Digital Shuffle: March 2015
1000s of STI Buttons, Simple Search Feature
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when shopping online for the right safety button. Safety Technology Inc. just made your search a whole lot easier with its new ‘FastFind’ feature. Located on the STI website, the new dropdown feature allows customers to select the exact button they need, instead of scrolling through pages of unnecessary items. Users can search by color, protective cover, button/switch activation and label message. The FastFind option at the top of the Web page allows customers to choose an exact button and part number from thousands of options. STI also offers a YouTube video of the new feature, in case you want a tutorial before you begin: bit.ly/1vvAl5u.
New Online Training Portal
Samsung Techwin launched a new online training portal that allows security professionals access to a variety of online courses via the Internet. New online programs include: Network 101— provides the necessary basic network knowledge needed to efficiently install, set up and maintain small to medium IP-based security video systems; STEP (Samsung Techwin Eco Partner) Certification – allows partners to take all nine courses required to complete the STEP Partner certification; and Network Design Tool – provides directions for using the surveillance system design tool. Participants are required to register only once for the online training at bit.ly/18TseoP.
New Website for Raytec Hazardous Area Division
Raytec announced the launch of its new website dedicated to its comprehensive range of hazardous area lighting products. The online services include a lighting design service providing 2D and 3D lighting plans, a custom-built product design service, a live online chat service and more. Customers can also utilize the Raytec ‘Industry Knowledge’ hub on the site, where experts will share knowledge, tips and opinions on lighting in hazardous areas. Also included are downloadable white papers; guides and articles on a variety of key topics such as design techniques to maximize savings on installation; understanding the total ownership cost of an LED system; and how to upgrade and replace old fittings to LED.
MyRussound App with Spotify Released
Love music? Russound has released version 6.0 of the MyRussound app, featuring Spotify. The 6.0 app has been upgraded to offer many features, including support for Spotify; more intuitive user-friendly views and layouts; additional TV features to help control Smart televisions, and more. MyRussound is available at no charge for both iOS and Android devices. An on-site firmware update to customer’s equipment is required to access the Spotify feature. Details on how to update firmware can be found in the Russound Dealer Portal: bit.ly/1xxgqgK.