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IoT - Wi-Fi Voucher Printing

Star TSP100 receipt printer

We are often asked for proof-of-concept and implementation of IoT and embedded solutions. One example of this was for a hospitality client, who asked us to help out with token-based access to their public Wi-Fi, via a printed till receipt given with each purchase.

Unlike the majority of our clients ...

Technology Review

Technology tools within the DevOps world move at lightning speed. You often see a Cambrian explosion effect then rapid consolidation, and survival of the fittest (it does the job well, it's very easy to implement, fits with your existing tools and processes, and most of all has excellent documentation ...

2017 in Review and a Look Ahead

2017 at The Network Factory

As we come to that funny little time between Christmas and New Year when many companies are on hiatus, all my obscure outstanding support tickets have been closed and I have reached inbox nirvana, it gives me time to reflect on the last twelve months ...

We Have to Talk About Legacy

Let’s talk about legacy apps.

First off we shouldn’t really use the term ‘legacy’ any more, and rightly so. Legacy has a bad rap. It’s always used as the go-to scapegoat word for anything in the organisation that is no longer shiny and no-one wants to take ...

Why We Never Repeat Ourselves

WannaCrypt screenshot Here at The Network Factory, we set up a lot of computer systems from scratch. From virtualisation servers and company laptops to IoT and Raspberry Pi-based embedded solutions, we do a lot of software installation and configuration, so it's really important that this is done as efficiently as possible ...

Staying Current

Technology moves fast and sometimes it can be hard to keep up with all the latest developments in software and hardware. It's very important to stay up-to-date however, and today we'll look at why that is.

WannaCrypt screenshot


It seems that every other day the media is reporting another ...