Category: Industry News

Is 5 Nines Enough? – Major Networks Think not.

Published on June 1, 2016

Costs of Downtime, Industry News

As reported in Light Reading, US telecom giant CenturyLink is aiming to improve its offering by guaranteeing customers “six nines” reliability rather than the “five nines” that has traditionally featured in telco service level agreements (SLAs). James Feger, CenturyLink’s vice president of network strategy and development says “There are customers that exist across the world where a one-minute outage is…

Minimizing Downtime in Unattended Parking Systems

Don't let downtime ruin your image and profit

Automated parking systems offer great advantages to the operator and driver alike.  That is when they are working properly.  There is nothing more frustrating than angry customers angry  because their parking system is non-functional. Having to roll a truck for  a service call is a big waste of time and expense.  Especially when 80% of these failures can be handled with…

Major Cost of Downtime Report Released

Published on January 27, 2016

Costs of Downtime, Industry News

An iBoot of Prevention is worth a Truck Roll of Cure. In the new study by IHS Inc. a major research firm,  the cost of downtime for information and communication technology (ICT) reaches $700 billion per year. The report blames network interruptions as the biggest cause of downtime, and organizations average 5 occurrences per month totaling 27 hours. Matthias Machowinski, research director for enterprise…

Hoverboards are not UL Listed! Is your Power Switch?

Published on January 6, 2016

Costs of Downtime, iBoot, Industry News, Security

Not UL Listed!  Go check your PDU.  It might not be either. bossip.com

With all the news about hoverboards catching fire,  it is clear that we all need to think more about product safety.  Something catches the consumers’ eye, becomes the hot new thing and then literally becomes the hot new thing.  Suddenly there are concerns over safety,  liability  and  insurance coverage.   The case with these hoverboards became acute very quickly.  Now…

Dataprobe Supports Reliability at Ellis Island Museum

Published on August 25, 2015

iBoot, Industry News, Unique Applications

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Dataprobe is proud to provide increased reliability to the kiosk and A/V installations at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration Galleries.  Selected by A/V Integrator, Electrosonic, Dataprobe’s iBoot power switches are used to provide power control to the Citizen Narrative and Citizenship Tests exhibits. Electrosonic, headquartered in the UK,   is a worldwide audio-visual company with extensive experience in designing,…

Keeping Baby Monitors Secure

Published on September 6, 2013

Industry News, Internet of Things, Security

Yesterday’s news regarding the FCC censure of Trendnet for lax security measures that allow unsophisticated hackers to view home camera feeds has sharpened the focus on the Internet of Things (IoT).  As more devices become network connected, and these devices play a more critical role in our daily lives, we need to be mindful of how much of our cherished…

Kiosks in Health Care are a Game Changer

Published on August 20, 2013

Industry News

As the pressure of health care costs continue to be an overriding concern and potential drag on stagnant middle class budgets, the increased use of self service kiosks to provide cost savings continues to be an area we at Dataprobe are watching closely. From general information and Q&A to sophisticated diagnosis, self directed healthcare engages the consumer and reduces the…

The Medium IS NOT the Message

Published on August 9, 2013

Industry News

A recent New York Times editorial ‘rails’ (pun intended) about the new digital signage installed by the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) at New York’s Penn Station.  In Misery Goes Digital (NYT August 3, 2013)  Lawrence Downes writes that the important content of the signs, departure track information, is visually overwhelmed by the advertising content: At rush hour, people cluster around them, squinting.…