Entries by Brendon Reid

Where is the Whiteboard in Teams?

Looking for the Whiteboard in Microsoft Teams?  It is the unmissable bright blue icon on the right of the SHARE page. Click the grey TEAMS bar at the bottom of the page when in a meeting, click the Share Button (box with the up arrow in it) and look over to the right.     […]

Wi-Fi 6 – Faster Wi-Fi is Here!

Faster Wi-Fi is here and its name is Wi-Fi 6. For those of us who have been using Wi-Fi technology since ’98 you may be familiar with 802.11b,a,g,n & ac with speeds up to 3.5gbps.  The new Wi-Fi 6 standard brings us 9.6gbps but that’s not all, Wi-Fi 6 also promises better connectivity, more simultaneous […]

Faulty C-BUS System?

I talk to a lot of people who have been struggling with an ailing C-BUS system.  Common issues are lights not working, touchscreens that have died or erratic operation.  If you are suffering with a faulty system we can help! Clipsal C-BUS or C-BUS2 systems can be directly replaced with the Vantage Equinox System which […]

Virtual Classroom

When distance learning was first introduced it was forward thinking in a paper-based environment but the most important parts of education and learning were lost; The formation of relationships Collaboration between educators and students Collaboration between students Engagement, person to person In today’s digital age, technology is a tool which can dramatically improve the distance […]

Internet of Things Fatigue

“Hello there, is this Gordon’s Pizza?” “No sir, it’s Google’s Pizza.” “I must have dialed a wrong number, sorry.” “No sir, this is the correct number, Google bought Gordon’s Pizza last month.” “Oh!  Okay then, I’d like to order a pizza.” “Do you want your usual, sir?” “My usual? You know me?” “According to your […]

Circadian Lighting – Why it’s important to humans.

The concept of circadian lighting follows that of the human circadian rhythm, a 24-hour internal clock. The area of the brain called the hypothalamus controls each person’s circadian rhythm by receiving signals from the eyes that report when it’s daytime and night time. The hypothalamus, in turn, controls the amount of melatonin released to correlate […]

Internet of Things (IoT) Explained

What is IoT? Until about 8 years ago, the only things that had Ethernet jacks or Wi-Fi in them were computers, so in those days it was an “Internet of Computers”.  I like to call this IoC. Now, just about every other electronic “thing” can be connected to the internet via Ethernet or Wi-Fi hence the […]

Noticed your LED lights flickering intermittently?

Have you noticed your LED lights flickering intermittently around the same time of day?  You may be being affected by ripple control. Ripple control is when your power company is managing the electrical load on the network.  Control signals are sent from the power company which switch off devices, such as hot water cylinders and […]

Why use an AV Installer over an Electrician?

Find out why you might consider using a specialist AV Installer over an Electrician. Over the years, members of my sales team have come to me and said things like “I just lost this job to a sparkie who quoted it for 3/4 of our price”.  I give them a cuddle, tell them its OK and […]