Glacier's Everest E4000 Touch PC Is Ultra-Rugged - HotHardware
Glacier's Everest E4000 Touch PC Is Ultra-Rugged

Glacier's Everest E4000 Touch PC Is Ultra-Rugged

Difficult though it may be to believe, the product you see enlarged below is actually a computer. Not a bloated GPS device, not a rough and tough digital photo frame, but a bona fide PC. Glacier Computer's new Everest E4000 is quite the unique beast, acting as a touchscreen-based computer for specialized, rugged environments that can't afford the luxuries of keyboards and mice.

As Dan Poisson, Glacier Director of Engineering puts it: "The E4000 configuration has been re-engineered to incorporate the features most commonly requested by warehouse, freight, and shop floor customers." Honestly, we see this machine as having an even broader reach than that. Just think of the possibilities here in terms of embedded computing. We're talking about a carputer with oodles of horsepower, or an in-wall computer that can control every aspect of your home automation system. Heck, just imagine how much fun your toddler could have with a touch-based PC.

Glacier designed this unit to withstand all sorts of punishment inflicted by harsh working conditions, which pretty much guarantees that it won't cave when kicked around by your youngsters. The E4000 will be made available in three sizes (10-, 12- and 15-inch displays) and will ship with a variety of processor choices. Buyers will also be able to select from Windows XP Professional, XP Embedded and a fully supported version of Linux, though there's no word yet on just how pricey these units will be.



New Rugged Computer Optimized for Performance and ROI from Glacier Computer

 
The new Everest E4000 combines the most commonly requested features in a package optimized for value and rugged performance.

 

Amherst, NH - January 9, 2009 -- The new Everest E4000 leverages the rugged flexible computing platform made popular by the original Everest (now Everest 5000) computer.  Users can choose from a wide range of processor and screen size options to meet their needs.
 
“The E4000 configuration has been re-engineered to incorporate the features most commonly requested by warehouse, freight, and shop floor customers,” states Dan Poisson, Glacier Director of Engineering.

The E4000 provides a solution for those customers in the warehouse, supply chain or shop floor environment in need of a computer that will stand up to the punishment inflicted by harsh working conditions.  The new unit continues the Everest tradition of offering multiple screen sizes (10, 12 and 15 inch) as well as multiple processor and operating system options, including Windows XP Pro, XP Embedded, and a fully supported version of Linux.

The new E4000 joins the Everest family of products newly designated with alphanumeric monikers to aid customers and channel partners.  The Everest line of products answers the needs of customers requiring rugged computers that are fixed mounted to a vehicle or on a shop floor.
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