Silent PC Review of the ML210G-10 Thin Mini-ITX PC

ML210G-10 BottomThe folks over at Silent PC Review have been putting computers through their paces for over a decade. Their focus, as their name would suggest, falls on PCs specifically-designed for low noise operation, which has led to detailed overviews of a wide range of fanless industrial computers, silent consumer-grade systems, alternative cooling solutions and other whisper-quiet components. Late last year Mike and his team featured our ML400G-50 Mini-ITX system, this time around they’ve applied their extensive testing regimen to the Thin Mini-ITX ML210G-10, saying in part that,

“The ML210G-10 is considerably more efficient than any mini-ITX board we’ve tested thus far. Idle power is especially low, nearly matching the most power efficient NUC at just 7W AC.”

“Under high loads, it is the most energy efficient PC we’ve reviewed – in nearly 13 years of testing.”

Head over to SPCR to read the full review and see how the ML210G-10 stacks up against other small form factor PCs.

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OF THE ML210G-10

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Avoiding A Mess: The Unique Challenges of Food Manufacturing

The Challenges of Food ManufacturingWe’ve all seen what a mess the simple act of cooking dinner can make in your average kitchen. Multiply that by a few hundred thousand servings and you get an idea of the challenges that major food manufacturers face in outfitting their production facilities. The sheer number of regulatory standards and sanitation concerns make food manufacturers especially sensitive to ensuring that every part of their production line is optimized for speed, performance and cleanliness. In fact, the FDA has gone as far as establishing detailed standards for computerized systems in the food production industry, making it imperative for manufacturers to carefully scrutinize all of their hardware decisions.

We spoke to a number of food production clients to gain more insight into the unique challenges they face and learned that there are a few important qualifications to consider when making any infrastructure decision. We’ll be exploring their individual niche markets in the coming weeks, but first let’s take a look at the environmental complications that all food manufacturers have to contend with.

  • Snack Food Production: March 10th
  • Bottled, Canned and Jarred: March 17th
  • Cheese and Other Dairy Products: March 24th

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Helping Newly Weds Foods Cut Line Recovery Time by 60%

Newly Weds Food profile summaryFounded in 1932, Newly Weds Foods is one of the world’s leading ingredient manufacturers for the food processing and foodservice industries. The Chicago-based company develops and manufactures seasonings, marinades, batters, breadings and countless other products for some of the biggest restaurants and food distributors in the world.

Recently, their Cleveland, TN plant found itself in an all-too-common position: their IT team was struggling to maintain their aging computer systems and were tired of the frequently repeating cycle of replacing failing hardware. They went looking for a better alternative to the tower PCs they’d been using for years, with an eye toward a fanless solution that would both reduce downtime on their manufacturing line, and increase overall system longevity. As a major food manufacturer, Newly Weds Foods needed small form factor systems that could stand up to their extended production schedule and resist damage from the heat and airborne particulate created by their various production processes.

In our new client profile see how Logic Supply was able to help the Newly Weds Foods IT team cut line downtime by two thirds, eliminate late night service calls and get a good night’s rest for a change.

 

RELIABLE MANUFACTURING PCS
FOR NEWLY WEDS FOODS

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How to Choose The Right Wireless Hardware

Logic Supply Wireless Cards and AntennasWhen choosing wireless networking hardware for your new computer, the choices available can sometimes be overwhelming. Not only must you choose the right card, but you need to ensure you have the right antenna for your needs.

The specific card and antenna combination necessary will generally be based on 3 key factors: what you will be using the network-connected device for, what kind of wireless network you are connecting to and how far away you are from the source signal? If you know the answers to these basic questions, choosing the right network solution can be fairly easy. Continue Reading

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Are You An Awk or a Josh?

Logic Supply February 2015 Newsletter croppedIn our February Newsletter we asked how you’re using Logic Supply hardware? Are you creating a custom embedded appliance like Awk from network security specialist Pwnie Express? Are you implementing industrial workstation computers in a challenging environment like Josh from kitchen and bath cabinet manufacturer American Woodmark? Do you straddle the line between the two or fall into a completely separate category altogether?

The uses for industrial computers range from simple desktop replacements, to fully custom devices who’s components, chassis, software and I/O compliment may be wholly unique. IT pros like Josh need reliable hardware that’s easy to repurchase, simple to install and convenient to maintain. Embedded solutions providers like Awk are building devices that may require additional OEM services like custom branding and software imaging. Regardless of the application, the first step in choosing the right industrial PC is establishing how you’ll be using your computer hardware. From there, identifying the particular components, specifications and qualifications becomes much simpler.

If you’re struggling to find the right hardware for your project, let Awk and Josh tell you how Logic Supply was able to help them.


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