Today’s technology is everywhere. We could not do the things we do without the marvelous inventions that have come down the pike in recent years.
Our personal lives will never be the same, and neither will our businesses. Desktops and laptops, smartphones and drones pervade the landscape. Robotics already replace assembly lines, and artificial intelligence is fast coming at us.
So what do you do when your computer screen goes blank? When you need a drone to find a lost child? When your television dies? You go looking for expert help from a specialist who works with today’s – and tomorrow’s – technology.
Dave and James Cahill are well into their eighth year in business. They run River Net Computers and River Net Creative, side-by-side operations.
There is much interaction between the two businesses. In addition to being brothers, both men run businesses concerned with today’s technology. And all those problems of technology.
Dave is the guy you talk with on the computer side of the business. James handles web design and development on the creative side.
“The main thing here is you get free diagnostics with feedback and recommendations at no charge,” said Dave.
He can handle commercial and home networking, hardware and software installations including repairs and upgrades. He regularly tracks down and removes viruses, adware, spyware, malware and other bugs and system glitches. And he can provide remote assistance. All at your place or his.
People bring their laptops and desktops to his shop or he will travel to their place. River Net is located at 10 Bridge St. in Frenchtown, but clients hail from a wide area – New York City to Delaware, Dave said. “With network or printer problems, we come to your place.”
River Net offers low-priced business contracts for 24-hour support. “You pay for what you use, including cell phone support,” he added. He also can special order computers, including refurbished business class machines.
On the River Net Creative side, James handles web design, graphics and logo design, and promotional materials. From time to time, he holds events including music production and videos–a recent art show included photos of Jupiter. Call for details of the next event.
For more information on the computer side, call Dave at 908-996-3279 and visit RiverNetComputers.com. For more info on the creative side, call James at 908-628-0091 and visit RiverNetCreative.com. Also on social media.
When Amazon announced that the company was considering using drones to deliver packages to your doorstep, the news made headlines. Drones are suddenly everywhere.
Steve Timko runs Forty North Technologies. He provides precision drone services along with aerial intelligence. He’s located in Oldwick, but he covers the tri-state area.
“Forty North Technologies LLC operates as a drone service and cloud software provider for drones, IoT (Internet of Things), and unmanned traffic management services,” said Steve. “Our business has a primary focus on helping public safety organizations deploy a safe and compliant small unmanned aircraft system program.”
Steve has been an aviation pilot for more than seven years. He is FAA certificated and insured, and he regularly works with public entities–fire, EMS, law enforcement, search and rescue teams on land and water.
“We work with anyone in public safety to help develop their programs and define what they are looking to do,” he added.
In addition, drones are used in aerial mapping and inspections. This is useful in construction – progress, earthworks, deliveries. Inspections are performed for solar panel farms, communications towers, critical infrastructure, and more.
Forth North also works with surveyors, real estate people, farmers and event providers, including weddings. Steve provides the drone services that photographers need. The applications are everywhere and the needs are growing, particularly as the field of IoT explodes.
“I also can hold free, half-hour information sessions,” said Steve. “These are for professionals who are interested in the current state of drone technology and where it’s headed.”
The first television I saw was as big as a desk. Not the screen–it was about the size of an 8-and-a-half x 11 piece of paper. The innards, however, required lots of room. And it got two TV stations.
We’ve come a long way, baby. Today, my cable service offers over 500 channels. If I cannot find anything to my liking on my screen, I can always sit on my front porch and watch what my neighbor across the street is watching. He has a 6-foot screen that is readily visible through his front window. No sound, but I’m learning to lip read.
Tino’s Electronic Repair LLC, aka Tino’s TV Shop, has some 45 years experience in the electronics repair business. This shop is located at 291 Route 22 east in Lebanon. Closed Sundays.
The main thing offered here is television repair. You bring your unit to this shop and you can get an estimate based on size and other considerations. Some repairs can be done at your place. Stereo equipment and VCRs are also repaired here.
If your television is too large, Tino’s offers pick-up and delivery for units that cannot be delivered to the shop. Fee for this service depends on size of unit and distance traveled.
Tino’s is a factory authorized warranty repair center for many manufacturers and service contract plans.
For more info, call 908-534-8577 and visit TinosTV.com.
Al Warr can be reached at 610-253-0432 or AlWarr16@gmail.com