The new Everest Series of rugged computers is suitable for forklift and fixed-mount applications. Designed to perform in extreme conditions, the computers are available with 10.4- and 12.1-inch screens. The Everest series offers an array of processor options, from a 600-MHz Celeron up to a 1.4-GHz Pentium M, and provides up to 1 GB DRAM. The series can operate using Windows XP Pro, Windows XP Embedded, Windows, Vista and Linux. They feature a custom, onboard diagnostic and configuration utility, which provides IT personnel with “flight recorder”-like data, as well as real time access to key statistics such as processor temperature, reboots, etc. Programmable function buttons provide users with the ability to program frequently-used tools into one-touch availability. Other key features include multiple standard I/O, USB 2.0, internal one-hour smart UPS and multiple expansion slots. The computers offers 802.11a/b/g LAN, WAN, and GPS options.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey