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NAT IP Address Release: Bulk May Be Better

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Uncategorized |

People who are trying to assign Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to devices on a network are often consumed by the question of whether to get static or dynamic IPs. If you’re trying to sell IP addresses, though, keep your eyes on another decision that people will eventually have to make: Network Address Translation (NAT) versus one-to-one IP address setups. If you have any NAT addresses that you can spare, you may want to set them aside for potential sale because eventually, people will have to use NAT more and more. Dwindling IP Addresses People need IP addresses in order to do anything on the Internet, and as more devices start accessing the Internet, demand for addresses will increase. However, the number of available IP addresses is dwindling. This has led to the creation of NAT, in which several devices (usually a bank of computers, such as you’d find in an office) are connected to one IP address that serves as an umbrella with ports used as extensions (so each computer ends up having something resembling its own IP address). That one address allows each computer to reach the web without requiring addresses of their own, so you can see how helpful that can be as available IP addresses become scarce. Normally each computer would have its own address, a type known as one to one. But that creates a problem as companies expand or start up. There will be more competition for these addresses, and if you can offer an alternative in the form of available NAT addresses, you could create a loyal customer base that may refer others to you. Available as Both Static and Dynamic Network Address Translation is available for both dynamic and static setups, and the advantages and disadvantages are generally the same for NAT as they are for one to one. Static setups are good for companies that need customers to always be able to access the company’s servers while dynamic setups tend to have better security because of the ever-changing IP address. Really, all that is happening with NAT is that the main IP address acts as a doorway for several computer connections. However, that condensed access is going to become vital for Internet access in general as more people try to connect. NAT is already used by many companies, but as more companies start up, there will be more demand. Visit sites such as to look into your...

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Screen Secrets: 3 Things You Should Know About Your Phone’s Screen And Display

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Uncategorized |

You and your fingers interact with your phone screen all day long, so you know all of its quirks and small imperfections. But there are a few things that might surprise you about your phone screen and your display, including the following: Home screen scratch remedies Scratches on your phone screen are distracting, and they detract from the overall look of your phone. To avoid having to get the screen replaced, you may be tempted to try some DIY-inspired scratch repair. Before you try any folksy phone remedies, do some research. Read about other people’s experiences with screens exactly like your screen to find out which treatments actually work and which only make things worse. According to this article, white erasers and car-headlight lens cleaners are effective, but petroleum jelly and corn starch are not. Some of the other treatments tested made the screens shiny, but didn’t cover cracks, while toothpaste actually made the screen look more worn. An easy test for moisture damage If you see moisture behind your phone screen, it may indicate serious damage to your phone, since water and liquids are substances that turn phones into bricks. If your phone has been submerged in water, drenched by a spilled drink, or stored in humid conditions, it may fail to charge properly or overheat, as well as having display issues. There’s a simple way to tell if moisture has invaded the guts of your phone. You’ll need to access one of the liquid damage indicators, or LDIs, which are located both inside and outside of the battery. The case must be removed, then the battery is pulled off to find the external LDI. Look for a small sticker with tiny X’s printed on it. If the printed X’s are light purple or pink, your phone is okay. If they’re deep purple or pink, your phone has suffered water damage and must be repaired. Individual devices may have variations of the LDI, so read your user manual to learn more.  If you suspect that your phone has been damaged, contact a company like Quick Fix Smartphone & Tablet Repair to have your phone repaired. New home screens offer customization Spread your wings and try some of the new Android launchers that transform your home screen. Your phone should make it easy for you to perform your work, study, family, and social tasks directly from the home screen, and innovative new launchers help you do that. Choose from the diverse array of launchers that help you keep track of the markets, download your favorite tunes, and play your favorite video games. Other home-screen launchers let you have 8 WP layouts or search-engine layouts. Some home-screen launchers help you keep your favorite business contacts at hand, while others allow you to use gestures and single letters to launch applications. Do everything from keeping class notes to remembering appointments with the new screen functions and layouts...

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Make Sure Your Lighting Lives Up To Your Home Theater System

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you spend a lot of time on your home theater or entertainment system through a place like A Tech Security, make sure you are not sabotaging your viewing experience with the wrong lighting. Many different things can influence the enjoyment and performance of your theater equipment, including the type and amount of light in the space. Make sure to consider this before installing equipment so that you have an optimal viewing experience. There are essentially three ways that light can impact your system: The type of ambient light fixture that you are utilizing overhead. The amount of natural light and sunshine that comes into the space, including windows, doors, and the kind of window treatments that you use. Fixtures along your ceiling could be creating shadows on your screen and impact the resolution of your TV. When assessing your lighting situation, you may determine that it is time for an update. Look for the following lighting features to stay in-sync with your theater system and home entertainment devices: Dimmable feature. The lighting in your room can change from one moment to the next, and it can greatly impact the image that you see on the screen. A dimmable fixture gives you the option of maintaining a quality picture- any time of the day. This also widens the opportunity to control specific areas of your viewing area, which optimizes the experience.   Color options. You may not care about being able to project multicolored lights across your theater, but it is a prudent option to be able to select warm and cool lighting color options to enhance home theater viewing. These color features are often used to augment the mood and atmosphere in a space, so it makes sense that it could be conducive to enhancing your overall theater experience. A Remote control. You likely have a remote control for all of the components in your theater system; why not have a remote for the lights, too? You may be able to integrate the two to create a universal remote to control the entire theater with the touch of a button. Remote controlled lighting systems often offer far more options, like timers and filters, than a conventional lamp or overhead light will. You might be missing out on the fine details and resolution of your favorite movies, shows, or programming. Take stock of the lighting in your home theater or around your entertainment center to determine how it is impacting your viewing experience. If simple lighting solutions don’t seem to make a difference, it could be time to reevaluate and upgrade your lighting and fixtures to be on par with your home theater...

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Better Wiring For Entertainment, Computing And Professional Gaming

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Uncategorized |

The age of mobile devices has already made its mark, but large devices are still in demand. The power and scalability behind big speakers, wide screens and desktop computers with room for expansion can’t be ignored, but their mobility shortcomings are more obvious as mobile devices make entertainment and computing on the go easier. If you’re having trouble organizing your entertainment systems, finding the perfect spot for your television or keeping your computer wires out of the way and untangled, here’s a few ways that an electrician can make a deep, fundamental improvement for the future. Easier Network Cable Routing Online gaming is for more than shooting games, Everquest and World of Warcraft. A wide world of video sharing, playing with friends across the Internet, or meeting new friends for a few brief matches has spread across video game consoles and computer gaming alike. Unfortunately, wireless Internet isn’t always good enough. Although wireless is convenient for getting information or enjoying some videos or music on the go, it’s not great for any gameplay that needs to talk with a server across the Internet. Your character’s existence in online games is based on updates that are sent back and forth within mere milliseconds on a regular basis Wireless Internet is a broadcast that doesn’t completely hit its target, and instead relies on repeated information and a basic level of accuracy. More information is lost when obstacles such as walls, doors, windows and household objects either slow down or completely absorb wireless radio waves (discussed at length in this Radio Propagation lesson).  An electrician can keep you connected to a network cable such as an Ethernet cable or optical fiber cable while observing electrical safety measures that a more specific computer professional may not be qualified to do. These cables are the standard for Internet usage that will keep you competitive with most other online game players, and can be pulled through the walls to reach the areas you want within a certain distance depending on the cable. Better Device Mounts And Cabling Routing different cables through the walls is one of many techniques, but there are other electronics-friendly techniques that can help your entertainment planning. Depending on the average height of people in your home and the placement of different seats and the lighting, you could benefit from a wall-mounted or ceiling-mounted television and sound system. The wall mounting technique can be performed with a simple drill and latter if the area is too high, but a ceiling mount should be left to a professional. Ceiling mounts can either use wires that are neatly connected to a custom ceiling outlet or as part of a rail system. The ceiling mount is mostly stationary, save for a few swiveling movements, while a rail system allows you to move television or speaker mounts to different areas along the rails. Proper electrical setup will give you enough room to make changes without tearing wires quickly or creating an electrical hazard with metal mounts and railing. For more information, contact Meserve Electric or a similar...

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Reasons To Use Technology For Your Courier Business

Posted by on Aug 6, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you run a courier business, you are responsible for delivering packages and mail to your clients in an orderly fashion. It is important that you implement changes by using modern technology. This helps you complete your job more accurately, while your clients have more peace of mind. Here are some different reasons to use technology for your courier business. It Provides Easy Delivery Confirmation One of the most commonly asked questions by clients who order courier services is how they will know it has been delivered. This is quick and easy when you use technology to track the shipments. Your courier drivers will have a handheld device that keeps track of the goods being delivered and will record exactly when they have been delivered. Some of them can be programmed to make notes about where they were delivered, or to whom, just in case someone needs to find their package immediately. You can use the system to send an alert to a customer as soon as the delivery has been made. You Don’t Have As Many Errors Human errors are to be expected with any job, but since you handle a lot of sensitive and confidential information in your business, you need to reduce these errors as much as possible. Using updated software for your courier business helps you do this by ensuring you are going to the right address and delivering the correct package. It definitely reduces a lot of errors that used to occur simply from writing things down wrong and not having proper tracking procedures. You Can Communicate Easily With Your Drivers Another way to use technology for your business is with GPS tracking devices. This provides multiple benefits, from tracking packages to knowing where your drivers are. If you get a call about a rush package from one of your customers, you can use the GPS tracking software to find the driver nearest to you and call them to pick up the package and deliver it right away. This keeps your customers happy and makes everything run smoothly. Everything is Stored Digitally The fact that all courier information is stored digitally with new technology also has a wide range of benefits. First of all, if there are any discrepancies, you can pull up the delivery information and let the customer know what was delivered, when, and to what address. You even know what courier driver was responsible so you can ask them if there were any issues. This automatic reporting also helps when preparing invoices and if you ever get...

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Tips For Improving Online Game Coordination

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you play video games that are multiplayer, you might have noticed that it’s much easier to coordinate with a team of people that you know in real life or are at least talking to over a headset. This coordination can often lead you to win games at a higher rate because you are all synced up. For example, if you are playing with a team of people that you know or are able to talk to easily, you can all coordinate to make sure that each type of character is played so that you have full coverage of snipers, healers, tanks, and other types of characters, rather than having 3 snipers which can ruin a game quickly. Here are some tips for facilitating online game coordination. 1. Invest in a Popular Chat Service That’s Integrated Into the Game The last thing that you want is to experience lag when you’re trying to game. This can cause you to die more frequently, be less accurate with your skill shots, and generally have a worse time. Luckily, there are chat services that are integrated with many different games as a lightweight addition to the game itself, rather than another, separate process running on your computer slowing it down. Go online and find out what the current most popular chat function is. Install it. Then, when you are in a game lobby with teammates that you don’t know, you can offer to start a session of the chat function. If you have chosen the most popular one, chances are good that someone in the lobby will have it as well and will be willing to join your call. This is a great way to facilitate communication between strangers. 2. Find Online Communities Another option is to find online communities of people who play the same game as you. Start a thread in the group’s forum about how you need people to play with. You are sure to receive a barrage of usernames that you and other people reading the thread can use to form full teams of people that they can communicate with. Ensure that you are using adequate safety measures such as not using your own name when you start contacting them. 3. Invite Teammates You’ve Recently Played With Finally, friend teammates that you have recently played with and did well with. If you can’t find anyone else, asking people that you enjoyed playing with in a game to join a group is a great way to increase the chances that you will form a team of people who will all work well together. For more information, talk to a company that specializes in online gaming communities, such as ADK...

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How Your Machine Mechanics Can Benefit From Using Videoscopes

Posted by on Jun 5, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Running a successful manufacturing company involves finding ways to save time and money. When it comes to keeping the machines you use for production in good condition and operating full-time, finding techniques that will help you do so faster is a good idea. Check out how your machine mechanics can benefit from using videoscopes during repairs and maintenance. Videoscopes Provide Detailed Images Of Internal Machine Parts A videoscope is a piece of digital equipment with a long tube that has a camera on the distal tip while the other end is hooked into a video display. Most videoscopes have LED lights at the distal top for illuminating the area being filmed by the camera, making it easier to see on the display screen. Your mechanics can use the tube to see into deep areas of a machine that are not easily visible without taking apart the machine, saving time for repairs because the entire machine does not need to be disassembled. Mechanics can save time when they know before starting a repair where to go in the machine for fixing the problem. Videoscopes Keep Image Files For Future Reference When a mechanic uses a videoscope to look at a repair issue, he or she can save an image file for future reference. Saved image files can be useful when training new mechanics or when similar problems arise in your machinery again. Some videoscopes have dual objective lenses in the distal tip for making it possible to recreate three-dimensional images. When you can look at an image in a three-dimensional design, especially tiny machine parts, pinpointing repairs become a lot easier. Taking The Guesswork Out Of Part Replacements And Orders In many cases, your mechanics may have guessed about a machine’s problems from a particular sound it was making or from a certain smell coming from it. While some experienced mechanics can correctly diagnose common problems in this way, there may be some mechanics that do not have that kind of experience. If your mechanics have ever ordered part replacements and took the time to tear down a machine to find the part ordered is wrong, you have lost money. The time it takes for exchanging the wrong parts is down time that interrupts your profits. When a mechanic can use a videoscope to see the problems up close, the risk of ordering the wrong parts is lower. If you are considering ways to save time in your manufacturing plant, think about how your machine mechanics can save time and money when diagnosing repair issues. If you’re interested, check into videoscopes for sale in your...

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4 Ways To Keep Your Iphone 5 Charged While Traveling

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you ever been away from home using your iPhone 5, then you may have problems keeping your phone charged. Your battery tends to drain quickly because of the different apps running in the background. You can maintain your battery life by turning off the alerts from these programs. However, if you want to use your favorite apps, then you should use different gadgets to keep your battery from draining quickly. Read on to find out four ways to keep your iPhone 5 charged while traveling. Try A Charging Case An iPhone 5 charging case is one of the ways to keep your smart phone charged while out and about. This type of case comes with built-in batteries that are always connected to your phone. It recharges at the same time you are charging your phone. The case adds to the size and weight of your phone. However, it also adds a layer of protection. After your cellphone’s battery drains, you would get an additional 5 hours of battery life depending on your type of case. Get A Portable Charger A portable charger is another way to keep your phone charged. There are a variety of portable chargers on the market. It can charge your iPhone and itself at the same time. The charger doubles as a wall charger. It is also small and compact in size. Find A Charging Station A charging station is another option for keeping your cellphone charged when away from home. It is an area set up at stores, event locations and other commercial business. The station has multiple electrical outlets. You will need your USB cord and have to look for locations with charging stations. Look For An Electrical Outlet The most common solution is to find an electrical outlet. Most businesses have spare outlets and you can just plug in your phone. However, it would be polite to ask the business to use their electrical outlet. If the business allows you to use it, then you will need to carry your USB cord. Smart phones are one of those gadgets that does close to everything. You can use it for streaming music, watching movies, taking pictures, shooting videos, playing games, making calls and texting. However, the more things your phone does than the more juice it uses. It can be frustrating to run out of battery life when traveling. You can keep your phone alive with supplemental rechargeable...

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Are You At Risk For Losing Your Important Data? Learn 3 Ways To Back It Up

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Your data is not always secure when it is on a hard drive, which is why hard drives have a failure rating.  They will fail at some point, and when they do, you won’t be able to access the data on it anymore.  Data centers realize this, with even the most reliable hard drives having a failure rate close to 1%, which is why they make sure that their data is backed up properly. Thinking about the hard drive in your computer right now, when is the last time you backed up the data on it?  If you cannot remember, you are at a serious risk of losing important data due to a hard drive failure out of your control. Here are 3 ways that you can back up your data at home. Blu-ray Data Discs Chances are that you have some data on your computer that is very important to you.  This typically means home videos and digital photos.  These are the types of documents that you cannot recreate if lost, but once they are created, they don’t need to be accessed or modified anymore. Consider using Blu-ray data discs to archive this type of data.  Blu-ray burning technology has become incredibly affordable recently, and USB hardware is easy to use on any computer with plug-and-play drivers.  Each standard disc can hold 25GB of data, and will cost you about $.07 per GB. The low cost will also make it cheap to properly archive your data onto two sources.  You can keep one Blu-ray data disc at home, and keep another in your desk drawer at work or a safety deposit box.  It will ensure that even in a catastrophe that your data will be secure somewhere.  External Hard Drives When you need your computer to be backed up and running immediately after a hard drive crash, you will need a solution that keeps a continuous backup of your files.  An external hard drive will be one solution that is practical for the average user.  You can purchase computer software that will create he continuous backup to an external drive, which will make sure that any data created will be instantly recoverable.  Unfortunately, this method lacks any sort of disaster recovery.  If your house were to burn down, or your computer and back up drive were stolen, you wouldn’t have any way to recover data.  Cloud Storage The safest way to ensure all your data is secure is to use a paid backup solution that stores your data in the cloud.  By transferring data over the Internet to an off-site data center, you will be protected even in worst-case scenarios. If you didn’t set up a backup solution and you find that your hard drive has failed, you’ll need the help of a professional that does data recovery.  They will be able to copy as many files as they can off your hard drive so that they are not gone...

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Three Reasons You Should Get A New Video Intercom System With A New Dog

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Uncategorized |

A new puppy is an exciting addition to the family. When you have a new dog, you need to get him acclimated to a new schedule, including feeding times, walk times, and time alone. If you want to make training your puppy a little bit easier, consider getting an intercom system. Here is how installing a voice activated and video intercom system can help both you and your new dog. Puppies will need voice reassurance New puppies tend to get anxious being in a new place by themselves. If there are not other dogs around especially, your puppy may become anxious. There can be physical ramifications for a puppy being anxious, including a dog refusing to eat and drink or howling until a person has returned. Both of these behaviors can have negative effects for you and your dog. If you are able to use the intercom, both in home and away to talk to your dog, you can reassure them that everything is ok and gain their acceptance towards them not being able to see you physically, but not acting anxious during the separation. You can detect bad habits It takes some pet owners moving a sofa to find out that their animal has been relieving themselves in the house. Other pet owners do not notice bite and scratch marks on table corners or chair legs until they are noticeably scratched up a few months down the line. Once a dog has developed and kept a bad habit, it can be difficult and time-consuming to retrain them. It can also be cost prohibitive to replace destroyed items. By installing a video intercom and tuning into the room your dog is roaming around in, you can find out a lot about their habits and if they need any behavioral redirection before the issue has gotten out of hand. You can monitor activity levels The sleeping and exercise habits of a dog can tell a lot about their health. Dogs tend to sleep more than humans, with 12 to 14 hours being normal for most, and puppies needing around 18 hours. The only way you truly know just how much sleep your puppy is getting and how much exercise your dog is receiving during the day is by monitoring them throughout the day. With a video intercom that you can monitor from your computer or tablet, you can spy on your puppy in-home to see if they spend their days lounging around on couches, or if they like to run up and down the steps. If your dog beings to exhibit sleep and play behavior that is irregular for them, you will notice quickly and can take them to the vet for intervention early on. For intercom systems, contact a company such as Alpine Electronics and...

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Understanding The Basics Of Rigid-Flex Circuit Boards

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Uncategorized |

As a product manufacturer, you’re probably always looking for ways to improve the design and functionality of your product. If you’re considering redevelopment of a product line, one of the changes you should consider is replacing the rigid circuit boards with rigid-flex printed circuit boards instead. If you’re not familiar with these boards, here’s a look at the basics you should know. What Exactly Are Rigid-Flex Printed Circuit Boards? Rigid-flex circuit boards are a blend of rigid and flex circuitry. This gives them the best of both designs, with features from both types of boards working together to create a functional unit. Most of the rigid-flex board designs feature several layers of flexible substrates that are attached to rigid circuit boards. What Are the Benefits of Rigid-Flex Printed Circuit Boards? The combination of the circuit board designs produces a product with many benefits. Here are a few of the benefits that you might get from investing in this type of circuit board. Versatility – The flexible circuitry gives you the freedom to shape the product in virtually any design without sacrificing the precision of the printed circuit board. Stability – With so many different layers all working together, these boards have a strong foundation that builds on the structural stability of the rigid circuit board. At the same time, the flexible circuit board provides just enough flexibility and movement that the board isn’t as likely to snap in high-pressure placements. Security – When you have a stable circuit board that you can put into just about any application, you’ll have the confidence that your board can maintain the connections necessary for the product to function. This ensures lasting stability and security of the connections for the board to respond and communicate properly. Where Can You Use Rigid-Flex Printed Circuit Boards? You can use rigid-flex circuit boards in many different applications, from commercial products to industrial equipment. You can use them in small electronics, manufacturing equipment and even aircraft. Many consumer products, hand-held devices and even medical tools use rigid-flex printed circuit boards in their design. With so many possible applications, you’re sure to be able to use these boards in any design that you’re working on. Now that you understand the basics of rigid flex circuit boards, you’ll be able to evaluate them objectively to determine if they are right for you. With several advantages to using boards like these, you may find that they are an ideal choice for your new...

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