The History of The Barcode (5 Things You Didn’t Know)

The History Of The Barcode (5 Things You Didn’t Know) To highlight the journey of the barcode from idea to the ways it is used today we’ve taken a long look at barcode history and gathered a list of our favourite fun and weird facts we found along the way. Check it...

Myths About GPS Vehicle Tracking

Myths about GPS Vehicle Tracking The shared oppositions to applying GPS tracking capabilities in a fleet are all based on reasonable expectations — but, the actual experience customers have had with this technology tells a much different, and more encouraging, story....

Understanding RFID Printing Technology

Understanding RFID Printing Technology (RFID) Radio frequency identification is one of the most impressive and useful labelling and item tracking technologies to come along in some time, more and more companies that supply both industry and government are being...

What are fully-rugged and semi-rugged computers?

Rugged computer devices are built to be used in harsh work environments such as, construction, mining, public works and even for use by the military, but for most people, the first thing that comes to mind when they think of rugged computer systems is a big heavy slow...

Rugged vs Ruggedized

A look at the differences between rugged and ruggedized systems Few areas of hardware engineering require more testing than the development of rugged industrial products. In order to develop a truly rugged solution that meets required international standards,...

Barcode Computing and Barcode Scanners

A closer look at barcode computing and barcode scanners There are many types of barcode scanners and systems, Bluetooth or wireless barcode scanners, laser scanners, omnidirectional scanners and more. There are also various types of mobile computers, the capabilities...

Embedded Computer Systems

A closer look at what embedded computer systems are. An embedded system is a specially designed system in which the computer is completely encapsulated by the device it controls. Unlike a typical everyday computer, such as a personal computer or laptop, an embedded...

Embedded Computer vs Industrial PC vs IoT Gateway

A look at embedded computers, industrial PC’s and I0T Gateways: Embedded computer systems are referred to various names (Box PC, Gateway, Controller, Industrial PC etc.), but an Embedded PC is essentially any specialised computer system that is implemented as part of...

RFID vs. NFC: What’s the Difference?

A look at the difference between RFID and NFC: If you follow advances in the tech industry on a semi-regular basis, you’re likely familiar with the terms near-field communication (NFC) and radio frequency identification (RFID). Of late, you may have seen RFID in the...