"We strive to create an environment where employees see Lastar as not just a job but as a lifestyle with great people who enjoy working together and are recognized for their success."-Bill Diederich, President and Chief Executive Officer
The solutions that Lastar manufactures and distributes can be found in virtually every market where data communication and A/V equipment is used - from the desktop PC of the consumer to Fortune 500 data centers. We maintain a Quality Management System to ensure we meet or exceed market expectations. By monitoring the quality of our products and services through a set of quality metrics, we achieve continuous improvement of our value proposition while serving our market customers.
Today, millions of consumers annually purchase Lastar products from C2G channel partners such as Amazon®, Buy.com®, Dell®, and TigerDirect®. From the latest in display connectivity technology to everything needed to wire a home theater - Lastar has developed the connectivity solutions that consumers need. With the shift to digital technology, Lastar ensures that consumers have the cables and adapters needed to connect newer devices to older displays and vice versa.
Data storage, transfer, and bandwidth requirements have grown exponentially. To support these requirements, Lastar has a wide selection of off-the-shelf and custom solutions, including optical fiber which is the preferred medium for the corporate data center.
Digital displays are everywhere. From schools and restaurants, to airports and billboards on the freeway! Lastar offers a full line of digital signage infrastructure and distribution solutions ranging from network cable to devices such as video splitters, extenders, and distribution amplifiers. Our award winning modular cabling solution, RapidRun®, is an innovative A/V cabling system that allows multiple signals over a single runner cable, saving installation time and space for small scale digital signage displays.
Technology in the classroom is more prevalent than ever. Lastar offers solutions that help administrators support the needs of teachers and students. Our RapidRun® product line, for example, provides the signal pathway from the teacher's computer and/or DVD player to the projector. It replaces multiple cables, saving space and installation time - but is scalable as classroom technology changes. RapidRun can be fully integrated with other products, providing teachers powerful connectivity that is simple to use with no maintenance.
The technology in healthcare continues to grow and Lastar is proactively developing solutions to support this need. Many of Lastar's core connectivity products are used in patient entertainment systems.
Lastar can keep hotel guests connected with the TruLink® Media Gateway. TruLink Media Gateway Connectivity Panels give travelers exactly what they want by combining the most popular A/V connections into a single connectivity panel.Guests can plug in their laptops or iPod® / iPad® / iPhone® devices for working, playing, or listening to music. It's the perfect solution for making guests feel like they are at home in their hotel room. Additionally, it can be used in other settings within the hotel such as conference rooms, lobbies, and restaurants.
Lastar works with several major contractors to develop data communication solutions used in national defense, from mobile field communication packs to unmanned surveillance equipment. We have been recognized for our quality as well as our ability to meet critical lead times. Additionally, we provide many value-add services including specialized labeling, packaging and kitting, manufacturing of sub-assemblies, test data documentation, board "stuffing", and custom tooling. Lastar is a single-source supplier.
From the local grocery store to the airport, self-service is a part of today's consumer behavior.Lastar works with self-service kiosk manufacturers and helps them develop connectivity solutions for these specialty applications. While the technology within kiosks is very much standards-based, leveraging serial and USB protocols, the size and form factors needed to meet the application needs are anything but standard. By serving as the "resident expert of connectivity" for these manufacturers, we enable them to invest their time on their core competencies and enable them to outsource the specialty requirements to us.
As the small/medium business market has grown, so has the diversity of its needs. To meet these needs, Lastar offers networking cables, USB adapters, A/V products, and more. As new technologies emerge, Lastar has the solutions needed to bridge old technologies with new technologies. Leveraging our diverse global engineering and manufacturing capabilities, we have established ourselves as a leading supplier of custom cables for the medical imaging market. Customers such as GE OEC® rely on our cost effective cables to connect multiple pieces of equipment used in medical imaging.