Faster Fiber Optics and 10-Gigabit Ethernet


Data transfers rule the world. Don’t believe us? Try to not use your phone, your computer or any other device for the rest of the day. It’s hard not to do—especially at a modern office or business environment.

Better VoIP services, video conferencing systems, integrated UC solutions and cloud computing are increasing the demands of network infrastructures.

Technology always seems to have an answer for our wants and needs. A new kind of laser built at CalTech could increase the power of fiber optic cabling twenty-fold! This laser produces light frequencies 20 times narrower than present fiber optic cabling. In perfect conditions, a fiber optic cable using this laser could be 20 times faster. Even if the laser is only 10 times faster or two times faster in imperfect conditions, it’s still a huge improvement.

The invention by CalTech isn’t going to be ready for mass production anytime soon. In the meantime, 10-gigabit speed Ethernet has shown us plenty of reason to become the new network standard (besides fiber optics).

Network switches and other appliances with 10-gigabit Ethernet ports are increasingly showing up. They’ve become more affordable too, not just within the reach of enterprises anymore. The cost of high-performance Ethernet cabling has also fallen more in-line with a small business’ budget. If your business has been considering an infrastructure upgrade, 10-gigabit Ethernet is definitely all the buzz right now.

Faster networks foster better productivity. Content sharing between businesses is instant, allowing proposals to get approved in a fraction of the time that they used to. Closing deals over the phone or via mail is an easy way to get behind in today’s fast-paced world.

12/12/12 – A Dozen Services with a Dozen Benefits Each!

Ever wonder what the different benefits of a given service might be for your business? We’ve chosen 12 of our services, and listed 12 reasons you might want to consider giving them a try.  Have any questions? Leave a comment below!

01 – Digital Signage

  • instantly change your message
  • reduce printing costs
  • vibrant colors draw more attention
  • no more struggling with large pieces of paper
  • additional durability
  • flashing graphics to draw more attention
  • use one space to show several messages
  • design to publication time drastically reduced
  • multifunctional–can be used as a television or monitor as well as a sign
  • small edits can be easily taken care of
  • no need to store physical signs when not in use–all-digital saves space!
  • streaming media–show videos when your message will benefit

02 – Cloud Computing

  • minimize up front hardware investment
  • access data from any device
  • access your data at any time
  • access the data from anywhere
  • remotely storing data minimizes your risk of total loss
  • TriTech’s Cloud service offers high-security, 24-hour guarded access
  • cost of adding new users drastically reduced
  • includes backup at no additional cost
  • ensures software licensing compliance
  • free your IT staff to focus on business-building tasks
  • additional control over your IT spending
  • advanced fire suppression at the data center protects your data from disaster

03 – Cabling

  • installation technicians follow all EIA/TIA standards
  • BICSI certified technicians
  • all cabling installations include a 15-year warranty
  • variety of offerings, including fiber, data and voice
  • troubleshooting for existing installations
  • experienced with directional boring, giving solutions regardless of scale
  • almost 20 years of experience
  • uses only trusted, high quality brand name products such as Panduit, CommScope and Cooper B-Line
  • all technicians have at least 5 years of cabling experience
  • can “future proof” your cabling
  • with network engineers, hardware technicians and IT consultants, TriTech can design and implement a complete network for your organization
  • installs cable and hardware

04 – Printer Repair

  • technicians have at least 5-years experience with Xerox, OkiData, Hewlett Packard and IBM machines
  • experience repairing dot matrix impact printers
  • repairs most laser printers
  • can repair most thermal Zebra receipt and label printers
  • warranty authorized for repair of many Zebra printers
  • warranty authorized for HP printer repair
  • warranty authorized for Xerox printer repair
  • warranty authorized for Epson printer repair
  • warranty authorized for many Epson POS printers
  • technicians hold certifications from Xerox, Epson and Zebra
  • depot and on-site repair options available
  • printer repair service includes 90-day parts and labor warranty

05 – Depot Repair

  • convenient Waukesha location close to the Milwaukee area
  • a small inspection fee covers diagnosis and quote for repair
  • inspection fee goes toward overall cost if you move forward with the repair
  • many printer manufacturers carry depot-only warranties
  • depot service is ideal for home users or home offices where on-site repair is not offered
  • overall cost is generally less when compared to on-site service
  • using depot service ensures your office will be less disrupted by technicians doing their work
  • drop off at your convenience between 8 and 5
  • we’ll call you when it’s ready
  • you will be fully aware of all charges before any work is done
  • TriTech has been providing hardware repair since 1993
  • drop off your computer or printer

06 – Managed Print

  • control costs
  • easy budgeting
  • pay-per-use
  • many plans include service
  • plans can include maintenance
  • just one monthly invoice states the cost for all your printers, simplifying paperwork for you
  • cost-per-print is usually regardless of coverage–use as much ink per page as you want!
  • take advantage of TriTech’s trained technician’s, without the unpredictable cost (pay only for parts)
  • supply procurement becomes much simpler
  • managed print saves you money when you consolidate printers and reduce safety stock costs
  • many plans include preventative maintenance
  • by receiving data on usage patterns, you can make better decisions regarding print in the future

07 – IT Consulting

  • working with an IT consultant provides you with the education you need to make an informed decision about today’s business technology
  • our IT consultants are trained in a variety of business technology and can answer questions like:
    • “Does my business really need VoIP?”
    • “When should we upgrade our network cabling?”
    • “Is it the right time to upgrade our computers?”
    • “What kind of computer is right for my employees?”
    • “What are the benefits of setting up a VPN?”
    • “Do I need to be worried about security in regards to our new BYOD policy?”
    • “How much can I expect to pay to maintain our printer fleet?”
  • TriTech also gives you advice in regards to other IT aspects, such as Cloud
  • an IT consultant wants to make sure the technology works for you
  • a consultant will listen to your needs before trying to sell you anything

08 – Hosted VoIP Phone Systems

  • stay up-to-date with the most current system
  • take advantage of the most recent software
  • you’ll no longer need to replace your expensive old equipment as it fails–it’s included!
  • service technicians are available as you need them
  • have a small monthly fee, instead of a large up-front cost
  • reduce the cost of adding users
  • take advantage of the greater sound quality of VoIP
  • can give you savings, compared to analog phone line bills
  • experience additional mobility when any phone, anywhere, can be treated as a local extension
  • remote and satellite offices can be easier to transfer calls to
  • hosted VoIP solutions are reliable
  • advanced call functions help streamline your business process

09 – Computer Networking

  • certified network technicians can design, set up, troubleshoot and install networks of various sizes
  • TriTech’s technicians are certified in Microsoft Windows Networking
  • TriTech’s technicians have Cisco Network technology certifications
  • properly working networks offer:
    • more effective communication
    • efficient sharing of resources
  • secure networks deliver secure communications
  • email server support is available to ensure your organization stays moving
  • backup solutions, such as a NAS attached to your network, are invaluable in the event of a main drive failure
  • preventative maintenance gives you maximum uptime
  • a VPN can give your employees secure, remote access to the network regardless of where they are
  • TriTech can set up a wireless network to give you greater freedom with less cables

10 – Video Surveillance

  • affordability: previously, video was only cost-effective in large applications. now, anyone can afford it!
  • monitoring in real time lets you evaluate situations as they happen
  • remote access delivers the convenience of being able to check in from almost anywhere
  • video quality today is better than ever, meaning that is it more useful in the event something actually goes wrong
  • video surveillance can help prevent employee theft
  • video surveillance can help stop shoplifting
  • it can be used to capture good and bad behavior, ideal for use as a training tool
  • recorded incidents can help determine truth in harassment and other “he-said/she-said” incidents
  • prevent vandalism by placing a camera in a conspicuous area outside your building
  • monitor store traffic to determine how to place products
  • video can reduce your insurance premiums by deterring some behavior and protecting the business from invalid claims
  • equipment purchases are often tax-deductible

11 – RFID Solutions

  • ideal for asset management
  • can be used to track goods
  • contactless information reading means less wear and more efficiency
  • large batches of tags can be read at once
  • get your printers, readers and tags all from one source!
  • RFID is becoming industry-standard in many cases. future-proof your organization today!
  • solutions from TriTech are durable, interoperable and easy to use
  • antennas enable faster scanning
  • TriTech can sell and install a complete RFID solution
  • RFID security features can help eliminate and reduce loss
  • access for RFID-secured buildings for increased security
  • size, read range and memory capacity are all customizable for specific applications

12 – Video Conferencing

  • reduces travel costs
  • better communication when compared to voice conference
  • quickly access experts throughout your organization
  • video communication is as easy as making a phone call
  • TriTech’s IT consultants can help you determine a solution based on your needs and budget
  • a variety of installation options deliver flexible deployment options
  • TriTech is the largest video conferencing integrator and reseller in the state
  • many solutions are scalable for growth
  • studies show people learn twice as much in face-to-face communications
  • TriTech has 10 years of video conferencing installation and support experience
  • TriTech offers support for all video systems we sell
  • as more people adopt video communications, it becomes more useful to businesses everywhere