1st class Wi-Fi solutions!

1st class Wi-Fi solutions!

When a Wi-Fi system is installed and supported correctly it gets the praise it deserves!
Solution provided and Supported by Redfortress Limited. If you want the same call 01304 600139 or email enquiries@redfortress.co.uk

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5* Customer Review

5* Customer Review

The guys from Channel FM first got in touch with us because they were having trouble with slow email. They had multiple emails that were being redirected all over the place, several times before the email finally got to the right place. A process that was taking around 20 mins per email. We streamlined their email with Office 365. We had them back up and running within the day with a perfect email service.

Since then we streamlined their whole domain system, starting with the email, we then created them a new website to match their professional Facilities Management service. You can view their website at www.channelfm.co.uk

We also took care of their search engine optimisation and they now rank on page one of Google for certain search terms.

5 star review

Public Wi-Fi Installation

Public Wi-Fi Installation

At the beginning of this week Redfortress had an emergency call out to provide Derren Brown with a Public Wi-Fi solution for his audience and private Wi-Fi for himself for a show he had that night! Redfortress received the call at 10:00am and we arrived on-site at 10:45am. After configuring the network an ensuring security was maintained we had the solution up and running with plenty of time for his show that night!

It looks like everything went to plan!

If you require a public Wi-Fi installation or would like to receive a quotation please contact us.

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One Step Closer

One Step Closer

Quantum Computing is now One Step Closer!
What is a Quantum Computer?
A quantum computer maintains a sequence of qubits. A single qubit can represent a one, a zero, or any quantum superposition of those two qubit states; a pair of qubits can be in any quantum superposition of 4 states, and three qubits in any superposition of 8 states.

A team of Australian engineers has proven — with the highest score ever obtained — that a quantum version of computer code can be written, and manipulated, using two quantum bits in a silicon microchip. The advance removes lingering doubts that such operations can be made reliably enough to allow powerful quantum computers to become a reality.

The result, obtained by a team at Australia’s University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, appears in the international journal, Nature Nanotechnology.

The quantum code written at UNSW is built upon a class of phenomena called quantum entanglement, which allows for seemingly counterintuitive phenomena such as the measurement of one particle instantly affecting another — even if they are at opposite ends of the universe.

“This effect is famous for puzzling some of the deepest thinkers in the field, including Albert Einstein, who called it ‘spooky action at a distance’,” said Professor Andrea Morello, of the School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications at UNSW and Program Manager in the Centre for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology, who led the research. “Einstein was sceptical about entanglement, because it appears to contradict the principles of ‘locality’, which means that objects cannot be instantly influenced from a distance.”

Physicists have since struggled to establish a clear boundary between our everyday world — which is governed by classical physics — and this strangeness of the quantum world. For the past 50 years, the best guide to that boundary has been a theorem called Bell’s Inequality, which states that no local description of the world can reproduce all of the predictions of quantum mechanics.

Bell’s Inequality demands a very stringent test to verify if two particles are actually entangled, known as the ‘Bell test’, named for the British physicist who devised the theorem in 1964.

“The key aspect of the Bell test is that it is extremely unforgiving: any imperfection in the preparation, manipulation and read-out protocol will cause the particles to fail the test,” said Dr Juan Pablo Dehollain, a UNSW Research Associate who with Dr Stephanie Simmons was a lead author of the Nature Nanotechnology paper.

“Nevertheless, we have succeeded in passing the test, and we have done so with the highest ‘score’ ever recorded in an experiment,” he added.

In the UNSW experiment, the two quantum particles involved are an electron and the nucleus of a single phosphorus atom, placed inside a silicon microchip. These particles are, literally, on top of each other — the electron orbits around the nucleus. Therefore, there is no complication arising from the spookiness of action at a distance.

However, the significance of the UNSW experiment is that creating these two-particle entangled states is tantamount to writing a type of computer code that does not exist in everyday computers. It therefore demonstrates the ability to write a purely quantum version of computer code, using two quantum bits in a silicon microchip — a key plank in the quest super-powerful quantum computers of the future.

“Passing the Bell test with such a high score is the strongest possible proof that we have the operation of a quantum computer entirely under control,” said Morello. “In particular, we can access the purely-quantum type of code that requires the use of the delicate quantum entanglement between two particles.”

In a normal computer, using two bits one, could write four possible code words: 00, 01, 10 and 11. In a quantum computer, instead, one can also write and use ‘superpositions’ of the classical code words, such as (01 + 10), or (00 + 11). This requires the creation of quantum entanglement between two particles.

“These codes are perfectly legitimate in a quantum computer, but don’t exist in a classical one,” said UNSW Research Fellow Stephanie Simmons, the paper’s co-author. “This is, in some sense, the reason why quantum computers can be so much more powerful: with the same number of bits, they allow us to write a computer code that contains many more words, and we can use those extra words to run a different algorithm that reaches the result in a smaller number of steps.”

Morello highlighted the importance of achieving the breakthrough using a silicon chip: “What I find mesmerising about this experiment is that this seemingly innocuous ‘quantum computer code’ — (01 + 10) and (00 + 11) — has puzzled, confused and infuriated generations of physicists over the past 80 years.

“Now, we have shown beyond any doubt that we can write this code inside a device that resembles the silicon microchips you have on your laptop or your mobile phone. It’s a real triumph of electrical engineering,” he added.

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The above post is reprinted from materials provided by University of New South Wales. The original item was written by Wilson da Silva.

University of New South Wales. “Quantum computer coding in silicon now possible: Strongest possible proof obtained that using entanglement to write executable software code for quantum computers is indeed possible.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 16 November 2015. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151116120810.htm

What is Office 365?

What is Office 365?

Office 365 is the latest ‘software as a service’ product from Microsoft. Software as a service means that you pay a monthly/ yearly subscription for all the latest Office productivity tools. There is no more large upgrade or software fees as your Office suit is automatically updated with the latest versions of all the Office tools.

Office 365 includes web versions and desktop versions of all the Office tools you know and use like, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Also included is OneDrive which is cloud based storage and file sharing system consisting of 1TB of storage per user and syncs seamlessly with your personal computer. No more backing up important files!

Office 365 includes the latest version of all the familiar Office applications – including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook – for you to use on your PCs and Macs. For each Office 365 licensed user, you can use Office on up to 5 PCs, Macs, or mobile devices.

In addition, it also provides access to certain Office applications that are optimised for tablets and smartphones. For example, Outlook for Windows tablets is optimized for touch experience and makes it easier for users to interact, compose and manage their email on the go. Lync and OneNote for Windows Phones as well as iOS and Android operating system provide the rich experience on the mobile phones.

Join meetings with one click from your preferred mobile device, View the presenter’s shared screen or PowerPoint slides, Communicate with clear audio and HD video, Connect in new ways with real-time white-boarding, Q&A, and polling.

Co-author documents and quickly collaborate with others in Office desktop and web-based apps, Stay current with real-time updates in Office Online, Share documents securely and collaborate across desktops, tablets, and mobile devices

Any Device

Any Device

Use Office on your devices

Office 365 includes the latest version of all the familiar Office applications – including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook – for you to use on your PCs and Macs.

In addition, it also provides access to certain Office applications that are optimised for tablets and smartphones. For example, Outlook for Windows tablets is optimised for touch experience and makes it easier for users to interact, compose and manage their email on the go. Lync and OneNote for Windows Phones as well as iOS and Android operating system provide the rich experience on the mobile phones.

For each Office 365 licensed user, you can use Office on up to 5 PCs, Macs, or mobile devices.

There is no use for Office on all your devices if you can’t get to your documents.

With Office 365, your documents are saved to the cloud by default so they are automatically backed up. You now have a “drive” in the cloud called SkyDrive Pro for documents that you are managing and working on but can also share with others.
Because everything is saved to the cloud, when you sign into Office from any browser, you will always have the latest version of your documents follow you. This also goes for settings like your personal dictionary and custom templates.
When your documents are saved in the cloud, you can also sync these files to your laptop or mobile devices so you can still access and work on them when you are offline. It will automatically re-sync it back to the cloud when you have your connection back.

So what about when you don’t have your devices with you?

Because Office 365 is a cloud-service, you can now get to everything you need to run your business from any browser, even if you don’t have your devices with you.

When you go to office.com and login with your Office 365 account, you get to this view which gives you Outlook Web App, your calendar, and ability to join online meetings right from the browser, all your contacts and their presence (so you have mouse over and send an IM), the sites you are following, and all the documents you have saved in the cloud, including a list of all recent documents. And when you click on any of the documents, you’ll be able to open and make edits to the documents right in the browser using Office Web Apps.

Collaborate Seamlessly

Collaborate Seamlessly

Work Better Together

Office 365 bringing social to the business world to help you stay connected and get things done in the manner you’re already familiar with using.

Office 365 provides an integrated social experience to help users keep tabs on what everybody is working on or talking about via the newsfeed.

You can follow people, documents, sites as well as tag to get updates on changes based on those in your newsfeed. Also, the Peoples card gives you the full details about a person as well as their social feed all from one location.

The biggest challenge for remote workers is to hold meetings, especially productive meetings together. Lync Online in Office 365 has solved this problem by adding multiparty high-definition video conferencing where every participant can now interact with everybody else on the meeting in a more lively manner. Plus, with the ability to share your screen, may it be a specific document, presentation or your entire desktop, users can convey their point clearly to the audience of the meeting. So if you need to go over a change order or a project update with home owners or you are an electrician who needs to consult with another technician after discovering an unforeseen problem during a house call you can easily set up a video meeting to illustrate your talking points.

In addition to making it easy to share documents and emails with a pre-set team structure, you also want to do ad-hoc sharing and also sharing with external partners or customers.

With OneDrive or any other document library within SharePoint Online, you can easily share documents from the preview pane. This preview pane helps ensure it is the right file you want to share.

When others access the files from the link you share, they can co-edit the file with you in real time. And when there are comments, you can now reply within comments to make it easier to review all the conversations within the documents.