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Partner Product Showcase: Vestel Q Series

Partner Product Showcase: Vestel Q Series

Partner Product Showcase: Vestel Q Series 24/7 Digital Signage Displays This month, we are putting the spotlight on digital signage specialist Vestel and the latest Q series LED light displays. What is it? The Q series is the new series of LED light displays from...

How Agri-tech Yields the Best Results

How Agri-tech Yields the Best Results

How Agri-tech Yields the Best Results Noel Sheppard, General Manager at Distec and Günther Dörgeloh, CEO at MRS Electronic discuss how Agri-tech is bolstering farming communities Agriculture has been altered dramatically over the last century, from horse-drawn ploughs...

Future Trends in Digital Health

Future Trends in Digital Health

Future Trends in Digtal Health Like so much of our lives, the future of healthcare is digital. Technological advances have given rise to tools that would usually be found in science fiction novels. Now they are helping to diagnose and treat a huge variety of illnesses...

One FlexEdge Controller Does it ALL

One FlexEdge Controller Does it ALL

One FlexEdge Controller Does it ALL Red Lion's FlexEdge™ now combines the scalability of Linux® with the power of Crimson® 3.2 software into one user-friendly operating system. This fusion enables a single FlexEdge controller to provide advanced networking, security,...

Digital Signage in the Retail Industry

Digital Signage in the Retail Industry

Digital signage in the retail industry - how can retailers use it? In our previous blog, we explored how digital signage can Personalise Customer Experience in Transportation. In this blog, we take a look at how digital signage can be used in the retail industry....

Nexcom Industrial Computing Solutions

Nexcom Industrial Computing Solutions

Nexcom Industrial Computing Solutions As an authorised Nexcom distributor serving the UK and Ireland, we supply Nexcom Industrial Computing Solutions for industrial environments. Fanless Embedded PCs Powered by Intel Atom® processors, Atom® Compact Series fanless...

The end of Windows 7: What should you do now?

The end of Windows 7: What should you do now?

On 14th January 2020, Microsoft will end its extended support for Windows 7. Mainstream support already closed off in 2015, but this truly is the end of the line. As Microsoft itself states, this is so the company can focus on ‘supporting newer technologies and great...

2020 Predictions for Digital Signage

2020 Predictions for Digital Signage

2020 Predictions for Digital Signage Today we’re rounding off our trio of blogs looking at how the sectors we operate in are likely to change, evolve and expand over 2020. We started off by looking at the healthcare sector, and then turned to examine the manufacturing...

What does 2020 hold for Manufacturing?

What does 2020 hold for Manufacturing?

What does 2020 hold for Manufacturing? We recently blogged about healthcare, one of the major sectors we operate in, and what we think the sector holds in 2020. Today we’re turning to manufacturing. Earlier this year, we predicted that technology for manufacturing in...

2020 in Healthcare Technology

2020 in Healthcare Technology

A year ago, we wrote a blog setting out our predictions for the year ahead in healthcare technology. We discussed the continued preparations for Paperless 2020, and suggested that the move to electronic health records (EHR) would be increasingly prominent in NHS...

Interoperability and the IIoT

Interoperability and the IIoT

Interoperability and the IIoT. Two crucial concepts in modern manufacturing and industrial environments – and two concepts that Distec is proud to be able to help you tackle. But what do Interoperability and the IIoT actually mean, how do they fit together, and how...

How to Choose an Industrial PC

How to Choose an Industrial PC

What is an Industrial PC? From power plants in the utilities industry, to factory floors across all corners of the manufacturing sector, all industrial environments require hardware that is robust and resilient. After all, those environments might experience...

How ePMA Can Reduce Medication Errors

How ePMA Can Reduce Medication Errors

Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (ePMA) systems can reduce medication errors and improve workflow. There are few sectors in which the impact of error can be more dramatic than healthcare. Errors in the prescription and dispensation in medication, in...

AOPEN Unveils Chromebox Commercial 2

AOPEN Unveils Chromebox Commercial 2

AOPEN Unveils Chromebox Commercial 2 The digital signage market is expected to grow from USD 20.74 Billion in 2017 to USD 31.62 Billion by 2023, at an estimated CAGR of 7.28%.*  To meet this need, AOPEN, a world leader in digital signage and applied IoT, has unveiled...

Manufacturing Technology Trends 2019

Manufacturing Technology Trends 2019

Manufacturing Technology Trends 2019. Today we’re concluding our trio of blogs looking at the three major sectors we operate in, and setting out our predictions for the next 12 months. We began by looking at healthcare technology, and then moved on to discuss digital...

2019 in Healthcare Technology Trends

2019 in Healthcare Technology Trends

2019 in Healthcare Technology Trends. As we begin a new year, it is an opportune time to look ahead at the next 12 months and consider how the landscapes we operate in look set to evolve and change. In this blog, we’re considering the healthcare technology sector –...

Digital Signage Trends in 2019

Digital Signage Trends in 2019

Digital Signage Trends in 2019. This is the second of three blogs in which we look at our core sectors and consider how they look set to develop in the year ahead. Last time, we examined the healthcare technology industry. In today’s blog, we’re considering the...

Digital Transformation in the NHS

Digital Transformation in the NHS

What is digital transformation? Multiple definitions circulate, but one of the most common is simply the replacement of previously manual or disparate processes with digital and unified ones. In turn, this accelerates process efficiencies, frees up resource to work on...

UK Health Show 2018: The debrief

UK Health Show 2018: The debrief

Distec has now returned from the UK Health Show 2018. We’re delighted to report that the event was a resounding success – both for the industry, and for our organisation. The show ran from September 25th & 26th at the Excel Centre in London. With around 4,000...

Using Thin Clients in Hazardous Areas

Using Thin Clients in Hazardous Areas

Thin Clients in Hazardous Areas. It takes a business on average 18.5 hours to recover from a disaster such as a fire and the cost of the resulting downtime can vary between $8,000 for a small business to $700,000 for a large business. Here, Noel Sheppard a director of...

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