You may have been hearing more about the “Dark Web” lately but weren’t quite sure what it meant to your business. Most companies are concerned with security threats like viruses and phishing attacks. [Read more…]
We use computer networks every day to connect to servers, other computers, and peripherals like printers and security cameras. But we often don’t realize the detail that goes into setting up a complex network of structured data cabling for both wired and wireless connections.
Quantum PC works with companies every day to design, install, and certify that their network setup is performed according to industry safety protocols and standards. Our team knows the NEC and BICSI methods and standards by heart and we follow them religiously.
But why are they important?
If you’re the owner of a hotel or vacation rental property, it’s more than likely that you’ve thought about installing and maintaining a WiFi system on the premises for guest usage. These days, internet access is essential and travelers view it as an expected complimentary service. Industry studies have already confirmed that lack of WiFi access is a top complaint of guests, with 51% of respondents citing the lack of free WiFi as a major issue when staying away from home.
The winter cold has been freezing more than just computers this month! There has been a lot of excitement lately, and it’s brought us some great fun, interesting jobs, and comfortable clothes. From setting up smart homes to building new PCs we have found plenty of things to keep us hot on our feet!
WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO
Journey helped our youngest customer, Eli, build his very own gaming PC that he bought with his own money! It took years of dedication and working at his family business to be able to afford this custom build.
With Valentines fast approaching there’s not a better time to be wearing pink! Thanks to our buddy Kipp from KB Designs & Apparel we’re set for the month.
Zak and Nathan appeared in Quantum PC’s very first timelapse! In which they show us how a professional network is assembled.
A big shoutout to Tom from DC LifeTech for getting us a sim card for our shop iPhone. With this we’ve been able to shoot some great stuff. Thanks for being awesome Tom!
Also, be sure to catch up on all the latest Quantum Live! Our weekly show airs Live on Facebook every Wednesday at 6:00pm!
The cold gets the best of us, even Chewy needs to take a moment to warm up before starting the day.
Network camera technology has gotten to the point where someone can literally go down to their local big box store and buy a complete network camera system with multiple cameras and a DVR to store and review video. For a Do-It-Yourself person, that might be all that is needed. On the other hand, (and there is more than one time this scenario has occurred) a client might purchase the camera system, get home (or to the office), open the box, figure out they may have bitten off more than they could chew, and bring that camera system right back to the store for a return/refund. Which is fine, but going that route doesn’t solve the problem the client was trying to address when they bought the system in the first place.
We at Quantum PC can help. We are knowledgeable professionals that work with our clients to develop a network camera solution to meet their needs. It’s safe to say that a client looking to have cameras for their residence will have different priorities than a client looking to have cameras installed at a place of business. Further, a car dealership (for example), may have different priorities than a bank. We at Quantum PC help identify those priorities and use our experience build a solution that addresses those priorities.
Let’s take a step back in this post and look at some questions that a client should be able to answer when developing a network camera system. There are plenty, but in this post, we ask three.
In case you have any doubt, we are living in a golden era of technological advancements. A few decades ago, we could rely on corded phones to communicate. Today we have “tiny” computers in our pockets that hold simultaneous communication functions. 1952 is the year when computers first understood human voice.
In 2000, significant tech development revolved around smartphones. The next big step in 2017 is the development of smart homes with voice-activated electronics. Smart home automation gives you a new level of control. The likes of Google Assistant and Siri are some of the platforms that have taken the smart home industry to another level.
Here are the voice-activated electronics that will enable you to tap into high-tech, dive in luxury and turn your home into a smart haven.
The Quantum PC team is wishing you the happiest holidays and a wonderful New Year!
It’s the holiday season and we’re as busy as ever. However, we know that it’s important to take the time to relax and enjoy all that we have! The picture above was taken at our team’s holiday get together. What a great bunch of people we get to work with!
WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO
Erin had a great time running all around town delivering goodies for the folks on the Nice List! Pictured: Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center & Tweak Social Media & Marketing.
We always have fun at our Learning In Retirement classes! It’s great to spread our knowledge and get involved with the people in our community.
A day in the life at Quantum. When you walk into work and find your coworkers are all wearing the same thing as you are! “Tis the season for cozy sweatshirts!
See you in 2018!
Summer has come to a close in Door County, but that doesn’t mean things are getting slower for us! In the past few months, Nathan made a trip out to Washington DC, we got a new bench from Harvest Fest, and of course, completed many fun jobs for our wonderful clients along the way! Keep reading to hear more about our end-of-summer happenings.
WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO
Pictured above, Erin celebrates when she wins the beautiful bench made by local artist ebecca Struck at this year’s Sturgeon Bay Harvest Festival!
(Artist Rebecca Struck with our new bench now at our West Side store)
West Side Network: What better way to showcase the best equipment that we have gotten to use at Quantum PC than to set it up in our own store. Check out some pictures of our detailed cabling and the amazing finished product at the West Side store, all done by our team!
Now that the weather is getting chillier, we get to use our new Quantum PC sweatshirts made by Kipp from KB Designs & Apparel!
A few weeks ago, we worked with Madelyn Marina and the installation of new cameras. We went on the roof of the Lodge at Leathem Smith to install a wireless bridge to connect the new webcams for the marina. You are able to view live footage from the marina byclicking here! Check it out and enjoy the view!
Our recent big project is officially finished! A few weekends back, we completed our job at the grand, beautiful Glidden Lodge Resort in Sturgeon Bay. While we were there, we exponentially enhanced guest Wi-Fi so that everyone in the resort will have access to fast, reliable internet. In order to accomplish that, we installed the cabling infrastructure needed to reach the entire hotel, and were able to manage the wiring in the hallways in a tidy way. Check out the finished job below!
It’s been a busy summer here at Quantum PC, and we couldn’t be happier about it! We’ve been working with amazing clients near and far, both on location and in our stores, made some fun new purchases for the company, and even installed an updated network in one of our stores. We want to keep you updated with what we’ve been up to, so check it out!
In Case You Missed It
We are so excited to show the world our brand new Quantum PC sign at the West Side store! We even took some fun new group photos to celebrate the occasion.
WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO?
Nathan and his daughter, Tatum, out doing business together at Cana Island Lighthouse and Stone’s Throw Winery.
East Side Network: Check out the makeover of the network infrastructure at our East Side Store! If your network is looking a little disorganized, we can help! From structured cabling, advanced switching and routing, large scale Wi-Fi systems, to basic home Wi-Fi, we offer a huge variety of solutions!
Best of Door County: Click here to listen to a little clip of what the owner of Quantum PC, Nathan, said in his interview for Door County Daily News’ Best of Door County! We are still so proud of this, and we want to say thank you to all of our awesome customers and this amazing community for making what we do possible! (We even got a plaque, too!)
The team getting ready for Sidewalk Sales in downtown Sturgeon Bay!
New Quantum Car: With a huge THANK YOU to Young Automotive of Door County, we are excited to announce that we have a new company car! So of course we had to take a team picture in it! Keep an eye out for the our team cruising around the peninsula!
Chewy all geared up and ready to get out there and get some work done for clients! No one knows this, but he is actually the best and most knowledgeable team member at Quantum. Go Chewy go!
Who Are We
Pictured (left to right): Nathan Drager (Owner) with Chewy, Erin Helgeson (Customer Relations Manager), and Journey Sikorsky (Technician). Not pictured: Allison Wierer (Receptionist).
Join us on Monday, April 10th, 2017 for the Grand Opening of our west side store in Sturgeon Bay! The event will start at 10AM with a ribbon cutting (big scissors and all), and the first 50 guests to come in will get a FREE customized Quantum PC USB Wafer – be sure to get here early!
18 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay
Courtesy of Rewind 97.7: Enter to win 2 tickets to the Resch Center in Green Bay on April 19 to see Def Leppard, Poison, and Tesla! Just drop your name into the box for the drawing at our new store from April 10th-April 14th!
We will also be providing coffee from KICK Coffee, cookies from Econo Foods, and popcorn made fresh here at the store.
Stop by on Monday to help us celebrate our brand new location! Grab a snack, have a chat, see you there!
Owner Nathan Drager at the new west side location.
BEST OF DOOR COUNTY
We are so grateful to be in the running for Best Computer Service of Door County! We are passionate about what we do, and being able to help the people in our community is a true honor. Thanks to every single one of you, we couldn’t do it without you!