Tattoo Stencils with Brother PocketJet Printers

Who said there was an industry L-Tron couldn’t help?

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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


The Golf Conundrum: Why Are You Not Using RFID?

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Wouldn’t this be cool? You’re standing at the golf tee, hit what looks like it’s a beauty of a shot, and then suddenly it shanks right into some mini forest that the groundskeeper decided needed to be on the side of the fairway because this par four wasn’t quite hard enough. Normally the ball would… Read More


Back to School with Mobile Tech Solutions

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Having just recently graduated from college (Go Tigers!), it’s a bit of a weird feeling for me not heading back to class this fall. But that doesn’t mean school isn’t on my mind – I’m just seeing school from a different perspective. Now, stepping into the data collection/automation industry, I see plenty of opportunities on… Read More

Industrial Computer

Five Things to Consider When Upgrading Your Industrial PC in a Pinch

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A lot of us have been there before. You have application critical software that must successfully operate 24/7 and the Industrial PC running it has just died. You troubleshoot the power supply, CPU, RAM, Motherboard, Single Board Computer (SBC), Passive Backplane, Hard Drive and cabling to see where the failure has occurred. If you do… Read More

eCitation Infographic

Officer Roadside Safety: The Power of Automation & eCitation

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There is no doubt that law enforcement is a dangerous profession. Just within this past month, there were reports of two officers gunned down in Las Vegas, and prior to that, there were over fifty LODDs (line-of-duty-deaths) in the United States in 2014 alone.[1] While many of these LODDs involved gunfire, it is certainly noteworthy… Read More


eCitation Barcode Scanner Interfaces, Part 1

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I’m writing this two-part blog series specifically for those in the law enforcement community who decide which hardware and software to deploy in their patrol cars. If this is you, please read on. If you’ve been lucky enough to avoid this responsibility, you can still read on to learn how one small part of an… Read More


A Little Bit Closer to Star Trek: Why Evolving Matters

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When I was a child I grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation and was entertained every week by what I thought was a galaxy and the possibility that I would never see it in my lifetime. Really, warp drives? Traveling to new worlds and civilizations? Computers that can generate food? Surely something like… Read More

Big Ass Fan

Competing Standards and the Internet of Things (IoT)

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“The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.” -Andrew S. Tanenbaum (Computer Networks: 2nd Edition ©1988)   As a connoisseur of fine sarcastic wit, this specimen has long been a favorite of mine and it’s every bit as true today (probably more so) as it was over… Read More

Widescreen Industrial HMI

Widescreen Industrial HMI is More Than a New Fad

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New technology sure knows how to get people’s attention. Think of those long lines of shoppers camping out the night before the release of a new product and I think you’ll agree. Or the buzz all over social media during the weeks before a highly-anticipated new device is unveiled. Or the countless number of people… Read More