Welcome to ComNews Communicator. Enterprise Network Solutions Since 1964

Image - Real-Time ICT LearningReal-Time ICT Learning


Experience live instructor-led training without leaving your home or office. BICSI Virtual Classroom Training provides the same high-quality content and teacher-student collaboration you receive inside our classrooms. Topics include structured cabling design and installation, telecommunications project management and more. Learn new skills and work toward your professional goals.


Visit bicsi.org/vct


Image - Free Cloud Application for Remote Workforce Management and Regulatory Compliance During the COVID-19 CrisisFree Cloud Application for Remote Workforce Management and Regulatory Compliance During the COVID-19 Crisis


erwin, Inc. has announced the free and immediate availability of erwin WFH (Work From Home) Impact Manager. This cloud-based application provides organizations with a single source of intelligence regarding remote workers' locations, communication preferences, and the processes, systems and technologies to support them in being productive and compliant as they work from home in response to COVID-19.

The pandemic has forced organizations around the world to re-think their business models, particularly the need to quickly ramp up and support remote workforces. erwin WFH Impact Manager, based on the company's Enterprise Collaboration SaaS platform launching later this year, will be offered free of charge for 180 days.


More Information


Image - "RingPlan" -- Powerful Cloud-Based Phone System for Remote Work


ZTelco has launched the beta version of a new cloud-based phone system that is easy to use, quick to launch, and supports remote teams working from home. The sign-up process cuts provisioning time to only minutes, while giving customers full control of how they use their phones.


RingPlan is a scalable, easy-to-use, pay-as-you-go tool designed for the digital age. RingPlan provides organizations a central hub where they can add lines, extensions, toll-free numbers, track calls, and so much more. Users can use existing phones or can buy phones online from the RingPlan portal. Full control gives organizations more power over how they budget phone communications.


More Information


Image - Searching for One of the Best Cabling Reference Guides in the Industry?Searching for One of the Best Cabling Reference Guides in the Industry?


Using the Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM) gives you the latest knowledge of information and communications technology (ICT) systems. As the globally recognized blueprint for cabling infrastructure design, the TDMM has helped to certify more than 10,000 ICT professionals.


Purchase yours today at: bicsi.org/tdmm.


Image - Free Zoom And GoToMeeting Integrations to Help Remote WorkersFree Zoom And GoToMeeting Integrations to Help Remote Workers


Calendly is offering free integrations with Zoom and GoToMeeting through June 30th to help remote workers endure the public health crisis.

As COVID-19 continues to sweep across the planet, more and more business professionals will shift to working from home. "We hope this gesture will make your life just a little easier as we each do our part in these coming weeks," said Tope Awotona, CEO of Calendly.

To activate your Zoom or GoToMeeting integration, sign up for a free account at calendly.com and visit the integrations page.

Calendly will also be providing free premium plan access to researchers and teams helping to solve the COVID-19 crisis. Please email covidresearch@calendly.com for more information.


Image - Huddleup Takes Meeting Rooms to the Next LevelHuddleup Takes Meeting Rooms to the Next Level


Hypersign has released a new extension product to their base visual communications platform, Hypersign+, named Huddleup. Huddleup is designed for the meeting room environment to provide video conferencing, digital whiteboarding, live TV, screen mirroring, local hdmi, digital signage and emergency alerts all within the same package.


Designed to take meeting rooms to the next level, Huddleup increases meeting efficiency and effectiveness while integrating seamlessly with the Hypersign+ platform.


More Information


Image - Working from Home: Wi-Fi Security Tips for Remote EmployeesWorking from Home: Wi-Fi Security Tips for Remote Employees


As companies enact aggressive work-from-home measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 among their employees, Inseego Corp. provides the following information to help remote workers stay secure.

  • Wi-Fi access points are usually configured by default to broadcast the name of your wireless network -- known as the service set identifier, or SSID. Changing your settings to "hide" your SSID will help you avoid attracting the attention of opportunistic hackers.
  • Use some variant of WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) -- either WPA or the newer WPA2 standard.
  • Make sure that any password (or passphrase) that protects your Wi-Fi network is long and random so it can't be cracked by a determined hacker. Do not settle for the default settings.
  • Establish a guest network for other users in your household, allowing them to connect to the internet without getting access to your company's network.

More Information


Image - Searching for One of the Best Cabling Reference Guides in the Industry?Searching for One of the Best Cabling Reference Guides in the Industry?


Using the Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM) gives you the latest knowledge of information and communications technology (ICT) systems. As the globally recognized blueprint for cabling infrastructure design, the TDMM has helped to certify more than 10,000 ICT professionals.


Purchase yours today at: bicsi.org/tdmm.


Image - New All Metal Circular Floor Box for Access Floors Offers Flexibility and DurabilityNew All Metal Circular Floor Box for Access Floors Offers Flexibility and Durability


Snake Tray's new all metal circular floor box for access floors offers a durable data and power reception module for workstations. The round design allows for the module to be installed in the same size opening as standard air diffusers. Its optional integrated circuit breaker eliminates power disruptions to other electrical devices in the area. Models are available with standard or custom configurations for both power and data to meet the customer's specifications.


More Information


Image - New Application Offers Team Messaging and Communication Services in the CloudNew Application Offers Team Messaging and Communication Services in the Cloud


Accent, a leading provider of cloud-based unified communication and team collaboration services, has launched its new VoiceONE® Connect team communication and messaging service. This new service offering will focus specifically on delivering industry leading team messaging, communication, and collaboration services via Accent's VoiceONE® Connect application.


VoiceONE® Connect provides a full suite of team messaging and collaboration capabilities including one-to-one or team messaging and file sharing, team voice, video, conferencing, and screen sharing. These capabilities assist teams in communicating more efficiently and enhancing their collaborative efforts across multiple locations on any device.


More Information


Subscribe to ComNews

Nelson Publishing | www.comnews.com
PO Box 866, Osprey, FL 34229-0866
Phone: 941-539-7579
webmaster@comnews.com

ComNews Communicator

Subscribe Today!
image of comnews newsletter

Archives

View Past Issues

Our Other
Publications

Manufacturing Center
Product Spotlight

Modern Applications News
Metalworking Ideas For
Today's Job Shops

Tooling and Production
Strategies for large
metalworking plants

Designfax
Technology for OEM
Design Engineers