Thermal Imaging Hardware Keeps Your Business Safe

Posted on: June 8th, 2020 by admin

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As the country begins the reopening process, businesses need a way to ensure the safety of their employees and customers. Social distancing and limiting the number of customers or employees in the building is an excellent first step, but what about an additional layer of protection? At ATEL Communications, we offer Thermal Detection surveillance cameras and access control systems to help you identify if an employee or customer is sick with a fever.

Thermal Imaging Surveillance Cameras

The thermal surveillance cameras will allow you to monitor your employees and customers while inside your business. The cameras use real-time, non-contact temperature measuring technology. Additionally, a software system can be used to display the temperature readings’ information, so you will be able to see if anyone is running a fever while in your business.

Other features are:

  • Intelligently analyze and measure temperatures
  • Highest temperature cross cursor positioning
  • Automatic capture of moving face targets
  • Perfect for schools, hospitals, and office buildings

Thermal Imaging Access Control

The access control system is a device that allows for precise recognition and integrates facial recognition technology with non-contact temperature detection technology. The access control system will achieve facial recognition and temperature detection at the same time to ensure the safety of your employees. This technology can be applied in crowded places such as schools, office buildings, and hospitals.

Other features of the access control system are:

  • Non-contact detection of wrist temperature, and alerts people to abnormal temperature
  • Configure temperature threshold
  • Recognition time in .2 seconds
  • Add up to 6 photos of the base library for a single person
  • Perfect for schools, office buildings, and hospitals

With Thermal imaging surveillance cameras and access control systems, your business will have an added layer of protection from possible COVID-19 exposures. As the country begins the reopening process, companies need to take a proactive approach to ensure the safety of their employees and customers. ATEL Communications can assist your company and keep your company protected. Contact us to learn more!

Cloud Solutions to Keep Your Company Productive during COVID-19 Crisis

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by admin

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Now that businesses are working remotely, they need a way to increase their productivity to keep pace with their output before the COVID-19 crisis began. One of the ways companies can accomplish this is by migrating to the cloud. The cloud will enable your employees to access all of their business applications and tools securely while working from home. At ATEL Communications, we have cloud computing solutions that will empower your employees and allow them to be efficient.

Business Continuity

One of the most important benefits of the cloud is the increase in business continuity. Since all of your data is stored in the cloud, your employees can access it, regardless of their location. This is a significant benefit, and as businesses return to normal operations, traveling employees will have access to your data network. Having access to all of their data will help them perform their job and better serve your clientele.

Collaboration

Since your employees are working from home, they will need a new way to collaborate effectively. The cloud dramatically increases the effectiveness of collaborative efforts by allowing all employees access to documents and data. Additionally, the cloud is a highly secure environment, so you can rest easy knowing that your data is safe and secure while employees are sharing files amongst themselves.

Scalability

As your business grows, so does your data storage. The cloud makes expanding your services easy, and you won’t need expensive hardware purchases. Being able to expand services quickly will allow your business to meet demands promptly and efficiently. Additionally, cloud computing is a more cost-effective solution than purchasing and storing your server hardware on-premise.

ATEL Communications has over 30 years of experience, and we have the expertise to make your transition to the cloud seamless. Your company will be able to support a remote workforce, and you will be prepared when another disaster strikes. Contact us today to learn more about our cloud computing solutions.

How ATEL Communications Can Support a Remote Workforce

Posted on: May 26th, 2020 by admin

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Many businesses are finding the switch to a remote workforce to be challenging. Some of the most significant challenges they’re facing are acquiring the right tools to make the transition to working remotely as seamless as possible for their operations. With two tools, in particular, seeming to be the ones that most businesses need but are struggling to find. One is a tool that lets them answer calls from home and the other is how to communicate more effectively. Luckily ATEL Communications has two clear answers to these problems, video conferencing and VoIP business phone solutions.

ATEL Communications offers both video conferencing solutions and VoIP business phone systems for remote work. As there is no better way for your team to communicate both amongst themselves and with your clients. Since VoIP phone system allows your employees to take calls directed to the office while working from home. It also provides you with tools that show whether they are making and receiving as many calls as they should. While video conferencing not only allows for clear communication between your workers but also helps them feel more like they are part of a team with more personal interactions. Helping deal with many people’s growing feelings of isolation from a lack of real social interactions, like they’re used to getting at the office.

Don’t let your business be one of the many businesses struggling to transition to a remote workforce. Get it the support it needs, contact us today and get the solutions that working from home easy for everyone.

Connected—Productive—Secure—Protected

Posted on: May 18th, 2020 by admin

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The Problem: A Sudden Dependence on Remote Workforce and Online Business Operations

Companies everywhere were launched into a world where they had no choice but to operate remotely.
Now that a new normal is forming, it is obvious to many businesses that their dependence on remote
workforce solutions is here to stay.

The sudden dependence on remote workforce solutions impacts every aspect of Business Operations.
Companies need ways to move physical workflows into digital workflows. Applications and data must
be accessible through the cloud. The entire portfolio must be secured and protected.

The Solution: ATEL Communications ensures that customers stay connected and productive, but in a
manner that is secure and protected.

Connected & Productive

  • Collaboration Products
  • Virtual Desktops & Virtual Servers
  • Cloud Servers
  • Workflow Automation
  • Document Management and Digital Signatures

Protected

  • Office 365 Backup
  • Virtual Desktop & Virtual Server Backup
  • Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity

Security

  • Firewalls & Security Software
  • Security Operations Center

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Atel works with companies that have had to launch a remote workforce in response to COVID-19. We
help these companies stay (connected, productive, secure, protected). If you have an hour this week,
we can schedule a call to go over your options.

Contact Us Today

Zoom 5.0 is Live

Posted on: May 15th, 2020 by admin

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We are excited to announce that Zoom 5.0 is live, and wanted to take a moment to highlight some critical
information for our partners regarding this release. Purchase Zoom 5.0 for Business Here *************

What does this mean?

On May 30th, 2020, Zoom will enable GCM encryption across the entire Zoom platform, providing increased
protection for meeting data and improved resistance to tampering. After May 30th, all Zoom clients on older
versions will receive a forced upgrade when trying to join meetings as GCM encryption will be fully enabled across
the Zoom platform. You cannot join meetings that are using the GCM encryption after May 30 without an updated
client.

Partners and customers should begin updating clients to Zoom 5.0 now to access the following product
enhancements:

  • “Report a User” Feature
  • Leaving/Ending Meeting Enhancements
  • Setting to Allow Sharing of Cloud Recordings
  • Add Expiration Date for Shared Cloud Recordings
  • Minimum Password Length of 6 Characters for Meeting and Shared Recording Password
  • Profile Picture Control
  • Show the Connected Data Center
  • Select Data Center Regions when Scheduling a Meeting

This past weekend, we updated all Free and Basic accounts to require passwords on all meetings. We had
planned to apply this change to admin-managed accounts as well later this month; however, after hearing helpful
feedback from our customers, we are re-evaluating how and when we will apply those updated password
requirements to such accounts. Please stay tuned for more information!

ATEL Explains How Zoom for Business is Different from the Free Version

Posted on: April 21st, 2020 by admin

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How is Zoom Business different than the free Zoom account? First, free Zoom is limited to 40 minutes.
Business Zoom has no time limit. Business Zoom can allow up to 300 attendees. Security on Business Zoom
with password access and waiting rooms is important but Business Zoom is on a much more robust platform.
You get better calendaring features, Custom Branding with your logo, HD Video and more available on Zoom for
Business.

Remote work is the new way of life for millions of people around the world – for many, we’ve entered entirely
unknown territory. The question is, will people who have never before worked remote be able to transition and
maintain productivity? ATEL can help get your company up to speed.

While there are certainly benefits to working from home – you don’t have to leave the house, more time to
hang with your dog, fewer distractions than working in an open office, and a flexible schedule – the downside is
that you’re separated physically from co-workers. This makes meeting, collaborating, and communicating more
complicated.

Fortunately, there are tools that can help you seamlessly transition to working from home and remain
productive. One must-have is Zoom for easy video communication. Zoom allows you to email, chat, collaborate
on tasks, and determine workload from flexible project views. The cool thing is ATEL can set up your Business
Zoom Account in as little as 24 hours. Zoom seamlessly integrates with your current systems so you can start
using Zoom Meetings right away.

To learn more go to https://www.atelcommunications.com/conferencing-for-business.aspx or call 858-646-4622.

5 Reasons You Need Video Surveillance for Your Business

Posted on: March 20th, 2020 by admin

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There is significant importance placed on cybersecurity for businesses, and rightfully so. Protecting your data networks is vital to the success of your business, and suffering a breach can signal the end of your business. Often overlooked, but equally important, are surveillance systems to monitor your physical place of business. Surveillance systems provide numerous benefits for your business, from increased employee safety to deterring theft.

There are many reasons your business should have a surveillance system in place. Here are the top five:

  1. Prevent Theft and Vandalism

    The most important reason to have a surveillance system is to deter theft and vandalism. The presence of cameras will keep most criminals away from your business. It will also prevent any graffiti from appearing on the exterior of your building. If a burglary does occur, you will be able to review your security footage to figure out who the criminal was and stop the person from committing more crimes in the neighborhood.

  2. Employee Productivity

    If your employees know that they are being monitored, they are more likely to stay on task. You’ll want your employees to know that you trust them, but having the ability to track their movements when you are out of the office is a benefit, and will likely increase productivity in the workplace.

  3. Improve Customer Shopping Experience

    With a surveillance system in place, you can monitor your customer’s movements throughout the store. This ability will allow you to strategically place products to better assist your customers. Customers will also feel safer in your business, knowing there is a security system in place that will deter negative behavior from occurring.

  4. Reduce Overall Security Costs

    Having a surveillance system installed will negate your need for hiring a security guard to monitor your property overnight. Security companies tend to be more expensive, and if your cameras are placed correctly, your business will have complete coverage. A security guard can’t be everywhere at once, leaving opportunities for criminals.

  5. Protect Your Employees

    Your employees will feel safer knowing security cameras are installed. Security cameras can make workplace harassment easier to pinpoint, and you will no longer need to rely on “he said, she said” moments since the interaction will have been recorded. You’ll be able to review the incident and accurately assess what happened. Additionally, employees who are walking to their car at night will be safer since criminals will be less likely to loiter around your business.

ATEL Communications Surveillance

ATEL Communications offers surveillance solutions that are high-performing and easy to use. Your business will have high-resolution images and video all for a low price. Contact ATEL Communications so we can begin securing your place of business.

Remote Working

Posted on: March 16th, 2020 by admin

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Many of our customers have recently curtailed routine business travel or are adding more remote workers this year!

We anticipate high demand and so we are offering you an opportunity to quickly add extra remote meeting capacity with a variety of cloud and on-premise solutions that can expand and integrate with any of your existing systems – NEC, GoToMeeting, Polycom Video, Microsoft Office 365 Teams, Zoom, Google Hangouts and more.

Have you been considering a Unified Communications System or Hosted Phone with Collaboration tools? We are authorized dealers for Ring Central, 8X8, Vonage, Nextiva, Cox and AT&T. Let one of our ATEL friendly and knowledgeable sales engineers create a proposal with an ROI.

It’s easier than ever to add extra capacity with flexible, high quality solutions that don’t have to cost a fortune. We charge you no fees for an assessment to determine how these technologies will help you communicate with your customers and employees.
These UCaaS solutions include Social Media, SMS, Text, Chat, and email all managed on one desktop dashboard. We can help our customers ramp up remote meeting capacity in as little as 2 weeks.

Would it make sense for us to talk through some options? Let us know if you’d like to reserve a 10-minute phone consultation.

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The Benefits of a Structured Cabling System for Your Business

Posted on: January 31st, 2020 by admin

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Your business’s network cabling is the backbone of its technology. It is the basis for all communication at your company, and it is imperative that everything should work as it is supposed to. ATEL Communications has over 30 years of experience, and we understand that network cabling has never been more critical than it is today.

Here are some of the benefits of a structured cabling system:

  • Your company will experience fewer connectivity issues. An unorganized cabling system will lead to loose wires and can cause your network to go down. With a structured system, tangled and unorganized cables will not be a worry for your company.
  • Your business can scale quickly and easily. With a structured cabling system, your wires are packaged neatly, so if you need to add a new computer or piece of equipment, your daily operations won’t be interrupted while installing the new hardware.
  • Your business will experience lower maintenance costs. Since the cabling is neatly packaged, if you do need to have maintenance done on your system, the work can be done much quicker and at a lower cost.
  • Having an unorganized cabling system increases the safety inside of your business. Besides looking messy, having unorganized cabling can increase the risks of an employee getting injured by being shocked or tripping on a loose cable.

At ATEL Communications, our wiring technicians take pride in their work and are experts in all aspects of fiber optic cabling. We will get the job done correctly the first time, on time, and at a fair price. Contact us to learn more about our structured cabling systems and how they can benefit your business.

Why Hybrid Phone Systems May Be Right for Your Business

Posted on: January 16th, 2020 by admin

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Is your business ready to upgrade phone systems, but aren’t sure if your company is prepared for an IP phone system? Premise based systems have their own challenges. A hybrid phone system may be the solution your business is looking for to propel your growth. Hybrid phone systems combine the best of both worlds by allowing you to use the existing infrastructure you have invested in while also leveraging the benefits of a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) system.

If your business is looking into upgrading to a hybrid phone system, please consider the following:

  • You want a redundant phone system that remains available during disaster situations. Having redundancy in your phone systems will ensure your business continuity.
  • Your business should be looking for a phone system that provides mobility and stability.
  • Your business needs a solution to upgrade phone systems across the organization, but you don’t want to do a complete overhaul.

Hybrid phone systems also support legacy calling technologies and IP based technologies, which includes landline calls, VoIP, ISDN, and mobile phones.

Contact ATEL Communications to discuss how our hybrid business phones can be the solution to your telephony needs.