Yearly Archive2020

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Happy New Year 2021

Wishing you all the very best new year from us all at GT-Systems

Christmas Postage Dates 2020

Sending season’s greetings by post?

The holiday season is finally here, so it’s time to start preparing and sending your cards and gifts to your loved ones!

To help plan your Christmas posting schedule, we thought we’d let you know the last posting dates within the UK:

Friday, 18th December for Second Class mail

Monday, 21st December for First Class mail

Wednesday, 23rd December for Special Delivery 

Covid-19 Restrictions

What are the new restrictions?

                •             10pm curfew for pubs, bars and restaurants from Thursday

                •             Table service only in hospitality venues

                •             Work from home if you can

                •             Customers must wear face coverings in taxis, as well as staff in retail

                •             Staff and customers in indoor hospitality must now wear face coverings

                •             From Monday, only 15 people can attend a wedding service and reception – 30 people can still attend a funeral

                •             A maximum of six people can take part in indoor team sports

                •             Large sports events and conferences will not take place from 1 October, as previously planned

                •             Businesses will be fined £10,000 and could be closed if they breach regulations

                •             The fine for people not wearing face coverings in shops, supermarkets, public transport, taxis and in indoor hospitality will double to £200 for a first time offence, from £100

                •             This fine will be the same for those who break the “rule of six”

                •             Those who have been shielding do not need to do so except in local lockdown areas.

What was already restricted?

                •             Social gatherings of more than six people indoors and outdoors are banned in England and Scotland

                •             In Scotland, only two households are allowed to be part of the group of six

                •             In Northern Ireland, no households are allowed to mix indoors and no more than six people from two households can meet outdoors from Tuesday evening

                •             In Wales, six people are allowed indoors and 30 people outdoors

                •             Venues, including pubs and restaurants, are legally required to request customers’ details for test and trace and keep them for 21 days

                •             Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets and on public transport unless they are exempt for medical reasons.

What are you allowed to do?

                •             Households or support bubbles of more than six people can still gather

                •             Groups of more than six people are allowed for work or education

                •             Places of worship, gyms, restaurants and hospitality settings can still hold more than six people in total

                •             Funerals with up to 30 people are allowed in England and Wales and 20 people in Scotland, while it is up to the venue in Northern Ireland

                •             Weddings of up to 15 people are allowed in England

                •             Organised team sports outside carried out in a “COVID-secure way” can have more than six people

What happens if you break the rules?

                •             For people who do not wear face coverings, and who are not exempt, in places legally stated there are fines of £200 in England, or £60 in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales

                •             People with coronavirus symptoms who do not self-isolate will face fines of £1,000, rising to £10,000 for repeat offences from 28 September

                •             If people prevent others from self-isolating – such as bosses threatening redundancy – they can also be fined

                •             Businesses who break the mask and “rule of six” will be fined £10,000 or closed down

                •             Anyone who breaks the rules on social gatherings will be fined £200 with the penalty doubling on each further repeat offence up to £3,200

                •             “COVID-secure marshals” will enforce social distancing rules in town and city centres, the prime minister has said

                •             Border Force is also stepping up the enforcement of quarantine rules for travellers into the country.

KHS Testimonial

Thank you, KHS Plastics

We at GT-Systems strive to deliver a first class service, many thanks to KHS plastic for your great testimonial

KHS Plastics Solutions

for more information on our services, Click Here

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Supporting Pride & Lowdown

We’re always happy to support charities & Courses, Pride Northampton & Lowdown Northampton in conjunction with the Northampton Borough Council

Lowdown is a counselling service in Northampton offering Emotional Support, Wellbeing, Sexual Health, Contraception and LGBQT

Lowdown has on site Crisis Café that is open at the Café Track every Monday 4pm to 8pm at the moment there is an appointment only face to face meeting during the Covid-19 crisis

Our VJ & DJ line-up for this event is

  • Vj Gary
  • Dj Jamie C
  • Paul Biz
  • Dj Betti
  • Sub:Merge
  • Dj Matt Smith
  • Depth of the Groove
  • Dj Marshi
  • Ian Loveshack
  • Sarah Clarke
  • NNPark
  • Dave Preston

To Donate to this great course click the link below

https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8qWtpsR5d8

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Transform your old Laptop

We at GT-Systems getting so many calls on laptops especially old laptops, since the lockdown parents are increasingly finding it hard to supply laptops to the kids for schoolwork

If you have upgraded your laptop in the past 5 years and you still have it, there is good chance we can bring back to life with an upgrade back to what it was like when it was new or better

So, look in the cupboard and let us upgrade it

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DJ’s United For Our NHS

We had the great honour of hosting the http://djsunitednhs.co.uk  #djsunitednhs

On Monday the 6th a few friends (Ian , Mark Manning & Sarah Clarke) had an idea, why don’t we get a few DJ’s together and do a 24 hour non-stop online extravaganza to raise £3000 for the NHS, this idea was so popular the event had to be extended to 48 hours.

Gehric of -Systems was approached to the technical background and online streams from the DJs, process it and re-stream to lots of other platforms, Twitch, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube & Twitter, of course, we accepted this great fund-raising idea

A full 48hrs of back to back music from all styles and genres. On Good Friday, DJ’s showing appreciation for our fantastic and amazing NHS came together in support.

The NHS themselves on the front line for us during these unprecedented times. All they ask is for us to stay at home.

Over the last few days, DJ’s came together who gave up their time and DJ’ing from their homes, to put on a bit of a festival and to help you get through these indifferent times.

We look forward to supporting more events over the coming weeks and months.

You can also donate to our NHS to show your appreciation for what they are doing. Let’s get connected, respect each other and stay at home.

Donate here, thank you 🙏🏽 https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/djsunitednhs

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Pitfalls to avoid while using online conferencing

Zoom, Skype, Teams, HouseParty, WebEx

We’ve been helping so many individuals and business setup for working at home that we came across so many pitfalls many users come across, so we have put together a sort of prerequisites for having a fault-free online video conference experience

  • There have been times where some users grabbed an old laptop that was lying in the cupboard, in a lot of those cases it is running an old or outdated operating system, always upgrade to the latest version. A computer with an outdated operation system highly vulnerable to viruses and malware as it is no longer supported
  • ·         Make sure your computer has the latest updates installed, even though it has just finished installing a current set, force the computer to look for more updates by going to the ‘Windows Update’ section and select check for updates and if there any install the updates, keep doing this until it says no more updates available
  • ·         Make sure your antivirus is up to date, like with the windows update above, force it to look for more updates. When this is completed it is always wise to run a full scan of the computers hard-drive
  • ·         Testing the audio, on some computers it may say there is a microphone already installed, to make sure you do have a microphone, and it is working, go into the settings sections of the conference software i.e. Zoom, Skype, Teams, HouseParty, WebEx, etc. and do an audio test. We recommend using a headset for this, a lot of headsets have a noise-canceling feature that will cut out any background noises, this makes your voice sound clearer for everyone to understand
  • ·         Test your webcam, similar to the audio in settings above, there is a section for this in your webcam program, check to see if you can see yourself in the box, some mobile users find themselves stuck in the vertical frame and can’t get the horizontal landscape aspect even though the phone is tilted, there is an option in the settings of the phone to unlock the aspect in the vertical aspect, uncheck this feature so both axis is available when the phone is tilted

A good thing to get into when you are not speaking is too “mute“your microphone, prevention of coughs, knocks, people in the background and worse of all, accidentally swearing.

Need Help just us a call on 01604 807824 or Click Here to use our contact form

Mobile Networks are experiencing voice network issues

O2 & EE have reported that they are currently experiencing voice call issues, mobile phone users have been reporting dropped calls or no call connection, as this is only affecting voice calls Data has not been affected if you do need to make calls the use of apps such WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger & Apple’s Facetime is a great alternative

Meanwhile, both mobile phone providers have said they are both currently dealing with the issue

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Working from Home

Is your company thinking about its staff working from home to increase flexibility and a 91% increase in productivity than working from the office, the struggles of getting to and from work are bad enough, but in this day and age, technology has made significant leaps and bounds so the security of your access is safe and secure.

Most documents can be accessed from a centralized location on the cloud or in other cases a secure VPN is more what you like, still having a connection to the local resources i.e. Printers and files.

We at GT-Systems has the expertise to achieve this, why don’t you have a chat with one of the team

GT-Systems “Making IT Work for You”