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4 Questions for Selecting the Best Free-Standing Vented Rack Enclosure

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Dec 4, 2017 1:48:29 PM

When deploying servers and network equipment, organization is always top of mind.

One way to expertly organize electronic equipment is to store all of it inside of a free-standing rack enclosure. This provides functionality, arrangement, and security. In the beginning, there are some basic questions, which should be posed when finding the perfect enclosure solution for the needs of a customer or end-user. 

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3 Questions for Configuring a Climate Controlled Rack Enclosure

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Nov 27, 2017 1:27:52 PM

Installing a basic rack enclosure to protect servers and related hardware is simply not enough to ensure a reliable system. 

 

 

Servers hold data that is mission critical and a component malfunction is detrimental to an IT system. Most equipment calls for operating temperatures to be maintained within 70-75°F. When deploying a rack enclosure, it is paramount to consider thermal management.

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3 Reasons Why a Digital Wayfinding Kiosk is More Effective than Static

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Nov 8, 2017 10:07:34 AM

For wayfinding applications, the cost for digital will always be higher than a traditional static sign. 

 

The comparison between the two forms of wayfinding is not apples to apples. A digital wayfinding kiosk is important for visitors/customers navigating an unknown space or building and digital makes this effort more dynamic and powerful. Therefore, there are many layers and questions to consider, for a digital project, that simply do not exist for static, including the LCD (size, orientation), mounting hardware, kiosk, media player, and a content management system.

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Using Thermal Management to Extend the Life of Outdoor Digital Signage

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Nov 2, 2017 12:02:37 PM

When enclosing LCDs outdoors, there is not a ‘one size fits all’ solution.

Numerous factors should be considered, such as the number of screens, type of electronics (monitor(s), media player), the electronics’ operating temperature, solar load throughout the day, a portrait/landscape configuration, the geographic installation location, the mounting configuration, and enclosure construction…just to name a few. Each of these factors can affect the lifetime of a digital signage solution. However, the right thermal management is the most critical factor to consider when planning for a digital deployment.
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Using Wireless Devices Inside Industrial Computer Enclosures

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Oct 30, 2017 12:32:29 PM

How well does WiFi work when a device is enclosed in a fully-sealed, steel computer enclosure?

The most commonly used industrial computer enclosures in manufacturing environments are constructed out of metal – powder coat finish or stainless steel. A non-metallic enclosure can be used to promote a stronger wireless signal strength, but steel enclosures are more rugged, heavy-duty, and will withstand the test of time. Unfortunately, when enclosing a wireless device(s) inside of a steel enclosure, the WiFi signal can be weakened or non-existent.

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Creating the Perfect IceStation TITAN Hammerhead Computer Enclosure

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Oct 16, 2017 11:23:39 AM

The IceStation TITAN Hammerhead is a dual monitor, free-standing computer enclosure that can securely house two monitors, a computer, a barcode printer, and a keyboard/mouse.

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4 Things to Know Before Bidding Digital Signage Projects

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Oct 4, 2017 11:19:49 AM

Each year, the U.S. federal government spends hundreds of billions of dollars purchasing products and services.*

One of the biggest disadvantages of bidding government projects: the winning company is usually the “lowest bidder.” What does that mean? In general, government entities are required to obtain at least 3 competitive bids, from interested companies, to provide the required products and/or services. In most cases, the job will be awarded to the company that agrees to provide the project requirements at the lowest cost. This can be frustrating when someone who may not be savvy in the digital signage industry writes the bid specifications. In addition, the customer may not be well-informed enough to understand the differences in quality between the potential vendors.

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6 Benefits of Using a Waterproof NEMA 4X Zebra Printer Enclosure

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Oct 4, 2017 10:44:37 AM

There are many reasons that manufacturers, especially in the food processing or pharmaceutical industry, use a NEMA 4X Zebra printer enclosure. 

Barcode printers, such as Zebra or Sato, are commonly used to print product or shipping labels on the plant floor. However, these climates can present a unique set of challenges for washdown areas. When the cleaning process occurs, it is advantageous to find a solution where the printer will not need to be removed from the environment.

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4 Trends for QSRs Adding Self-Checkout Kiosks

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Oct 2, 2017 10:12:22 AM

Self order or checkout kiosks have been around for many years.

In the last couple of years, self order kiosks have become more of a conversation piece for many differing reasons. Some people love them for the simple convenience that they offer and the ability to customize an order. Other people dislike them, because they take away human interaction and, if someone is not familiar with how they work, it may take longer to place an order. In this blog, we will show you four thought-provoking elements of a kiosk to consider.

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The 8 Step Guide to Finding the Right Industrial Enclosures Supplier

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Sep 6, 2017 1:53:41 PM

Hardware performance and functionality, in general, does not vary much between companies, but there are many options and price points available. 

On the other hand, hardware is useless if the software loaded on it is difficult to use or if customer support is not readily available. The same issues ring true for selecting an industrial enclosure for a manufacturing environment. Purchasing an enclosure from a ‘big-name’ supplier does not mean that the enclosure is the best fit for the equipment or personnel that will be using the system. From a functionality standpoint, the enclosure’s worth may far exceed the original purchase price. If the electronics are difficult to install inside of the enclosure or if there is a considerable amount of installation time, then the purchase price is not reflective of the ‘real cost.’
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