USB Charging Cables Can Impact Mobile Device Battery Charging Rates

When you feel your phone, tablet or laptop is taking an awfully long time to recharge back to 100% capacity, you may be wondering whether it’s time to buy a new battery or even a battery charger. While it’s possible that your battery or charger could be the cause of the slow recharge rate, they aren’t the only things that can impact mobile device battery recharging rates. A seldom talked about possibility is the USB charging cables being used. [Continue reading]

Preparing Your Data Network for VoIP


If you're switching to VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol), you'll need to prepare your data network for real-time voice traffic so that users experience good call quality. When an email or a web page travels across your network, you want the data … [Continue reading]

Will Your Surge Protector Still Protect Your Equipment After a Power Surge?


Let’s say you had a weather-related power surge at your home or facility, and you had all your important electronic equipment protected by a surge protector. Your connected equipment is working properly post-surge, so you assume the surge protector … [Continue reading]

The Power Strip CMS Categorical Waiver and Its Requirements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a categorical waiver allowing the use of power strips in new and existing healthcare facility patient care rooms, if the provider/supplier is in compliance with all applicable 2012 Life … [Continue reading]

How to Connect a Tablet to a DVI Monitor, Flat Screen TV or HDMI Projector


A tablet is an incredibly useful device that can boost your productivity, keep you in touch with family or friends, as well as entertain you with a wealth of movies and games. While tablets aren’t a total replacement for a laptop (yet), they do the … [Continue reading]