October 2017

Signal Connect Talks Satellite TV at NMEA

Signal Connect, the division of Signal Group responsible for satellite TV sales and support, was a huge hit at the recent National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Expo held September 26-28, 2017 in Seattle. Three members of…

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Why pay more for digital signage?

Here’s the thing that my friends in Solid Signal’s marketing department don’t want you to know. You don’t need to spend a lot to get good digital signage. Let’s back up a bit, since it’s been a…



Can you still activate non-SWM equipment on DIRECTV?

The answer isn’t no… but it’s sort of “no-adjacent.” DIRECTV still supports older multiswitches like this WB68 pictured above, and still supports dishes that give four outputs that don’t need a SWM multiswitch. So if you’re looking to replace older…




How safe is cloud storage?

Imagine your personal data is sitting in a data center in Kansas where strangers can see it. Now, just pretend that phrase uttered by the late, great Don LaFontaine. Does that scare you? Seriously, there are people…


It’s time! Change that password!

Be honest… is your password still the name of your high school crush? If you’re like most of us you still use a password from your dial-up modem days, especially for sites like Amazon where you’ve…


FUN FRIDAY: The world in miniature

Few things out there as cool as a photograph of something really really small. AdaFruit industries recently published a series of what they call “macrophotographs” showing very small things at high magnification. Of course, the photos…