Computer Technology News & Events in Thunder Bay
Signal Group's audio visual installation team approved as a direct sales partner for the EPSON Brightlink 450Wi .
This versatile new ultra short throw projector is taking the market by storm as companies shed the expense of the electronic whiteboard and moving instead to a good quality standard whiteboard
November 2010 - PCI Canada Inc. enters into receivership. Amik acquires Sony and Crestron relations and together with Signal Resources and Avid Enterprises secures some of PCI's distributor function mainly as it relates to room automation and videoconferencing. This move has allowed us to continue and improve support for Northern Ontario businesses including Confederation College, and Lakehead University account holders.
We are asking local customers to think of us when purchasing so we can to hold these relationships and meet sales quotas on Crestron Hardware, Sony Cameras, and Polycom Videoconferencing units along with other vendor product lines.
July 2009 - Amik offering
newly released hardware based 256-bit AES Encrypted USB Drives!
Your USB flash drive holds all your most valuable data. Maybe it contains your personal financial records, confidential medical or legal records, customer databases, or other secrets that you wouldn't want to fall into the wrong hands. By encrypting your data, it will be inaccessible to anyone without your encryption password.
Mar 2009 - Amik picks up dealership for Planon Docupens, the pen sized scanners that can work independantly from your computer and download later via a usb cable. Visit
www.planon.com for product info.
June 2007 - Talk of IBM Travelling Hardware Road show (June 7 at Silver City) Flyer available, email me for a copy if you were not on the list.
April 24, 2007 - HP Travelling Road Show is comming to Thunder Bay.
April 12, 2007 - Nota holds successful event on Renting Hosted Software Solutions. Online Tools that you can use without the high cost of ownership and in-house maintenance. View online presentation clips from the event at NOTA.ca
November 2006 - Nota elects a new Board and a decision is made to provide the Technology Breakfast Series in partnership with the NOTC. In the current operating model you can volunteer to work on this subcommittee without the need for membership.
June 7, 2006 - NOTA hosted an fantastic breakfast seminar this time it involved presentations from 3 guest speakers who share their Internet success stories. Thanks to Sunset Country, Gear-Up, and Royal Lepage for fantastic talks on this important issue "Being succcessful in the global marketplace presented by the Internet"
From Here to Success...
How to create a marketing plan that will accelerate your tourism business.
May 9 2006 - Anixter Technology Seminar & Trade Show at the Valhalla. Supply chain service, power over ethernet, physical security ip software, evolution of wireless, data centres are being presented.
March 20, 2006 - Microsoft announces moving toward Internet based pay for use software including office. We have seen how msn works and we see the advertising used to pay for the product. Funny see this article that I wrote in Febuary of 2004 on web based curriculum delivery as part of a proposal that was never accepted. There are similarities folks!
February 2006 - Todd Lusier holds informative webinar as part of Tourism Keys initative. This has been a fantastic source of information for Ontario Tourism Organizations and small businesses.
November 2005 - NOTA had a great breakfast seminar November 17th on Trends In Project Management. Guest speaker Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software and current president of the Microsoft Project Association in Montreal valuable information for project managers.
May 2005 - NOTA and TBay Telephone hold successful breakfast event as launch of HDSL (5 meg) and 1XRTT wireless services. 132 Pelple join NOTA for a informative breakfast at the Valhalla Inn.
2005 - NOTA is back in business and is currently planning
an event in partnership with Thunder Bay Telephone for May 10,2005.
of NOTA started an informal IT specialists gathering at the
Davinci on Wednesdays for lunch. All are welcome! We generally email
around to see who can make it so let one of us know and we will
add you to the list.
This function stopped but I am interested in restarting it, send me a email if you are interested
2004 - Google
changes its search engine formulas. Some say it was done to drive
businesses to pay per click type advertising, most say it's a pain
because businesses have to tighten up their web pages.
follow this trend towards paid advertising? Well ... we are! At
least with one of my thunderbaytourism.com clients we are finding
it a good expensive tool to draw advertising. If you would like
to know our findings just call.
2004 - Microsoft
drops support for Windows 98 as of Jan 16 and for ME as of Dec 31,
this really mean if you are running this older OS? eWEEK, in their
January Magazine suggested that companies look to removing access
for these machines to the Internet.
- Virus and Spam Filtering now available through Thunder Bay Telephone
17, 2003 was the launch of virus and spam services for Thunder Bay.
Buyers should however be aware that this service has some issues.
TBay Tel is currently only offering it for tbaytel.net mail boxes,
if you have your own domain, it is still not available. Also be
aware that different companies are offering different packages,
from my experience Tbaytel's service is very basic. It lacks a catch
basin for filtered mail, it also lacks features for customizing
filtering strength on different types of junk mail.
the $1.95/month service see their website.
2003 - TechnoDome,
Part of the Chamber of Commerce Trade Show at the CLE. NOTA sponsored
this technology focused area.
14, 2003 - Jason
A. Grouette, Volition Network Solutions, 3M Canada Company will
be talking on "Fibre to the Zone Network Design". This solution
has been submitted to BicSi of approval as a new standard in horizontal
cable topology. time-4:00pm, place -the NOTC (Read
More about 3M Volition Seminar...)
2003 - Lead
in PVC Data Cable, Are you aware of the issue (Read
about Lead-Free Cable and Indoor Air Quality...)
2003 - Emerging
Technology Seminar -
Feb 25-27, 2003 (
www.emergingtechnologiesseries.com ). This
was a good show for people looking form general awareness or for
networking. In terms of moving Northern Ontario in a technology
direction, I felt it missed the mark (Read
More about the show...)
17, 2003 - Green
Seminar - Stephen
Carpenter talks to the Architectural Building Community in Thunder
Bay about Sustainable Building Design. (
View flyer )
2002 - Thinking about a VPN Solution to connect offices? Had
a look at the solutions out there? We had a good look last fall
here are our findings. (Read More...)
2002 - Contacted
Thunder Bay Telephone about getting virus protection on their mail
servers. While they are testing some products there is no decision
about if they are going to implement anything. Hal Lightwood, project
coordinator said that the earliest they might do something like
this would be in the spring of 2003
2002 - Continued Struggles with getting businesses listed on
The City of Thunder Bays tourism website have driven Amik Technology
to launch several websites The first already launched is ThunderBayTourism.com
(Read More...). Next you ask?
Yes we are launching ThunderBayBusiness.com,
more on that in December.