2012 September 12 by admin
Inheriting cabling from a 3rd party can be a nightmare.
Recently we were handed over ‘cat 5′ in a large house conversion in Londons’ Belgravia.
Often if cabling is done by an electrician it is done to electrical standards, thus often is not numbered, or run with enough care for data purposes, let alone terminated on a patch panel.
It can take as much work to fault find and make good from a networking point of view.
2012 April 16 by admin
Smartinfo have installed a new Phone System on the trendy new outpost of a small bar group on Hackney Road, east london.
The chain of 3 trendy pub / bars in East London had 2 main requirements.
- To link the 3 bars
- Centralise the booking of bands in one, deal with food and drink supplies in another, restaurant bookings
- To have cordless in all the bars, with roaming ability between locations
- Full functional transparency, that is name showing on phone screens, directory access, voicemail indication
A voip system was installed in the main branch with a VPN linking the three sites, with Wifi and a few wall mounted phones with larger displays on as the main bar phone (as all cordless phones can go missing. The cordless phones are wifi all running off the same subnet, so manager can take phones between branches.
2012 April 2 by admin
We installed a system for a fashion house in Brixton south London, for a ‘couple of hundred quid’ we also hooked them up to their two main suppliers in Turkey and China, saving £100s in call costs but even more importantly increasing integration between the three businesses, effectively creating free calls, increased calling 10 fold, increasing communication and increasing productivity, as if the companies are all in same building effectively
2012 April 1 by admin
Last night Tim Orchard of Smartinfo presented hosted voip vs a telephone system at the Fulham Chamber, Kings road, London.
The presentation cause lively debate amongst attendees, with no outright consensus of opinion, one way or the other.
Call Smartinfo and talk to Tim to find out which solution is best for your business.
Tim has been a
Oval to the SW region for nearly 20 years, he has helped many south London businesses from Wandsworth, Clapham and Putney to Kingston, Cobham and Woking.
…….and yes that was an April fool, he’s been there longer than 20 years!
2012 March 27 by admin
Based in Shoreditch East London, Smartinfo is the choice phone system provider, installer and maintainer to the creative agencies of London from SoHo to Shoreditch (and all around of course).
Smartinfo report 14 installs of systems during the months of Feb and March into the ad, design and creative industries of London alone.
Call it the Mad Men effect!
2012 March 27 by admin
Free Wi-Fi will be made available to London’s commuters in time for the Olympics. That is, when the Tube drivers aren’t on strike leaving half the network crippled for days at a time.
Everyone loves a freebie, especially if it comes in invisible wireless waves of Wi-Fi enjoyment. Thankfully for the typical grumpy Londoner, users of the Underground subway system will receive free Wi-Fi during July and August.
The catch? There isn’t one as it happens, with anyone able to use the free Wi-Fi during the Olympics and beyond, thanks to Virgin Media. If there were one, however, it would be that once the slightly later Paralympic Games are over, non-Virgin customers will be shuttered out.
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2012 February 27 by admin
Recommended apps for small business telephone system providers Smartinfo:-
- OCR on your Ipad / Phone – Photo text in a book or paper and turn into text file to edit
- Business card Scanner on you phone
- Linkedin – Business networking
- Google + Google Apps – Total Business Cloud Suite, Mail, Documents, shared calendar, Great Spam and virus protection
- Wheres my Droid / iPhone – if you loose you phone
- Swiftkey / Swipe keyboards – quicker than standard keyboards for your smart phone
- Netstumbler – find Wifis + channels
- Sipdroid Sip phone
2012 February 12 by admin
Small business now have a choice for their communications, a pbx or a hosted pbx, both available from specialist business provider Smartinfo.
Simply put – with a system you have a box on the wall – a switchboard, or pbx, with the phones and lines connected to it
With hosted the phones connect to our system server.
Which should you choose? It all depends on the features your business needs.
If you only need one or two handsets choose hosted, if three, four or more handsets are required, give us a call a system might be more applicable.
Contrary to popular belief, a system, although with more hardware involved can be cheaper, with a lower total cost of ownership.
2012 February 10 by admin
Smartinfo can supply and configure a Cisco phone system for you small business. Based on the Broadsoft r17 platform, customers can manage their extension online and upload auto attendant and music on hold online.
POE (Power over Eithernet) switches, cat 5 installs, and fax to email solutions are also available.
2012 February 9 by admin
Smartinfo provides business class phone system solutions for small and even micro businesses. Traditionally a pbx or switch board is too costly for a small business, not to mention expensive for a startup business.
Clients can start with a single Cisco phone, at just £12.50 per month including phone system features such as hold music and auto attendant. Mobile phones can also be twinned so a one man band can also take calls on the move.