Temporary Technology Solutions Create Permanent Problems

In many aspects of our lives we make decisions every day. Many decisions usually have positive and negative consequences - like buying a new car. When you are deciding to buy a new car, you consider the positives: a new car that won’t break down and has a safety rating that will make you feel safer transporting your children. You also consider the negatives: the added financial burden or parting with your trusty old college car (who has an endearing name). […]

Cyber Intrusion Detection Systems

An intrusion detection system (IDS) is a software that works with your network keeping it secure from someone trying to break into your system. There are a multitude of types of intrusion detection tools and it can be a little challenging figuring out which one will work best for your needs. […]

The Beginner's Guide: Facial Recognition

Facial Recognition has been a huge buzzword for a couple of years now. Some find it to be an exciting leap for technology and some find it to be a breach of privacy or even an ethical problem. How you feel about facial recognition is totally up to you but here we are going to highlight some of the most common places facial recognition is used and how it benefits a multitude of industries. […]

Fiber Optic Cable 101

Fiber optics are a buzzword we hear quite frequently in the telecommunications world. You may even see signs in your neighborhood warning of buried fiber optic cable. Here we will go into what fiber optic cabling is and what its features are. […]

Disaster Recovery as a Service: What You Need to Know

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Millions of organizations around the world experience man made or natural disasters. These can be anything from a horrible earthquake that destroys an office building to a malicious cyber attack that destroys your precious data. If an organization has been around enough, they have surely experienced some form of major interruption. How do they bounce back from them? What about that data they lost? Well, most of them have a failsafe in place called Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). […]

IT Infrastructure: Hubs, Switches & Routers

When most people think of Information Technology (IT), they generally think of software and software development. The initial assumption is that IT teams are composed of people who know how to write code, develop websites, and conduct quality tests. This is all true, however software also needs something to run on – hardware. The IT Infrastructure is the full system of hardware that allows software to run and people to communicate both within a business, and externally. […]

Visitor Management Systems

When you arrive at an office or building for a meeting, appointment, or to visit a friend or family member, you usually speak with a front desk person. Depending on the nature of the business you are visiting, you may need to receive a badge or simply wait for someone to come get you from the reception area. […]

5G Explained

  Unless you lived completely off the grid for the past 2 years, you  have undoubtedly heard the term 5G. Many of us have been watching commercials from the large cell service providers promising us 5G coverage nationwide. Has 5G been rolled out nationwide? To answer that question, we must first dive into what it is and how it works. […]

Q1 Technician Spotlight: Don Tinsley

Our 2020 first quarter tech spotlight is Donald (Don) Tinsley! He has been an amazing field technician for Matrix-NDI for almost 11 years now. We are excited to share some fun facts about him and are so grateful to have such a great technician on our team. […]

Top 5 Reasons to Implement Cloud-Based Surveillance

Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) is a hosted, cloud-based video surveillance system. This includes video recording, storage, remote viewing, cyber security, management alerts and more. The service is generally very easy to install, requires minimal upkeep, and helps secure your data so you know your business is safe. One of our favorite partners, Genetec Inc. offers a best-of-breed VSaaS option called Genetec Stratocast. VSaaS allows you to access recorded video from your laptop, tablet or even your smartphone. […]