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    What You Need to Know About Conference Call Providers

    What You Need to Know About Conference Call Providers

    In the modern age, with today’s ever increasing business needs, communication between people is becoming more and more important.  One of the better methods of keeping the avenues of communication open for business purposes is a conference call.  A conference call is a specific kind of telephone call that enables the caller to speark to more than one person at a single time.  Both the caller and the called can join the conference call independently at any point of time. This is done through a type of equipment that specializes in connecting telephone lines together when a designated telephone number is dialed.

    This specialized type of equipment is commonly known as the “conference bridge.”  This conference bridge is maintained by a service provider which is selected by the business firms who are also responsible for providing the telephone numbers and pin code needed by the associates to dial in order to join the conference call.  Conference calls are utilized every day in the business world as it is the best and msot economical way of:  Meeting far away clients, sales representations, regular team meetings, communicating to employees working in remote places, just to name a few.

    For this reason, conference call providers are greatly in demand among businesses, as they are solely responsible for providing the basic services required for conference calls.  They provide businesses with a teleconferencing platform, usually with web conferencing software for online conference call meetings required for international phone calls.  These international calls are provided at much lower rates, allowing businesses to cut down the costs of their telephone bills for international calls to a large extent.

    Conference call providers enable around 40-50 people to connect together through a single call at a rate similar to that of conventional phone calls.  It’s not only the lower cost that’s appealing, though:  New technology developed for this service maximizes voice clarity and minimizes transmission errors.  This is made possible through the use of fiber-optic cabling, digital router and switcher, and much wider bandwidth.  They also provide customer services and multiple calling options through the internet for businesses to meet their clients and partners at any time.  Conference call providers’ affordable and reasonable price and quality service are preferred by businesses for good reason, as it helps them to minimize expenses and maximize effective communication.

    However, in a competitive market with so many conference call service providers available, it can be a difficult task for businesses to determine which provider can best serve their needs.  Here are a few tips:  First, think about the long run and choose a provider that can offer you the best customer service.  Keep an eye out for the latest upgrades, and make sure your provider is offering you a quality VoIP connection that allows you to hold virtual meetings through a conference call.

    It’s also important to look at the technology that each provider uses, rather than simply look at the package that’s offered, because ensuring client information security during conference calls is essential.  Also, look for a provider that is willing to give you unlimited use of the internet, as well as phone connections that offer a specific number of users at a lump sum fee, because counting minutes during a conference call is not a good way for your employees to establish effective communication with clients.  Finally, be sure to research the global exposure and worldwide network of the conference call provider yourself rather than blindly believing its claims.

    Your dishwasher’s guardian angel

    Your dishwasher’s guardian angel

    If you have an older 3 Phase dishwasher it is most likely that your wash motor is not protected very well…

    What I mean is that there are a couple smaller parts which control the motor and they easily can become faulty. When they go faulty you may not even notice, but the motor will. And the damage begins. You will keep on using the dishwasher without major faults thinking that everything is ok, but the motor inside will be getting hotter and hotter and eventually it will give its last breath.

    Well, then nothing else can be done except to get a new motor in. And this can cost easily up to a 1/3 of your dishwasher value.

    But if you smart enough, you can avoid all that by simply getting a technician to check it out and see if the motor has got one of these: Control relay RSTB

    What does this relay do?

    Electronic timer is designed to monitor 3-phase supplies and to protect motors and other loads against the faults listed below.

    · Monitoring of rotational direction of phases

    · Detection of complete failure of one or more of the phases

    · Undervoltage detection (-10%)

    · Overvoltage detection (+10%)

    · Detection of phase asymmetry (imbalance) (±10%)

    The relay operates if any of the conditions occurs.

    The relay releases if any of the conditions fails.

    There is a Time Delay between the relay action and the condition occurs (except rotational direction of phases error ) to avoid very short interruptions or other momentary failures.

    A selector switch allows selection of an adjustable time delay from 0.1s to 10s.

    When the supply returns towards its rated value, the relay is re-energized according to the hysteresis value (5%).

    So just by having one of these, which cost only a fraction of a new motor price, you can avoid a big breakdown, big bill and huge losses for your business.

    ACT NOW!!! Every day you hold over may be crucial to your machine, get it checked, get one installed and have a peace of mind.

    Certificate of Analysis Webinar by TraceGains Held April 29th

    Certificate of Analysis Webinar by TraceGains Held April 29th

    Certificates of Analysis are a vital part of every food manufacturer, processor, and distribution business—however they take time to review and approve; time that costs money and could be more productively spent.  Supplier Compliance from TraceGains makes sure that organizations only need to pay attention to CoAs that require actual human eyeballs. The system can automatically reject non-compliant ingredients before they enter processing or manufacturing, and automatically accept conforming shipments that meet your own business rules and internal test results.

    The mission at TraceGains (www.TraceGains.com) is to protect the brand of food and beverage clients by eliminating problems before product is shipped to the customer.   If a problem does occur this unique solution can minimize the brand damage by using patented recall trace-back and track-forward technologies. A recall alert can be initiated within minutes, reducing potentially bad news to one news cycle, and saving customers millions of dollars in long-term brand rehabilitation costs. The Recall Detective analyzes critical risk factors, going beyond material movement tracking; the Recall Minimizer provides instant multiple scenarios for reduced brand damage.


    Thursday April 29 there was an essential TraceGains’ webinar which reviewed how Supplier Compliance:

    • Automatically provides 100% visibility on all inbound receipts
    • Acts as a food safety firewall that provides an early warning system
    • Reduces the risk associated with late or non-review of CoAs
    • Minimizes or eliminates shipments from non-authorized sources
    • Eliminates human error
    • Makes your employees more productive
    • Reduces the high cost of material shortages, stock-outs, and processing returns
    • Won’t require support from your IT department
    • Additionally, sign up for the webinar to learn how:

    Each supplier impacts finished-good yield, quality, and profitability and customer feedback can be leveraged to improve the supply chain; those unable to attend should contact TraceGains.

    TraceGains Inc.


    Marc Simony, Director of Marketing




    Visibility.net ERP Solution Part of Technology Evaluation Center Vendor Showcase

    The Technology Evaluation Center provides manufacturers with clear rationale for using the Enterprise Resource Planning Evaluation Center including the ability to:

    • Determine the right type of ERP system for your enterprise, within your industry.

    • Examine how each solution addresses your management requirements. Some systems, for example, do not offer specific modules while others are exhaustive in their functional scope.

    • Designate crucial operating criteria that any solution must meet to be viable for your environment.

    • Analyze each solution’s capacity to support your company’s growth and operations, over time.

    According to Stephen Carson, executive vice president of Visibility Corporation, “Visibility is excited about being included in Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) vendor showcase. By being a part of their Vendor showcase the VISIBILITY.net ERP solution will be fairly represented for consideration by manufacturers evaluating and selecting software to run their business. TEC helps enterprises evaluate and select software solutions that meet their exacting needs by empowering purchasers with the tools, research, and expertise that help them make an informed decision.”

    According to TEC (www.technologyevaluation.com) ERP systems aid in the control and communication of business activities, such as

    • Efficient handling of order processing and production scheduling

    • Management and analyses of business processes within an interactive environment

    • Synchronization of activity within departments, such as human resources or finance, with the needs and output from production facilities

    • Monitoring, sharing, and tracking information throughout the organization

    • Maintaining records of warehoused goods

    • Dynamic control of the purchasing of raw materials

    • Automation of data entry processes

    • Synchronization of order entry, quote processing, and reporting

    • Reduction of the amount of time assembly lines are down, the costs of carrying inventory, production costs, and record keeping errors

    • Obtaining the most value from company resources and equipment

    Visibility Corporation (www.visibility.com) is a leading developer and supplier of business software solutions designed for the unique needs of project-based, engineer-to-order and to-order manufacturers. Visibility’s Enterprise Application solutions help midsize manufacturers of complex products operate their businesses effectively. Visibility has an extensive customer base throughout North America and Europe and has the strongest representation of ERP among complex manufacturers.

    VISIBILITY.net is an integrated ERP solution and more. Offering unparalleled functionality and integrated workflow, this browser-based solution cost effectively delivers the power of .NET-based Web services for use with either a Microsoft SQL Server™ or Oracle® database. Conducting business any place, any time, any where is a reality, deployable with unprecedented flexibility.

    Ordering Custom Injection Molding Parts

    Ordering Custom Injection Molding Parts

    When you can’t find the plastic part you need for your design idea or invention, you’ll need to find a manufacturing engineer to build a custom injection molding part. You can either go about this by designing the part yourself and having a shop manufacture it, or contracting a shop of specialized manufacturing engineers to design and build the custom injection molding piece to your specifications.

    If you’re area of expertise is in something other than engineering and custom injection molding, you’ll probably want to choose the later to ensure you get a part that works precisely. If you need to create a unique part, it’s necessary to find someone with the design and engineering expertise to take your concept and turn it into a finished part. Here you’ll find some points to consider when ordering custom injection molding parts to ensure that your part works exactly as you imagined and stands the test of time.

    Understanding custom injection molding
    Injection molding is the most common method of producing plastic parts. A engineer first builds a mold of the part in relief, which becomes the template for every successive manufactured part. The material is then poured into the mold, yielding a perfect part from the first piece to the 1,000,000th piece. With custom injection molding, once the mold is designed and crafted, the cost of producing subsequent parts is reduced dramatically.

    How will the part be used?
    In order to determine what type of material will be best suited for your custom part, the machine manufacturer will want to understand how the part will be used. Today there are more than 40,000 grades of resin available from which to make a custom injection molding part. The more information and documentation you can provide the machine engineer with the better. Prepare a document detailing the part’s functionality and provide a diagram of how it interacts with other pieces. Written documentation versus a verbal conversation leaves less room for interpretation.

    Design concept
    One of the greatest benefits of working with a manufacturing engineer is gaining access to years of design experience. The best way to communicate a design idea to an engineer is in terms of use cases, or how the end product will be used. This is a good exercise for you also, as it helps you to work through all the possible scenarios in which the piece may be used in order to shave off years of trial and error.

    Considering “implied” uses
    There are often numerous ways that a piece will be “used” other than its base purpose which will impact the design. Using a 2 liter soda container as an example, its main purpose is to store a carbonated beverage. However, because of its function, it’s likely to be dropped on kitchen floor so must be durable and built with a cap that won’t explode with increase pressure. It may also be taken to picnics so must be designed to handle exposure in hot sun or in melting ice without affecting the contents. The containers also must be shipped on large trucks so need to be able to remain stable in containers during shipping.

    The right custom injection molding company should ask you lots of questions about your product so that they can truly bring the concept in your mind into reality. Providing the custom injection molding engineer with use cases, as well as some other visual influences, can help you achieve a superbly designed piece that exceeds your original expectations.