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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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Using Purged Computer Enclosures to Prevent Explosions

Posted by Matt Forsman

Jan 10, 2017 9:07:30 AM

Installing a purge control on a computer or pc enclosure is a popular method for deploying expensive electronics in hazardous areas.

Throughout the world, classified areas are commonplace in manufacturing environments. The classified areas exist to prevent hazardous gases and dust from igniting in the presence of electronics. Based on the National Electrical Code (NEC), there are two divisions used to describe classified areas. Division 1 is more hazardous than Division 2, because dangerous elements are more likely to be present in these areas. Therefore, Division 1 requires a higher level of protection than Division 2 locations.

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Can You Afford Not to Install a Presell Digital Menu Board? Digital Sells More!

Posted by Matt Forsman

Dec 29, 2016 10:16:51 AM

For decades, Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) have relied on static menu boards in the drive-thru. This strategy is ineffective, limited in nature, and 'old school.' Digital is Dynamic!

 


In the past few years, most QSRs have deployed some form of digital signage INSIDE the store, but not in the drive-thru. Ironically, approximately 70% of a QSR’s business is derived OUTSIDE at the drive-thru.

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5 Ways to Keep Rack Enclosures Cool with Thermal Management

Posted by Matt Forsman

Dec 27, 2016 11:17:47 AM

When installed inside of a server rack enclosure, there are many factors that can affect the performance of electronics.

Popular reasons for using thermal management, include: environments that are hot and dirty or electronics that produce a good amount of heat inside of an enclosure. For example, if the temperature outside an enclosure will reach 110° F or above, the internal components must be kept at a cooler temperature. However, proper cooling or ventilation is dependent on the environment and contents of the rack enclosure.

Why is cooling such an important factor in a rack enclosure solution? At the beginning of a project, if thermal management is not properly configured, several things could go wrong with the enclosed electronics. Faults in electrical components and overloads may lead to a tripped breaker, decreased life expectancy, or an unexpected equipment shutdown. According to James Stratford, in his article, ‘The Importance of Thinking Thermal Early in the Design Process’, “It is very important to consider and deal with thermal challenges early in the design process and with assistance of specialists if you don't have them in house. Doing this can lead to a better, more reliable end product with predictable performance that avoids the risk of components running at excessive temperatures that shorten their life expectancy and risk erratic performance.”

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3 Problems Heated Printer Enclosures Solve for Zebra Printers

Posted by Matt Forsman

Nov 30, 2016 11:41:00 AM

By deploying a printer enclosure with the correct thermal management, a Zebra printer can operate in a multitude of areas.

Many Zebra printers use a process called “thermal transfer” to produce small or large high-quality prints on labels. The innovative method uses a precise heated ribbon to create long lasting images on the surface of a label or tag. Zebra printers can create robust wristbands, colorful cards, product identification tags, or certification labels.

With the versatility to create durable labels, it is natural for manufacturers, distribution centers, or warehouses to utilize these printers on the factory floor. However, not all areas are created equal!

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3 Reasons Retailers are Using Instant Credit Kiosks

Posted by Matt Forsman

Nov 22, 2016 11:14:46 AM

In today’s day and age, retail establishments are able to deploy instant credit kiosks in the store to ensure a much smoother transition.

Furniture, appliance, mattress and jewelry retailers rely on providing credit or financing options to customers. As a retailer, offering the correct credit options is critical for completing a sale. Without credit, potential customers may leave the store and never purchase a single item!

For years, retailers utilized the traditional pen/paper application, followed by the ‘call in the credit application’ method. This practice often leads to frustration for the customer(s) and the store. But, in today’s day and age, retail establishments can now deploy instant credit kiosks in the store to ensure a much smoother transition. What are the benefits of these convenient kiosks?

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3 Benefits of Using Touch Foil on LCD Enclosures

Posted by Matt Forsman

Nov 16, 2016 9:16:08 AM

Touch foil allows users a smooth ‘touch experience’ on large format LCDs and transforms non-conductive surfaces into interactive surfaces.

Traditionally, touchscreen foil is applied to an LCD enclosures’ glass window and transforms a standard commercial grade LCD into an interactive LCD. Sensors, combined with a flexible foil, are adhered to curved or flat surfaces to enable a unique user experience. According to the visualplanet website, “Touch foil is constructed of two clear, micron-thin laminated plastic sheets with an embedded mega-thin grid of sensing wires that lead to an electronic controller. When the glass is touched, the location is identified through the glass on the touch foil’s wire grid and communicated via the controller to the computer to carry out the action on the screen – just like using a mouse.”

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4 Helpful Tips for Deploying Presell Digital Menu Boards

Posted by Matt Forsman

Oct 31, 2016 9:54:37 AM

A presell digital board can be one of the most influential sales tools for a Quick Service Restaurant!

 

The most important communication tool in a QSR’s drive-thru is the main menu board.  However, a presell board can be one of the most influential sales tools for the restaurant. The presell board is the first advertising message the customer will see in the que line. If the que line is 2-3 cars deep, a customer might be starting at the presell board – this means that it can be very influential. Therefore, in a drive-thru, a digital presell message will not only impact a check average, but can also shape the customer’s entire experience. The content strategy plays an integral part in the restaurant’s success with the digital menu board program.


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