IVSComm Monthly Newsletter December 2019
Can I send text messages from my VOIP phone?
Yes! We can get you set up to send and receive SMS and MMS messages from your VOIP phone number. If you need to contact patients, residents, or others and need to use texting to do it—call us and get started today! Its quick and easy, and best of all, very affordable.
Do I need a Surge Protector or a UPS?
Yes, you need those. Both of them. But for different reasons. A surge protector is a power strip that has a few outlets in it that are protected against sudden spikes in voltage. Such spikes can occur due to weather such as lightning strikes, or from service on the utility. The surge protector absorbs the spike in voltage and prevents damage to the connected devices, such as computers or monitors. Once a surge protector has experienced a power event such as this, it is no longer effective at protecting the devices and should be replaced.
An uninterruptible power supply, or UPS, is like a surge protector in that it protects the connected devices. A UPS goes one step further by having an internal battery that will continue to power the devices for a few minutes after a loss of power. This additional up-time allows for a graceful shutdown of the devices to prevent damage or data loss. The battery will provide voltage to smooth out a brown-out, keep devices on during a blackout, and deflect spikes during a surge. The battery typically lasts three-five years, after which either the battery or unit should be replaced.
Quote of the Month
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man”. —Benjamin Franklin