Tangent industrial computers

“Lighthouse Factories” And How They Use Industrial Computers

This year has been hitting the industrial sector hard, but with demand surging for items such as automobiles there is still hope for the sector to bounce back. But some factories have still seen growth in their productivity during these trying times, making use of the latest technology like industrial grade computers to stay on track. These factories are helping usher in the fourth industrial revolution, but amongst these factories are another subset entirely. Lighthouse factories are factories that are making full use of fourth industrial revolution technologies and concepts to drastically improve their efficiency and productivity.

What Are Lighthouse Factories?

The World Economic Forum created the Lighthouse Factory classification system in 2018 to keep track of which factories are on the bleeding edge of productivity. These factories can help serve as a blueprint for other factories to also increase their productivity. By utilizing the latest industrial computers, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI), these factories leverage technology in entirely new ways to reduce labor costs and drive up productivity. It’s these factories that have helped push the fourth industrial revolution to new heights. Factories like Schneider Electric saw customer satisfaction up 20%, demand forecasts up 20%, and reduced energy costs of 26%

Bringing The Fourth Industrial Revolution To Your Factory

While it may be difficult to bring your factory up to Lighthouse status, there are ways that your factory can begin the transition into the fourth industrial revolution. The savings of your initial reduction of energy and labor costs can be translated directly into profits for further factory overhauling. Investing in the latest industrial computers from Tangent is one way to help bring your factory into the modern age. Industrial computers like the Rugged Mini E3 are small in both size and power consumption, but big in processing power. With up to 32 GB of lightning speed RAM, the Rugged Mini E3 industrial computer can run a multitude of industrial applications simultaneously.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Of Tomorrow, Today

With constant advancements in technology, maintaining the upper hand on your competitors is becoming increasingly challenging. The fourth industrial revolution offers a way for factories to get ahead of the curve by implementing the technology of tomorrow, today. Tangent is here to help your factory make the transition, Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

Tangent is a leading supplier of medical grade computers. Sanitizable computers help prevent infections in hospitals.

Detection Kiosk For Elevated Skin temperature Detection

Easily Take Customer’s Temperature With A Temperature Scanner Kiosk

Keeping both customers and employees safe during this pandemic is the first priority of every essential business. But with case numbers around the U.S. continuing to increase, keeping businesses open in a safe manner is becoming increasingly difficult. How can businesses ensure that only uninfected persons enter their store? Thermal Temperature Scanner Kiosks can help stores, hospitals, and other essential businesses screen patients for symptoms before they enter the facility.

Thermal Temperature Scanner Kiosks From Tangent

With a thermal temperature scanner kiosk from Tangent, screening patrons for symptoms of infection can be done in a safe and effective manner. Customers simply stand in front of the thermal temperature scanner kiosk and have their skin temperature checked in under one second. Then, customers showing elevated skin temperatures can be directed into another area for fever detection, or simply told they are not allowed to enter the premises.

With a thermal temperature scanner kiosk from Tangent, employees do not have to be put in harm’s way to detect a patron’s skin temperature. Instead, they can stay safe and away from entering customers who are having their skin temperature checked.

AI Thermal Scanner Built In

With mask requirements becoming the norm around the country, enforcing this requirement in stores has proved a challenge. The AI thermal scanner built into Tangent’s kiosk not only detects a person’s skin temperature, but can also detect if they are wearing a mask. If your facility requires the usage of face masks for entry, patrons who are not wearing a mask will be informed of this requirement. This AI thermal scanner keeps confrontations between employees and customers to a minimum.

This AI thermal scanner technology allows for a seamless skin temperature detection process. Patrons do not have to touch the kiosk at all, and can stand away from it and have their skin temperature automatically detected. This hands-free approach using an AI thermal scanner allows for less cleanings, and more sanitary conditions over all.

The AI thermal scanner technology allows employees to stay safely away from potentially infectious persons. If a person is found to have an elevated skin temperature, a silent or audible alarm is triggered. This customization allows stores, hospitals, and other facilities to handle their customers in the best possible way for their unique situation.

Smart Temperature Detection For Stores, Hospitals, And More

With a Thermal Temperature Scanner Kiosk from Tangent, there is a way to help keep your customers and employees safe during these trying times. With a built in AI thermal scanner, Tangent’s Thermal Temperature Scanner Kiosk helps both customers and employees feel safe and comfortable in their essential needs.

Each industrial computer is designed to handle situations that a commercial computer simply could not. Take the Rugged Mini E3 by Tangent for instance. With a rugged, shock and vibration rated chassis, the Rugged Mini E3 industrial computer is capable of being used in nearly every industrial setting. In manufacturing, this industrial grade computer's extreme temperature operating range from -13°F to as hot as 158°F means that it can handle nearly every environment. With an advanced, fanless cooling system, the Rugged Mini E3 is able to operate on a 24/7 basis without needing to be dusted constantly.

Industrial Grade Computers Versus Commercial Computers

While it may be tempting to think that all computers are created equal, this simply is not the case. Every computer is built for a specific purpose whether or not it is labeled as such. Industrial grade computers are computers that are designed for industrial applications like manufacturing and oil processing. Industrial grade computers differ from commercial computers in a number of ways that make them more versatile and well suited for industrial use.

Industrial Computer Applications

The biggest difference between an industrial computer and a commercial computer is in their applications. A commercial computer is generally designed for use in an office setting. This allows for commercial computers to be built less ruggedly than industrial grade computers. Commercial computers also have the benefit of working in air conditioned spaces, meaning that they do not have to use advanced cooling systems. Commercial computers also do not have to operate on a 24/7 basis, meaning that they can be built to consume more power.

Mini C3
Rugged Mini E3 industrial computer from  Tangent

Each industrial computer is designed to handle situations that a commercial computer simply could not. Take the Rugged Mini E3 by Tangent for instance. With a rugged, shock and vibration rated chassis, the Rugged Mini E3 industrial computer is capable of being used in nearly every industrial setting. In manufacturing, this industrial grade computer’s extreme temperature operating range from -13°F to as hot as 158°F means that it can handle nearly every environment. With an advanced, fanless cooling system, the Rugged Mini E3 is able to operate on a 24/7 basis without needing to be dusted constantly.

Longer Lifetime In Harsher Environments

Because commercial computers are used in the same environments as people, they are able to be built with less stringent guidelines than industrial grade computers. While this may be fine for use in the office, this simply would not do on an oil drilling platform off the coast. Industrial grade computers are built rugged, smart, and to last. With industrial grade computers like the Rugged Mini O from Tangent, there is virtually no worrying about if your computer system will hold up.

Rugged Mini O industrial computer from Tangent
Rugged Mini O industrial computer from Tangent

The Rugged Mini O industrial computer is built to the toughest specifications possible. With an IP69K fully waterproof enclosure, this industrial grade computer can be used virtually anywhere. A solid state drive allows the Rugged Mini O to operate in areas where vibration and shock would render lesser computers worthless.

Versatile And Customizable

Tangent’s entire lineup of rugged industrial grade computers has the ability to help your industrial facility run longer and more productively. With industrial computers as small as a book to ones as powerful as industrial workstations, there’s an industrial grade computer that will fit your need perfectly.

Tangent is a leading supplier of medical grade computers. Sanitizable computers help prevent infections in hospitals.

Every All-In-One PC by Tangent is an Industrial Grade Computer. This means that each All-In-One PC can handle the rugged environment of an industrial facility. From dust, particle exposure, and liquid exposure, an All-In-One PC like the S Series Industrial Grade Computer from Tangent can handle it. Fully IP69K water resistant, the S Series All-In-One PC can handle extreme bouts of water pressure with ease. The S Series, like every All-In-One PC, also features a full touchscreen and can be mounted anywhere, no desk required.

Industrial Grade Computers For Essential Businesses

Despite everything that is happening, many businesses are still open. Essential businesses are the backbone of our nation’s collective public health effort, and supplying them with the equipment they need is crucial to keeping the U.S. afloat. Critical manufacturing, chemical production, and food production have all been deemed essential, and Tangent remains committed to helping these industries that help us all.It is this commitment that drives Tangent to continue to produce high quality industrial grade computers for essential industries and essential businesses.

 

All-In-One PC: An Industrial Grade Computer For Essential Industries

There are a broad range of industries that fall under the label of critical infrastructure, but they all have something in common: they can benefit from the use of an All-In-One PC. Every All-In-One PC is built with industries like food processing, metal fabrication, and oil processing in mind.

Every All-In-One PC by Tangent is an Industrial Grade Computer. This means that each All-In-One PC can handle the rugged environment of an industrial facility. From dust, particle exposure, and liquid exposure,  an All-In-One PC like the S Series Industrial Grade Computer from Tangent can handle it. Fully IP69K water resistant, the S Series All-In-One PC can handle extreme bouts of water pressure with ease. The S Series, like every  All-In-One PC, also features a full touchscreen and can be mounted anywhere, no desk required.

S Series Of Industrial Compuers
     S Series Of Industrial Computers

The Different Types Of Industrial Grade Computers

While an All-In-One PC may be the right fit for your industrial facility, there are many kinds of industrial computers that fall under the label of industrial grade computer.Mini Rugged PCs from Tangent are also known as Mini PCs and are perfect for areas where space is crucial. This type of industrial grade computer is compact and can feature military grade components, giving them a near impenetrable housing. With extreme operating temperature ranges, multiple I/O ports, and flexible mounting, this type of industrial grade computer can be used anywhere

A Mini Rugged Industrial Grade Computer like the Rugged Mini E3 from Tangent has an extreme temperature operating range from -13°F to as hot as 158°F. This industrial grade computer is perfect for use in situations where the failure of an industrial grade computer cannot be tolerated.

Mini C3
     Rugged Mini E3 From Tangent

Make The Difference With An Industrial Grade Computer From Tangent

Whether it’s an All-In-One PC or a Mini Rugged PC, each industrial grade computer from Tangent is designed to fulfill a purpose. Right now, that purpose is keeping vital industries supported, and Tangent is here for them.

Tangent is a leading supplier of medical grade computers. Sanitizable computers help prevent infections in hospitals.

 

Keeping your medical equipment working 24/7 is crucial to providing patients with the care they need during these times. In terms of medical equipment, the most versatile and useful may be medical grade computers. Medical grade computers, like the Medix M24T from Tangent, are designed from the ground up for medical use.

Sanitizable Computers For 24/7 Use

While the current situation the world faces is unprecedented, the healthcare industry has stepped up to make sure that the world remains as safe as possible. Hospitals around the country have made due with limited supplies as supplies of PPE. Working around the clock, hospitals and healthcare workers have stepped up to the plate and are working 24/7 to test individuals and treat patients. With hospitals and healthcare workers working 24/7, shouldn’t the equipment they use also work 24/7?

Medical Grade Computers For 24/7 Use

Keeping your medical equipment working 24/7 is crucial to providing patients with the care they need during these times. In terms of medical equipment, the most versatile and useful may be medical grade computers. Medical grade computers, like the Medix M24T from Tangent, are designed from the ground up for medical use.

 

Medical PC
               Medical Grade 24″ Computer

Medical grade computers feature an antimicrobial enclosure which mitigates the growth of microbes on their surfaces. Furthermore, they make use of features like their uninterrupted battery storage (UPS) to operate even when hospitals do not have power. This allows medical grade computers to be fully usable in emergency situations.

Sanitizable Computers For 24/7 Use

Note every medical grade computer is made equal. The Medix T24B sanitizable computer from Tangent is unlike other medical grade computers in that it is a fully sanitizable computer. A Sanitizable computer is a medical grade computer that features an IP certified water resistant screen. The IP65 rating of the Medix T24B sanitizable computer allows it to be regularly cleaned with traditional cleaners and disinfectants without harming the medical grade computer.

Medix T24B
                             Medix T24B

Sanitizable computers are perfect for situations where multiple medical personnel are interacting with the same medical grade computer, as it can be constantly disinfected.

 

Hot-Swap Batteries: No Plug Required

While all of Tangent’s medical grade computers are designed to be used as fully as needed in the hospital, some are designed even past this point. As more pop-up clinics, mobile clinics, and field hospitals are set up, there may not be adequate power in these areas to support medical grade computer usage. However, with hot-swap battery technology, even areas without power can make use of medical grade computers and sanitizable computers.

Medix E22B From Tangent
                Medix E22B From Tangent

The Medix E22B sanitizable computer from Tangent features three hot-swap batteries, allowing it to run 24/7 without being plugged into an outlet. Simply have two batteries charging while one is in use, and this sanitizable computer can be fully utilized in a remote setting.

 

For 24/7 Use, Use Tangent

When sanitizable computers are needed to operate on a 24/7 basis, Tangent medical grade computers are the right pick. With hot-swap battery technology, IP rated water resistant screens, and UPS capabilities, medical grade computers from Tangent are here to help.

Tangent is a leading supplier of medical grade computers. Sanitizable computers help prevent infections in hospitals.

Major players in the healthcare industry, both private and public, are preparing for telehealth. Telehealth with medical computers has proven to be an effective way of social distancing, and could potentially save lives. Make sure that your hospital takes advantage of all the programs available, and implements this crucial technology.

Telehealth Computers: How to Effectively Set Up Your Hospital

In these times, it is becoming increasingly risky to have healthy patients enter hospitals where they can easily become disease vectors. Because of this, many hospitals are transitioning doctor visits to telehealth visits. Telehealth refers to medical computer based doctor visits, where a doctor uses a medical computer to video-chat with their patient. Telehealth has seen such a rise in the last few weeks that the industry is having trouble keeping up with demand, according to the Wall Street Journal.

With this in mind, it is more important than ever to have this critical technology implemented in your hospital as soon as possible. Like personal protective equipment, telehealth using medical computers is a preventive measure to ensure those in your community and hospital remain healthy.

Telehealth Is Easier Than Ever

One of the main obstacles for telehealth is the seemingly tough challenge of implementing the technology. Because of the amount of regulations regarding medical data, using video-chat has been clouded by a barrier of laws. However, the Department of Health and Human Services has temporarily lifted many of these restrictions.

Video services like Zoom, Facetime, and Skype have all been given temporary approval for use during these times. Many other medical specific services such as VSee, Doxy, thera-Link, and Amazon Chime are available as well. Many of these telehealth services can be downloaded directly onto HIPPA compliant, medical grade computers.

Inform Patients That Telehealth Costs May Be Waived By Their Insurance

You read that right, insurance companies like Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield have announced that they are suspending co-pays for telehealth appointments. Both of these insurance companies see the life-saving potential of telehealth appointments on medical computers.

As jobless claims in the United States surge, it is more important than ever to inform your service area of these telehealth services. Cost and fear of the current situation may prohibit patients from seeking help. Telehealth on medical computers can offer these patients a free and worry-free way to get the help they need.

Federal Funding For Telehealth Is On The Way

FCC chairman Ajit Pai announced a $200 million plan that if passed, would allocate money to healthcare facilities for implementing telehealth. If passed, this would greatly reduce the costs for hospitals to implement this life-saving technology. In addition, the plan calls assures those on government aided internet plans that they will not be cut off during these times. This means that those in the most need will have access to telehealth, so long as their local hospital does.

Everyone is Preparing For Telehealth, Are You?

Major players in the healthcare industry, both private and public, are preparing for telehealth. Telehealth with medical computers has proven to be an effective way of social distancing, and could potentially save lives. Make sure that your hospital takes advantage of all the programs available, and implements this crucial technology.

Tangent is a leading supplier of medical grade computers. Sanitizable computers help prevent infections in hospitals.

Industrial Computers From Tangent For 24/7 Factories

Industrial Computers Built To Run 24/7

As the U.S. industrial sector continues to expand, factories are looking for new ways to beat the competition in terms of efficiency and productivity. This may mean that creating multiple shifts and transitioning your facility to operate around the clock is in your factory’s future. But even if your workers can operate in three separate shifts, their equipment cannot. Making sure that the equipment your workers use can withstand 24/7 use is crucial to maximizing your facility’s productivity and efficiency.

Industrial Computers Built For 24/7 Use

Industrial computers are computers custom-designed to operate in factories, oil rigs, and every other industrial facility currently in use. Unlike commercial grade computers, industrial computers are able to withstand the temperatures and environments of the industrial sector with ease. But not all industrial computers are built equal. Industrial computers are seldom designed to operate on a 24/7 schedule—unless they are designed by Tangent. Tangent designs all of their industrial computers to be able to withstand a 24/7 use cycle with ease. Here’s how:

All-In-One PC Housing

In order to maintain a 24/7 use cycle, industrial computers need to be designed accordingly. One way to accomplish this is design the industrial computer as an all-in-one PC. All-in-one PCs are industrial computers that are similar to tablets in that the entire PC is contained behind the screen. All-in-one PCs like the S Series from Tangent make full use of this technology in their design. The S Series, when equipped with a solid state drive, features no moving parts whatsoever. In addition to its touchscreen, this means that the S Series rarely requires maintenance, making it perfect for 24/7 use.

S Series Of Industrial Compuers
      S Series Of Industrial Computers

Extreme Temperature Resistance

A 24/7 use cycle means that an industrial computer must be able to withstand wide ranges of temperatures. From chilly nights to scorching days, the F15 all-in-one PC from Tangent can do just that. Able to withstand temperatures ranging from -4 – 140°F, this all-in-one PC is ready for any environment. Even when used on an oil processing facility under the desert sun, the F15 will run as though it was positioned in an air conditioned office. 

F15 Industrial PC From Tangent
             F15 Industrial Computer

24/7 U.S. Based Technical Support

If your facility intends to run 24/7, then your technical support should run 24/7 too. Tangent’s United States based technical support agents are more than ready to assist you in all your technical support needs at any time. Whether it’s in the middle of the night or during a lunch break, Tangent’s trusted technical support team is there to keep your factory humming along. With remote troubleshooting, advance parts exchange, and on-site technician availability, Tangent’s United States based technical support team ensure your facility’s 24/7 dream comes true.

Tangent: Built For 24/7

If you want to upgrade your facilities’ equipment to run 24/7, then Tangent’s lineup of all-in-one PCs are the way to go. Combined with their 24/7 technical support, Tangent’s all-in-one PCs are the perfect fit.

AI Medical Doctor

Will AI Replace Doctors In The Near Future?

Every day there seems to be a new artificial intelligence (AI) that can compare our faces to celebrities or swap faces with friends. But recently the New Yorker published a story about how AI could one day take over the news rooms, and the implications of such a feat. AI are becoming increasingly complex, as their capabilities and level of intelligence increase beyond mere entertainment value and into labor value. Given the upward trajectory of AI intelligence, could AI one day take over the medical field, replacing both doctors and medical grade PCs entirely?

 

Can AI Replace Doctors And Medical PCs?

To answer this question, we first have to take a look at what exactly an AI is. Large AI are typically programs on custom built PCs that unlike normal programs, are not created to perform input output operations, but rather to ‘think’ about operations to produce an output. This is how AI filters that can swap faces in real time work, by thinking about what a face is and how they should be swapped instead of merely copy and pasting two faces. Medical grade PCs, on the other hand, typically rely on traditional software for the role of computing power and use Doctors and other medical staff to do the thinking for them. This is where the potential for AI to replace Doctors creeps up, as in theory a sufficiently powerful AI could do the thinking of a Doctor and the operating of a medical grade PC.

 

Are AI more Developed Than Medical PCs?

While this may seem like a scary notion for medical personnel, the good news for them is that medical AI are not as developed as they are marketed as being. The most famous medical AI would have to be IBM’s Watson, which IBM touted as learning how to be the best AI doctor after it successfully displayed its thinking power by winning Jeopardy in 2011. However in the years since, IBM Watson’s delve into the medical field has been over ambitious. In reality, IBM Watson’s capabilities are more in line with being a useful AI powered tool that doctors can access on their medical PCs rather than a complete replacement.

 

One of the reasons for Watson’s failure stems not from the actual AI, but how it(and AI in general) are marketed. AI, despite popular conception, are not actually all that intelligent. In reality, AI are normally trained by teacher programs to pick up on pattern recognitions. They are rewarded or punished for picking answers, and over time learn to pick up on which answers are right. For instance, the AI filter for face swapping probably had to learn to recognize a face in still images, then in video before it even began learned how to swap them. AI like Watson are marketed as learning computers, implying an active learning approach, when it’s more as though they are taught computers.

 

Combining AI And Medical PCs

However, this isn’t to say that AI does not have a valuable place in the medical setting. Medical PCs with access to medical AI can be a great tool for doctors and medical personnel. Researchers from NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Center for Data Science performed a study on the ability of AI to add value to medical diagnoses made by radiologists. What they found was that AI could detect cancer related patterns that the doctors could not, but also that doctors would find patterns new to the AI. In this way, the study suggested that AI tools on medical PCs could help augment medical staff rather than replace them.

 

Medical PCs, Doctors, And AI Working Together

While it may seem like medical AI are the next step in the evolution of Medical pcs, it’s more fair to say that they are the next iteration of software for medical PCs. Large AI, like IBM Watson, are making headway in learning how to diagnose and recognize the patterns of symptoms, and this can directly benefit doctors in many ways. However, relying solely on AI to make these decisions is not reliable. Using AI powered tools on medical PCs is a solid middle ground for the current state of AI, allowing doctors to get second opinions on x-ray images and to make sure their mistakes are kept at a minimum. A combination of doctors, medical AI, and medical PCs can help keep your hospital at the cutting edge of technology while making sure that diagnoses are safe and accurate. Medical PCs from Tangent are are at the edge of medical PC technology, and can help your hospital prepare for the use of AI tools.