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Anni Veijalainen 21/08/2017

Catalyst: Connect, Collaborate, Create

My colleague Kaja and I had the privilege to be a part of the first ever Catalyst, a 10-week programme by Innovators Hub in Liverpool. Catalyst is a free, voluntarily run…

Sue Roberts 20/08/2016

An Excellent Final!

Reach and Rescue were the proud winners of the 2016 Merseyside Innovation Awards but what an exciting final it was with Immersive Interactive and Extreme Low Energy as cl…

Dominic Bisset 26/05/2016

Advanced Data Capture and Reporting in Excel with VBA

At Village we push Excel Macros to their limit. Excel’s accessibility and omnipresence are its greatest strengths. It’s a pretty safe bet that you’ll have opened it up at…

08/10/2015

PECTAB for Rail Tickets

Whether you buy your rail tickets online, from the ticket office, or at a self-service kiosk, they always look the same. And in all likelihood, they come out of the same …

Ste Griffiths 04/09/2015

Contactless payments in the UK; a history

Contactless payment saves you time when you check out that coffee/bag of shopping/train ticket. But you knew that already, because you've either experienced it, or enviou…

Ste Griffiths 26/06/2015

Why Azure?

Microsoft Azure is a service we use to host websites, web services, and databases, powered by Microsoft's datacentres around the world. Azure supports a dazzling array o…

Ste Griffiths 09/01/2015

Kiosk Printer Language (KPL)

Zebra brand printers are an industry standard in thermal printing, and they work great in our smart card kiosk projects. But there is one mystery of these systems... so-c…

Ste Griffiths 07/11/2014

How Smartcards Work

Smart cards with ITSO are very powerful. The technology can come on a plethora of cards, and store all sorts of things from cash value, to loyalty points, to travel passe…

Michael Banner 27/10/2014

Contactless Smart Cards

Moving on from our receipt printer and payment device integration, another exciting development is the introduction of smart card technology, which improves the retail ex…