here are some notable projects and events...
- CD & DVD Recycle 3/31/13
1,070 CD's & DVD's stand about 54" tall - heading to the recycle center in Salem, NH
- Happy Pi Day - 3/14
- Clio Practice Management Mar 2013
a cloud based suite of tools to manage a law firm - track client cases and billing and time chits
- Recycle Day - Mar 2013
Thanks to Sawyers Specialties for recycling some old electronics (plus I cleaned out the shed)
2 sticks of RAM
- Wi-Fi Hotspot in Y Pool - Jan 2013
Parents no longer need to hang out in the hallway near the front desk to get a wireless signal...
- Another Quick Recycle Day - Nov 2012
2nd Saturday of Every Month
1 lcd display
2 wi-fi antennas
1 stick of ram
cables & power supplies
- Compusult Providing IT Support for YMCA in Bar Harbor - Nov 2012
one of the first items on the upgrade list - install a public wi-fi hotspot in the pool area (for those folks not swimming of course!) now parents can check email and facebook while their kids are having a blast in the pool!
- 47 Ink Cartridges for Pemetic School - Nov 2012
john williams boat company is doing their part to save the environment & help pemetic school - they have been saving their used printer ink cartridges and called compusult to pick them up for delivery to pemetic! that makes the grand total 81 ink cartridges to pemetic
- Lobsters On the Sound - Aug 2012
giving back to the community is so very important. compusult is proud to donate $500 to harbor house community center in southwest harbor. the programs are for everyone of all ages, but the ones for kids are especially wonderful - thanks for doing a great job harbor house!!!
- Another Aldelo POS System install - Jul 2012
reel pizza in bar harbor has decided to install an aldelo point of sale (POS) system. orders will be placed on the two terminals at the counter, via the website or even on your smartphone! the big challenge here was to incorporate their "bingo board" method of informing you when your pizza is ready (they can't call your number when the movie is playing!) Mmm - pizza and beer while watching a movie...
- Cell Coverage Where None Exists? - Jun 2012
a new estate is being built in seal harbor and the owners would like cell coverage where their iPhone shows "no signal"... what to do?
wilson repeaters will distribute the signal throughout the 6,000 sqft footprint, 2 story mansion for 4-5 bar coverage
- Improve Weak Cell Phone Coverage - Jun 2012
seal harbor & northeast harbor don't have very good cell phone coverage because the nearest cell tower is 13 miles away on swan's island!
if you stand in the window of the 3rd floor at one end of this estate in seal harbor - you get 1 bar of cell phone signal strength. add a wilson antenna to boost that cell tower's signal and then distribute it throughout the 4,000 sqft footprint, 3 story estate to get 4-5 bars everywhere
- Electronic Recycle Day - Jun 2012
Proud to Recycle!!!
Compusult collected customers' old electronics recycled them at the SWH Transfer Station universal waste day.
16 used inkjet/toner cartridges to Pemetic
2 CRT monitors
1 DVD player
22 RAM sticks
- Expand POS with 3rd Station - May 2012
side street cafe is expanding with their new deck. wait staff have to get orders entered into the point of sale (POS) system as fast as possible. a 3rd station was added to accomodate the new growth
- Eggs & Issues Mini Tech Boot Camp - Apr 2012
partnered with breaking even communications to teach a quick boot camp for the bar harbor chamber. topics ranged from what is the cloud to optimizing your pc to 'your customers have smartphones - period' to facebook & social media and more... and to top it off - a kindle fire was raffled off!
- Backup Data Offsite with Carbonite - Apr 2012
been switching everyone over to carbonite.com for their offsite backup of data
- Replace Server with NAS - Apr 2012
with their email on Google Apps, why spend a ton of money replacing a failing server? instead, install a network attached storage (NAS) device. it acts as a large file server on your network for only $350
- Webcam's for MDI Historical Society - Mar 2012
installed webcam so folks can keep an eye on this (locally) famous sight...
- Replace PC's - Feb 2012
seems like lots of folks were interested in upgrading their 5+ yr old pc's this winter...
- Robotics Club Mentoring - Mondays in Winter 2012
kids are our future, and the more exposure to technology and science they have the better!
mentored a group of middle school kids in Bonnie Burne's class at Pemetic Elementary School. the boys made robots with the LEGO NXT system and competed in an island-wide competition. the robots could either climb a steep slope, run a steeplchase course, clear cans from a table, launch ping pong balls into a box or be the fastest
- CRM Software to Track Conversations with Customers - Jan 2012
customer relationship management (CRM) is all about managing the relationships you have with your customers
whether you are a politician discussing agenda items with constituents, a non-profit soliciting donations or a service department tracking customers, a CRM package will help. It is a database of people where you can easily track conversations you've had or service done on their boat...
- Move Customers to New Offices - Jan 2012
the partners in a law firm went their separate ways - a new NAS for each of them. move the pc's and setup new networks
- Initial PC Cleanup for Bowden Marine - Dec 2011
a new office PC and cleanup 3 computers in the office that were running so slow - purge temp files and defrag. network the PC's so all have access to QuickBooks
- Bad Guys have made a quantum leap again... - Oct 2011
the last 3 weeks of Oct have been filled with virus removals - mostly from computers that do not have AVG as their anti-virus protection. Currently switching all of those to AVG. Also recommending image level backups in case of nasty infection
- Network Attached Storage (NAS) Installed for Law Firm – September 2011
1 TB of RAID 1 storage added for archiving old case files
- More Gmail for "Your Domain" – July & August 2011
now over 70 users have converted! The Gmail interface is more powerful than Outlook - it's like e-mail 2.0
- Install Wi-Fi hotspot at Fiddlers' Green Restaurant – June 2011
- Update Websites for Sips and Fiddlers' So They Can Edit On Their Own – June 2011
also created a new mobile version of Fiddlers' website and set up a QR code for both
- Install Wi-Fi Hotspot at Bar Harbor Chamber - May 2011
many visitors to MDI stop into the Chamber, and of course many people expect a Wi-Fi signal. This hotspot covers the entire building as well as the 2 parking lots on either side
- Gmail for your domain - May 2011
convert (2) lawyer's office's and an HVAC company's email (about 30 users total) from Exchange on their servers to Google Apps - Gmail. Their email address stay the same - now they login to Gmail to get their email, calendar, contacts and tasks - and now all employees can sync to their iPhones or Droids!
- Help Bar Harbor Chamber be more Efficient with Mailings from Website - May 2011
The Chamber mail about 20,000 catalogs from their Trenton office. Any increase in effeciency can make a big impact. Work with their website designers in Portland and make a few adjustments in the office - hopefully loads of time (=money) can be saved this year...
- Loads of Virus Removals - Apr & May 2011
The bad guys have really increased their efforts and have gotten pretty creative - they really are amazing at what they do. That, of course, is unfortunate for us...
- Electronics Reuse - May 2011
still proud to Recycle!!!
dropped off (2) PC's and a laptop to a computer store in Ellsworth - they rip them apart for spare parts - reuse as much as they can - recycle the rest
- Optimize Inefficient Billing System for Lawyers - Apr 2011
Evaluate the current inefficient billing system consisting of a typewriter, notebooks and (2) software packages that forced them to enter the same thing 2-3 times every time and propose a new single entry system with QuickBooks.
Write a check for a reimbersible fee, it will show up as an unbilled expense for that client - easily add it to an invoice. Lawyer's charge by the hour - now instead of writing their time log on paper and having an assistant type it into a separate time program, they enter it directly online and it syncs to QB
- Install Wi-Fi at Hodgdon Pond Cabins - Apr 2011
Setup Wi-Fi Hotspot at a compound of (4) beautiful rental cottages for Margo Stanley Real Estate. What a fantastic location!!! So quiet!
- Recommend Google AdWords to the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce - Mar 2011
Targeted marketing and pay-per-click is far better than banner ads and pay-per-impression. Google is an expert at presenting your ad to the correct audience, which improves the quality of your visitors - they stay longer and look at more pages
- Install Wi-Fi in Lawyer's office - Mar 2011
allow laptops and Droids to access Wi-Fi throughout the office
- Replace (5) older PC's and add a Super SPAM Filter - Feb 2011
Newer programs are getting bigger and require faster hardware. The lifespan of a good business computer is about 5 yrs. These PC's were ready to be replaced. They now have Windows 7
And of course SPAM is always such a problem. There are third party companies that specialize in SPAM filtering. Your mail gets routed to their filters first, then sent to you. The obvious SPAM is deleted and the questionable ones are quarrantined - you get a daily email and can release any false positives
- Take Over IT support for Harbor House in Southwest Harbor - Jan 2011
A Small Business Server (SBS) and 8 computer's need lots of TLC. Also help install an ID card swipe system for after hours access to the new facility
- Electronic Recycle Day - Jan 2011
Proud to Recycle!!!
Compusult offered to pickup customers' old electronics and paid to have them recycled at the SWH Transfer Station. Thanks to Acadia Cottages for the use of their trailer!!!
10 used printer cartridges to Pemetic
3 CRT monitors
trailer load for recycle day
- Install Wi-Fi Hotspot for Sip's and Sawyer's Specialties in Southwest Harbor - Dec 2010
Use your iPhone to check reviews of your favorite wine and cheese - then pop down to Sip's and update your Facebook page to let your friends know about the fantastic meal you just had!
- More Recycle/ReUse News - Dec 2010
We have found a store in Ellsworth that uses old PC's and laptops for parts!
Donated so far:
- Start IT support at MDI Historical Society in Mount Desert - Nov 2010
The new Director is forward thinking and wanted to update the technology in the office. A public Wi-Fi hotspot, upgrades to the Museum's catalog software, replace the old phone system, online backup and clean out the office computers for better daily performance and security
*Also installed a 3G micro cell so staff could have cell phone coverage!
- Replace Server and PC's at John Williams Boat Company in Mount Desert - Oct 2010
A new Small Business Server is the core of their network infrastructure - allowing the use of Remote Web Workplace - remote control of their desktop computer and email access from anywhere using Outlook Web Access. Work from home on a snow day or from Hawaii...
- Install Wi-Fi Hotspot at the Asticou Inn - Northeast Harbor - June 2010
The Asticou Inn is 4 stories high (plus a basement) and has 3 out buildings on one end and 3 houses across the street at the other end. There is also a tennis court and pool - all now have Wi-Fi coverage
- Install a POS system for Fiddlers' Green Restaurant in Southwest Harbor - May 2010
Imagine being a waitress/waiter serving a party of 8. The bill comes and they decide they want separate checks... now it's easy for the staff at Fiddlers' with their new Point of Sale System.
Wait Staff enter orders on one of 3 computers and the printers at the bar, the kitchen line and the salad bar all print out immediately.
Automating a manual system has many benefits that will help your business run more efficiently, which of course will add to your bottom line profit!
- Install Wi-Fi Hotspot at Hutchins Cottages in Southwest Harbor - March 2010
Hutchins Cottages has 6 cabins, each hidden from the others by trees and lots of foliage, and they all now enjoy great Wi-Fi coverage
- The Tid Bits & Bytes Blog - Feb 2010
An blog is a web log - sort of a diary. here you will find ideas related to technology
- Electronic Recycle Day - Nov 2009
Proud to Recycle!!!
Compusult offered to pickup customers' old electronics and paid to have them recycled at the SWH Transfer Station
8 used printer cartridges to Pemetic
7 CRT monitors
- Install Wi-Fi Hotspot at Acadia Cottages - Aug 2009
Acadia Cottages has 11 rental cottages nestled in a wooded setting - they needed wireless signals for their customers. An outdoor omni-directional antenna was mounted in the center of the cottages and now all enjoy highspeed internet!
- Big move to Southwest Harbor, ME - Aug 2009
We have joined the community in Southwest Harbor. New office located in Manset on Seawall Rd
- Compusult hits 10 year milestone!
Compusult was incorporated in 1999. Ten years of helping Small Business with their computer support