Pre-season checklist

The Mediterranean summer season is upon us, and everyone is coming out of the lockdown mode, scrambling to ensure that everything is ready as soon guests are permitted to come onboard. The polish ensures that everyone has to wear their sunglasses against the brilliant topsides. The engines are get their checkups and stores are being loaded. And the list goes …

Understanding IP addressing

This month I’m going to be a bit more technical and try and explain in layman’s term the way the Internet phone book works. Or simply said how a device on a network is identified and how it calls to another device somewhere else on the network or Internet. Every computer, smartphone, tablet, or IoT (Internet of Things, better said …

Remote Office-ing

With the global epidemic of a virus upon us, and generically the workforce being asked to stay home or in isolation, working away from the office is going to a major topic. So, this month I wanted to talk about a few things to keep in mind when setting up spaces for remote access. Unlike video or music streaming, which …

What private data have they collected?

When Google first showed up, a start-up search engine built in a garage during student spare time, it had a motto… “Don’t be evil“, this was watered down to “do the right thing” when Alphabet became Google’s parent company, and what it is now is a good question! Google along with Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and many other corporations live of …

A World of Questions

The IT world is confusing, there is so much to look out for, and so many components that one really wonders why they are there? So I will start this years’ first article addressing a few common questions here, but at the same time I invite you to write me if there is any particular topic that you want to …

Antennas

They come in all shapes and sizes. They are specific for each wireless communication purpose. Yet they are so often mis-understood. In the basic form, how an antenna works is always the same. Each manufacturer then enhances the design to improve on performance. But I am sorry to say, that if you now intend to build your own antenna, you …

Cyber-secure

Cyber security is a big word which also is somewhat lost in translation. As far as security goes, what are you actually wanting to protect? Generically there are two boxes that are covered when talking about protection from online or digital threats. There is the protection that you do to ensure your data durability, in case of damaged hardware or …

What do you really want?

The AV industry is moving fast with new feature rich contraptions appearing every day. That coupled with the fact that everything seems to be connected via IP/Ethernet now. It isn’t surprising that in this world of technology there seems to be an amplitude of equipment to meet your wildest expectations. Full home cinemas; party size sound systems; invisible speakers; and …