How IoT Makes Smart Building Management Viable


Today’s complex buildings requires countless disparate systems and devices to regulate their functions and environments. Many of these systems operate in silos yet are still interdependent in many ways. With the Internet of Things (IoT) as the heart of smart building management, personnel tasked with monitoring, adjusting, and intervening in those functions when necessary have a holistic view into building operations. Industrial tablets become a vital link to overcoming the greater challenge of interpreting data from many building automation systems in real-time. With the help of the IoT, buildings have the potential to house truly interoperable systems rather than silos...

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SECO and IBD Partner for the Realization of Respira - Non-invasive Pulmonary Ventilators


Rockville,MD April 23, 2020 – SECO, a leading company in the hi-tech sector, specializing in computer miniaturization, backed by FII Tech Growth managed by Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR, today announced a partnership with IBD, an innovative Italian company operating in the biomedical market, for the development of Respira, a new non-invasive pulmonary ventilator created in response to the current health emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic. Respira was developed by a team of Italian doctors with direct and extensive experience on the front lines of the pandemic. SECO’s technological capabilities in combination with IBD’s knowledge and competencies in the medical sector,...

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SECO integrates InHand Electronics


SECO InHand is formed. The acquisition of 100% of the share capital of InHand has been completed. Rockville, MD (USA), March 9th, 2020 – SECO SpA through its subsidiary SECO USA completed the acquisition of InHand Electronics (InHand), a business based in Rockville, MD.  SECO, a high-tech manufacturer of computer miniaturization and “ready-to-use” IoT integrated systems, with shareholder FII Tech Growth fund backed by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of InHand, a Maryland-based leading provider of low-power rugged embedded systems and software to original equipment manufacturers of handheld, portable, Internet of Things (IoT), and wireless...

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SECO USA Acquires InHand Electronics, Inc


SECO, a high-tech manufacturer of computer miniaturization and “ready-to-use” IoT integrated systems, with shareholder FII Tech Growth fund backed by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of InHand, a Maryland-based leading provider of low-power rugged embedded systems and software to original equipment manufacturers of handheld, portable, Internet of Things (IoT), and wireless devices for the military/defense, industrial, medical, transportation, infotainment and field operations equipment markets. Click the link below to see the Press Release SECO-INHAND Complete Transaction

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Use of Industrial Android Tablet in the Construction Industry


The construction industry is a broad field that encompasses many sectors where the use of an industrial Android tablet will has both overlapping and separate uses

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Effective Fleet Maintenance in the Digital Age


Our latest blog shows why fleet maintenance in the digital age relies on preventative maintenance strategies driven by the rugged tablet to lower operational costs.  There is ample evidence of the importance of an effective mobile Preventative Maintenance (PM) strategy for fleet success in the recent Technology and Maintenance Council’s (TMC) roadside breakdown report. Numerous leading industry outlets like Transport Topics have covered the report, which starts with the premise that roadside repairs cost four times as much as shop repairs. The challenge to changing that and other maintenance costs statistical increases is how to best use the rugged tablet as the PM...

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Industrial Android Tablet Uses in the Construction Industry


Building information technology (BIM) and construction management software (CMS) are just two of the important tools for the construction industry that rely on industrial Android tablet use in the field. While these and other applications have a big in-device use potential, it is the device’s ability to provide wireless connectivity in a durable, rugged package that truly expands that potential. The construction industry is a broad field that encompasses many sectors where the use of an industrial Android tablet will has both overlapping and separate uses. For example, in heavy construction, surveying processes across road and building construction are more...

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Intrinsically Safe Circuit Design Device Needs Across Industries


As mobility in harsh and volatile industrial and manufacturing environments has become a necessity for productivity, safety, monitoring, and management, intrinsically safe circuit design has had to meet stringent regulatory device needs. Making matters more challenging for device manufactures are the varied environments, product features, and complex requirements of meeting regulatory compliance for intrinsic safety. The definition of intrinsically safe lies at the heart of this challenge. Intrinsic safety requirements apply to any device operated in areas where flammable gases, fuels or dust are present. The device must provide preventive protection in its electronic circuit design and physical structure when...

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Using CPLDs to Tackle Unforeseen Design Requirements/Enhancements Late in the Electronic Design Cycle


Complex programmable logic devices, commonly known as CPLDs, have become a staple for modern digital electronic design. Although CPLDs have their limitations (they are primarily used for relatively small amounts of digital logic and low-power architectures), they are hard to beat their combination of low power consumption, on-the-fly design flexibility, and robust operation within a single component. InHand engineers have used CPLDs for purposes ranging from very sophisticated (screen rotation, display timing, and video translation) to simple (GPIO manipulation and voltage level translation). This blog describes their use for resolving unforeseen issues and design enhancements. One recent example involves a...

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Why a Rugged Tablet Must Have An IP67 Rating


Today, the rugged tablet is commonly used across sectors like manufacturing, oil and gas, healthcare, defense, energy/utilities and more. One key performance parameter in these environments is ingress protection (IP) rating – resistance to ingress of dust and water into the device. For business-critical operations, the best rule of thumb is to always err on the side of caution and choose a rugged tablet with at least an IP67 rating. Most companies will ask why this is the case, and the answer lies in an understanding of the IP rating system and what protection an IP67 rated device will bring....

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