December 12, 2011

Piping DOS over Ethernet

A little-known fact: DOS commands can be sent through LAVA Ether-Serial Links. And it’s actually simple to do. With an Ether-Serial Link configured in Windows Driver […]
December 14, 2011

Not Rocket Science

Sometimes it’s not rocket science. Loblaw Companies Limited, a large food store chain based in Canada, needed a reliable method of adding serial ports to their […]
December 19, 2011

An Inside Look at the LAVA Parallel-PCI

Recently we had a customer inquiry about the internals of one of our parallel port cards. To answer, we had to take a refresher course in […]
January 19, 2012

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 […]
January 30, 2012

New RS-422 Ether-Serial Link

ESL 1-422-RJ45 module 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, […]
January 31, 2012

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 […]
February 8, 2012

Parallel Port Control of Plasma Cutter

parallel-connected 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, […]
February 9, 2012

Soldering at LAVA

surface mount machine 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 […]
February 10, 2012

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 […]