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October 5, 2018

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Why upgrade to Category 6 Cable?

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Over the years technological advancements have allowed businesses to make the most out of enhanced data capacity and processing ability. As the business environment continues to become more and more competitive, such advancements will go a long way to help companies in boosting efficiency of their operations.

 

As business networks and the volume of data that companies handle every day continue to grow, companies need to ensure they have sufficient cabling ready to support the growing data traffic. While Category 5 cabling might adequately address the needs of most businesses, the growing need for Gigabit speeds is changing this scenario, compelling companies to look for better options. With Category 5 cables, companies can benefit from a maximum speed of 1000Mbit, however, these cables may still prove to be inadequate for certain businesses. Especially the ones faced with the challenges of ever-rising data demands. These are the businesses that should look for advanced cabling benchmarks that include Category 6 cabling.

 

Category 5 cables and Category 6 cables are somewhat similar to each other in terms of design. They are both twisted pair wires, having four copper cable pairs. However, Category 6 cables are noted for their close-fitting twist that promotes faster reciprocal communication on both pair of wires. With an ability to support a 10 Gigabit network for a distance of up to 164 feet, Category 6 cables form a better alternative to the Category 5 cables. Additionally, the versatility of Category 6 cables accounts for their ability to support various forms of data, including voice and video. This translates into the fact that businesses can capitalize on the network-versatility both in terms of savings and convenience.

 

Businesses can benefit from a greater bandwidth by upgrading to Category 6 cabling. Category 6 cables are durable and have a long lifespan, which is what makes them a profitable investment option. With Category 6 cables, businesses can make use of emerging technologies as they are introduced and can run their operations in a more efficient manner. These cables are immune to disruptions that may be caused by other cables and devices in the network, which may lead to inferior network performance. Additionally, category 6 cabling is associated with a lesser chance of signal degradation, which is key as businesses typically need strong network performance to maintain continuity of their operations.

 

Plus, category 6 cables can be used concurrently with existing Category 5 cables. This means that Category 6 cables can be installed easily, straightaway, faster and at a cheaper cost without requiring companies to address any hassle in the process.

 

While Category 6 cables are pricier than Category 5 cables, businesses can still earn a faster return on their investment through efficient network performance that will boost productivity. By making use of Category 6 cables, businesses can minimize downtime and reduce costs to a significant extent. Today’s businesses rely on seamless communication and collaboration to continue their operations. Category 6 cables provide the appropriate infrastructure to support modern technologies, thereby giving companies the platform to help their employees to be more productive, excel in their work, and utilize nominal resources.

 

To learn more about the benefits of Category 6 cable, call us at (855) 577 -0400 or e-mail us at info@tec-tel.com.

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September 7, 2018

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Security Cameras: Low Investment for Big Returns

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When designing an effective security system for your building or work space, the deployment of video cameras forms an essential part of the measures you should take. The installation of surveillance cameras at strategic locations in your facility will not only assist in the prevention of theft but will also allow your employees to work in a safe and secure environment.

Installation of video cameras involves nominal investment, but the returns will be enormous. We’ve comprised just a few of the benefits that you can capitalize on by installing surveillance cameras in your office space:

 

  • Keep your confidential files and equipment secure: By keeping a 24/7 monitoring system in place, you can protect your company’s files, documents, expensive chemicals, machines, and other important components from being stolen. Even if a theft happens, you will still be able to use the video footage to track down the criminals and recover your property.
  • Prevent intruders from gaining unauthorized access to your property: Offices without security cameras are at 2.7 times higher risk of break-ins and other security issues. This holds particularly true for offices that do not operate throughout the day as criminals typically choose off-hours to attack such properties. When you install security cameras on your premises, you will safeguard your location by deterring burglars, provide yourself peace of mind as you monitor the area from afar, and you’ll have the ability to view the actions of an intruder in the case of a break-in.
  • Address emergency medical situations effectively: Medical emergencies may strike anyone, at any time in the form of strokes, heart attacks, or accidents. Should you choose to designate a security officer, that person can detect any such scenarios through real-time monitoring, which will allow him to call an emergency medical team for timely help.
  • Prevent a fire outbreak from damaging your property: Fire may break out from any corner of an office, from the kitchen, storeroom, or through a spark in the electric connections. When you install closed circuit surveillance cameras, your security officer can monitor all corners of your office and may take prompt, necessary steps in case fire breaks out.
  • Keep an eye on less-visited sections: There may be areas in your office which typically have less traffic. By installing security cameras in those places, you can ensure that those sections are not being used for any unauthorized activity.
  • Keep yourself protected from lawsuits: You can expect to get high returns on insurance claims if you get surveillance cameras installed. If there’s a crisis scenario, this will allow you to prove that you had adequate measures in place to prevent an incident and in this way, you can stay protected against lawsuits.

With security cameras, you will promote a better work environment by providing a safer and more protected work space for everyone. If you want to learn more about how you can keep your business secure, call us at (855) 577 -0400 or e-mail us at info@tec-tel.com.

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August 17, 2018

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6 Keys to VoIP Security

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As more and more companies continue to replace their antiquated telephone systems with ground-breaking Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions, the need to maintain a high standard of security is more crucial than ever. With new technology comes potential security flaws that are commonly associated with the use of these systems. VoIP solutions, which entail lower monthly costs, compared to traditional telephone systems, are recognized for their capability to deliver superior voice quality and to facilitate access to various integrated tools on a large scale. Because VoIP promotes data transmission via the Internet, there is a possibility your system will be susceptible to malware and virus attacks. If you are looking to incorporate VoIP solutions in your existing setup, you should ensure you take the proper security precautions, so the benefits of your VoIP solution outweigh the risks and you are able to make the most out of your investment.

 

Here are key processes you should follow to leverage the benefits of VoIP to their full potential while minimizing the security breaches:

  • Opt for Data Encryption: Cybercriminals find it harder to hack systems that are encrypted. Encryption prevents data from being interpreted easily and data that cannot be understood cannot be used to fulfil the objectives of the hackers.
  • Deploy Multi-Factor Authentication: With multi-factor authentication, you can complement your passwords with stronger access validation methods. A part of this process may typically involve the use of biometric access points and security pins. You may even choose to enable the use of a text with pre-set validity to grant system-access.
  • Encourage the Use of Complex Passwords: Passwords that are based on birthdays, pet’s name, or the name of your birthplace can be guessed easily. Ask your employees to select passwords that will be a combination of numbers, symbols, and lowercase and uppercase letters.
  • Conduct Regular Monitoring: Cybercriminals typically prefer to spend some time examining your system to analyze your security control systems. When you monitor your system regularly, you will be able to detect unusual or malicious activities easily and prevent them from wreaking havoc on a large scale.
  • Be Serious about Regular Data Backup: When you choose to back-up your data on a regular basis, you will be able to maintain business continuity even if a natural calamity or a malicious attack damages your system.
  • Train your employees to help them master VoIP security: Your employees have a major role to play in ensuring the appropriate implementation of your company’s data security policies. However effective your VoIP security mechanisms may be, your system will remain vulnerable to security threats if your employees are not properly trained in the appropriate use of the security control systems that are in place. Apart from delivering training sessions, you should also explain every employee’s role in detail, describing how their individual responsibilities fit into the bigger picture. Motivate them to be extra-cautious about protecting their passwords and to notify you about malicious activities instantly.

 

Some companies opt for managed services to maintain VoIP security on their behalf. This allows them to focus on other critical tasks and capitalize on the latest VoIP security solutions that the managed service has to offer. If you wish to know about how you can reduce costs and improve your productivity with VoIP solutions managed services, call us at +855 577 0400 or e-mail us at info@tec-tel.com.

 

 

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June 11, 2014

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Tec-Tel Hits The News Stand

On April 10, 2013, Tec-Tel Communications has taken the next step in our new marketing initiative by releasing our FIRST EVER press release. This is an exciting time for Tec-Tel Communications. We are at a point in our business where we are expanding our focus, increasing our personnel, and we are growing both within our current customer base and our organization as a whole.
This press release titled Tec-Tel Communications Hires Voice Talent Lauren Synger, has been picked up by more than 500 online publications worldwide-this includes news sources and blogs alike. Here is a link to one of the blogs and news sites that are currently covering our story:
www.wnd.com
www.submitpressrelease123.com
We would love feedback on our story as well as our current organizational and marketing initiatives and look out for future press releases. Tec-Tel Communications will be announcing some great Partnerships, Promotions, Product Information, Speaking Engagements, Award Nominations, and Affiliate Program opportunities. For more information about Tec-Tel Communications contact us at media@tec-tel.com.
To learn more about Lauren Synger, click here.
We look forward to hearing from you!

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June 11, 2014

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Tec-Tel Communications Launches New Marketing Campaign

On April 10, 2013, Tec-Tel Communications launched a new integrated marketing campaign, aimed to redefine and elevate visibility around the company’s products, staff, and capabilities. The campaign centers on integrating both traditional and non-traditional branding, media, and marketing efforts to provide targeted information, news, best practices, and strategic/tactical support for the small to medium sized businesses.
Tec-Tel Communications is a New Jersey-based Avaya Business Partner founded in 2011, managed by four business partners Joseph Intoci, Tom Fazio, Matthew Trojcak, and Jerry Schauder. With over 50 years of collective relevant Industry/telecom experience, the company has created an environment that focuses on how to empower the small to medium business community through the use of leading edge technology. Tec-Tel Communications makes sure that it remains in the forefront of Telecommunications with vast understanding of available products, software, information, and technology.
To institute this exciting strategic and Tactical Marketing Plan, Tec-Tel Communications hired Expert Marketing and Public Relations Firm, Prospect PR Inc. Prospect PR Inc, founded in Georgia has worked with clients across multiple verticals including technology, consumer electronics, marketing, entertainment, education, manufacturing, retail, among others. Prospect PR Inc. specializes in analyzing the current marketing and public relations efforts of an organization, then utilizing a multi-faceted approach to revamping and improving all current online and offline channels of exposure.
“We are excited to be working with Prospect PR Inc., our company Tec-Tel Communications is at a cross-road to growth right now. Tec-Tel Communications has the organizational structure in place, a highly regarded reputation, the right staff, the right products, and now we will have the right marketing and public relations-providing us with the right level of exposure to meet our goals for 2013 and beyond,” stated managing partner of Tec-Tel Communications, Joseph Intoci.
According to a representative from Prospect PR Inc, “having clients’ like Tec-Tel Communications and a management team including executives such as Joseph Intoci, is a true pleasure for our company, Prospect PR Inc. When we take on a client, we look for partners and organizations who are both passionate about their companies and products as well truly interested in growing their business and Tec Tel Communications is both.
The campaign, which Tec-Tel Communications will be implementing over the course of the next year includes the revamping of all current web based/viral and social marketing and branding materials including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, the current website, as well as email blasting. Prospect PR Inc. will be initiating additional online/viral exposure through online media, product and company reviews, online press, blogs, additional exposure sites (i.e StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit, Mixxit, etc.), award programs, web based educational series (webinars and YouTube Series), creation of an informational newsletter, affiliate programs and the initiation of partner programs.
Offsite marketing and public relations efforts include the initiation of award programs, speaking opportunities, event coordination, press interviews (radio, television, print magazine, print, newspapers), product description brochure creation, branded sales presentations, advertisement creation, and offline adverts.
The campaign’s initial flight started March 2013. The new website, blog launch, and phone application will be on April 15, 2013 at www.tec-tel.com. In the meantime, we would love to get your feedback on the social media efforts already underway at LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
The TV spots will air on network and cable television and will be supported by print advertisements in national newspapers and business publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Economist as well as online media.
“Brand marketing to drive profitable growth is one of our strategic growth initiatives,” said Joseph Intoci. “This campaign is our latest effort in delivering against this key objective.”
For more information on these new initiatives please contact us at media@tec-tel.com.
About Tec-Tel Communications
Tec-Tel Communications is a New Jersey based Avaya Business Partner and customer centric service organization. Founded in 2011 and managed by four telecom industry veterans Joseph Intoci, Tom Fazio Matthew Trojcak and Jerry Schauder, Tec-Tel Communications was built on the belief that by delivering the best, quality, knowledgeable, responsive and consistent service in the industry they would maintain steady growth. Tec-Tel Communications’ core product offering centers on the Avaya IP office suite of products which targets small to medium businesses. Through the use of low rates, Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) and Flexible product offerings and plans to choose from, is what makes working with Tec-Tel Communications a true pleasure for the customer. For more information about Tec-Tel Communications contact sales@tec-tel.com or visit our website at www.tec-tel.com.

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June 11, 2014

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Tec-Tel Communications Attended The Avaya Evolution Conference

On April 9, 2013, Tec-Tel Communications attended the Avaya Evolution Conference. According to Avaya’s website, Avaya Evolutions is a multi-experiential event in which Avaya customers and prospects are exposed to the Company’s key solutions, partners and sponsors, and live demonstrations. Key sessions are delivered by other Avaya Customers, who share their testimonials on Avaya solutions.
We had the opportunity to walk around this show at the Hyatt in New York City. It was an extremely well attended event this year. But what stood out to me the most besides the great speakers, such as the leader of Foursquare and one of the founders of Apple, was the Plantronics booth. The products were exciting and the I was very drawn to the booth and representatives.
I definitely will be attending this event next time it is in the New York area.
What booth or speakers really stood out for you at the Avaya Evolution event?
To find out more information about the Avaya Evolution Conference, check out their website.

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June 5, 2014

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To The Victims and Families of the Boston Marathon

Hello Readers,
Tec-Tel Communications would like to extend its thoughts and prayers to the victims and the families of the victims of the Boston Marathon, which occurred on April 15, 2013. The management and staff of Tec-Tel Communications have been following this story throughout the day and are sickened by the horrible acts of a few radicals against the innocent.
We hope that all of your families and friends are safe and healthy at home tonight with their families. And if you were touched by this tragedy our hearts go out to you. We wish everyone well and hopefully things can go back to some semblance of normal soon.
Sincerely,
Tec-Tel Communications

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