Hands Installing Computer PartsSome of the greatest innovations of our time have occurred because of people studying and customizing computers. The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs built his first personal computer from spare parts sent by William Hewlett of Hewlett & Packard. Or when creating the first Star Wars movie, the team at Industrial Light & Magic had to custom build a computer to process all the special effects that had never been created before, and spawned an empire.

The IT industry is filled with people who have followed a similar path from custom build computers in a casual environment to industry leaders.

Who knows? Your studies in IT combined with your experimenting with custom build computers could provide the kickstart to your own incredible IT career.

Innovation Begins Through Education

A formal education is an important stepping stone in custom build computing and IT development, especially given the complexity and ever-changing nature of technology today. Local universities, technical colleges and specialized schools have many programs in the Read the full article →

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SBC-210Industrial processes and applications continue to become more specialized and sophisticated. Furthermore, future technologies are rendering many off-the-shelf, stand-alone single board computers (SBC) expensive and/or unable to adapt. This is where customized embedded boards can be the simpler and more cost effective solution for large-scale operations.

Embedded boards are widely in use in a wide range of fields such as website hosting, laboratory equipment, energy generation, communications, manufacturing, traffic management and printing system management. Obviously, each fields requires its own unique features. But customized embedded boards needn’t be the complex headache that some organizations fear. With the right features and Read the full article →

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Optical Bonding - LCDOptical Bonding: ‘Preventing a Poke in the Eye with a Sharp Stick’

Optical Bonding of Touch Screens is the process used to attach a protective layer to the outer surface of a display. Touch screens are finding new uses in consumer, commercial and industrial settings and due to the capability of adding protection to the display these uses are extending into harsh industrial environments.

In order for this technology to be useful and durable, there is a need for continuing developments in robust methodologies for Read the full article →

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Benefits of Sourcing Computer Parts from OEM Distributors

Continuous innovation in the electronics industry means businesses are constantly sourcing computer parts to upgrade or replace obsolete systems. Large industrial and small commercial companies rely on their electronic hardware for their day-to-day operations—every task, large and small, is essential for the quality of their products and services. Therefore, businesses benefit from using dedicated OEM…

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Liquid Crystal Display (Thin Film Transistor) TFT Technology

Liquid Crystal Display Thin Film Transistor – LCD TFT Technology Displays Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Displays or TFT LCD is an active matrix LCD as opposed to the non TFT variant which is passive.  LCD came on the scene in the late sixties further to developments by RCA.  Optel Corporation provided the first application…

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Benefits of Industrial Built Computers in Rugged Environments

Rugged Environments Need Rugged Computers Did you ever wonder how electronic devices you see in use everyday are made to work in Industrial settings?  Unlike the environment in which you use your devices, the Industrial environment is harsh and damaging to these consumer devices.  Investing in the ‘ruggedization’ of devices for use in an Industrial…

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The Importance of Having the Right Industrial Chassis

One Hous(ing) Many Solutions: The Industrial Chassis A major component of a solution required in an industrial environment is the Industrial Chassis.  Companies with Industrial environments rely on unique solutions to be more competitive in their local and global environments and it is the incorporation of electronic systems into the business that drives this competitive…

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