LAVA Enclosures: A One-Stop Shop For Your Tablet Installation

By: Adam Swimmer

3 Min Read

April 3, 2023

Are you looking to install a POS system, staff time clock or other type of screen-based installation for your business?  It can be tempting to purchase a turnkey solution, specifically designed for that purpose. It would have everything you need built in. However, these standalone solutions tend to be prohibitively expensive – especially if you need to buy more than one.

An Android tablet makes a more cost-effective choice. On it, you can run pretty much any software a kiosk or digital signage setup would need. However, if you need to connect peripherals, such as a scanner or card reader, you might run into problems. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi have their limitations. You may not be able to properly set up your peripherals wirelessly. You could solve this issue by physically connecting the peripherals to the tablet through a third-party adapter. Of course, then your solution isn’t very compact.

Ultimately, neither option quite cuts it. Thankfully, our LAVA Enclosures provide a solution.

Use Cases for Enclosures

LAVA Enclosures offer the best of both worlds by providing an affordable, one-stop solution for your tablet installation needs. Their built-in SimulCharge adapters provide the tablets with simultaneous power and data, while the various port configurations make it easy to directly connect peripherals, such as barcode scanners, card readers, and receipt printers for your own POS system. You can also connect RFID scanners to facilitate your staff clocking in and out of work, or build out the tablet into a self-service kiosk where scanners, card readers or printers can be used by people to check into a hotel or clinic, or purchase items at a store through self-check-out.


Our Enclosures also feature Ethernet, which offers a more reliable network connection than Wi-Fi. Some also feature Power over Ethernet (PoE), which combines the wired network connection and power over the same Ethernet cable. This simplifies cable management and allows for distance charging, meaning you can install the Enclosure up to 328ft (100m) away from a PoE network switch or injector. Yes, this can even be done in locations where access to power is limited.

Battery Protection

Many of our Enclosures also include overcharge protection through Battery Modulation, ensuring the tablet never exceeds a 100% charge. This technology creates the optimal charging and discharging cycle of a lithium-ion battery, keeping it healthy for up to 6+ years. It is ideal for setups where the tablet is connected to power 24/7.

Installing the Enclosure

Further flexible installation options are possible thanks to VESA mounting holes that allow the Enclosure to be easily attached to a mount, for both your digital signage and kiosk needs. The possibilities are endless.

Final Thoughts

Whether you need digital signage, a POS system, or a self-service kiosk, LAVA Enclosures offer a one-stop shop for your mobile setup – at a fraction of the cost of a standard all-in-one solution. And with our Enclosures available for the Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A8 (SM-X200) and A7 Lite (SM-T225), as well as Lenovo’s Tab M8 HD (TB-8505), K10 (TB-X6C6) and K10 Batteryless (TB-X6C6NB), you can find a solution that fits your mobile installation needs.

So why spend more on a turnkey solution when you can have the best of both worlds with LAVA Enclosures?

Reach out to us at or give us a call at 1-416-674-5942 for more information.

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