InHand Introduces Its Third Generation Rugged Tablet – The Hydra-Q6™

InHand Electronics proudly announces our third generation platform for custom tablet and display applications. The Hydra-Q6™ tablet incorporates the rugged features of our Hydra line of tablets with a flexible architecture for quickly prototyping and deploying your optimal tablet solution. InHand can provide customization to allow you to get to market with a branded/unique tablet incorporating your […]

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Custom mobile devices for industrial vertical markets

In the construction, oil and gas, transportation, military, medical, farming, or manufacturing fields – or many others – you perform very unique tasks for your job. You often use a generic commercial phone or tablet, and find the device is inadequate. Commercial off the shelf devices with an app might seem less expensive, but are […]

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Why Security Is Critical to The Success of The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) connects machines, allowing remote control and data collection used to improve automation, real-time knowledge, efficiency, and convenience. The Industrial Internet of things (IIoT) is a class of the IoT where manufacturing and other critical infrastructure are interconnected for operational efficiency and to enable rapid response in case of problems. What […]

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Security Challenges Posed by Internet of Things

At one time, computers were the only devices connected to the internet. Not long after, smartphones connected through cellphone carriers. Wi-Fi enabled tablets and smartphones followed suit. Video game systems came with the capability to allow their users to play other players online, video streaming devices arose, and now people can control the lights or […]

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How to Customize a Tablet for Better Security

Android tablets are built on an open platform, unlike the iPad with its proprietary iOS, providing the opportunity for customization. One way that customization is possible is by enhancing security and reliability features. In fact, the security on an Android tablet can surpass the security on an iPad and other similar devices. For semi-custom and […]

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A Commercial Tablet Just Won’t Cut It for Your Medical Application

It is tempting to want to purchase inexpensive, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) tablets for use in medical facilities or to interface with medical equipment. Unfortunately, there are several technical, regulatory and security issues that could prevent you from doing that.  Technical issues, FDA, and HIPAA security rules are just three potential pot holes for COTS tablets. […]

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Safety and Security in Embedded Applications

In the embedded community, there are multiple meanings and layers to safety and security. The embedded electronics, plus its software, needs to be designed to perform key functions for agencies whose mission is to keep the public (and its information) safe and secure. As the Internet of Things (IoT) arena grows, there are many different […]

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Modified COTS, Customizing OTS Rugged Tablets to Meet System Requirements

At InHand, we take the concept of modified COTS to a new level. While many companies offer “custom” configurations of their standard products, they are still offering certain specific configurations that may or may not meet your needs. (Remember Gateway computers circa 2000?) InHand, on the other hand, offers full flexibility in the customization of our […]

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Designing for Long Life Cycle, Minimizing Cost of New Product Development

Unlike consumer devices, medical, military, and industrial products typically have very long product life cycles of five to 10+ years. Long life cycles are important because device manufacturers  in these markets are slow to migrate to next generation product, new devices, and/or technology. The slow migration arises from a number of factors: High design and […]

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