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Technology Evolution: Smart Steps to a Sustainable Apartment.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Aug 22, 2018 9:53:39 AM

If you are involved in Real Estate or Technology Planning for your community, it’s likely that you’ve heard the buzz-terms "Smart Apartments, "Internet of Things (IoT)," "Smart Home Automation," and more. These terms have grown in popularity as more and more residents choose "smart amenities" over traditional ones. Smart amenities range from services such as keyless entry through mobile applications to auto-adjust thermostats and lighting. As this technology evolution continues to grow, how can you be sure that your community is sustainable and not susceptible to these trends?

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Topics: Connectivity, Technology Evolution, Internet of Things, IoT, Smart Apartment

3 Ways Converged Connect Can Help Your Community.

Posted by Hal Gross on Aug 9, 2018 11:45:00 AM

Converged Services' continued commitment to providing our clients with the best in telecommunications services at the best value has now been extended to the evaluation of your communications system under Converged Connect. Here are three ways Converged Connect can help your community.

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Topics: Converged Connect, Cloud Phone System, Cloud Surveillance, Wide Area Network, SD-WAN

Repercussions of the Net Neutrality Repeal.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Jul 26, 2018 3:45:00 PM

At the beginning of the year, we discussed the Net Neutrality repeal and what it means for our clients. At the time of our discussion, with the ban being so recent, we were not sure the direction major ISPs would go. A major concern was that bandwidth consumers (you and me) of the nation's largest ISPs would lose or have limited access to content provided via Internet (including streaming services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime).

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Topics: Net Neutrality, Internet Service Providers, David Cohen, David L. Cohen

Market and Manage Your Rooftop with Converged Connect.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Jun 27, 2018 12:15:00 PM

If you are a building owner, be it residential or commercial, your rooftop is a revenue opportunity. Wireless service providers seek the location and space to provide service. 

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Topics: Converged Connect, Rooftop, Revenue Opportunity, Wireless Service Provider

Report Card for Virtual TV.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Jun 8, 2018 12:02:22 PM

With the school year ending, Virtual TV providers received their report cards. A Virtual Multichannel Video Programming Distributor, or Virtual TV provider for short, offers a broad range of premium video content over the Internet, just like any cable or video service provider, but do not have to own network infrastructure.

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Topics: Virtual TV, Report Card, Converged Services

Ensure Your TV is Hurricane Ready.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on May 7, 2018 12:10:00 PM

Preparing for hurricane season brings a laundry list of to-do items to ensure you and your family are safe before, during and after the storm. Often times, we remember to fill our gas tanks and stock up on water, non-perishable food and generators; however, especially in our mobile, on-the-go world, we forget to have an alternative plan to watch TV.

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Topics: Hurricane Season, HD TV Antenna, Converged Consult

Your Hurricane Preparedness Plan Must Include Mobile Communication.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Apr 30, 2018 2:30:00 PM

Typically, as a property manager, residents only contact you when they need something. However, a vital responsibility of the property manager is to ensure residents are provided proper information any time of day on all aspects of the property, from scheduled board meetings and maintenance to violations and past due rent. Having a reliable and useful mobile communication system is crucial for daily operations, especially during emergencies to save lives.

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Topics: Converged Control, Hurricane Season, Mobile Communication

Prepare for Hurricane Season with Converged Connect.

Posted by Hal Gross on Apr 12, 2018 12:05:00 PM

Converged Services' continued commitment to providing our clients with the best in telecommunications services at the best value has now been extended to the evaluation of your communications system under Converged Connect.

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Topics: Connectivity, Hurricane Season, Converged Connect

Greetings from Austin!

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Apr 6, 2018 10:48:53 AM

Greetings from Austin! We are attending the 10th annual InterFace Student Housing Conference and excited to share our experience with you!

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Topics: Austin, InterFace Student Housing Conference, Connectivity

Are You Prepared for the Enormous Demand for Connectivity?

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Feb 26, 2018 12:49:51 PM

Apartment Owners, Developers, and Homeowners' Associations – are you prepared for the enormous demand for connectivity in your communities? The statistics firm, Statista, estimates that by 2021, there will be 35.82 billion connected devices in the world. They also estimate that the 35.82 billion will grow to 75.44 billion by 2025. This onset for device connectivity is result of the Internet of Things (IoT) movement. IoT is the connecting of everyday devices to each other and the internet. Everyday applications such as Amazon Alexa and Nest Thermostats are basic examples of the IoT expansion. This expansion is not slowing down anytime soon. 

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Topics: Connectivity, Smart Apartment, Apartment

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