The Lord of the Servers: The Three Questions

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It’s big, it’s there, and it’s probably cursed by every member of the IT department of your business: It’s your server. In my last post I covered the three main types of servers that you as a small business owner were likely to encounter. Today, I will be providing you with a quick reference to… Read More


The Lord of the Servers: The Fellowship of the Server

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It’s big, it’s there and it’s probably cursed by every member of the IT department of your business: it’s your server. It’s how your business operates, and every business uses one of some kind. Be they a small business using a personal computer or a tower server – to the midsized enterprise utilizing blade servers… Read More

Industrial Computer

10 Things to Know about Your Industrial Computer’s Capabilities

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There are a lot of instances where an Industrial Computer is purchased for one application but then is used for another. All is fine and good with doing so but one must know the PC’s capabilities before doing so. Not all software and application requirements are the same, so what works for one application might… Read More

Borderlands QR Code

Video Game Hides Barcode Treasure with QR Codes

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Google has been known to hide some Easter eggs in their applications and websites from time to time (like their Google Images Atari Breakout). But they’re not alone – programmers and web developers love to hide special features in their code. The same holds true for video game developers. I recently decided to blow the… Read More


Zebra ZT400 Series Barcode Printers Hit the Streets

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The Zebra ZT400 Series thermal barcode label printers were announced in April and they started shipping in May, so this isn’t exactly breaking news, but I recently got around to taking a closer look at the changes from the existing Z Series printers and I’m liking what I see. The Z Series hasn’t been officially… Read More

Barcodes & Salmon

Fishing the Trout & Salmon Runs via Barcode

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Over the last 10 years, the Fall salmon runs off of Lake Ontario have become a popular destination for many anglers. The number of anglers, along with the influx of business, makes the larger tributary towns the place to be from September through the end of October. Unfortunately, with increased fishing popularity, there are less… Read More

I/O Intensive Industrial Flat Panel Monitor

Need an I/O Intensive Industrial Flat Panel Monitor? You got it!

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Most industrial monitors, touch panel computers and panel PCs do include some mixture of I/O. In a lot of applications, the I/O required is more extensive than what most monitors can provide. A hardware solution I have found valuable to many customers over the years is a fully configured UNO Embedded Automation PC combined with… Read More

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Word on the Street: In-Vehicle Technology

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Attending conferences like LEIM (Law Enforcement Information Management) and ESLETS (Empire State Law Enforcement Traffic Safety) each year we, at L-Tron Corporation, get the opportunity to speak with the Law Enforcement community and listen to feedback and concerns. While some like to get on the topic of near-future Law Enforcement technology (as do we), others stop… Read More

Tattoo Stencils with Brother PocketJet Printers

Tattoos & Thermal Printers – A New Approach to Tattoo Stencils

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Recently I was exposed to a pretty interesting application for some hardware that L-Tron offers. But first, I must give you a primer on one aspect of the tattoo community. As with many aspects, there are traditionalists and modernists; those who maintain the old methods and techniques of a given craft and those who are… Read More

4910 & TraCS

eCitation Barcode Scanner Interfaces, Part 2

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Welcome to part 2 of my blog series on eCitation hardware and software for patrol cars. As I mentioned in part 1, this series is particularly intended for those in law enforcement who make the decisions about which types of hardware and software to purchase for their operations. While part 1 discussed a USB Keyboard… Read More