The What and Why of RBM

What exactly is Recovery Battery Modulation (RBM) and why do you need it? We at LAVA, describe it as “a feature that facilitates battery modulation and network recovery, which improves a tablet’s longevity and guarantees a robust network connection.”

Jeez; who wrote that bunch of technical jargon? Okay…it might have been me. One of the challenges of selling technology is communicating in a way that helps customers understand. The seller often has a very intuitive understanding of the technology, whereas Continue reading “The What and Why of RBM”


Technology. It’s Pretty Neat.

We live in a time where the 3 inch device that fits in your pocket is more powerful than the computer used in the moon landing. Where the largest repository of knowledge in history is available at our fingertips. Where amounts of data unfathomable to someone 30 or so years ago can be carried on a simple USB drive. Technology is indeed, pretty neat.

Well… when it works.

How many times has a computer problem been solved by simply “turning it off then turning it back on again”? Uninstalling then re-installing the program? Unplugging it then Continue reading “Technology. It’s Pretty Neat.”

Tablet Display Solutions in an Age of Big, Brash and Bold Digital Signage

Not that long ago LAVA attended the Digital Signage Expo 2018 in Las Vegas. I have to admit that when I first stepped onto the trade show floor I was taken aback, struck by the big, brash and bold signage displays at the show.

You’d look to your left and see 60+ inch high resolution monitors. You’d turn right and notice impossibly clear 8k displays. I have to admit to feeling humbled Continue reading

Tablet Display Solutions in an Age of Big, Brash and Bold Digital Signage

The TL-002 Dilemma – The Price Versus Fit Balancing Act

In my role as Business Development Manager, a fancy term perhaps for a salesman, I would regularly get calls from potential clients, inquiring about the TL-002. Just in case you are not familiar with LAVA’s product naming conventions, the TL-002 is our most entry level product and it comes with our trademark Simulcharge functionality. Simulcharge is the technology that allows you to simultaneously charge your tablet while supporting a USB device.

It is one of our least expensive products, but one that I would never recommend to a corporate client. Now before you disdainfully shake your head at the thought of a salesman choosing not to recommend one of his less pricey products, hear me out.

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The TL-002 Dilemma – The Price Versus Fit Balancing Act

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We’re Good to Go and Ready to Launch!

We are pleased to announce a refresh of LAVA’s website! Some things are new and others will still look familiar. Our primary URL remains

Our goal with this new website is to improve your customer experience and provide visitors with an easier way to learn about LAVA’s entire range of products and solutions. You will also learn more about who we are. Continue reading

We’re Good to Go and Ready to Launch!


Let’s Connect! Visit LAVA at Booth L109 at the Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) London May 2 – 3, 2018

Toronto, Canada, April 18th, 2018 – Mark your calendars! LAVA Computer Mfg Inc., a designer and manufacturer of technological solutions for integrated mobile and tablet kiosk applications, will be exhibiting at Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) London, Europe’s fastest growing retail technology trade show.

RBTE will be taking place at London, England’s, Olympia on the 2nd and 3rd May 2018 and is the must-attend exhibition for both retail and hospitality organizations looking for an opportunity to discover new innovations, technologies and trends in the retail sector.

The European Launch of the LAVASync USB-C Adapter

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It Aint… Cool? What’s up with Serial and Parallel cards.

How do we market old technology?

Yes….such product lines do still exist.

I’m finding it a conundrum that everyone thinks they have the coolest tech product in the world, as if they’re all guzzling the corporate Kool-aid. Well sorry to say, all tech aint cool. Coming from a long history of pushing GPU’s into T1 retailers and driving the gaming ability with awesome visual tech, well that was sexy (At least in my mind). All those years I spent laughing at the guys pedaling cables and adapters, man how uncool! How do they get excited to sell an adapter, even worse how do they get a customer excited? Poor guys.

Well now my world has turned, I find myself in a role selling older technology into commercial and industrial spaces. Well, even I know, it aint cool. So how do I get customers enthusiastic about it? Do I really need to make it a cool product and create a cool new proposition?

Can I make this happen? Continue reading “It Aint… Cool? What’s up with Serial and Parallel cards.”