Category Archives: Savings

Fixing Asheville’s Streets Together

Problems

  • Paved roads all around Asheville are crumbling.
  • Asheville needs more and better sidewalks.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive Sidewalk Improvement Plan so sidewalk funds are used where they do the most to protect pedestrian safety.
  • Poorly designed “traffic calmers” are creating traffic hazards.
  • Too many street signs are obscured by tree branches.
  • Asheville’s streets were not properly cleared of snow during the past two winters resulting in traffic accidents and disruption to local businesses.

Solutions

  • Asheville taxpayers subsidize the Civic Center $750,000 annually. Buncombe County Tourist Development Authority should contribute hotel room tax money to the Civic Center freeing up Asheville tax money for street improvements.
  • Since properly installed sidewalks last for 70-90 years, sell 30 year bonds to pay for new sidewalk construction.
  • Asheville is not a walkable city. The top priorities for new sidewalks should be main corridors such as Hendersonville Road, Old Leicester Highway, New Haw Creek Road, and Lakeshore Drive.
  • Asheville’s Public Works Department schedules sidewalk repairs based on complaints.
  • Remove dangerous traffic calmers. Trim back excessive plant growth.
  • Trim tree branches and replace broken streetlights ASAP.
  • Clear the snow off the streets before car traffic turns it into impassable blocks of ice. Utilize Public Works and Water Resources trucks and personnel for faster snow removal.

Beautiful ebooks For Young People

Tutored and mentored by a volunteer corps of design, publishing, and library professionals, young people gain practical experience, learn marketable skills, enage with interesting ideas, and help to sustain and expand the rich literary inheritance which belong to us all.

Over the past decade, millions of books has been converted to digital form by public and private efforts. But for the most part, this rich legacy is only available as either full page images with limited portability or poorly rendered textual e-books where the book’s original aesthetic functionality and design are lost. beebooks bridges this gap by combining technology with human skill and judgement to create new e-books which are:

  • Functionally beautiful, using design to enhance readability;
  • Selectively enriched with content and context from multiple sources;
  • Portable across a wide range of reading devices, displays, and formats;
  • Quotable, enabling scholars and students to refer consistently to the converted text;
  • Accessible to differently abled individuals;
  • Open for further enhancement or translation.

beebooks provides the technological infrastructure and organizational support for local sites to do the work of making beautiful ebooks. Initially starting with the over 2 million works at the Internet Archive, beebooks will evolve with the interest and opportunity of its contributing sites. To join our work and start your own beebooks worksite,

Checkway Point of Sale (POS) Accessories

CheckWay, one of Europe and Asia’s top Point of Sale (POS) machine distributors, has been manufacturing POS machines themselves. Now, they are also offering POS accessories to complement the retail.

A panel PC merges the CPU with a touch screen LCD monitor for a more streamlined, ergonomic design that saves on space. The touch screen means that there is no need for a keyboard and a mouse.

CheckWay has the following panel PC products: P10T ($ 1,094.00), P15T ($ 1,232.00)

Fanless PCs are lightweight and small, yet durable PCs. They are fanless in that the PCs are cooled via heatpipes that move the heat from the video card and CPU to the outside of the PC case. The CW77 ($ 643.00) and CW99 ($ 739.00) CheckWay models may be mounted either vertically or horizontally.

Keyboards are the input method for non-touch screen displays.  CheckWay has Keyboard 78 ($ 125.00) and Keyboard 84 ($ 223.00) have 78 and 84 programmable keys respectively to make data input easier. They are also made to withstand millions of keystrokes.

Customer Displays ($ 129.00) provide easy-to-read and clear information to clients and staff alike. These may be swiveled and tilted to give clients the benefit of visibility. The multimedia variant ($ 169.00) has the ability to play videos to further showcase products and impress customers.

Industrial monitors come in Touch and Non-touch variants. The non-touch variants (10 inch non-touch, 8.4 inch non-touch, 15 inch non-touch) are compact and energy-efficient. They are priced from $ 183-$ 320. The 15 inch touch screen model ($392.00) is both dust and spill proof, ideal for tough environments. The angle may be adjusted to up to 90 degrees and is detachable. Like the non-touch monitors, they are also energy- and cost-efficient.

CheckWay’s Equipment Stand ($ 63.73) allows for product display and sales promotion. Get one to stand next to your POS and attract customer attention with this multi-platform display.

The CheckWay Receipt Printer ($ 215.00) is designed to be compact and versatile to save the most space. It does not consume a lot of power on the side, saving you on operational costs.

Barcode Scanners scan barcodes easily by using high beam focus. The ID 1500 ($ 189.00) and ID 1000 ($89.00) models are gun-type, handy scanners, while the ID 3000 ($ 205.00) is a vertical scanner.

Keep your cash safe in CheckWay’s Cash Drawers ($ 89.00-99.00). They are adjustable and removable for ease of use, and come in vertical and horizontal variants.

Allow customers to check product prices before purchasing and spare employees the hassle of answering price questions with CheckWay’s Price Checker. The ergonomic design allows the device to be placed in compact spaces, without hindering product and shelf displays.

About the Author

Michelle Mantel is a professional freelance writer he work with Retail POS and other industry clients. Michelle is currently a featured Content Contributor for Checkway.com.