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24Jul 2018

(English) You installed a Hikvision solution a couple of years ago and in that time it has been an integral part of keeping your property secure. But like everything in our connected world, technology can stop working when we least expect it.

Hikvision Repairs

Here are the top six reasons why you should opt to repair your Hikvision camera equipment in that situation instead of buying a brand-new system.

#1: Minimise Disruption

Not all changes are positive changes. Your Hikvision security system could be “end-of-life”, a scenario where the hardware is no longer supported by the manufacturer and you can no longer buy the equipment nor have it repaired through official channels.

Buying new might mean undertaking the challenging task in planning, buying and installing a new system that can take a considerable amount of time to implement. And once it’s installed, the exercise continues when training staff to use the new system.

Why replace when everything else in the camera system is working?


#2: Maximise Your IT Budget

Maximise IT Budget

All security camera setups are unique and can run into the thousands if not tens of thousands of pounds. The disruption that we talked about previously can lead to your organisation having to shell out further cash for not just planning, buying and installing a new system but also training staff on how to use it. This is in addition to being unable to temporarily provide assured security for your customers.

Repairing and extending the life of your Hikvision hardware leaves you with savings that can be spent on your other business needs.


#3: Helping to Conserve the Environment

According to the United Nations report, just 20 percent of electronic waste is recycled, leaving highly toxic chemicals like lead, mercury and cadmium to seep into the food chain by seeping into water. Until the beginning of the year, when it closed its gates to foreign rubbish, 70% of electronic waste ended up in China.

We believe the throwaway culture should be substituted for the 3 Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle by embracing the circular economy. By repairing more hardware, your organisation will contribute to lessening the burden of e-waste for future generations. You can find more about our environmental campaign here.


#4: Comtek Performs Repairs to the Board Before Replacing

Repairs-to-the-board are repairs on the circuit board, where it might mean substituting and soldering connectors, replacing cables, capacitors, resistors and so forth. There can be considerable savings relative to replacing the entire main circuit board. Not all hardware repair service providers offer this level of expert repairmanship.


#5: Our Extensive Experience

This isn’t our first gig. We have over 25 years’ experience in repairing and refurbishing widely known brands in the IT and telecoms industry like Cisco, Juniper, Nortel, APC and Avaya, Our customer base includes of individuals, colleges and universities, councils, government, small and well-known companies based worldwide.

Board Level Repair


#6: No Fix No Fee

As with all Comtek repairs, if we are unable to repair your Hikvision, DVR or indoor intercom display devices, you won’t be charged a penny.

To find out more, please call us on 01244 280390 or email sales@comtek.co.uk.

Or if you prefer, use our Request-a-Quote Contact Form.


Examples of Hikvision Camera Range Repairable by Comtek:

Digital Video Recorders (DVRs)

DS-7608NIK2-8P DS-7216HUHI-F2-N
DS-7108HQHI-F1-N DS-7208HQHI-F1-N
DS-7616NI-K2-16P DS-7608NI-E2-8P-A


DS-2CD2042WD-I DS-2CD2055FWD-I

IP Intercom Displays

16Jul 2018

(English) Fibre now in Flintshire

The full fibre revolution is gathering pace and more organisations than ever before are reaping the benefits of an ultrafast fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) internet connection.

Utilising fibre significantly increases reliability over long-established copper networks which means less downtime to serve more customers and maximised revenue streams.

It also allows significantly more data to pass through. Businesses and third sector organisations who take advantage of the fibre optic medium are more flexible and become capable of engaging cost-effective cloud services. Their data is available 24/7, is secure, and can be accessed in remote locations, away from the office.

High definition-quality video conferencing is becoming a more common application but demands a consistent and fast connection. An FTTP connection fulfils requirements well beyond this, empowering businesses to meet customers and colleagues without having to travel, leading to greater productivity levels and reduced operating costs.

Voice over internet protocol (VOIP) also substantially reduces costs by eliminating the need for once conventional phone systems, which are similar in nature to residential landlines. By moving your phone system to an onsite private branch exchange (PBX) or hosted platform in the cloud, fibre connectivity helps to bring simplified management.

As Openreach invest in their nationwide full fibre network, more and more business premises can reap the rewards of an FTTP connection. Within Flintshire, the following exchanges have been enabled for the full fibre experience:

Buckley Caergwrle Caerwys Connahs Quay Flint
Halkyn Hawarden Holywell Mold Mold West
Mostyn Northop Pontybodkin Sealand Rcc

If your business is served by these exchanges and you would like to find out more about obtaining an ultrafast internet connection, please call 01244 283054 or email fttp@comtek.co.uk

13Jul 2018

(English) Zen Internet FTTP Partners

For the first time Comtek will offer some of the fastest internet speeds in the UK in a new partnership with Zen Internet. Zen’s full fibre broadband range, including FTTP, is now available from Comtek, delivering speeds of up to 330Mbps (megabits per second) and upload speeds of up to 20Mbps. These speeds facilitate cutting-edge services that enable our customers to stand out from the competition in serving the needs of their users.

Copper connections traditionally carry residential landline and most broadband services, causing connections to slow due to bandwidth bottlenecks. Even fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) connections, which most ISPs refer to as “fibre broadband”, are served by copper wiring from the cabinet to the residential or commercial sites.

With FTTP it’s fibre all the way from your local BT exchange to your office. This terminates at the optical network terminator (ONT), a small box that is fitted to your office’s external wall. The link is then passed from the ONT to a fibre optic modem inside your premises.

The result is a fast, future-proof and stable internet connection with a variety of speed options and packages that offer Zen’s full fibre broadband services, delivering more choice and flexibility to meet any requirements.

To find out more, please call 01244 280390 or email zen@comtek.co.uk

04Jul 2018

(English) We are pleased to announce that Comtek is now an approved Mellanox Reseller. Mellanox is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure. Their intelligent interconnect solutions increase data centre efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance.

mellanox-logo-horizontalMellanox offers a choice of high performance solutions: network and multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cables, software and silicon, that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage, network security, telecom and financial services.

Open Ethernet. Flexibility, Speed and Simple Management

The Mellanox Spectrum™ family of Open Ethernet switches offer customers freedom of choice with third-party network operating systems such as Cumulus to optimize utilization, efficiency, and overall return on investment. Mellanox provides the highest density/performance with comprehensive L2/L3 support for spine and top-of-rack switching at speeds of 10/25/40/50/100Gb/s, in a broad portfolio of 1RU-sizes, ranging from 12 ports through to 64 ports, including industry unique half-width wide switches. This allows for maximum connectivity flexibility to meet application deployment requirements.


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Mellanox world-class 10/25/40/50/56/100 Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface Cards (NIC) deliver the highest performance and most flexible solutions for applications requiring high bandwidth, low latency and high message rates. Mellanox adapters provide performance-driven world-class server, network, and storage performance for the most demanding data-centre environments. Accelerating server and application efficiency through hardware offloads and innovative technologies such as Multi-Host and ASAP2, allowing scalability to tens-of-thousands of nodes.

For more information on the Mellanox range of products please email mellanox@comtek.co.uk