Go Digital With Your CD Collection

Go Digital With Your CD Collection

When was the last time you played a CD? A couple years? Longer? The reality is that you invested a lot of time and money in your CD collection, and if you haven’t already migrated them to digital format, now is the time. Get the most bang for your buck by going digital—and you’ll be able to enjoy your collection forever. Maybe you haven’t converted your music to digital files yet because of the time factor. At a rate of six CDs an hour for six hours a day, it would take several months to convert your entire library of music. Who wants to spend that much time popping CDs in and out of their computer? Not all CD-ROM drives are equally suited for digital audio extraction, or CD conversion – also known as CD ripping. After extensive testing on a variety of drives, we have selected and implemented hardware capable of consistently perfect rips. We will rip your CDs for you—in a fraction of the time. Digitech Custom offers this service. Both offer high-quality CD ripping and quick turnaround time. And if you’re wondering if going digital is just a passing fancy, it’s not. Digitech Custom service includes two very impressive technologies: our technology has an error-correction technology that restores even some of your most well-used CDs. Say goodbye to pops, skips and clicks! ID3 tags and metadata helps organize your music by taking into consideration all the defining characteristics of each song including artist, album, title, genre, and more. Some may wonder whether this type of CD ripping is legal. No worries: under the Fair Use Copyright...

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Network Equipment?

If you’re a small business owner or a tech-savvy homeowner, you understand the importance of a reliable and secure computer network. But sometimes, network maintenance falls by the wayside as other business concerns take priority. Other times, business needs outgrow the original equipment. We suggest doing a quick inventory to determine if it’s time to upgrade your network equipment—not only will it boost productivity, you might save a few bucks too. Router The technology and capability of routers is constantly changing and improving. If the majority of your electronics and handheld devices are wireless, it’s time to upgrade. If streaming video (particularly HD video,) or downloading music or documents is a large part of your day-to-day routine, a quality router is worth the extra investment. Secondly, not all routers are made equal. Some can’t handle multiple computer connections. As your needs change, make sure your network’s components also grow with you. Wireless Network Adapter If your wireless adapter is bigger than a stick of gum, it’s time for you to upgrade. Gone are the days of large, clunky adapters—instead, adapters are now small, sleek, and powerful. And if drumming your fingers while waiting for an email to send is a daily occurrence, check out some newer models. Network Switch Without getting too technical, a network switch essentially keeps traffic from colliding and keeps bandwidth at a high level. If your configuration currently employs a switch, make sure it has the necessary capacity to support your network. Digitech Custom can help determine if you need a network switch—and what type is best for you. Additional Reasons to Upgrade Your Network...

Diving Into Home Computer Services, Computer Networking

Here we grow again. Not content with offering customers its storied workmanship and service in the home theater, security, lighting and home automation realms, Digitech Custom is branching out. On the heels of January’s IHT acquisition, we’re proud to announce the formation of a new home computer service and computer networking service division. Ranging from relatively light tasks such as E-mail setup to more involved operations like establishing a home-wide wireless network, our scope of work is all-encompassing. Here’s a sampling of some services our new unit is performing: Personal backup solutions Hardware installation and upgrades Software installation and upgrades Social media privacy setup Computer optimization Parental control implementation New computer setup / data transfer New peripheral setup (iPad, etc.) These projects are undertaken in on-site, “house call” fashion at the client’s leisure, and any forthcoming support will be performed either over the telephone, via secure computer connection or on a return visit. IT professional Patrick McKee heads up the newly-minted Digitech wing. “This new division will compliment Digitech’s increasingly high tech system integration,” McKee said. “New and existing customers will benefit from having one company to rely on for audio and video services, and now computer services.” Similar to the A/V side of things, Digitech’s top priority with its new venture is always to listen carefully, research problems thoroughly, and then deliver the solution that’s in the best interests of the customer. And as always, we’re sticking to our motto: “Keep technology simple and...