The seamless integration of local and wide area networking that LILAC provides by its no-compromise use of TCP/IP Client/Server architecture, is especially beneficial in Meat Industry enterprises which are frequently multi-site and multi-warehouse in structure. Order Entry, Invoicing, Administration work-stations can be conveniently located as any geographical locations and have instant, on-line dynamic access to activity in abattoir, cold-store and distribution locations.
Lennox Computer Systems develop software for "Meat Industry" applications using CipherLab CPT8500 Series
A frequent requirement in Meat Applications is to keep track of stock by item, quantity and value on a location by location basis, where a location may be a geographic site, and/or a particular cold room or freezer.
LILAC provides a powerful multi-branch and multi-warehouse structure which is open-ended and flexible, with the provision of stock transfer processing and consolidated stock, purchase and sales-analysis reporting.
Stock may be transferred from one location to another electronically, by manual key-board entry, with bar-code scanning, or combinations of these.
R F Interfaced Barcode scanning for all operations.
The most effective mode of operation utilises radio interfaced laser bar-code scanning devices in the cold-room, warehouse, receiving and despatch situations.
A variety of devices may be employed - new technology is continuously emerging in this area. LILAC provides for a fully dynamic on-line mode of operation where individual items are scanned directly against order data in the database. and the progress of filling an order can be continuously monitored from any LILAC PC workstation.
Full support for Cipherlab hand-helds and similar.
The Cipherlab hand-held laser scanners are the most frequently used with a reputation for robustness & reliability. They operate as a Telnet Clients via standard IP protocols and LILAC supports the operation by implementing a pseudo-Telnet server interface which creates a direct conduit into the LILAC database from scanners operating locally or remotely, potentially anywhere on the public Internet, in an efficient form of Virtual Private Networking