As chassis design becomes increasingly rugged, new standards need to be developed to explain how that chassis will react in a wet environment. In an increasingly connected world, more and more objects are exposed to the elements and the demand for computers that will stand up to tough conditions is constantly growing.
If the processor is the heart of the pc, the brains are the Operating System. In the Industrial and manufacturing PC space, there is often some hesitation about putting that brain in the hands of the mysteries of Open Source, bypassing Ubuntu in favor of Windows. But is that the right choice? Lets take a […]
A Logic Supply customer took it upon themselves to test the IP65 rating of the 17″ Intel Core i5 IP65 Fanless Panel PC. Dust Free? Check. Resists Water Spray? Check! IP ratings get tossed around pretty frequently. IP20, IP65, and the like are common, but what does they mean? Lets take a quick look.
A system’s operating temperature looks like a simple range of temperatures, but it is really a game of 3D chess. The components (their operating temperatures and thermal limits), the ambient temperature in the environment and the system utilization come together to give a system a rating that is the key to knowing if your computer […]
The idea that going fanless is better should be something of a given at this point. The removal of a point of failure whenever possible is a net gain for Systems Administrators and Manufacturing Engineers — even before you get into the matters of dust and particulate in the air. However, what’s interesting is what […]