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7 Benefits of Liquid Cooling

Liquid cooling of computers offers several advantages over air cooling. Not only do they run quieter but given the right set-up they can operate for longer, more reliably, and at higher temperatures. Captec’s Jake Macwhirter...

Protecting the environment

Hi, I’m Brett Gaskin, QSHE Manager for Captec. As many businesses around the world embrace state-of-the-art tools and processes to ensure the consistency of products, customer demands and habits have shifted to not only ask...

A Day in the Life of a Product Engineer

Rise and shine The typical day usually starts anywhere between 07:00 -07:30; I’m usually one of the first people to get into the office. Being a morning person usually helps with roles such as this...

Ensuring reliability in simulation applications

The benefits of simulated training Many studies have shown simulation training to deliver the best learning outcomes, as it provides a realistic, immersive experience in the context of the learner’s job role. As the name...

The Future of Defence Technology

5 technologies that could have the biggest impact on the defence industry in the next 5 years Technology is evolving at an ever-increasing rate. The defence sector will always follow this trend, leveraging technology advancements...

Re-engineering commercial computers

Re-engineering commercial computers for extreme environments Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computer solutions are often deployed within a programme to leverage cost and performance benefits. However, defence and security applications’ requirements differ from end-user and enterprise computing...

How to stop your computer overheating

How to stop your computer overheating With winter just a breath away, and summer seems a lifetime away, you may not be thinking about how hot things are getting any time soon. Spare a thought,...

10 reasons for computer hardware failures

For industrial applications, computer hardware failure can cause significant downtime, for the application itself, but even more so to the end user. In most cases, industrial applications require the very latest technology to achieve the...

The US v UK Sports Betting Experience

When the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was overturned in May 2018, the American sports wagering experience was destined to change forever. The highly concentrated activity in Nevada could never be replicated throughout...

Women in Engineering #INWED19

In support of #INWED19 which celebrates the achievements of women in engineering, we sat down with our Product Support Engineer, Laura Anderson, who gave us a valuable insight into her career so far working in...

Why do I need an Industrial Computer?

Why do I need an Industrial Computer? To the average user, a computer is generally seen as a simple box. It performs a task and is expected to work consistently, with some occasional support from...

C4ISR: Commercial Technology in the Theatre of War

Understand your application C4ISR applications must provide the right people with the right information within time constraints to be effective. Of course, this must be done in conjunction with denying and disrupting the same privileges...

Why Militarise a Rugged Tablet?

The theatre of war You could be forgiven for thinking that militarising a rugged tablet, a device often tested to military standards, may be surplus to requirements. But as any soldier will tell you, the...

The Evolution of Flight Simulation

Flight Simulation – Past, Present and Future… April 2018 marks the 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force, and in anticipation I thought we could take a stroll through the archives to look at how...

A Brief History of Computing

Babbage and Ada – The Advent of Mathematical Computing In 1837, Charles Babbage proposed the Analytical Engine. His design would move past the computation of mathematical tables to the computation of outcomes. Although not successfully...

Intel 7th Generation Processors

These days everyone seems to walk around glued to their smartphone or tablet – whether they are browsing the net, checking email or just playing a game. Despite what some people may say, the internet...

Rack Integration: Navigating Risks

Rack Integration The demand for fully populated and functional rack cabinets is set to increase in line with the evolution of technology and resultantly, the enhanced capabilities of applications. Designers and engineers competent in rack...

Rack Integration: An Introduction (Part One)

Rack Integration: An Introduction (Part One) This blog contains the first half of an Interview with Jake MacWhirter, our Product Development Manager in Rack Integration. The integration of complex computers into 19-inch rack cabinets requires...

Rack Integration: An Introduction (Part Two)

Rack Integration: An Introduction (Part Two) This blog follows on from the first instalment of an interview with Jake MacWhirter, our Rack Integration Product Development Manager. In this part, Jake takes us through some of the more...

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