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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’Ambrosio, president and CEO of Glacier Computer, a single touchscreen terminal now houses all of these elements, but to address the hardware specs alone barely scratches the surface. “The newest VMT technology is made to collect equipment and safety data from a vehicle management system, inventory and operational data from a warehouse management system, and any other PC-driven processes that the enterprise requires,” D’Ambrosio says. “Then it must not only disseminate that information, but provide the flexibility to orient the data to a variety of departments within the enterprise. This
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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 dependent on the data collection activities that are resident on the forklift. The term Smart “x” is the new standard when referring to cars, phones, hospital beds and now forklifts.  Each has their own set of circumstances that qualify for this honor.  The forklift and its constituents are our primary focus in this primer. Taking a closer look at those players, we have the following: Forklift Manufacturer – Many players in this arena answer the call of electric vs. gas, stationary vs. mobile, manned vs. unmanned, etc.  There are many companies
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StayLinked Software For Tough Tablets

When you purchase tough tablets from Glacier Computer, it’s important to know there are a few different application options. Whether you’re looking for an application that helps to support, secure, manage and track mobile devices, or are looking for something that was built to stay connected to host systems, we have it all. Our Software – StayLinked StayLinked is another application we offer when you purchase your tough tablet from us. With StayLinked, you can be confident that all of your high speed wireless internet sessions and application access will never be dropped. Don’t let a slow internet connection get your workers down; with StayLinked, you can rest assured that the work will continue without any disruptions from dropped sessions. This software also offers unique architecture to provide consumers with the fastest TE solutions available for your tough tablets. Easily send and receive valuable information through your own personal terminal.
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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 very nature produce a set of operating conditions that tablets are not designed to withstand…for very long. Honeywell did us all a favor by articulating this problem in detail. The sub-heading of their piece says it all. “Why Tablets and Purpose Built Forklift-Mounted Computers Are Not Interchangeable.”
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Software For Your Industry

Did you know that there are many different industrial applications you can have installed on your rugged tablets? Whether you need to centralize control over employees by tracking their network, want to have voice enablement software solutions or are eager to create your very own keyboards and panels to integrate into your workforce, our software applications for your rugged tablets are perfect for your needs. Our Software – SOTI® SOTI is the industry leader for solving any unique challenges. Challenges, including securing, managing and tracking any remote desktop or mobile computing devices, such as the rugged tablets we have available, solutions are what you’ll receive when you purchase SOTI’s software. When you purchase a tablet from Glacier Computer, you can have MobiControl installed. MobiControl is SOTI’s most recognized application which is used for centralized control and device management, support, robust security and enhanced tracking on all of your tablets/computers. Learn
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Create Time By Upgrading Your Computers

Have you always wondered what your employees would do with their spare time at work if they had it? Running back and forth between their desktop computer and then back to driving their forklift can cause your workers to lose precious time – precious time that they could be applying to another task at hand. Are you wanting to give your employees an opportunity to save some time while out on the warehouse floor? If so, Glacier Computer is the right place for you to be. SAVE TIME WITH INDUSTRIAL GRADE COMPUTERS! Why are your employees losing valuable time at work? Is it because the computer they have to use is sitting on a desk on the other side of the warehouse? Or, is it because the technology you allow them to use is slow and/or becomes damaged by the harsh environment, not to mention from the employees who handle
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Think Twice Before Purchasing a Flimsy Tablet

Without thinking twice, you can purchase a tablet and use it day-in and day-out. But just as quickly as saying hello, you could be saying goodbye. In our previous posts, we started giving our rugged tablet readers the fastest ways they could be saying goodbye to their beloved tablet too soon if they don’t go rugged. Catch up here, and then continue reading. 10 EASY WAYS TO COMPLETELY RUIN YOUR NOT-SO-TOUGH TABLET Flashing the incorrect ROM. Did you know that there are a variety of ROMs out there for Android tablets? If you have the wrong ROM, you could be wreaking havoc on your device. So be sure you’re using the correct ROM for your device, or better yet, buy a rugged tablet that has all of the software you need already on it. Getting it wet. Obviously, one of the easiest ways to damage your tablet is by spilling
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Excellent Ways To Say Farewell to Your Tablet

As you may know by now, tablets are fragile and should be handled with care. For many folks, tablets don’t last very long, and there are plenty of reasons why. If you’re someone who works in an environment in which a tablet won’t survive for long, you need our rugged tablets. Our rugged tablets have proven to be able to stand the test of time in all different types of environments. So, where does your tablet seem to fail you? Here are more ways that you may just ruin your not-so-tough tablet: 10 Easy Ways to Completely Ruin Your Not-So-Tough Tablet Watch where you plug it! Carelessly plugging in the power source to your tablet can cause you some serious problems. If you have never been great at plugging in those micro USB connectors, you may have damaged either the tablet or the power cord. If you’re someone who has
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Most Common Ways To Break Your Tablet

Just like smartphones, tablets are fragile and very susceptible to breaks. For this reason, Glacier Computers has made it a point to make the best industrial tablets for use in a warehouse, a job site or for personal reasons; it’s up to you! But what would make you want to buy an industrial tablet at all? Well, if you’re rough with tablets, it’s not uncommon for them to break, which leads us into today’s focus: The most common ways tablets are destroyed. But first, catch up by reading some previous posts that explained the first four ways to ruin your tablet. 10 Easy Ways to Completely Ruin Your Not-So-Tough Tablet Leaving it running…all the time. Look, we understand that it can seem scary to shut off a device that you use all of the time, but it’s important to let your device rest, just like yourself. Our tablets work, and
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Actions That Break Tablets

Are you an individual who has always been rough on tablets, smartphones or any other handheld device? If so, our team has created a solution to make your life better, and less damaging. Whether you work in an industry that requires rugged tablets or you’re an individual who would love to own a tablet that can withstand tough circumstances, we have the products you’ll find useful. But if you aren’t sure that a tough tablet is for you, it’s time to learn about certain actions that can take down your tablet once and for all. In our previous post, we gave you two ways to completely ruin your not-so-tough tablet; here are more: 10 Easy Ways to Completely Ruin Your Not-So-Tough Tablet Ignoring the device’s malware. Did you know that malware is not just for desktop computers? That’s right; malware can be used on nearly any device: Tablets, smartphones, laptops
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