Tuesday, July 30, 2013

5 Common Causes of Defects in Bluetooth Headsets

In the past few decades, a lot of new innovations and technologies have emerged to make lives easier and more convenient for people. One of these many advancements is the Bluetooth headset. In the 1970s and 80s, a lot of people preferred listening to music in private, but they failed to do so because there were only cassette recorders and stereos back then. But now, everyone can enjoy having a hands-free headset while listening to their favorite music and artists.

However, a significant number of the owners of Bluetooth headsets are experiencing problems and defects in their devices. If you are one of them, then here are five common causes of defects which you should avoid:

1.    Improper storage location – Headsets are electronic devices. In addition, this particular device uses waves and signals in transmitting information from the source of sound, and translates it to sound that you are able to listen to. This means any environment or location that has a magnetic field is not the ideal place for this headset. When this mistake is committed over and over again, your headset might not be able to work properly.
2.    Any form of liquid – Liquid destroys most, if not all kinds of electronic devices. Most people know it so they often do not take their devices in the rain or whenever they feel it may get wet. However, sweat, and moisture are also forms of liquid which are often overlooked, resulting in defects.
3.    Children – Whether you admit it or not, your cute and lovable kids may cause defects on your headset. When they reach the age that they get too curious about things, they would surely reach out for your device regardless if you allow them or not. The best way here is not to let them see your new headset.
4.    Overuse – Read the instruction manual so you when to let your device ‘rest’ even for a bit.
5.    Manufacture defect – While this may be the most uncommon cause among the rest, it is still a normal cause of defects.

As you can see, these are the five most common reasons why Bluetooth headsets get damaged. If you are looking for a decent and quality device that you can use to listen to songs and even make calls, then you better conduct a small research about the stores which offer Bluetooth headsets. There are a number of ways on how you can do this. The first one is through the Internet.

Using search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing, find out if a particular company or store is an accredited dealer or supplier of the manufacturer where you plan to get the device or gadget. There are some online shops which claim connections with reputable companies when in reality they only seek to offer products with mediocre quality to consumers.

Another way you can get additional information about a particular store is by asking your friends or colleagues. If they have already acquired their own Bluetooth headsets, then they can certainly give you the information you need regarding the best option in town.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Why Use Planned Maintenance?

Like many business professionals in the U.K., you’re likely tasked with doing more with less. As such, you may be wondering why you would want to add to additional work to your already-packed workload by adding planned maintenance to the mix. After all, don’t you have plenty of unscheduled repairs and fires to fight as it is?

However, planned maintenance with an eam (Enterprise Asset Management) system pays off. It can improve productivity and reduce costs overall for the entire organization. Well-maintained equipment in operation is helping the company to make a profit while equipment that is down for an extended period of time is not. Because planned maintenance is scheduled in advance, parts and labour are also scheduled in advance and ready to be put into service. In contrast, equipment failures may result in extended downtime due to the availability issues.

Not only can planned maintenance align with the company’s goals of working more efficiently and more profitably, it can make your job easier despite the added tasks of planning and scheduling preventative maintenance work. For example, you can schedule work, parts, and manpower accordingly as well as ensure that your workforce is productive at all times. Proactively maintaining equipment also means fewer emergencies, less stress, and greater control.

Planned maintenance also provides maintenance technicians with the opportunity to inspect equipment for signs of excessive wear and tear and potential issues that may need to be addressed. Rather than waiting for a breakdown, many breakdowns can be prevented completely due to these visual inspections. It’s also smart to schedule regular operational assessments where equipment is inspected while it’s in use. When in operation, technicians may notice unusual squeaks, clunking sounds, grinding noises, and signs of distress that need attention. (Source: Asset Management and Equipment Tracking by eMaint)

Planned maintenance is proactive maintenance, and the benefits are numerous. Help your organisation improve productivity and reduce costs by adopting a planned maintenance strategy.