Engineered by LAVA

Each week at LAVA many ideas are generated in meetings, chance encounters in hallways, and in  talks with customers and suppliers.Some thoughts presented here are completely raw, while others have percolated with us for some time. We call them “LAVA Engineered”. We’d like to share them with you in this blog. Some ideas will turn […]

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Brackets to suit

Sometimes the card you need is right in every regard, but one: it doesn’t fit! In fact, that was the impulse behind low-profile PCI in the first place — someone realized that full-height computer cases had a lot of empty space inside, and decided to make them slimmer. In doing so, adapter cards needed to […]

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New RS-422 Ether-Serial Link

The new LAVA Ether-Serial Link 1-422-RJ45 provides one RS-422 enabled serial port, accessible over Ethernet. It has configurable RS-422 termination and bias settings, as well as being able to supply 5 VDC or 12 VDC to attached peripherals that are designed to receive power on their serial ports. The diagram to the right shows the […]

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Sensor and POS integration

In March 2006 Pier 1 imports, a top American home furnishings retailer, sold its England-based business “The Pier” to Lagerinn ehf., an Icelandic group. Lagerinn went on to own, operate, and grow the group to 32 stores and 17 concessions in the UK, sourcing and selling distinctive furniture and household accessories. It had a small […]

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IP-Enabling Kiosks and Vending Machines

Opal Manufacturing Ltd. has been designing and manufacturing vending solutions for over 70 years and is a global leader in the delivery of prepaid telecom products, transit ticket dispensing, postal booklet vending, prepaid debit card vending, PIN vending, prepaid IP access, and self service bill pay applications. Opal’s primary focus has been in producing equipment […]

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