Leveraging the Internet of Things with Wireless Networks

Internet-connected devices allow businesses to gather detailed information about their operations in real time, enabling them to make decisions that can benefit the bottom line.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Cradlepoint




Connectivity for Content Delivery

Connectivity is the ‘unsung hero’ of digital signage, enabling the inherent benefits of the medium, delivering the right message at the right time, in the right location, to the right audience. Media delivery, file forwarding and system monitoring all depend on taking a reliable, scalable and cost-effective approach to connectivity.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Microspace Communication Corp.




A Microspace Digital Signage Case Study

When your digital signage or kiosk application has network security, bandwidth, or infrastructure challenges, choosing the right networking technology and technology partner is critical. Eric Kriemelmeyer, owner of FASTSIGNS® of Waldorf, Maryland, had this exact challenge with a project being proposed by a Maryland State Committee.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Microspace Communication Corp.


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Everyone in retail can breathe a little easier today knowing that federal authorities have charged David Benjamin Schrooten, or as he is known in cyber space “Foretezza,” with multiple counts of credit card theft.  Allegedly, Schrooten, who is a Dutch national, and his U.S. accomplice, Christopher A.

Employee hotline – Avoid passing in the no passing zone

Employee Hotlines encourage employees to report incidences when they observe unsafe conditions or inappropriate behavior, and promotes a culture of ethical behavior and honesty.

The most important issue facing restaurant owners today: tip reporting

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NRA 2012: Cintas

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How many people does it take to process a credit card?

I know this sounds like the old joke about a light bulb or a chicken crossing the road, but the way some restaurants operate, the joke is on them. There are many restaurants that have their servers pick up checks...

Could be deadly, but essential for restaurant operations

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Would YOU resist a robber?

The young manager knelt in front of the safe, a thousand thoughts cluttering his head. His fingers were nearly frozen with fear as he fumbled with the combination.

Could your restaurant survive a 15% decrease in business?

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The Secret Decoder Ring and Loss Prevention

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