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...

Sonos IS Multi-room Music

We’ve all been there: You’re bouncing around the FM or satellite dial, trying to find just the right radio station to complement a long drive, an evening at home or an afternoon spent working in the garage. Sometimes, you get it right… And other times, you’re left wishing you had a broader scope of options from which to choose. Let’s take it a step further: You’re working on a project in a specific room of your home while listening to a favorite piece of music, only to more than occasionally be summoned to a different area of the house, thereby missing large chunks of your tunes. Enter Sonos. A modern marvel that seamlessly blends instant access to endless music, superb wireless function, a flexible multi-room system and simple setup, Sonos is a must-have for any music lover. Back to that search for the perfect radio station: 100,000 is a big number when applied to almost any scenario, but consider that number in terms of broadcasting stations. That’s what Sonos puts you in touch with! And the listening options are scattered worldwide, at the touch of a finger through a very easy to use navigation menu. So, if your Sunday afternoon spent cleaning the garage pairs perfectly with the Latin beats of a Brazilian FM station, Sonos will make that happen. It’s easy to sell a product with eye-catching information like you just read in the preceding paragraph, but with Sonos, the operational nuts and bolts are just as impressive. Simply put, multi-room music is Sonos’ mantra; they’ve designed a multi-zone music system from the ground up, and that’s a...