[Ilugc] biometric attendance - swipe card attendance aystem, thermal & dot matrix printer manufacturers/ vendors?

Arun Venkataswamy arun289 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 11:27:36 IST 2012

On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 11:10 AM, ஆமாச்சு <amachu at amachu.net> wrote:

> On Saturday 14 July 2012 04:00 PM, Arun Venkataswamy wrote:
> > @Ramdoss, I understand for a commercial project, you require
> > vendor/manufacturer support for Linux.
> one problem apart from availability of driver for GNU/ Linux is, the
> availability of an advanced Application that makes the usage of such
> devices end-user friendly, which keeps missing for GNU/ Linux systems.
> Such apps have binaries for Windows & Mac.
> That is still an obstacle.

I agree.
Some of these devices do come with software which can be used out of the
box to solve simple use case scenarios. These software are almost always
not available for Linux systems. I have had this problem with a bar code
printer. The printer came with  `open` protocols, but a very important
label design utility was Windows only. We had to design the labels in a
Windows box and then use the file created in a Linux based system where the
bigger application was running.


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