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Four Ways Zebra ET4X Rugged Tablets Outperform Consumer Devices

For the past decade or more, the need to keep workers connected has been the driving force for businesses to adopt creative mobility solutions. From warehouse workers and delivery drivers to retail sales associates and healthcare staff, just about everyone is using mobile devices to access data, monitor workflows, and collaborate with others. The proliferation of mobile devices doesn’t come cheap, however, especially when you’re outfitting a large share of your workforce. The cost equation has some decision-makers wondering if they can get by with consumer devices, which usually have a lower up-front cost, rather than enterprise-grade devices. We are strong supporters of enterprise-grade devices for workplace applications simply because we’ve seen over and over how the total cost of ownership (TCO) is significantly lower over the long term. From durability to security to easier device management, the extra up-front investment pays off over time.  While there is a higher
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KODIAK x10

A powerhouse of value over anything on the market today. The new KODIAK 10 represents a near-perfect blend of price, performance, features, and overall purpose-built capabilities. * Gloved-use capable with optional defrost/defog* Rigorous quality certifications resulting in lower cost of ownership* Programmable and customizable for your enterprise* Internal power conversion for use in any vehicle* Latest technology communication capability* Extended temperature components “These features and benefits ensure our newest VMT will excel at any level of comparison and place the KODIAK 10 at the top of Glacier’s best-ever list. ”RJD Call us for a quick review and to see how the new KODIAK 10 will enhanceyour enterprise. Mention this promo and Glacier will offer a generous trade-in of your old Kodiak toward the purchase of a new Kx10 or Kp10. Contact us at 603-882-1560 x6 for more details.Promo KXP10
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Glacier Computer Remains Focused on Purpose Built Computing Solutions for the Forklift Market with Next Gen Release

KODIAK x10 New Milford, CT – October 10, 2021 – Glacier Computer, a leading provider of rugged computing solutions, announces their next generation KODIAK vehicle mounted computer. “The KODIAK x10 is designed specifically for use on a forklift,” says Glacier’s VP of Engineering, Dan Poisson. “This is a rugged computer that can be used on any forklift or mobile mount-mounted application. Warehouse managers want the form factor of a tablet but mandate the reliability of a dedicated forklift mounted solution.” The new KODIAK x10 does just that.  * ULTRA-RUGGED 10” SUNLIGHT READABLE DISPLAY* INTEL CELERON 4305US 2.0 GHz PROCESSOR* 8 GB DDR4 SODIMM, 128 GB SSD* ALLOWS FOR GLOVED HAND USE* OPTIONAL SCREEN DEFOG / DEFROST* IP66, MIL-STD-810H SHOCK AND VIBRATION* PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTION BUTTONS* INTERNAL 9-60 VDC CONVERTER* BATTERY BACKUP* SUPPORTS FAST ROAMING WIFI* WINDOWS 10 PRO OS Today’s purpose-built vehicle computer is more than a gathering point for data
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Top Reasons for Digitalization in Warehouse Environments

Sponsored by Getac An in-depth look at the top challenges facing today’s warehouse operations and the benefits companies gain from digitalizing their forklifts and material handling equipment. Digitalization is critically needed to accommodate increasing e-commerce sales, support labor shortages in today’s market, and match the ever-present need to increase productivity with fewer resources. The digitalization movement requires industry-specific innovative thinking. Warehousing logistics and material handling are two areas where digitalization plays a crucial role in a company’s ability to meet changing needs while increasing profits. Defined as the enabling or improving of processes with digital technologies and digitized data, digitalization enhances productivity and efficiency while also reducing costs. By changing a fully human driven process into one that’s either partially or completely software-driven, digitalization perfects this process without having to alter it completely. As modern warehouses scale up to meet new market demands, they have become hotbeds for digitalization. In
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Rugged Tablets Built for the Job – your job!

Glacier Computer continues to provide the best mobile workspace solutions, especially when the idea of working remotely does not involve wearing pajamas. That mobile office demands data collection tools that are built to survive not just on the job but on your job with the features or accessories you need, tailored to your purpose. Our service and support professionals can help you navigate the brands and options to address data collection needs across the operation, indoors or out . Check out this month’s featured partner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBopxD3j2cU&t=2s
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The Problems With Powering Lift Mounted Tablets

Forklift mounted computers need power. That power comes from the lift’s DC battery. What you can connect and for how long can change from lift to lift. Computers running on electric lifts will have a different impact on the relationship from those mounted to a diesel powered lift.  And what are you asking that device to do once you’ve connected it? Whatever you ask, when it comes to lifts, tablets present more challenges and require more equipment to power than a purpose-built lift mounted computer. Tablets require a docking station, power converters and filters, and all the additional mounts, cabling, and harnesses needed to keep those components from interfering with the moving parts on the lift.
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GLACIER COMPUTER SUPPLIES COMPUTER FOR NEXT HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER

GLACIER PROVIDES RUGGED COMPUTER FOR TERMINATOR SALVATION New Milford, CT- Glacier Computer, a leading designer, developer, and supplier of rugged industrial PC-compatible devices has supplied rugged computers for use in the upcoming Terminator Salvation movie starring Christian Bale as John Connor. Glacier was contacted last spring by product placement company, Jaffe Entertainment of Los Angeles, CA and was asked to provide rugged computers for use in the movie. Glacier worked closely with representatives from the film’s production company to supply an array of possible computers to be used in the film. Set in a post-apocalyptic 2018 world, the film’s set director, Victor Zolfo, wanted computers that looked rugged and futuristic. “We were excited by the opportunity and sent several different units to the studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico where the movie was being filmed, states John Geary, Vice President for Glacier. We conversed numerous times throughout the production and ultimately
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Glacier Computer returns to MODEX 2020

Glacier Computer returns to MODEX 2020, March 9th-12th, highlighting the Kodiak our 5th Generation forklift computer! For over 20 years, Glacier Computer industrial hardware is relied upon by the nation’s top organizations spanning a wide array of industries and applications. Glacier forklift computers provide mission-critical 24/7 data input and retrieval in challenging environments including warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, food production, and transportation. KODIAK FORKLIFT COMPUTERS The Kodiak forklift computer represents 20 years of real-world experience, engineering, and customer feedback. Boasting multiple display sizes, efficient processing power, and internal power supply and UPS, the Kodiak stands up against any competitive unit in the market. No other all-in-one device can readily run as many operating systems thus allowing for easy integration into any customer’s data collection environment. And, the Kodiak sets a new benchmark for price, making it the most cost-effective forklift unit in the industry. RUGGED TABLETS and RUGGED LAPTOPS We also recognize the exponentially growing need for portability and
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Glacier Computer Featured on the “The New Warehouse Podcast”

Glacier Computer co-Founder and Strategic Accounts Manager, John Geary made an appearance on The New Warehouse Podcast. The program looks at warehouse logistics and every aspect of the inventory and distribution business.   In this episode, we learn about the different options for rugged computing in the warehouse and also what features should be considered when looking to purchase rugged computing products for your operation. With many options in the marketplace, it is important to make the right decision instead of one that will end up costing you more down the road.   Glacier’s nearly 20-year commitment to rugged data collection gives John the perspective needed to craft effective solutions at the intersection of two fast-moving and expanding environments; computing technology and logistics.   John discusses his history in the computing space and how we have gotten to the rugged portability that we see in our industry today. We also
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We Give Forklift Computing a Lift

For almost 20 years, Glacier Computer has been the industry leader in Forklift Computing. Thanks to our knowledgeable staff our brand has become synonymous with high-quality products and fast, competent service. To continue this tradition, Glacier Computer is expanding its products and services to keep your business ahead of the curve with the best data mobility solution for your “rugged” environment. No matter what the environment. Glacier Computer, founded in 2000, is shipping our 5th generation forklift computer, the Kodiak. With over 30,000 VMT’s shipped since our inception, we are well versed in the challenges and opportunities of forklift computing. Call or email us to request a demo today, or visit Glacier Computer.com We’re at Modex 2018 April 9th – 12th in Atlanta. Visit us at Booth B2122 and say Hello! Find Glacier on Facebook – Twitter – LinkedIn – YouTube – Google+
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