China’s Economy Grew Last Year, How Will This Affect U.S. Manufacturing?

While the pandemic sent most major economies reeling, China’s economy managed to do the unthinkable — rise. The Chinese economy rose 2.3% last year. The stock market in Shanghai rose on the news by 1%, after having already made considerable gains throughout the year. The Chinese response to the pandemic has proven successful on both a human and economic side, but what does this mean for U.S. Manufacturing?

U.S. Manufacturing, How Can It Recover?

While the Chinese economy overall rose during 2020, certain areas felt the pandemic-inflicted economic woes worse than others. The New York Times reports that blue collar workers are finding themselves hard pressed for work, as well as recent college graduates. So while China’s recovery has been successful, there are pockets of doubt.

But there are lessons to be learned from China. Chief among them is that protecting workers works. With stay-at-home orders imposed throughout numerous areas in the country, including large swaths of California, commerce is down. In order for the economy to safely reopen, places of business must do everything they can to protect both workers and patrons.

Keeping workers safe ensures that their families remain safe, and helps reduce the spread of the pandemic overall. Make sure that your employees have access to the best possible PPE that your facility can provide. More than this, make sure that your employees are actually wearing their PPE when around others.

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Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer From Tangent

Social distancing, as always, remains one of the most important ways for workers to remain healthy at work. Consider having some employees use industrial grade computers rather than be exposed to each other on the floor. With industrial grade computers, certain aspects of your facility can be automated or done remotely, instead of having employees close together.

This can be especially useful in industrial areas such as meat processing. Meat processing plants have been a site for mass infections since the beginning of the pandemic, largely in part to poor PPE usage and lackluster social distancing efforts. By doubling down on these important points, workers can feel confident and comfortable at work, and at their homes.

The pandemic has caused strain across U.S. manufacturing and industry, but China’s swift recovery shows that there is light at the end of this tunnel. Tangent is here to help facilities of all kinds in their recovery efforts, contact a Tangent Specialist today for more information.

 

 

 

Should Hospitals Continue Using Telehealth Appointments After The Pandemic?

Telehealth has become synonymous with healthcare during this pandemic. Hospitals around the country are using telehealth services on their medical computers to continue caring for their patients. GlobalData has found that 79% of medical specialists are now using telemedicine in the hospital. This is in part due to federal regulators and the private sector making telemedicine easier than ever to implement in hospitals. But will telehealth remain after the pandemic has subsided?

Telehealth After The Pandemic

Telehealth has become an integral part of how hospitals treat patients. Patients have become accustomed to the appointments, which do not require them to spend time driving to the hospital and waiting for the doctor. In fact, 9 out of 10 patients who used telehealth for appointments had a positive experience.

But these appointments were only made possible by sweeping federal action at the beginning of the pandemic, and are at risk of being taken away. The American Medical Association has previously called for the pandemic-related waivers that make telehealth possible to be expanded with the Telehealth Modernization Act. With this legislation and other similar ones being brought to the house and senate floor, it’s looking likely that telehealth will become a permanent fixture in the hospital setting.

Continuing Use Of Telehealth After The Pandemic

Hospitals should expect to continue making use of telehealth after the pandemic. While the service has been primarily used by at-risk patients, widening its availability can help hospitals reach more patients. With advanced medical computers from Tangent like the M24T, doctors can rapidly see numerous patients back-to-back. The primary benefit of the use of medical computers for telehealth is this saved time, for both doctors and patients. Doctors do not have to wait for patients to be roomed, and can quickly switch from one patient to the next without having to walk through the hospital.

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Telehealth With Tangent

Tangent has always designed their lineup of medical grade computers to be telehealth-ready, and during this pandemic this design-choice has been greatly utilized. Learn more about how Tangent can help your hospital in its telehealth efforts by contacting Tangent Sales today.

 

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Meeting Surging Hospitalizations With Medical Grade Computers

While vaccinations have begun across the world, it will take months for the ramifications of these injections to have an effect. Until then, the pandemic is still on, and currently more threatening than ever. A recent CNN article dove into the hospitals of L.A. County in California, and gave first hand accounts of the crisis unfolding there.

One top County health official said that they were on “brink of catastrophe.” as of December 31, 21,449 Covid-19 patients were in hospital beds in California, with 4,500 in ICU beds. CNN reports that L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti said, “We are still going to have our toughest and darkest days, it’s so critical we change our behavior.”

The picture in California is grim, and can easily be painted across the entire nation in the coming months. Hospitals around the country need to prepare now for a situation like California’s to happen in their own backyard. With the new, intensely-more infectious U.K. virus variant being detected in the United States, a rise in cases seems unavoidable.

Meeting Surging Hospitalizations

The name of the game is preparation, and Tangent is here to help. While it may seem like medical grade computers are not a good way of preparing for surging hospitalizations, this could not be further from the truth. Medical grade computers like the M24T from Tangent free up doctor’s time, and allows them to see more patients in small time frames.

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Tangent’s Medix M24T Antimicrobial Computer

Medical grade computers by Tangent are lightning fast, and designed for rapid use. With them, doctors can do their clerical work faster and easier by using their adaptive touchscreens. Telehealth appointments can be done quickly and safely without doctors needing to waste time fumbling with older computers.

What’s more: Tangent’s full lineup of medical computers are antimicrobial. Their enclosures have been treated to mitigate the growth of harmful bacteria on all surfaces. Combined with IP rated water resistant touch screens that can easily be sanitized, Tangent medical computers are designed to be an aid in medical settings.

Meet The Pandemic Head-On With Tangent

This pandemic has forced hospitals to make difficult decisions and adapt on the fly. Tangent understands the concerns of hospitals and how to help them get through this challenging period. With Tangent medical computers by your doctors’ sides, they can feel safe and confident in the days ahead. Contact Tangent Sales today For more information.

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Preparing For Oil Prices To Stabilize With Industrial Grade Computers

Demand for oil has significantly increased since the early days of this pandemic, but the question of when prices will truly stabilize is worth looking at. The price per barrel of crude oil was at a high of over $70 at the beginning of the year, and has since fallen and leveled off between $40 and $50 per barrel. When can oil producers expect these prices to rise, and how can they best prepare?

According to a new article by the Wall Street Journal, it may take some time. The good news, however, is that the recent approval of multiple vaccines has made the price of oil rise, and we may see prices well into the $60 range. By late 2021, the Wall Street Journal expects prices to restabilize, and the oil market to have completely recovered. In some places such as China, demand has already returned to nearly pre-pandemic levels.

While late 2021 may seem like a long ways away, the reality of the matter is that this timeframe is right around the corner, and prices will rise gradually rather than all at once. Oil producers can prepare for this rise now, and be ready for when prices increase by having their supply chains modernized. With Tangent industrial grade computers, oil production facilities can prepare for an increase in demand in a flexible and efficient manner.

Tangent Industrial Grade Computers For Oil Production

If these last few months have taught us anything, it’s that oil production needs to be flexible. In the early days of this pandemic, oil producers were forced to turn off wells, and were uncertain of the long term damage this could cause said wells. Preparing for situations like these is now in the playbook for oil producers, and flexibility is the name of the game.

With Tangent industrial computers, oil producers can customize their oil rigs, processing plants, and supply chains to maximize their flexibility. With multiple customization options, Tangent Industrial computers can be a part of numerous operations in your oil production chain, regardless of their levels of production.

Tangent’s mini industrial computers like the Rugged Mini E3 are fully customizable, with options for RAM up to 32 gigabytes. This means that they can run as few or as many industrial programs as needed. Their small form factor also allows them to be situated in nearly any part of an oil production facility, or even inside an industrial vehicle as in-vehicle industrial computer.

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Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer

Other industrial computers like the Rugged Mini O from Tangent are IP69K rated to be water and dust proof. This allows them to be used in harsh conditions like on oil rigs without worry about their long term performance.

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Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer

With all of Tangent’s industrial computers, your facility is utilizing computational power that can be shifted and altered at your discretion. In-vehicle computers can become oil rig monitors, oil rig monitors can make their way into oil production plants — the list goes on.

Prepare For Rising Oil Demand With Tangent

Tangent knows that it’s hard to imagine what the future will look like. But with widespread vaccinations on the horizon, a new normal is also appearing. Prepare for this new normal with Tangent by contacting Tangent Sales today.

 

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Fully Customizable Industrial Computers

This pandemic has hit the industrial sector hard. But signs of recovery are present, and factories such as car manufacturing plants are roaring back to life. This is in no small part due to these factories ability to customize and alter their chains of production, meeting demand head on. Tangent’s lineup of industrial grade computers can help your factory turn into a fully customizable and scalable facility, and accomplish a turnaround.

Customizable Mini Industrial PCs

When your facility needs to make use of every square inch available, look no further than Tangent’s lineup of mini industrial PCs. Mini industrial PCs like the Rugged Mini E3 from Tangent are designed to fit nearly anywhere, and take up exponentially less space than traditional industrial computers. With rugged mini PCs, your factory can harness the computing power of industrial computers without sacrificing square footage.

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Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer

Regardless of where they are needed, mini industrial PCs from Tangent can make a huge difference in your factory’s productivity. Mini industrial PCs like the Rugged Mini O are fully IP69K waterproof and can be used in areas where traditional industrial PCs cannot.

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Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer

At the same time, these mini PCs can be customized to include varying amounts of storage, RAM, and processing power. With Tangent mini PCs, customization is everything.

Customizable Industrial Grade Computers

For spaces with a little more room, Tangent’s all-in-one industrial PCs are the right solution. These Industrial PCs pack enough punch to take on multiple industrial programs at once, all while having a convenient touch screen interface. Workers can use these industrial computers anywhere with their standard VESA mounting, no desk required. Like the rugged mini PCs, these all-in-one PCs are powerful and customizable.

Customize Your Factory With Tangent

When faced with the struggles this pandemic has brought on, factories need every edge they can get. Industrial grade computers from Tangent can offer this edge. With Tangent’s industrial computers, factories can customize their factory to suit ever changing demands. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information on our full lineup of industrial grade computers.

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Medically Certified Computers For Hospital Use

As the holiday season approaches, hospitals around the country are not feeling the season’s cheer. 0% ICU capacity in Los Angeles is a grim picture that may be painted in other parts of the country after the holiday season, as the Thanksgiving bump in cases may repeat itself. Already, airports are reporting the number of travelers has grown to pre-Thanksgiving levels, showing that yet another holiday bump may be on the horizon.

How can hospitals prepare for another large surge in cases when they are already at capacity? Stretching resources, and utilizing medical computers may be one solution. But which medical computers are the best for hospitals during this pivotal moment? Medical computers that not only meet, but exceed medical standards.

Meeting and Exceeding Medical Standards

When it comes to creating the perfect medical computers for hospitals, Tangent has pulled out all of the stops. Tangent medical computers meet all federal standards for medical devices and are UL-60601 certified. But Tangent has gone further.

Each of Tangent’s touchscreen medical computers comes with a fully flush IP65 rated water resistant front panel. This allows each Tangent medical computer, like the M24T, to be easily and safely cleaned.

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M24T Medical Computer

But that’s not all. Tangent’s medical computers are designed to be helpful in the hospital, not harmful. To ensure this, Tangent’s medical grade computers come with antimicrobial casings. These casings mitigate the growth of harmful pathogens on their surfaces, meaning that doctors and nurses can use these computers without worrying about potentially spreading pathogens to coworkers. In addition to regular cleaning, Tangent’s antimicrobial enclosures help keep hospitals safe.

Tangent Medical Computers: As Fast As Your Hospital

When used in the hospital, medical computers need to be as fast as your doctors and nurses. This fact is more important than ever, when each and every second of your medical staff’s time is so crucial. Tangent medical computers are built to keep your doctors moving. With large amounts of RAM, storage, and cutting edge Intel processors, Tangent medical grade computers can handle numerous medical programs with ease and speed. When your doctors need to use a medical computer, make sure they don’t have to wait longer than needed with Tangent.

Tangent: Here To Help

Tangent medical computers are designed and built to help hospitals. Part of Tangent’s design philosophy has always been to exceed medical standards, and our lineup of medical grade computers is proof of this. Let Tangent help your hospital get through these trying times with the latest and best medical computers. Contact Tangent Sales Today for more information.

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Protecting Workers In Meat Processing Facilities

While many employees are essential during this pandemic, few fit the label as well as meat processing plant workers. These workers are vital to keeping the nation, and world, fed during these trying times. But more often than they should, these essential workers are falling to the virus at work. This cannot only upend their lives and livelihoods, but hinder the supply of one of the world’s most vital resources: food. Keeping meat processing plant workers safe is synonymous with keeping the global food chain safe, and Tangent is here to help.

Keeping Workers Safe With Social Distancing

The easiest way to keep workers safe in your meat processing plant is to ensure they keep their social distance from one another. While it may be difficult to achieve this when multiple workers are needed in one area, there are some workarounds. Creating “pods” of workers can ensure that if an infection does occur, it only affects a small portion of your facility’s labor force.

Outside of social distancing, replacing workers on the line with industrial computer solutions can help isolate potential outbreaks. With industrial computers, meat processing plants can space out workers while still maintaining the same — or even an increased — level of productivity.

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Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer

Industrial grade computers by Tangent are built for food processing facilities. Industrial computers like the Rugged Mini O from Tangent are fully IP69K rated water and dust proof. This means that they can withstand the messy environment of meat processing plants, while still maintaining their computing edge.

Other industrial computers like the Rugged Mini E2 can withstand temperatures as low as -40°F — making them perfect for use in refrigerators and freezers. These industrial grade computers are perfect for keeping your facility running smoothly and safely.

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Rugged Mini E2

Tangent: Here To Help

Tangent is committed to providing industrial facilities of all kinds with the tools they need to produce goods safely and efficiently. Tangent industrial computers are one way we do this. With Tangent’s lineup of industrial grade computers, your facility can promote social distancing and keep employees safe. Contact Tangent Sales Today for more information.

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Manufacturing Electric Vehicles For The Future With Industrial Computers

There’s no doubt that electric vehicles are the path forward for the auto market, but this truth has been hard to see during the pandemic. Auto sales rose for a fifth straight month in China, that’s according to Bloomberg News. This 5 month trend is beginning to give the impression that the two year automobile sales slump in the country, and woes from the pandemic, are over in the country. Auto manufacturers like Tesla are leading the way in the electric vehicle sector in China, but other car manufacturers are also getting a slice of the pie.

Electric Car Manufacturing

The challenges of electric car manufacturing are many when compared to traditional combustion engine vehicles. However, the challenges are well worth overcoming. According to Bloomberg, passenger-vehicle sales excluding minivans will rise by 7% next year in China, with electric vehicle sales increasing nearly 35% to 1.7 million units over all. With only 275 million of China’s 1.4 billion people currently owning a vehicle, this trend may continue for years to come.

In order to prepare your facility to produce electric vehicles, preparations need to be made as soon as possible. With Tangent industrial computers, this transition can be easily made. Tangent industrial computers are designed from the ground up to be fully versatile and customizable machines, able to adapt to the needs of your burgeoning car manufacturing facility.

Tangent Industrial Computers

Tangent’s lineup of industrial grade computers come in three distinct categories, each with their own advantages and uses in the factory.

Mini industrial computers from Tangent are small in size, but big on power. These small machines can fit up to 32 gigabytes of RAM, making them capable of running multiple industrial applications at once. They can also fit neatly in numerous places in your factory where larger industrial computers could not.

Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer

All-In-One Industrial PCs are the workstations of tomorrow. With robust touchscreens, Intel processors, and IP rated water and dust resistance, these machines are built for car manufacturers.

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S22 Industrial Grade Computer From Tangent

Your car manufacturing plant is large, and workers may need to move around the facility constantly. This doesn’t mean they can’t have an industrial computer at their side. With industrial computer Tablets from Tangent, workers can stay productive while on the move.

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P13 Industrial Grade Tablet From Tangent

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With Tangent industrial computers in the hands of your workers, the future of auto manufacturing can be realized in your factory today. Contact Tangent Sales for more information on our lineup of industrial grade computers.

 

How Hospitals Are Adapting To Meet Surging Hospitalization Rates

The U.S. is continuing to set new records for case numbers nearly every day, and the third wave of this pandemic seems to be in full swing. Hospitals around the country are preparing for numbers to continue to skyrocket, as the full effect of the holiday season has yet to be seen as the L.A. Times reports that this may only be the beginning of the ‘Thanksgiving bump.’ Hospitals around the country need to prepare for even more cases, and consequently more hospitalizations, in the coming days. Some hospitals have found ways to stretch their resources to meet the demands of this pandemic.

ABC27 News recently talked with several hospitals about what they are doing to increase the capacity of their facilities. According to the article, Penn State Health is planning on converting recovery rooms and short-stay units into treatment areas to meet rising hospitalization in a move to increase their capacity beyond their 170 ICU beds.

Other hospitals in the area, like UPMC, have added nearly 200 nurses in the past week to ensure patients have the care they need. In addition, UPMC has expanded its telemedicine capabilities to ensure patients can access vital care.

Telemedicine is one way that hospitals can virtually increase their capacity without using up valuable hospital space. Telemedicine allows patients to virtually connect with their doctors via medicals computers for appointments and checkups. Often, these appointments are quicker and easier for both patients and doctors, saving medical professionals valuable time to treat more patients. In a time when every resource, including time, is stretched thin, telemedicine on medical computers allows doctors to work with more patients at once.

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While staffing shortages continue to affect hospitals around the country, telemedicine can be a vital tool in allowing your current staff to treat as many patients as possible. Tangent is committed to bringing hospitals the best technology to meet this moment, and their medical computers are a reflection of this.

Tangent medical computers feature antimicrobial casings, fully-sanitizable touch screens, and IP ratings for water and dust resistance. Most importantly, they are built to be telemedicine-ready, and can help hospitals virtually increase their capacity. When hospitals reach out, Tangent is there to help. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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Automation With Industrial Computers On The Rise

Automation is on the rise both nationally and globally, in part because of the ongoing pandemic.85 million jobs are set to be upended by automation by 2025 — that’s according to a report by the World Economic Forum. However, this same automation is also slated to bring 95 million new jobs to the economy, and may help usher in a boom of manufacturing. In the short term, automation with tools such as industrial computers can help factories operate in effective, socially distanced ways. In the long term, automation can help manufacturing facilities survive the pandemic and prosper while doing so.

Industrial Automation With Industrial Grade Computers

It’s no coincidence that automation is on the rise currently. Automation in factories has seen a recent boom even before the pandemic thanks to the introduction of smart factories. Smart factories leverage the latest technology to create cutting edge facilities that often employ more robots than people. These facilities can serve as a blueprint for other factories, including your own.

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By using the latest industrial grade computers, your factory can run the latest industrial software with ease. Tangent’s lineup of industrial computers has been designed from the ground up to be ready for automation, and can help your facility cut down on labor costs and manufacturing time.

Social Distancing In The Factory

During this pandemic, every factory’s top priority should be the safety of its employees. By automating key steps in the manufacturing process, less workers can be stationed on assembly lines and on the factory floor at once. This can help guide social distancing efforts, and allow employees to work in smaller crews that limit their contact with other personnel.

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Creating More Productive And Efficient Factories

Above all, the biggest advantage to including Tangent industrial grade computers in your facility is the boost in productivity they bring. Tangent industrial computers can house up to 32 gigabytes of ram — more than enough to run multiple automation applications at once. Smaller, mini industrial computers can fit into your facility while taking up the lowest possible amount of space, no rearranging required. With Tangent, a boost in productivity is both possible and seamless.

Automate With Tangent

Tangent industrial computers are designed to help your facility make the jump into automation. With Tangent industrial grade computers in your factory, your facility can operate in a safe and efficient manner. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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