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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On How the Business Model of Your COTS Vendor Impacts the Success of Your Product

What may surprise business owners, program managers, and systems engineers is that technology may not be the most important aspect when making form-factor decisions. The success or failure of a new product design may depend on the actual business model of the commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) provider. In recent years companies have moved away from designing in house (for reasons I will discuss in a moment). An alternative to designing in-house is outsourcing to companies that already have a proven COTS platform. There are clear advantages in leveraging COTS: faster time to market, lower engineering costs, lower risk, and immediate development of...

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Proving Our ’Nearly Indestructible’ Rugged Tablet, Episode 1: Ball 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. First up,...

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Modified COTS and Why You Should Use It

Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) refers to products that are sold in commercial markets that may be procured for government-funded use. Motivations for the use of COTS products include cost savings and faster times to deployment. COTS electronics typically consist of circuitry and associated software designed by private enterprise. These products are available for purchase by multiple buyers, across multiple products, and in multiple application spaces. InHand’s Fury-F6 is an example of a COTS electronic product: This single board computer (SBC) contains a Freescale i.MX 6 ARM processor, has on-board memory, a variety of standard peripherals, with Android or Linux operating systems....

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Welcome to InHand InSights!

  Hello, I’m Carlos Valeiras; CEO of InHand Electronics. I’d like to introduce and welcome you to the new InHand Electronics’ blog. Here we will be discussing interesting topics regarding embedded computing, design for embedded applications, handheld and mobile designs, and hot topics in the technology industry. We will have contributions from our engineers, our sales and marketing team, and our production team. In addition, we hope to bring you ideas and tips for getting your products to market quicker and within your budget. Here at InHand we spend a great deal of time and resources designing our own off-the-shelf...

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