There are many electronics which can help a company run smoothly, from cash registers and security systems to landlines and the internet. This may sound obvious, but there are other less obvious electronic devices business owners must have. These include laser codes, depaneling, and conformal coating equipment.
These electronic machines are used for a variety manufacturing and production processes. They are particularly useful in the storage of small components such as ICs or resistors. Stock management mistakes can occur if these items are not clearly marked and visually examined. By installing handheld computers that associate product information with shelf information, a mistake-free inspection process can be realized, and the speed of inspection and shipping can be increased.
Other important electronic components for commercial use include power generators that are used to supply electric energy which convert DC electricity into other sources of power such as AC and diesel. These electronic machines are used both for industrial and domestic uses.
The invention of business machines which were not computer-like as such, helped to lay the foundations for modern computing. Alan Turing, along with others, did not develop an entirely functional machine capable of operating logically until the middle of the 20th century. The machine, known as the Colossus at Bletchley Park, was funded with great secrecy to serve its function of breaking the ciphers and codes generated by German electromechanical devices, such as the Enigma and Geheimschreiber.