Technical Jokes and Cartoons – 63

Quote of the Century:

Dear God, can you please uninstall 2020 and download it again? It has a virus in it.

Another Bar Joke

A man walks into a bar and says, “Give me a beer before the problems start!”

He drinks the beer and then orders another saying, “Give me a beer before the problems start!”

The bartender looks confused. This goes on for a while, and after the fifth beer the bartender is totally confused and asks the man “When are you going to pay for these beers?”

The man answers, “Now the problems start!”

Dad Jokes

Imagine if America switched from pounds to kilograms overnight.

There would be mass confusion.

 

Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon? Great food, no atmosphere!

 

Spring is here! I got so excited I wet my plants!

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How Technology Helps Hospitals

How IP Camera Systems and Door Access Help With Infectious Disease Control

Hospitals and Technology

The current health crisis has placed a significant strain on all hospital resources. Besides the problem of medical supplies and protective equipment, they have been struggling with finding rooms for all the new infectious patients. The hospitals have been creating inventive solutions to meet these challenges.

IP surveillance, intercoms, and door access control have been used to control how people move through all areas of hospitals. This article describes how technology is being used to help hospitals and other healthcare organizations meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Technical Jokes and Cartoons – 62

The Forgetful Actor

Cartoon-Source of the InternetAn actor had been out of work for 15 years because he always forgot his lines. Then one day he got a phone call from a director who wanted him for a big part in a play. All he had to say was, “Hark! I hear the cannon roar! After much worry, the actor decided to take the role. Opening night arrived, and while he waited in the wings, the actor muttered to himself “Hark! I hear the cannon roar! Hark! I hear the cannon roar! The time for the entrance finally came, and as the actor made his appearance, he heard a loud brooooom! He turned around and said, “what the hell was that?

 

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How to Install Your IP Camera System

What is an IP Camera System?

IP Camera System DiagramThe “IP” means that the camera connects to the network rather than to a DVR using a coax cable.

The IP camera system includes not only the cameras but also the video recording system. The cameras and the recording system connect to a network switch. The IP camera systems may also integrate with IP door access control and IP Intercoms.

This article describes how to install your IP camera system. It reviews all the steps required to mount the cameras, install it on the network, and connect it to your video recording system.

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Keep Calm and Plan Ahead

Despite the challenges caused by COVID-19, Kintronics continues to respond to all the needs of our customers. Most of our staff are working remotely to ensure that we continue to provide the best information, advice, and IP security products. In light of this situation, we offer some suggestions that may make this all a bit easier.

Take a Deep Breath

The tension caused by challenging times can cause many health problems. I know that my lower back has been hurting for the last few weeks. Tension! According to some people, anxiety is more dangerous than a virus. I don’t know if this is true or not, but we certainly need to relax.  Let’s take a deep breath. Focus on your breathing. As you slowly breathe in and out, try to relax those tense muscles. Things will get better. It just takes time.

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Apartment Intercoms

The Latest Network-Attached Multi-Tenant Building Intercoms

What is an Apartment Intercom?

IP Apartment Intercom ConceptAn apartment intercom is a communication device located in the lobby or at the front entrance.

The intercom allows you to contact the residents of a multi-tenant building or apartment. A visitor uses the apartment lobby intercom to request entry into the building or to another secure area. The lobby intercom display provides a list of all the tenants in the building.

The first systems were all analog-type intercoms and required wires from the lobby to all the apartments. Each apartment contained an answering intercom module. This intercom allowed the person in the apartment to talk to the visitor in the lobby. The tenant could then press the button to open the front door.

The new IP apartment intercoms do the same thing and much more. This article provides information about the new IP apartment intercom systems.

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Technical Jokes and Cartoons – 61

cartoon-repair-anything-by bobA farmer and a king died at the same time.

They found themselves standing at the Pearly Gates.

“Both of you were very good men,” says St. Peter, “but heaven is getting crowded and I can only allow one of you in. What can you do?”

The farmer planted a pear tree, and it grew huge delicious fruits.

“Wonderful,” said St. Peter. “What can you do, your majesty?”

The king immediately went to the nearest toilet and flushed it.

Ultimately, St. Peter decided to allow the king into heaven.

And the moral of the story is,

… A royal flush always wins against a pear, no matter how big.

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The Best Single Door Access Control

Single-Door Access Control Systems

Building-man-access control

The new IP access control systems connect to the network and provide the flexibility that allows you to install a single door at a time.

These new IP access control systems include the door reader and controller that is all located at the door. The electric lock is connected to the controller.

The older access control systems used a large central controller that was located in a closet. The labor to run wires from the controller to the reader, and the electric lock was high.

Today there are several ways to control a single door. There are single-door systems that use a keypad and IP door reader-controller systems that use card credentials or your smartphone for access.

This article compares the single-door access control systems that attach to the network.

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Technical Jokes and Cartoons – 60

Cartoon-Bob-WorryingA young driver became lost in a snowstorm. The teenager didn’t panic, however, because he remembered what his dad had once told him. “If you ever get stuck in a snowstorm, just wait for a snowplow to come by and follow it.”

Sure enough, pretty soon, a snowplow came by, and he started to follow it. He followed the plow for about forty-five minutes.

Finally, the driver of the truck got out and asked the teen what he was doing. And he explained that his dad had told him if he ever got stuck in a snowstorm, to follow a plow. The driver nodded and said, “Well, I’m done with the Wal-Mart parking lot, do you want to follow me over to Best Buy now?”

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Comparison of Apartment Intercom Systems

What is the Best Intercom?

Intercom History

History of Apartment IntercomsThe first intercoms were developed in the late 1800s. They used speaking tubes to talk to other people in the building.

Business organizations were the first to use these intercoms. The office manager could reach his secretary or other people in various departments in the building.

The invention of the telephone in the early 1900s made it easier to connect everyone. By the 1950s, the telephone connected people all over the world. The intercoms used the same technology as the phone system.  In the 1970s, the analog intercoms made it easy for the manager to talk to the accounting department or the manufacturing floor.

Digital IP intercoms that attach to the network were made available in the 1990s. It made it much easier to install intercoms around schools, offices, and hospitals. The latest intercom systems use smartphone apps and cloud servers to enable direct communication all over the world.  This article provides the pros and cons of different intercom systems.

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