Fanless Industrial PC Features for Your Bar or Restaurant

by | Dec 24, 2015 | Computers


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It’s no secret that sports are incredibly popular in the United States and abroad. There is some sort of sporting event going on pretty much any time of the year. Many of these events are on television, but they’re only on cable or pay per view channels. As more and more people are unsubscribing from pay television, they are looking for other places to view different sporting events. Bars and restaurants are some of the most popular venues for sporting events. People enjoy spending time with their friends and other like-minded fans.

If you run a bar or restaurant, you stand to gain a significant amount of revenue with a good television set-up. You need to have televisions indoors and outdoors so that customers can enjoy sporting events anywhere they feel comfortable. You also need to make sure that your outdoor monitors are fit for your needs.

Temperature Resistance

In a restaurant setting, temperatures can vary widely. In the kitchen, the temperature could be well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. However, on the outdoor patio or deck, the winter temperatures could easily drop below zero degrees Fahrenheit. You’ll need to make sure that you have a set of monitors that can withstand the wildly differing temperatures.

Dust, Smoke, and Water

Depending on the regulations in your municipality, your bar or restaurant patrons might smoke inside or outside the bar. That means your monitors will be subjected to smoke. Also, if they’re in a kitchen, they might be subjected to flour or cornmeal that has a knack for finding its way into every single crevice in a kitchen.

Water, beer, and soda are probably going to be spilled on your monitors at some point; that’s practically unavoidable. Your monitors have to be able to withstand these conditions. A completely sealed fanless industrial PC is impervious to dust, smoke, and spills. That makes it perfect for a restaurant or bar application.


In addition to withstanding the temperature and weather of outdoor applications, your monitors need to be visible when they’re outside. A fanless industrial PC that works in direct sunlight is an absolute must. A variable brightness allows your patrons to see the monitor even in the harshest sunlight. That means they can watch their sporting events, select items from the menu, or just read the advertisements even in the brightest sun.

Wide Range of Functionality

In addition to being operational and visible, your monitors need to be functional in many different circumstances. If you’re using your PCs for television needs, you want to have widescreen capabilities and high definition. If you’re using them for menus, you might want to have touchscreen capabilities. Whatever you need them for, they should be up to the challenge. When you buy from a reputable manufacturer, you can customize your functionality.

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