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Best Accessories for Freestanding NEMA 4X Computer Enclosures

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Apr 20, 2017 10:43:56 AM

Stainless Steel/NEMA 4X enclosures are ideal for harsh, industrial environments where corrosive liquids pose a threat to electronic equipment.

A NEMA 4X enclosure rating ensures that the cabinet is approved for indoor or outdoor use, and will provide protection against corrosion, windblown dust and rain, splashing fluids and hose directed water. In fact, most weather conditions (snow, rain, sleet) will not harm the enclosure. When planning an enclosure deployment, consider certain accessories that will maximize utility and provide the most effective solution for the user. 

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The QSR Digital Presell Board – 3 Quick Benefits

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Apr 18, 2017 11:03:45 AM

Presell boards at a Quick Service Restaurant drive thru can be the store’s most influential marketing tool for customers waiting to order.

With eye catching and glitzy imagery or video, limited time offers or food and drink specials can be highlighted in a unique and fun way. This can lead to bigger orders and more revenue for the restaurant. As the article, ‘Outdoor Digital Signage Lights Up QSR Industry’ states, “some QSR operators see as much as 70 percent of their sales from people who never walk in the store…Because of the enhanced, personalized customer experience digital menu boards bring, QSRs are in a position to upgrade their old displays and start reaping significant financial benefits from these new digital displays.”

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4 Considerations for Deploying Computer Enclosures Outdoors

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Mar 30, 2017 1:59:04 PM

When deploying computer enclosures, outdoor environments create a unique set of challenges.

The risk of equipment failure - through multiple damaging reasons - requires computer equipment to withstand solar heat, rain, snow, sleet, and extreme temperatures. In addition to environmental concerns, one must consider the technical aspects that are important when installing expensive electronics in the outdoors. The internal assembly must be designed to withstand harsh, unforgiving conditions.

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7 Questions for Developing an Outdoor Digital Signage Strategy

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Mar 24, 2017 10:40:12 AM

An effective and smart content strategy plays a major role in the success of digital signage. 

When the layers of the onion are peeled away, how does one accomplish this task? A plan begins to take form when the end user can answer several questions related to the overall project objective.

Take the time to ask the following 7 questions to all possible team members including IT, marketing, sales, facilities, and any others that may be involved in a portion of the project. It will be surprising how each department may answer the questions differently.

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Why Manufacturing Facilities Need Computer Enclosures

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Mar 17, 2017 11:08:56 AM

On the factory or manufacturing floor, computers, monitors, printers, and peripheral devices are necessary and commonplace.

Essential electronic equipment demands security and the utmost protection from extreme heat (or cold), falling dirt, destructive dust, and splashing fluids. A heavy-duty, NEMA rated computer enclosure is the perfect solution to protect the process and extend the electronics’ useful life.

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6 Factors that Affect the Cost of Outdoor Digital Signage

Posted by Matt Forsman

Mar 7, 2017 9:57:22 AM

Deploying outdoor digital signage presents a set of unique challenges.

Challenges can be overcome with proper preparation and can maximize the user’s return on investment. Ryan Kh, in his article, ‘3 Case Studies That Prove Digital Signs Work,’ explains how digital can be a valuable resource for any company’s marketing strategy, “Digital signage is becoming a notable trend in marketing. Both local and multinational companies are using digital signs to reach and engage with their customers, and if you’ve been paying attention, they’re working…Digital signs have been proven to be very engaging.”

When planning for a signage project, be sure to research the various options available to make an informed decision. Compared to an indoor solution, outdoor digital signage installations require more robust enclosures, electronics, and thermal management systems. Do not make the mistake of using the same budget as indoors, because the environments are simply not the same.

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6 Items to Consider When Selecting an Electrical Enclosure

Posted by Matt Forsman

Mar 6, 2017 11:15:24 AM

Research for an effective controls enclosure can be tough, but is extremely vital.

Making the best decision will ensure important electronics perform well for many years. The wrong solution will cause critical components to overheat, contaminants (dust, dirt, fibers, lint) to enter the inside of the cabinet, and electronics to prematurely fail. These issues will hemorrhage money in the long run. Although it may seem rudimentary, there are several options to consider when choosing an electrical enclosure

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What Makes IceStation Industrial Enclosures Stand Out from the Crowd?

Posted by Matt Forsman

Feb 10, 2017 10:50:40 AM

ITSENCLOSURES’ IceStation line of industrial products are the best option for your enclosure needs!

Since 1985, ITSENCLOSURES has earned a positive reputation for outstanding products. A popular choice among many large corporations and small businesses, ITSENCLOSURES’ products are the toughest, most-durable computer, printer, monitor, electronics, and network enclosures available on the market.

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5 Things to Know When Installing Touch Foil on an LCD Enclosure

Posted by Matt Forsman

Jan 31, 2017 11:43:00 AM

A touchscreen is a powerful tool when deploying kiosks in public spaces.

With many benefits, touch foil provides a vandal and weather resistant solution for interactive digital signage. Many options exist on the market. The installation environment will dictate the version of touch-foil that will be most beneficial to the user.

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3 Areas Printer Enclosures Protect Zebra Printers

Posted by Matt Forsman

Jan 25, 2017 8:39:58 AM

Deploying a NEMA-rated printer box enclosure will allow a Zebra barcode printer to be installed in a multitude of areas.

At busy warehouses and distribution centers across the country, barcode tracking has been actively used for decades. It is how companies do business in the digital age. However, not every environment is created equal! Less than ideal conditions may make the use of a Zebra barcode printer especially challenging in a manufacturing setting.

Luckily, there is a perfect solution! Deploying a NEMA-rated printer box enclosure will allow a Zebra barcode printer to be installed in a multitude of areas that would normally be out of reach. 

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