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The Rugged Insider, Vol. 4                                                August 2012




GPS is cheap, available, accurate, and wildly successful. This has freaked out some people. This month, we take a look at this ubiquitous technology.  We also describe an elegant solution for a common customization, discuss legacy WLAN, and wonder how the iPad’s popularity  will affect rugged computers.


See you next month!


Quote of the Month


“There is unexpected beauty hidden everywhere in this world — one just has to be open to seeing it. Remember that the next time you sneeze on your monitor.”   

 — Nathan Walton              


Executive Briefing

GPS and its discontents

Learn about GPS vulnerabilities, proposed enhancements, and possible alternative navigational systems.


Read Article Here


A tale of Two BOBs


Simple Solution for a Complex Problem


Adding a connector to a laptop seems like a simple modification.  It isn’t.  Read about an elegant solution for this common customization.


Read Article Here


Ask the Expert


Does your rugged computer need legacy Wi-Fi?


Since 802.11n is the fastest WLAN standard, why have any legacy Wi-Fi at all?


Read Answer Here



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On the Web


How the new iPad will affect rugged computers


The always interesting Rugged PC Review takes a look at the influence of the iPad’s popularity on the capabilities of rugged computers.


Read Article Here


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William Finn

Senior Editor & Copywriter



Bill’s work has appeared in Defense Tech Briefs,  IDGA, Robotics Tomorrow,  and Defense IQ.


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