Data collection solution in an industrial environment requires industrial computers. Information is most accurate when collected at the point of origin. So when information is gathered on a manufacturing floor, out in the field or in any other harsh environment, its data collection system must contain industrial touch PC, scanners, barcodes, tag reader that are rated for that environment. An industrial touchscreen PC eliminates the need for a volatile keyboard and the screen accommodates “fat” fingers with gloves. Sealed casing provides internal components protection from heat, dust and water.
Many solution providers evaluate the environmental conditions for the data collection solution and provide the “best of breed” components to the the requirements. VARs such as Efficient Business Systems and ValuTrack offer many industrial rated components within their recommended solutions including the Percon industrial touch PC products.