The maker of rugged industrial computing gear, Glacier has decided that Intel’s Mobile Pentiums and Celerons are no longer up to scratch.
The outfit has made a tidy sum flogging rugged chips with Intel Mobile Pentium M 1.4 GHz, Intel Celeron M 1.0 GHz and Intel Celeron 800 MHZ under the bonnet of its Everest E5000 & E4000 Vehicle Mount Terminals.
However it now says that the chips are not up to scratch and becauses they cost a bomb to make.
The fact that Intel has also decided to discontinue the chips might also have something to do with the decision.
However Glacier felt the need to tell us which is jolly nice, if not a bit strange. Instead the Everest models E4000 & E5000 are now equipped with the Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor. We guess technology moves at glacial pace in the ruggedised computer industry.
Dan Poisson, Director of Engineering, Glacier Computer said that Intel chips gave solid performance for the Everest E5000 & E4000 Vehicle Mount Terminals and the Atom 1.6 GHz processor offers the same dependable, energy efficient design Everest users have come to expect.
Of course there is a bit of a sale on for those who want to buy the outdated chips to “give customers a suitable window in which to migrate to another standard”.