There are many electronics that can help a business run smoothly from cash registers and security systems to landlines and the internet. Although these may seem obvious, there are also some less obvious electronic devices business owners need to have. Some of these electronic equipment include etching, laser coding, depaneling and conformal coating equipment.
These types of electronic devices are utilized in a variety of manufacturing and production processes, including the warehousing of micron-sized components such as IC chips and resistors. If these components are not marked clearly and visually inspected carefully, mistakes are frequently made in inventory management. With the help of handheld computers that associate product information with shelf information, a mistake-free inspection process can be achieved and the speed of inspection and shipping can be increased.
Other essential commercial electronics are power generators that are that provide electric energy that convert DC electricity into other sources of power, such as AC and diesel. These electronic machines are utilized both for domestic and industrial reasons.
While none of them was a computing device in the traditional sense, the practical mechanical knowledge gained through the development of business machines in the 19th century helped establish the foundations of modern computing. Alan Turing, along with others, did not create an entirely functional machine capable of performing logical operations until the mid-20th Century. This machine, called the Colossus was built at Bletchley Park with great secrecy to break codes and ciphers generated by German electromechanical devices like the Enigma and Geheimschreiber.