of Rugged Tablet Offerings T707    RUGGED – CONFIGURABLE – JUST SMALLER New Milford, CT – September 1, 2013 - Glacier Computer, a leading provider of rugged industrial computing solutions, announces the addition of the T707 to an already powerful line up of rugged tablet options.  The T707 combines enhanced rugge…Read More

  13. Glacier Tech Tuesday – Blueprints for ‘Brain-like’ Computing

    IBM's TrueNorth seeks to create a computer architecture that is more like the human brain. In a series of three papers released today, [Dharmendra S. Modha's,] team details the TrueNorth system and its possible applications. Most modern computer systems are built on the Von Neumann architecture—with separate units for storing information and processing it sequentially—and they use programming …Read More

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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