Rugged CAT Smartphone now available

Rugged CAT Smartphone now available

At Gee Bees Media we constantly see phones that have taken an absolute beating. While we will always make the recommendation that your phone has protection such as a tempered glass screen protector, or a Lifeproof case, there are some scenarios that phones just can’t seem to avoid.

With a largely rural population, some of the things we have seen include phones being baled in the hay harvest, run over by tractors or other heavy equipment and the usual smattering of hard drops and phones that try to go for a swim.

We have been looking for a tough phone to suit our local market for some time and believe we have found one that might tick the box for many of our customers. The S41 from Caterpillar has been designed from the ground up as a rugged device. Its tough credentials include military specification (MIL SPEC 810G) and it is IP68 water and dust resistant certified. The CAT S41 comes with a scratch-resistant screen with Corning®Gorilla® Glass 5 and it’s been drop proof tested onto concrete from up to 1.8 metres. It’s also tough enough to handle thermal shocks and salt mist spray.

Another feature we love is that it has great battery life – perfect if you’re working in a remote location. Or you can share its battery as a power bank with other devices. The CAT S41 comes with a 5,000mAh battery to give you up to 38hours talk-time and 44 days stand-by-time.

Waterproof technology lets your phone survive more than just a splash of water. The latest CAT S41 smartphone is fully waterproof up to 2m for 60 minutes.  The touchscreens on CAT smartphones are equipped with innovative wet finger tracking technology, meaning you can use the screen as normal even when wet.

The CAT S41 smartphone runs on Android and is easy to use. It has all the usual features you expect of a smartphone such as an 8MP front camera and 13MP back camera, expandable storage and there’s even a programmable button on the side which you can use to launch a specific function, such as turning on the inbuilt torch feature, or to manage incoming calls.

Built to handle the extreme conditions you face every day at work and play. Drop it, dunk it, or forget to charge it – the CAT S41 will not let you down.

For more information call into Gee Bees Media or contact us on 5593 2489.

Google Home Available Now

Gee Bees Media has been fielding a few enquiries about Google’s new product Google Home, which has finally hit the Australian market.

Google often leads the pack when it comes to innovation and the release of Google Home is no different. Google Home is powered by Google Assistant. You can ask it questions that you might normally type into the Google Search engine and you can also ask it to check your Gmail calendar and emails using simple voice commands. You just start by saying ‘ok Google’ to get answers from Google. Continue reading

NBN is now live in Camperdown

Residents in Camperdown can now get connected to fast internet via the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Outlying areas around Camperdown have been able to access the NBN using satellite and fixed wireless technology for some time. Now township residents can now also get connected to the broadband network, using Fibre to the Node (FTTN) technology.

With Fibre to the Node, fibre optic cables deliver superfast internet to green boxes in streets around the town, which are called nodes. The existing copper line network delivers the service to the home or business. Continue reading

Wireless point to point installations

This week we set up another Wireless Point to Point bridge (Ethernet link) for a local dairy farmer. I thought it was a good opportunity to share some information about this service that we provide.

In this example, the client has satellite NBN terminated to their house, but also requires internet access at their rotary dairy. Dairies these days are very sophisticated, and technology is used for a variety of things including: herd management, automation, cleaning, hygiene and more.

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Google Docs Scam

A scam that impersonates a Google Docs request has swept the internet recently. You’ve all heard “think before you click” a million times, but it really could save you from a whole lot of problems. If you get a Google Doc link in your inbox, examine it carefully before you click on it—even if it looks like it comes from someone you know and trust.

Similar Google Docs scams have been circulating for several years, but that doesn’t make them any easier to spot because they always seem so genuine. Continue reading