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Electronics Protection - NEMA 4X Computer Cabinet Doors

Posted by Jennifer Bissell

Oct 4, 2018 4:02:40 PM

During the manufacturing process, the food and beverage industries must adhere to strict guidelines regarding product safety and contamination .

Industrial plants and factories must ensure that all machinery, including computer enclosures, are regularly cleaned and contaminant-free. The washdown procedure removes residue and waste materials to preserve the highest food and beverage quality.

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3 Tips to Avoid Condensation on Computer Enclosures

Posted by Jennifer Bissell

Sep 5, 2018 10:14:27 AM

Condensation occurs when warm, moist air comes into contact with a surface that is colder than the air’s dew point.

Why is condensation important in relation to computer enclosures?
Humid conditions cause warmer air to hold more water vapor. If warm air on the inside of an enclosure comes into contact with a colder enclosure body, it will cool - leading to water or condensation.

Why is condensation bad for a computer enclosure?
A build-up of condensation may lead to a failure of expensive, internal electronics causing a product replacement and costly downtime.

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Will Self Order Kiosks Replace a Face Behind the QSR Counter?

Posted by Jennifer Bissell

Jul 31, 2018 1:34:45 PM

48% of those between ages 18-34 say they prefer using kiosks or touch screens to order because it's quicker*

According to a 2018 Culinary Visions Panel’s Mindful Dining Initiative study, “Younger consumers may be quicker to embrace technology in foodservice because they value quickness and convenience as a generation. Likewise, 48% of those between ages 18-34 say they prefer using kiosks or touch screens to order because it's quicker compared to 32% of those between the ages of 35-54 and only 12% of those ages 55 and older. Young consumers' ease in opting for technology when they need quickness and convenience is a reflection on how they use technology as a tool, rather than as a default.”

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Understanding How to Bid on Government Projects

Posted by Jennifer Bissell

Jun 4, 2018 8:49:51 AM

Government work can be very lucrative for a business.  

In our line of work, we receive requests from the
digital signage industry (city improvement projects, transportation authorities) as well as the industrial sector (waste water treatment plants, military).

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Thermal Management for Outdoor Computer Cabinets

Posted by Jennifer Bissell

May 24, 2018 9:36:29 AM

Installing electronics outdoors, in a sealed computer enclosure, will present a series of challenges. 


If the proper thermal management is not maintained on the inside of an enclosure cabinet, humidity and high temperatures will pose serious threats to electronics. It is imperative that the enclosure provides a suitable operating environment – thus helping to extend the lifetime of the electronics.

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Determining the True Cost of Computer Cabinet Ownership

Posted by Jennifer Bissell

Apr 9, 2018 3:14:53 PM

When budgeting for a PC enclosure deployment, there are many reasons as to why a company may choose one cabinet over another. 

Quality, warranty, reputation, and availability are all common items that drive a purchasing decision. It is wise to explore all options available on the market and hone in on some “not so obvious” items that will help companies recognize the true cost of ownership. 

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2 Hardware Factors that Affect Digital Signage Content

Posted by Jennifer Bissell

Mar 12, 2018 3:20:15 PM

“It starts with a strong digital signage content strategy!”


While this statement is very true, there is more to an LCD enclosure project than most people realize. During the planning phase, you must consider not only the marketing message, but also the network, design, content, and above all – the hardware. Digital signage lives through the hardware, and the hardware cannot function without quality content.
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Defining Hazardous Area Computer Enclosures

Posted by Jennifer Bissell

Jan 21, 2015 5:02:00 PM

Deploying a computer in a hazardous area - where do you start?

The need to install computer enclosures in hazardous, classified locations is very common.  Process control, measuring and recording equipment exists in virtually every manufacturing process.  The requirement for explosion proof enclosures is extremely critical.

Hazardous, classified locations are defined as areas in manufacturing facilities where the atmosphere may contain flammable concentrations of gas, vapors or ignitable concentrations of dust or fibers.  It is customary for system designers and IT managers to specify the use of a NEMA 4 or NEMA 4X industrial computer enclosure with a pressurized purge system for these environments.

A purge system installed on a hazardous area computer enclosure will prevent ambient particulate or gas from entering the enclosure and ensure the safety of operators and equipment.

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3 LCD Considerations for Deploying Outdoor Digital Menu Boards

Posted by Jennifer Bissell

Jan 6, 2015 2:35:00 PM

How do I select the RIGHT LCD for a digital menu solution?

Choosing the correct LCD to use in an outdoor digital menu board is crucial to the success of the solution.  On average, 70% of a Quick Service Restaurant’s business comes from the drive-thru.  It is important to select the correct outdoor solution that will not only increase sales but will be visible 24/7 despite the environmental conditions that may exist. 

Many QSRs do not consider the importance of using a commercial-grade LCD outdoors.  However, using the incorrect LCD can cause display failures, downtime and a poor customer experience.  There are several factors to take into consideration when choosing an LCD for an outdoor digital menu board.

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Digital Presell Board vs. Outdoor Digital Menu Board

Posted by Jennifer Bissell

Dec 12, 2014 11:10:00 AM

Should my Quick Service Restaurant employ a presell and full digital menu board in the drive-thru?

We cannot stress enough the importance of clearly defining your menu board content strategy. 
As a restaurant owner/operator, you should be able to determine what you want to accomplish with an outdoor digital menu board. Once you have determined your company’s goals and objectives, you can develop a effective strategy to implement digital menus in your drive-thru.

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