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Touchless Touch Screens

In an age where people think twice about touching an EFTPOS terminal or pressing buttons on their boardroom control system this holographic touchscreen from Adalyitca is the answer. Think of it as a touch overlay for a PC.  It’s being put into everything from ATM machines to POS systems and the uptake is going to […]

Smart Home Issues

Kiwis have a real “can do” attitude and our number 8 wire mentality has seen a lot of creativity spawn new products in the NZ Home Automation industry. Clever Kiwi inventors have created products such as Smart Wires, (also known as Eboss) Kristal based in Auckland and recently Ata Touch from Hamilton –  even Cbus […]

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 […]