Self-Service Kiosks Aren’t Just For Quick-Service Restaurants!

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Just like the drive-thru window revolutionized the Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) industry in the 1960s, self-service kiosk technology is poised to do the same in the late 2000s. Restaurants like Panera, McDonald's, and many others are turning to self-service kiosks in record numbers. QSR's see digital ordering capabilities a critical differentiator that saves customers’ time, adds convenience and increases menu-customization options. These restaurants are also finding the self-service ordering … [Read more...]

Paving the Way for Integration, Automation and Better Service with APIs

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Forbes called 2017 the year of the API economy for its ability to support new business models. Not only that, a recent report by Deloitte tells us that APIs are critical because they empower businesses to focus on the efficient and secure exchange of data, instead of getting hung up on the delivery methods. APIs or (Application Programming Interfaces) are defined as a set of definitions, protocols, and tools for building application software. APIs set methods for communication between various … [Read more...]

5G: The Mobile Industry’s Collaborative Efforts Could Yield Big Gains for IoT

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Like all “next-gen” network technology, 5G has been much touted as the next big thing in wireless technology speed. In fact, industry experts expect it to be about 10x faster than 4G. To put this in perspective, the 5G network would give users enough bandwidth speed to stream 8K videos in 30 seconds, a task that would take around 6 minutes on the existing 4G network. In addition to faster speeds, the 5G networks will virtually eliminate lag time between devices and servers, which is … [Read more...]

Higher Education Gets an A+ with Digital Signage Deployments

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If you take a look around a college campus today, you’d be hard-pressed to find a student walking around without a smartphone, tablet, or some wearable device. With students being more tech-savvy than ever before, higher education has no choice but to interact with their audience in a more modern, technological manner. The days of disseminating information via traditional methods are going the way of the dinosaur, and universities that want to attract potential students must adapt or lose … [Read more...]

TechLink Partner Spotlight: Broad Sky Networks

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Broad Sky Networks Quick Facts: Founded in 2003 Headquarters: Bend, OR www.broadskynetworks.net Partner with TechLink since 2008 1,300 work orders with TechLink completed to date Deployment of 4G/LTE and Satellite solutions with Cradlepoint devices Q: Broad Sky Networks first partnered with TechLink in April of 2008. What have the last nine years been like as a TechLink partner? A: Working with TechLink as an exclusive partner has enabled us to take our solution deployments … [Read more...]

TechLink Services LLC acquires Blue Ridge Solutions, Inc.

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We are excited to announce our acquisition of Blue Ridge Solutions, a software company specializing in delivering full-cycle web and mobile software development services for SMBs, Fortune 500 companies, and everything in between. In doing so, TechLink Services and Blue Ridge have fully integrated to become TechLink Solutions going forward. Blue Ridge has been a major part of our success in growing the organization over the last few years. Dan Kellem, former owner of Blue Ridge and now CTO at … [Read more...]

TechLink Services Named in Inc 5000 List of Fastest Growing US Companies for 3rd Consecutive Year

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TechLink Services is excited to announce that we have been named to the Inc 5000 List of Fastest Growing US Companies for the 3rd consecutive year. With a 3-year growth rate of 303%, TechLink Services nearly doubled revenue between 2015 and 2016.  Being included in the prestigious list alongside companies like Broadvoice, Sandler Partners, and Broad Sky Networks, is truly an honor for the entire TechLink team. “Being listed for the 3rd consecutive year is an amazing achievement for the … [Read more...]

TechLink Services Moves Up Within the Inc. 5000 Ranks

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TechLink Services has been named as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies, for the second year in a row. TechLink offers network installations. (Newswire.net -- September 2, 2016) Bend, Oregon -- TechLink Services has been named as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing, privately held companies in the country for the second year in a row. The Inc. 5000 list is an annual award that recognizes innovation, entrepreneurial leadership, and continuous revenue growth for businesses in a … [Read more...]

Inside Out: Digital Signing

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How Your Company Can Help with the Digital Signing Evolution. Companies like TechLink can do many different types of functions for your business when it comes to digital signing. The systems that TechLink offer can run the gamut from helping to design, managing, execution, and follow-up after the project is in place. No matter how successful Techlink is, no matter how much planning and implementation they can offer, it is your company that can make or break the effort. Think of it as the inside … [Read more...]

Your Outdoor Digital Sign Initiative

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How to Make Your Digital Signs Pop! How many CEOs watching the Portland Trailblazers looked at the huge gossamer-like screens hanging the Moda Center and wondered whether they could use them for their business? If you have never witnessed an Blazer introduction, particularly when they are in a red hot playoff atmosphere, four large see-through screens are unfurled and when the lights go down, logos, and players are portrayed in building high glory. It is just as awesome to behold at home as it … [Read more...]