Happy 15th Birthday – Happy New Office

15 years to this day, RGB Solutions launched.

It’s a great opportunity to announce our birthday and to thank all our clients, friends and associates for the relationships that we have grown and continue to build-on every year.

Also that from today, we have relocated to new office premises.

With effect from Thursday the 1st August 2019, RGB Solutions have relocated to a new custom designed office. Our main telephone numbers and email address remain unchanged although our postal address is now:

RGB Solutions, 15 Quayside Street, Edinburgh EH6 6EJ

I’m sure you’ll be as excited to hear that we have moved and once we’re settled and found where we packed the kettle, please pop in for some tea and birthday cake!

Same great people and solutions – in a bright new office!

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

RGB Solutions provide intelligent and efficient power protection ranging from entry level to scaleable network runtime devices that provide ideal Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) for servers, point-of-sale, routers, switches, hubs and other business critical devices.

APC Smart-UPS™ devices are trusted by millions of IT professionals throughout the world to protect equipment and critical data from costly interruptions by supplying reliable, network-grade power reliably and efficiently.

Protecting your hardware equipment is important but ensuring a safe shut-down in an abrupt power-cut situation allows data to be safely saved minimising corruption which is often of more concern than the power outage itself.

Available in a variety of form factors and classes (entry level, standard and extended run), there is a model for nearly every application and budget.

Standard models are the most popular UPS in the world for business servers, storage and network devices and have long been considered the benchmark for reliability and manageability.

Entry level Smart-UPS models are an economical choice for small and medium businesses looking to protect small networking devices, point-of-sale (POS) equipment and entry level servers.

The extended run models accept external battery packs for long runtime to power critical servers, security and communication systems through outages that could last hours.

To discuss protected power solutions that meet your business needs, contact us at RGB Solutions today…

OKI Multi-Function Print Solutions

Modern businesses are evolving fast. Driven by technology, how and where we work is changing. Within the next three years, The International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that up to 75% of the workforce will be mobile.

Smart working requires smart technology and processes. IDC has found that, to increase their productivity, one in three businesses are actively planning for a digital world.

By integrating OKI’s smart multifunction printers (MFPs) into their workflow, businesses can overcome document related challenges that waste employees’ time and contribute to a substantial loss in productivity each year. Streamlining document-intensive processes, OKI’s smart MFPs integrate with bespoke systems and third party solutions recreating documents as digital data, ready to be shared and accessed securely across the business.

Compatible with Google Cloud Print and AirPrint by Apple Inc, OKI Europe’s smart multifunction printers (MFPs) enable businesses to print remotely and securely over wireless networks so that wherever in the world you or your employees maybe, you can enjoy safe, seamless connected working. OKI Multi-Function Printers are designed for all types of businesses from small/medium based to large corporate firms.

If this sounds like what your business needs then please get in touch today to find out what RGB Solutions can do for you.

Kerio Connect Server

Kerio Connect is the award-winning, leading alternative to Microsoft Exchange for businesses and organisations that prefer a simple approach to IT.  Kerio Connect e-mail server brings business-class email, instant messaging, shared calendars, and contact management to most email clients, Instant Messaging clients, web browsers and mobile devices. With integrated anti-virus, powerful anti-spam, built-in archiving, automated backup and web administration interface, Kerio Connect gives businesses everything they need for secure email and messaging in one low cost package.

The latest version of Kerio Connect server also includes many minor improvements such as the ability to add travel time to appointments in calendars, improved email formatting from within Kerio Connect Client including the ability to change fonts or add indentation. There is also a new agenda view from within the calendar and printing from the calendar has also been improved.  Mail folders will now show the total number of messages stored in them and there is the ability to create or modify a contact directly from an email.

Kerio Connect can be deployed on to multiple platforms to suit your business needs such as Windows, Mac or Linux. It can now be deployed side by side with other business applications and on Virtualised platforms such as Hyper-V and VMWare.

If you would like more information about the latest version of Kerio Connect, please contact RGB Solutions who are an authorised Kerio Partner.

Call us: 0131 554 8888

Email us: [email protected]

Extensis Universal Type Server 7

Designed for design, print, and publishing environments, Universal Type Server empowers creativity while enhancing productivity. It is the leading professional font manager that lets you easily organise, sync, and distribute your fonts across your workgroups while delivering usage compliance and consistency.

All-in-One Font Management
Manage a single, centralised source for all of the font resources you have. Minimise inconsistencies through robust permissions and automatically distribute fonts to your teams. Universal Type Server Makes it easy for them to find, activate, and use the fonts they need, when they need them.

Works Seamlessly
Universal Type Server is simple to set up and maintain. It works seamlessly within your network and with your professional tool set, including industry-standard tech from Adobe, Quark, Apple, and Microsoft.

Keeps Your Organisation Safe and Legal.
Ensure your users have legal access to the fonts they need to get their jobs done while keeping unlicensed fonts out. Universal Type Servers lets you systematically keep track of your licences, ultimately protecting your organisation from font misuse and costly lawsuits.

Reduces Costs
Understand your team’s font usage with easy-to-understand reports. You’ll get quantifiable data that provides insight, guides your font licensing decisions, and can identify areas of unnecessary costs.

Contact our professional team at RGB Solutions to find out more.

Wireless Networking

Linksys Velop is a high quality Wi-Fi system that works in perfect harmony to create a high-range mesh wireless network unlike traditional routers with range extenders. The Velop Tri-Band Wi-Fi system provides 100% Wi-Fi throughout your premises with each base-station increasing the Wi-Fi range by 2,000 sq. ft You can add even more boosters to extend even further in larger locations.

Utilising wireless mesh networking for Wi-Fi, Velop base-stations seamlessly connect to one another and utilise a single network name and password. There are no unsightly connecting cables, so you can place the sleek, compact units in open spaces.

RGB Solutions specialise in wireless networking setups in both consumer and commercial premises of all types and sizes. Contact us today for more information and to organise a site audit.

Updated Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy

At RGB Solutions we are committed to managing and safeguarding the information you give us.

To support upcoming changes in European data law known as GDPR we have updated our Terms and Conditions of Business and also introduced an updated Privacy Policy.

Our new policies provide clear information on how we handle and protect your personal information.

This is also the perfect time to help us understand what your individual requirements and preferences are when receiving corresponding electronic communications from us.

Please take this opportunity to inform us that you would like to continue to receive these communications by subscribing to our newsletter using the pop-out tab on our website.

Chip Vulnerabilities: Meltdown and Spectre

The latest trending news causing widespread concern is that there are CPU manufacturer chip exploits which have been recently discovered. Intel which are the main processor used in Apple products are the initlally listed manufacturer but this vulnerability is not limited solely to them.

There are a series of newly discovered vulnerabilities affecting most modern processor chips which could permit attackers to gain unauthorised access to a computer’s memory. Dubbed ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’, these vulnerabilities affect nearly all modern processors and can only be mitigated through operating system patches.

Of the two, ‘Meltdown’ poses the greatest threat because it is easier to exploit and affects all kinds of computers, including personal computers and virtual machines in the cloud. This exploit is already patched for some macOS releases which provides mitigation against the vulnerability.

Mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads are not affected for users who are running iOS 11.2. Apple TV devices running tvOS 11.2 are also protected.

Apple has confirmed the ‘Spectre’ vulnerabilities will be addressed for iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS in upcoming updates.

We are delighted to discuss any immediate concerns and recommend that we are engaged to look over security and patching. Contact RGB Solutions now.

End of Support: Microsoft Office 2011 Mac

End of support notice

Microsoft announced that mainstream support for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 has ended from the 10th of October 2017.

This means that there will be no further software patches or updates for this release of the software and should there be any issues or incompatibilities in the future then this version will no longer be supported.

Continued support and patch updates will be available for Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac and also Microsoft Office 365, we recommend consideration is given to upgrading your current Office suite to one of the following options available; Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Office 2016 or Microsoft Office Volume Licensing.

 

Please contact RGB Solutions now to discuss upgrade strategy and pricing options.

Contact us on: 0131 554 8888

Email us at: [email protected]

macOS High Sierra

macOS High Sierra is the successor to macOS Sierra (10.12+) that focuses mainly on deep system level feature changes. The main features of 10.13 are at system level with very little noticeable front-end differences for users.

The main purpose of macOS High Sierra is to introduce a completely overhauled file system from Apple.

The new file system called APFS was released last year but it will now be the default for all 10.13 Macs. New Macs will run it by default.

Upgrading to macOS High Sierra (10.13) will entirely change the way in which your machine operates. Converting HFS+ Volume into an APFS Volume. To revert back to a previous operating system will require a complete ERASE of your hard drive and a full REBUILD of the operating system.

RGB Solutions highly recommends that you don’t upgrade at this time. If you haven’t already, now would be the best time to turn off auto updates.

There are many applications that have yet to confirm compatibility with the latest operating system.

Below is a sample list of applications that currently have known issues with macOS High Sierra.

Final Cut Pro X 10.3.4                       Wacom Tablets
Parallels Bootcamp Partition           Motion 5.3.2
Adobe CC Applications                     Compressor 4.3.2
Carbon Copy Cloner                          Logic Pro X 10.3.1

Let the experts take responsibility for your Mac Upgrades.  Don’t leave it to chance. Contact RGB Solutions now.