The Soft Solutions Weekly Bulletin

Welcome to the latest news bulletin from Soft Solutions – specialists in ICT distribution and procurement


Grandstream Surveillance

Grandstream, is a hugely popular IP Telephone brand in New Zealand, noted for its aggressive pricing and feature rich range of phone models for every situation. What many don’t know is that Grandstream also have a comprehensive range of IP surveillance equipment in the market AND our partners tell us it is one of the most affordable ranges available today. Grandstream’s camera range offer everything from Dome with IR (available in 720p and 1080p resolutions) through to full-fledged day/night cameras in industrial weather-proof housing for more large-scale commercial installations. The range scales everywhere from RRP$175 to just RRP$320 for the top-end, with healthy margins in there for resellers. Contact us today, if you would like a walk through the Grandstream surveillance range.

Google to Distrust Symantec-issued Certificates

Google Chrome has decided to distrust Symantec SSL certificates after a group of test certificates were mis-issued by the latter. Don’t panic yet, as no changes will take effect until 2018. But, we do recommend our customers to be prepared. Course of action will depend on the issuance & expiry dates of your SSL certificates. When Chrome 66 is released in mid-April 2018, all Symantec certificates issued before June 1st, 2016, will no longer be trusted. The 2nd stage will occur with the release of Chrome 70 (expected late Oct 2018). All Symantec certificates issued from their current roots will be distrusted on this date. From December 2017, Symantec will partner up with DigiCert & will use their root certificates to issue SSL’s. Any Symantec certificates purchased/renewed after December will not be affected. If you have a Symantec certificate which was issued prior to June 2016, you will need to get it re-issued before April 2018. If your certificate was issued after June 2016, please wait till December to re-issue/renew your certificate (if the expiry date allows). If your certificate was issued after June 2016 & is due to expire before December 2017, you will need to renew the certificate before expiry and re-key it between Dec 2017 to Oct 2018. Still confused? Need more details? Give our SSL expert Jaspal a call – he knows every vendor’s rules backwards.

Integrate Powerful Email Processing Functionalities

The new Aspose.Email for iOS via Xamarin API has made it possible for iOS developers to create, read and manipulate email messages (MSG, EML, EMLX and MHT Outlook file formats) in your iOS applications. Xamarin iOS developers can easily utilise email API to read and extract Outlook storage (PST, OST) files that can be saved in MSG format. Aspose.Email API supports SMTP, POP3 and IMAP protocols for sending or receiving emails and also enables accessing emails from Microsoft Exchange Server. Click here to download a free 30-day trial or contact our <a href=”mailto:sales for more information.

App Controlled Paper Planes

PowerUp have created motorised paper airplanes with kits available for different functionalities, ranging from a Bluetooth remote control to motorised propellers. But they have recently created a kit that adds focus on aerobatic stunts like loops, barrel rolls and spins in mid-air. Normal paper planes only fly a few seconds, but SolarWinds MSP Team for more information.
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