Atlas POS

Atlas POS, a POS integrator specializing in Sharp ECRs, operates throughout Canada from Vancouver to Newfoundland. They have now used LAVA Ether-Serial Links and HQ-ST Plus Links in numerous POS polling applications. They focus on POS installations for cafeterias, and have sold systems to colleges, universities, and hospitals, as well as to companies such as […]

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Retail Solutions Providers Association

We’d like to devote this blog post to promoting the RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association), the major retail technology group (now over 60 years old). If you’re in the POS business we strongly suggest you consider joining. The RSPA is an invaluable source for networking and information, and an active participant in promoting understanding of […]

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Customized Parallel-PCI

LAVA’s Parallel-PCI card is well-regarded for its speed and compatibility in many systems and applications, but every so often someone needs something special. In the case of Lockheed Martin, as they were developing a system for the US Postal Service they uncovered the need for a parallel port card that delivered a particular output voltage […]

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Gift Shop ECR Polling over IP

Hennepin County Library in Hennepin MN has been recognized as one of the top libraries in the United States. The 41-branch library system had 5.8 million in-person visits and almost 20 million Internet visits to their library in 2010. When the library looked to connect their Electronic Cash Registers (ECRs) to a central location they […]

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LAVA appoints Euroline AS as its Distributor for Denmark, Faroe Islands, and Greenland

Euroline AS, a distributor and system integrator of connectivity products and solutions located in Dramman, Norway, has been appointed as Lava Computer MFG. Inc.’s Regional Distribution Partner for Scandinavia. For years Euroline has been reselling LAVA’s products in Norway, Finland, and Belarus, and it now has been appointed a distributor for Denmark, Greenland, and the […]

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Buduchnist Credit Union uses parallel interface for passbook printers

The Buduchnist Credit Union — a sizeable Canadian credit union catering largely to the Ontario Ukrainian community — uses the LAVA Parallel-PCIe, LAVA Parallel-PCIe/LP, LAVA Parallel-PCI and LAVA Parallel-PCI/LP cards as printer interfaces to IBM 9068-S01 passbook printers in their branches. As they upgrade their tellers’ computers to newer systems, they want to continue using […]

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Soldering at LAVA

It’s how we make our cards and boards: soldering is a part of the manufacture of all of LAVA’s electronic hardware. Soldering is in fact a couple of distinct types of soldering, as described in a couple of articles we’ve put together. The first type of soldering, “surface-mount soldering,” is how components such as chips, […]

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Parallel Port Control of Plasma Cutter

The parallel port is a crucial part of the control system for plasma cutters, such as those manufactured by PlasmaCAM in Colorado City, Colorado. PlasmaCAM makes a cutting table, automation electronics, and software to control plasma cutters, and they interface their cutters to PCs using parallel ports. There are several reasons why parallel ports are […]

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McDonald’s Upgrades Their ECRs

When McDonald’s Canada and their POS system integrator Panasonic Canada were looking for a reliable North American manufacturer of serial cards to add into their cash registers, they chose LAVA. They needed additional serial target devices to run a reliable, up-to-date, and efficient QSR operation. LAVA provided both companies with LAVA DSerial-PCI and LavaPort-PCI cards, […]

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