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Malware on your Mobile Device: 5 Tips to Protect Yourself

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Twenty years ago, many people did not have regular access to a computer and very few owned a mobile device, such as the first smartphone that was invented by IBM in 1992. A decade later, in 2002, the BlackBerry debuted and hit the ground running. Today, it seems that desktop computers are on the way… Read More

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Barcodes, RFID, and… Nanoparticles?

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Barcodes, RFID, and Nanoparticles… which one of these three doesn’t belong? If I were to ask that question a couple months ago, nanoparticles would clearly be the black sheep. However, thanks to scientists at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), nanoparticles now share something in common with barcodes and RFID: they all have the ability to track… Read More

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Can my old barcode printer cut it?

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For the last few years you’ve been using your barcode printer without issue. But recently you have been told that your operation needs to start being able to produce newer 2D barcode symbologies such as the QR code or Data Matrix code. Will your printer be able to handle these? You think, “Of course…It is… Read More

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Law Enforcement Technology: A Holistic Approach

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In many professions, law enforcement included, generic technology just doesn’t have what it takes to get the job done. We know the law enforcement technology is out there – but sometimes it takes more than just a simple piece of hardware to get things up and running. Unfortunately, many types of businesses and organizations have… Read More

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5 Indications it’s Time to Upgrade Your Industrial PC Platform

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One of the toughest decisions any Industrial PC user has to make is when to update their Industrial PC Platform. You can’t just swap out your PC and any other legacy product and be up and running again in no time. There’s usually custom software that has been developed to not only interface with I/O… Read More

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Officer Roadside Safety: Automation & eCitation

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There is no doubt that law enforcement is a dangerous profession. Just since the beginning of 2015, there have been 14 LODDs (line-of-duty-deaths) in the United States, and prior to that there were 121 LODDs in 2014.1 While many of these LODDs involved gunfire, it is certainly noteworthy to mention that over four dozen of… Read More

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ATX Motherboard or SBC? That’s One Tough Call.

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I’ve configured and provided thousands of ATX Motherboard and Single Board custom-configured Industrial PCs over my 10 years in Industrial Automation. ATX Motherboards and Single Board Computers (SBC) provide two distinct solutions for Industrial Computer System users. With variables such as peripherals, I/O, ease of access and form factor to keep in mind, there is… Read More

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Guide to Finding the Right Thermal Printer

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Hospitals, warehouses, retailers, HVAC jobs, and your average medium-sized business. What do they all have in common? One way or another, they all need to track assets of some sort. And when tracking assets is a priority, barcodes and thermal printers are often the go-to technology. But each application calls for a different kind of… Read More

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10 Things to Love about Industrial PCs

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Shopping for an Industrial PC shouldn’t be too hard, should it? Well, with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, here’s an analogy that sums it up. Think about how easy it is to run into the supermarket for your standard romantic card, box of chocolates, and bouquet of flowers. But will this simple purchase do the trick?… Read More

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How To Track A Spider – With RFID, Of Course

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If there is one creature in the world I would want to know its 24-7 whereabouts, it would be a spider. I’m talking about spiders the size of a Gatorade top – furry black ones, with long legs that fall right in front of your face in the middle of a meeting on your 1st… Read More