1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. LinkedIn Groups

    In the Social media verse LinkedIn is an underrated opportunity. LinkedIn just doesn't get the kind of public "Media" attention it deserves. But this quiet giant is an essential resource for any business owner or professional, no matter what your field of study or interest. And while it does not capture headlines it does attract interest. One feature, in particular, that you should consider taking…Read More

  16. 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

  17. GLACIER COMPUTER ANNOUNCES T510K RUGGED TABLET HAS SUNLIGHT READABLE DISPLAY AND 64 GB SSD

    New Milford, CT – February 13, 2012 Glacier Computer, a leading developer of rugged industrial computing solutions announced today the availability of a sunlight readable display and 64GB SSD as options for the T510K - 10 inch rugged tablet. “The new sunlight readable display option is perfect for mobile workers who are in and out of vehicles or need to use the T510K outside. The 800 NIT displ…Read More

  18. GLACIER COMPUTER LAUNCHES NEW LINE OF RUGGED TABLETS

    New Milford, CT – January 20th, 2012 Glacier Computer, a leading developer of rugged industrial computing solutions announced today the availability of the T510K - 10 inch portable tablet to their existing product line of vehicle & fixed mount terminals, portable tablets, and rugged handheld computers. “The T510K tablet is a perfect choice for field service technicians,” said Ron D’Amb…Read More

  19. GLACIER COMPUTER ANNOUNCES EVEREST E2000 Special Configuration Pricing

    New Milford, CT – January 12th, 2012 Glacier Computer, a leading developer of rugged industrial computing solutions announced today discounted pricing of $2195.00 on specific configurations of the Everest E2000. Glacier Computer has a limited quantity of select model E2000 configurations including: TI OMAP Processor, Windows CE 6.0, 10.4” Display, 802.11 a/b/g, Internal 10-60 VDC Power Supply,…Read More

  20. GLACIER COMPUTER LAUNCHES NEW 8 RUGGED TABLET

    New Milford, CT – September 21st, 2011 Glacier Computer, a leading developer of rugged industrial computing solutions announced today the availability of the T508 - 8 inch rugged tablet to their existing product line of vehicle & fixed mount terminals, handhelds, and wearable rugged computers. “The T508 tablet is suitable for in-vehicle installation and provides a rugged portable solution …Read More