Emergency lighting systems are important lifelines in disaster situations — they help protect people. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), emergency lighting is required for not less than 90 minutes in the event of power failure. In fact, according to the NFPA, ample lighting has to be available for path of egress and all exits. The codes also require regular testing and maintenance of emergency lighting inverters. However, many schools simply forget about installing an emergency lighting inverter, or forget about the testing process once it is installed.

In the event of power failure, the right emergency lighting unit provides lighting on battery power and continues to provide lighting for a full 90 minutes. Once the normal lighting is back on, the unit automatically recharges the batteries to prepare for the power failure. Most systems support a wide variety of lighting, including incandescent, magnetic and electronic fluorescent ballasts, and high power factor compact fluorescent lights, to name a few.

To create a safe environment for students and faculty, it’s important to install and regularly test an emergency lighting inverter designed for schools, public buildings, and housing complexes. So where can you find the best lighting inverter for your school? Companies such as Power-Up Tech offer a large selection of emergency lighting inverters from the leading manufacturers in the industry, such as Controlled Power, Online Power, and Staco Energy. Power-Up Tech also offers AC isolation transformer units and UPS systems.

To learn more about emergency lighting inverters for schools, please visit www.poweruptech.com. With years of experience, this company can help you find the best backup power solution for your needs, whether it is a UPS power conditioner or emergency lighting inverter.


Addressing an adoring crowd at Y Combinator’s startup school, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, said that sharing will increase exponentially in about 10 years.

In being interviewed by the co-founder Y Combinator, Paul Graham, Zuckerberg said, “It’s sort of a social-networking version of Moore’s Law. We expect this rate [of sharing] will double every 10 years. So in 10 years from now, people will be sharing about 1,000 times as many things as they do today.”

It’s clear that this is what newly public Facebook and Zuckerberg are counting on: for its 1 billion users to not only interact with their friends but also with brands.

Yet from the interview it was clear that this wasn’t about Facebook the business that is facing issues, whether the messy IPO, the ad business or even the word ‘mobile’, but really using this meeting as inspiration for the 1700 entrepreneurs that attended, and came from all over the country.

What they did focus on, in the interview, is Zuckerberg’s days at Harvard where he pursued psychology before he began to develop Facebook, and ultimately left school to build a company in Palo Alto. In fact, he also mentioned that he never built Facebook in order to start a company, and still does to his shareholders.

In commenting on the entrepreneurs of today, Zuckerberg said that they need to begin to focus on big, meaningful problems that they feel passionate about instead of the current trend of dealing with small issues.

In also speaking of copying stuff that others are doing, Zuckerberg said that this isn’t going to help companies be successful.


Utilizing what is known as vehicle tracking GPS software can greatly improve safety on the road for your company.  If you are a small business owner or even a large corporation with many cars on the road at once, utilizing software such as this can go a long way to improving safety.

 

So what exactly will this GPS software do for you?  Let us use the example of a company who is in the business of delivering products to customers, such as appliances.  With this software, what you will be able to do is to actually see where each and every vehicle currently is, and where they have gone.  This way, if a vehicle happens to get in an accident, you will be right on top of them to be able to get there to help them as soon as possible.  Furthermore, this software can help make sure your employees are working and doing what they should be doing with the freedom that they have on the road.

 

Vehicle tracking is very important when you consider just how many companies have employees with vehicles on the road now.  A proper satellite tracking system such as the one utilized by GPSTrackIt.com is extremely accurate, and can go a long way to tracking exactly where everyone is at any given time on the road.  If you want safety and security in terms of your state of mind and where you stand in terms of progress of your deliveries, this can improve safety and efficiency and is worth looking into.


For a while now, it’s the products by Google and Apple that are synonymous with the word ‘cool’ even though the PC remains the mainstay of computing in the modern workplace.

All that’s about to change as Ballmer is on the verge of launching a new strategy and that will, if it works, regain the esteem that Windows has lost somewhere along the way – by the launch of Windows 8 desktops, laptops, notebooks and the all-new Surface touch tablet on October 26, 2012.

In describing this new approach, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO, explains, “In many ways this is a new era for Microsoft. We are enabling whole new experiences for work and play.”

If his strategy works, then the paradigm where people rely on their PCs to get their work, and use their iPhones, iPads, Kindle Fires and Android phones for fun – will all change in Microsoft’s favor.

Yet all that depends on the first step where millions of Microsoft users must make the transition from using a mouse and keyboard and touch-screen commands to a new interface that employs interactive tiles as opposed to icons and static lists.

And then there’s the long-awaited answer to Apple’s iPad in the form of the Surface tablet which is what Ballmer believes will keep the public’s attention and in turn, would create prosperity for thousands of Microsoft partners in the form of independent resellers, software developers and hardware makers, including computer chip makers such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard.

There’s no doubt that Ballmer will create a legacy for himself if this strategy is successful but there’s no doubt that taking bold steps such as these entails great risk as well.