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Author: Teltek Blogger

On July 6th, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the appointment of Chris Tonjes as the new Chief Information Officer in the Mayor’s Office of Information Technology (MOIT). Mr. Tonjes is presently employed as CIO for the DC Public Library. Among his accomplishments, Tonjes oversaw the creation of the first-ever iPhone app for a library, the DCPL app! Tonjes will commence his new role on July 23, 2012. His CIO predecessor, Rico...

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On Friday, we advised that the FBI's temporary internet solution to circumvent the DNSChanger mayhem would be disconnected today. Click here to read that blog. A detailed explanation of the story can be found on the FBI's website at this link. The safety net was pulled away at 12:01 a.m. this morning, leaving many users (an estimated 46,000) without the ability to access the internet. For those of you who find...

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Do we live in Baltimore or Tallahassee? These days it really feels more like Florida than Maryland around here. The skyrocketing outdoor temperatures combined with widespread and long-lasting power outages have people across the country trying to keep their cool mentally and physically. This week is supposed to be more bearable (80s) temperatures, but it is July and those stifling days will most likely return. If that happens, I have...

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Nobody looks forward to Mondays, but next Monday could be particularly unpleasant for some computer users. On July 9th, the FBI will disable a temporary internet system installed to redirect inquiries from computers affected by the DNSChanger malware. Thousands of internet users in the US and around the world whose machines are infected with this malware may find themselves unable to go online and they will need assistance...

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With the proliferation of power failures across the nation following strong summer storms, we should all be thinking about how to save power when we have it! Something you may want to consider utilizing is the Energy Saver feature on Avaya's Ethernet Routing Switch (ERS) 5000 Series. Avaya recently announced that the International University of Kagoshima in Japan has engaged the Energy Saver feature in an effort...

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Video conferencers are reaping the benefits of Logitech's BCC950 ConferenceCam. This lightweight and portable device combines HD 1080p 30fps video with high-quality full-duplex speakerphone clarity to take your video conference to a professional level. It is easy to set up and there is no software to install. The BCC950 is compatible with both PCs and Macs and it works with just about any video conferencing application including Adobe Connect, Avaya,...

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  George in Westminster, MD asks: "The severe weather and power outages this past weekend has me concerned. What steps can I take to prevent my phones and electronic equipment from being damaged or knocked offline?" Teltek's service department is well aware of the chaos that can result from severe weather conditions. Electronics do not function well when exposed to the elements or if there is an interruption of service. Here...

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With the 4th of July holiday two days away, it's a great time to be thinking about how to mark the occasion. It's easy when you live in Baltimore City, because we have the fireworks display at Inner Harbor and many smaller celebrations nearby. Many folks are starting their revelries on the 3rd, such as Federal Hill's Bars & Stripes bar tour, an event benefiting the...

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One of our specialties at Teltek is sorting out and straightening up less-than-perfect cabling jobs. If you have ever seen our before and after photos, you know what I'm talking about! Keeping your cables separated and clearly marked can prevent accidents and allows you to quickly locate the power source of a particular piece of equipment. Network World recently published a review of D-Wings, manufactured by Rubbo International....

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As part of our continuous effort to provide the most skilled and efficient telecom and IT services  to our customers, Teltek will open a Washington, DC Office on July 1st! This new branch is in addition to our Baltimore and Westminster offices. Our new address is: 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1440, Bethesda, MD, 20814 This location will better serve our Montgomery County MD, Washington DC, and Northern VA customers. We are currently...

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