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New Area Codes to Come to Ontario Over the Next Year

by Kevin Gillingham | May 13, 2012

Over the next year new area codes will be coming to Ontario, Québec, Manitoba and British Columbia, Canada. Changes will be to the current numbers below: 819 area code in Québec 204 area code in Manitoba 905 area code in Ontario 289 area code in Ontario 416 area code in Ontario 647 area code in […]

Activo Achieves “Expert” Tier with Corning LANscape Network of Preferred Installers

by Kevin Gillingham | Apr 18, 2012

Activo is proud to announce that we are now an “Expert” with Corning LANscape Network of Preferred Installer (NPI) for the 2012 program. A step-by-step well-rounded solution for the increasingly complex optical networks is a much better solution to individual component quick fixes. The need for specially trained fibre optic installers who are up to date with […]

Abandoned Cables and the Risks They Bring

by Kevin Gillingham | Mar 26, 2012

Commonly hidden in ceiling plenum spaces is data cabling that is hazardous and could become a lethal threat in the event of a fire. In most cases, new cabling is routinely added on top of old cabling in order to quickly solve networking problems, resulting in what is known as abandoned cable. Not dealing with […]

Is AT&T Planning to Change the Way They Bill For Data Usage?

by Kevin Gillingham | Mar 21, 2012

AT&T is looking for new ways to increase revenue from their smartphone, tablet and other bandwidth hogging device users. Because there is a of a lack of uniformity with wireless networks and a growing popularity for bandwidth-consuming mobile applications (Apps), AT&T might have found a way to charge app developers that offer heavy bandwidth usage […]

Gain Control While Satisfying User Demand and Avoiding BYOD Madness

by Kevin Gillingham | Feb 28, 2012

Activo recently partnered up with Meru Networks on a large project for Columbia College to install a comprehensive wireless network with approx 150 access points. We have completed installation on both teaching campuses Ainsliewood and Maple Hall and are in the process of installing wireless infrastructure systems on three more locations. 1.9 billion Wi-Fi devices are […]

IP Access Control Systems and Solutions

by Kevin Gillingham | Feb 23, 2012

A new world of opportunity is emerging with internet protocol (IP) access control systems combined with IP camera systems. IP Access Control An IP access controller is an security device used to identify a set list of users entering and exiting specific controlled points from protected areas. Access controllers provide for building, staff and asset […]

Industry Applications of IP-Based Video, Access Control and Business Intelligence Systems

by Kevin Gillingham | Feb 19, 2012

Retail Improve customer experience and reduce theft with IP video and access control. You can analyze customer traffic, set up alerts and remotely monitor customer behavior to make better merchandising, staffing and layout decisions. IP devices are easily integrated with POS and EAS systems and allows remote and local monitoring at any time, from any […]

Activo’s New Design and Experience

by Kevin Gillingham | Feb 17, 2012

Activo wants to make sure your experience with us is as great and informative as it can be. In that spirit, we would like to introduce you to the new Activo website and blog. All the great resources Activo has offered in the past are still here, we have just made it easier to find […]