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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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Using Clean Electricity to Power Outdoor Digital Menu Boards

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Aug 24, 2017 10:08:10 AM

Generally speaking, there are two types of power: clean and dirty.

Clean electricity is any electrical power that is free from any noise, voltage spikes, and/or drops.

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3 Considerations for Cable Entry on Computer Enclosures

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Aug 18, 2017 10:00:35 AM

How will cables be managed and inserted into a computer enclosure? 

 

In an industrial or manufacturing environment, a great deal of planning goes into designing a heavy-duty enclosure system for electronics. One very important step that can be overlooked, during the design stage, is how power and/or network cables will enter a NEMA 4 or NEMA 4X enclosure. By definition, NEMA 4 and NEMA 4X enclosures are waterproof (rain, sleet, snow, splashing water, hose directed fluids) and will not include a traditional split panel for running cables into the enclosure. Most enclosure manufacturers offer a sealed cable entry gland that will maintain the NEMA seal and provide a clean, safe way for cabling to reach the electronics. 

Many options exist and differ depending on a customer’s specific application.

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4 Reasons Your Restaurant Needs Outdoor Digital Menu Boards

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Aug 2, 2017 10:22:31 AM

Millions and millions of people visit quick service restaurants each and every day.


For example, did you know that McDonald’s feeds 68 million people every day, and sells more than 75 burgers every second? That is a lot of people and sandwiches! We are not even counting Arby’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, KFC, In-N-Out Burger, Taco Bell, and Hardy’s. These staggering stats are even more reason to consider installing digital menu boards at quick service restaurants. Digital signage provides a platform to deliver compelling content to entice customers to purchase specific items. This process is beneficial to the restaurant owner/operator, because sales of higher profit margin menu items and limited time offers (LTO’s) can dramatically increase profits. Quick service restaurants (QSR) can deliver unique content and make changes to the existing menu items - with the click of a button - from a regional or national operations center. Digital menus are an invaluable tool for the trendy, relevant QSR operator. According to the article, ‘The digital signage market grows exponentially as expansion activities edges up according to new research report‘, digital signage is an important tool for all QSRs to use, “Digital signage is changing the way businesses and organizations communicate in public places. It satisfies the demand for immediacy & relevance. it offers significant advantages over conventional signage & posters, which have to be designed and printed well in advance.”
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4 Reasons End Users Should Source Customized Electrical Enclosures

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Jul 31, 2017 5:00:46 PM

When searching for electrical enclosure suppliers on the web, many results will be found. 

So, how do you know which company to contact for your electrical enclosure needs? Which company can make your job a lot easier and stress-free? For example, should you seek an electrical enclosure manufacturer that will customize cutouts on cabinets? The option for enclosure cutouts can be made in-house once the product is delivered, but what are the advantages of sourcing these custom features, through the manufacturer, at the time of purchase?

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6 Tips for Planning a Custom Computer Enclosure Deployment

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Jul 24, 2017 10:15:24 AM

When planning for a computer enclosure deployment in a manufacturing setting, there are several things to consider and patiently research. 

On the onset, system integrators or IT departments may find it to be a daunting task, but with the proper exploration, the project can launch without any major delays and continue to perform well for years.

The following 6 tips will help system integrators plan for a successful computer enclosure deployment:

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