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Thank you Far West Engineering

November 16th, 2016 by


Pacific States finds connections for businesses

September 20th, 2016 by

By Duane Johnson, Northern Nevada Business Weekly As businesses continue to move into the Truckee Meadows region or move from one location to another, one aspect that often gets overlooked is the company’s telecommunications department. That’s where a company such as Reno-based Pacific States Communications, Inc. comes into the scenario. Pacific States specializes in voice…

NCET Expo 2016

August 18th, 2016 by

We are looking forward to this year’s NCET Expo September 16 from 10am to 5 pm at the Atlantis. We will be hosting a booth. We hope to see you there!   NCET Expo Flyer – 2016

Why Did My Fax Stop Working?

April 23rd, 2015 by

Ok, so telecom has a ton of acronyms, so hang in there! Local Exchange Carriers (AT&T, Verizon, et. al.) and the competitive service providers who ride on their copper loops (Telepacific, Integra, etc) deliver PRI (primary rate interface) voice circuits via managed T1s. They had always been digital TDM (time delay multiplier), ISDN ( I still…

Big Bad Bills

November 19th, 2014 by

Businesses cannot help but be bombarded by advertisements and sales calls for telecommunication service providers. Why then does almost every day bring yet another bloated file of cable, telephone, internet, and long distance among other bills from a potential client, confused over what they all mean. Our services include free bill analysis and boy oh…

Bruce Bochy Is My Hero

October 21st, 2014 by

We have all seen those silly quizzes that folks post on Facebook; “What kind of Car Should You Drive”, “What Decade Should You Have Been Born In”, etc. I broke down and took one that sounded interesting enough with the headline “What Jung Archetype Are You?” The test came back that I was a “hero”….

The Great Divide

June 30th, 2014 by

So which side of the MPOE do you live? The “Minimum Point of Entry” is where data enters a building via either coax cable, fiber optics or most commonly, copper. This “last mile” is provided by LECs – Local Exchange Carriers (AT&T and the local cable provider) and is then leased to other service providers…

The More Things Change…

December 3rd, 2013 by

Developed in the 1960s, there are still some old AT&T “Centrex” lines in use. Centrex lines are a direct connection to the AT&T “Central Office” through an individual phone and phone line that provides “PBX” functionalities such as call forwarding, hunt groups and three-way conferencing. These have been replaced over time with “premise” based PBX…

Here It Comes Again

August 22nd, 2012 by

I was thinking back to the philosophical conversation I had not too long ago with friends about sacrificing quality for convenience, example not-so-smart-phones. Nothing hit that point home quite like the prospect of an upcoming move of a spinet piano with me. It has been in place for more than a decade, and since then there…

Life on the Edge

May 29th, 2012 by

One of the coolest (technical term) trends in IT these days is edge products and services. More commonly referred to as distributed architecture; it allows information to pass along the periphery of a network without first retuning to a “home base”.  I have also heard it called “mesh”. Nice! ShoreTel founder Ed Basart was working in…