There are many electronics that can help businesses run smoothly from cash registers to security systems to landlines and the internet. While these may appear to be evident, there are less obvious electronics that can also be vital for business owners to have. Some of these electronic devices include etching, laser coding, depaneling and conformal coating equipment.
Electronic machines of this kind are used in a variety of manufacturing and production processes, particularly the storage of small parts such as IC chips and resistors. Mistakes in stock management are possible if these components are not clearly identified and visually examined. By putting handheld computers in place that link product information with shelf information, a mistake-free inspection process is possible, and the speed of inspection and delivery can be increased.
Commercial electronics include power generators that convert DC electricity into other forms of energy such as AC or diesel. These electronic devices are used both for domestic and industrial purposes.
The invention of business machines that were not computers as such, helped to lay the foundations for modern computing. It wasn’t until the mid-20th century that Alan Turing and others produced a fully functional machine that was capable of carrying out the logical functions. The machine, dubbed the Colossus was constructed at Bletchley Park with great secrecy to break the codes and ciphers generated by German electromechanical devices, such as the Enigma and Geheimschreiber.