Video Overview: Modified COTS

Today we have a video overview of InHand's modified COTS products and services. What are modified COTS? What are the advantages? And some examples of our own board and tablets modified products and services. Have a video suggestion? Email it to info@inhand.com.    

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Internet of Things King, Embedded Systems

Embedded computing is nothing new, but as connectivity and networking have become more affordable and pervasive in mainstream products, embedded computing begins to touch every aspect of our lives. In fact, it’s probably in your pocket or purse right now and will soon be in every vehicle, appliance, medical device, industrial sensor,  and military device you see. In fact, it is all around us and quickly becoming a growing network of devices known as the Internet of Things. Cisco projects that there will be as many as 50 billion connected ‘things’ by 2020 - growing from approximately 14 billion today....

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On Why the i.MX 6 is On Top

The Freescale i.MX 6 ARM processor is dominating the market in next generation special-purpose embedded devices for the medical, military, and industrial markets. Examples of such embedded devices include a medical blood analysis device, a military handheld for situational awareness, and a diagnostic instrument to monitor vibration for machine health management. Today I’m going to outline why the i.MX 6 is on top in the processor market for specialized device design. First: long life cycles. Medical, military, and industrial embedded devices exhibit long life cycles from concept through development, launch, sustainment, and obsolescence. Microprocessor product availability over the device’s life...

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Outtake: Egg to the Face from Proving our Rugged Tablet, Episode 3

In honor of deviled eggs and turkey dinners tomorrow, we present  you our latest blooper reel in which yours truly takes an egg to the face. Proving our 'nearly indestructbile' Hydra-F6 rugged tablet is taking the term "eat an egg" to a new level. Maybe Rodney Feldman, Director of Systems Engineering and resident egg thrower, has a beef with me. : )  Enjoy the blooper as you head into your holiday mindset. And from all of us at InHand: Happy Thanksgiving!  

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Proving Our ’Nearly Indestructible’ Rugged Tablet, Episode 3: Halloween Hazing

Welcome to another episode of proving the durability of our Freescale i.MX 6 SBC based Hydra-F6 rugged tablet. This episode is Halloween themed; playing tricks on the tablet that kids (in movies) might do to houses or cars or people as Hallows Eve prank. Here we showcase the durability of the tablet (eggs are harder than you think), ability to withstand liquids and, most markedly, our tablet can withstand cleaning and chemical agents that might be used in military, medical or industrial applications. As Rodney explains in the video below, the Hydra-F6 rugged tablet is made of Makrolon 9415, a...

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Modified COTS Device Design, Reducing Risk & Optimizing Cost

Current market trends pressure industrial and defense companies to innovate product features while simultaneously reducing cost, schedule, and risk. As a result, a market for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computer modules has developed. These modules, often called computers-on-module (COMs) or systems-on-modules (SOMs), deliver COTS computing functions and save development time and cost for computing platforms. However, the COTS COM/SOM solution has several key disadvantages, including architectural constraints, increased power consumption, software development complexity, and cost. Modified COTS, wherein a proven COTS design is leveraged as a basis for customized requirements, can overcome these issues. Let’s discuss. Problems with SOMs SOMs provide...

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Bloop: Freescale i.MX 6 SBC, Fury-F6 Overview

We've enjoyed filming these videos for you all. But truth be told, we don't always get it on the first try - or the 15th. Finally on our 20th take, we got a useable version, but not before cut editing the original. Here's our first 'blooper reel' to help lighten up your Tuesday. And if you haven't watched the original, stay watching for some info on our Freescale i.MX 6 based Fury-F6 single board computer and all you can do and customize with it.    

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Video Overview of InHand Freescale i.MX 6 SBC, Fury-F6

A short video overview of our Freescale i.MX 6 single board computer, the Fury-F6.    

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Proving Our ’Nearly Indestructible’ Rugged Tablet, Episode 2: Transit Drop

We pride ourselves on having one of the most low-power, compact, fully rugged tablets on the market – which, by the way, are completely customizable and brandable. We have touted our Hydra rugged tablets  as ‘nearly indestructible’ and now we’re going to prove it. Over a series of episodes, we’re going to put our tablet to the test; starting with some easy durability tests and getting a little tougher and more creative. We welcome suggestions on how to you’d like to see us put our tablet to the test by going to @InHand_Inc on Twitter and telling us your idea. Today's test is the transit drop...

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Case Study: Electronic Warfare and the Wolfhound Cooperative Radio Direction Finding System

InHand case studies exemplify our breadth and expertise in semi-custom and full custom product engineering design services. Our clients' projects are ground breaking and important; we can help expedite schedules and with reduced risk in ever-advancing technologies. For more information on our engineering services click here or fill out an info request. “The electromagnetic spectrum has been used for commercial and military applications for over a century.”(i) As military and battlefield operations depend more and more on the electromagnetic spectrum for communications, targeting and defense, electronic warfare (EW) has become increasingly critical to the success of military campaigns. EW uses...

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