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Why security needs power

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Your security solution should never take a break. It should always be working for you, protecting your business and its staff, which is why MARCO DA SILVA, Managing Director of Power Solutions at Jasco, believes a strong security system needs back up power.

“Jasco supplies a range of power systems that are modular and effective, offering power supply quality and assurance,” says Marco da Silva, Managing Director of Power Solutions at Jasco. “But we don’t just sell products. Our professional services include carefully matching an engineered power solution to cater to your business needs exactly, ensuring that your business never suffers losses caused by power failure or power damage.”

Jasco’s J-Net Rack & Tower Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) System uses advanced True On Line Double Conversion technology to keep your critical systems operational during black outs, brown outs and electrical failure. The ingenious design means that the UPS can be installed horizontally or vertically, allowing for flexible space allocation. The intelligent system provides proactive insight into performance and battery status and, in the unlikely event that the power outage lasts longer than the device has been configured to cater for, it will automatically begin a soft shutdown of connected devices to maintain data integrity, and it will notify relevant departments so that they can make temporary emergency provisions.

Voltage surges, spikes and sags are inherent in commercial utility power. Over time, these irregularities shorten the life of the equipment and components. The J-Net UPS continually eliminates power irregularities, thus helping extend the life of your equipment, even through normal use when the input power is constant and continuous.

The J-Net Rack & Tower UPS protects any type of electrical load, from computers and telecommunication systems to automated industrial control systems to video surveillance systems, and is available in various models of up to 10 kVA.

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Smash hits the Nintendo Switch

Super Smash Bros. delivers what the fans wanted in the latest “Ultimate” instalment, writes BRYAN TURNER.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the latest addition to the popular Nintendo Smash series, has landed on the Nintendo Switch with a bang, selling 5-million copies in the first week of its release. The game has been long-anticipated since the console’s release, as many fans consider iy to be a Nintendo staple. And the wait was well worth it.

It features 74 playable fighters, 108 stages, almost 1300 Spirit characters to collect while playing, and a single-player Adventure mode that took about three days (or 28 hours) of gameplay to complete. The game offers far more gameplay than its predecessors, making it the Smash game that gives its players the best bang for their buck.

For those new to the game, the goal is to fight opponents and build up their damage score (draining their health) to knock them off the stage eventually. This makes the game seem chaotic, as many players jump around the platforms as if they were on quicksand, in order to avoid being hit by the other players.

It also services two kinds of players: the competitive and the casual.

Competitive players can be matched on the online service by skill ranking to enjoy playing with similarly high-skilled opponents. This is especially important in e-sports training for the game, and for players wanting to master combos against other human players. The casual gamer is also catered for, with eight-player chaos and button-mashing to see who comes out luckiest. This segment is also important for those wanting to learn how to play.

Training mode is also a place to go for those learning to play. It offers “CPU” players that are graded by intensity to train as a single player to learn a character’s moves, combos and general fighting style. More challenging CPU players can also be used by competitive players to train when there isn’t a Wi-Fi connection available.

Direct Play features in this game, allowing two players with two Switch consoles to play against each other over a direct connection – no Wi-Fi needed. This is especially useful to those who want to have a social gaming element on the go, similar to that of the cable connector of the Gameboy.

Click here to read Bryan Turner review of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Win Funko Fortnite in Vinyl

Gadget and Gammatek have nine Funko Fortnite figurines to give away.

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A Funko Pop figurine based on a character set is indicative of reaching the heights of pop culture. It is no surprise, then, that the world’s biggest online game, Fortnite, has its own line of Funko Pop figurines. The Funkos are modeled on the characters in game, including Drift, Ragnarok, Dark Vanguard, Volar, Tracera Ops, and Sparkle Specialist.

Now, local Funko distributor Gammatek has released the Fortnite figurines in South Africa. To celebrate, Gadget and Gammatek are giving away a set of three Funko Fortnite figurines to each of three readers (9 figurines in total). To enter, first click on your favourite Funko Pop on the next page and post the Tweet that appears. Then, follow Gadget on Twitter.

You can put the tweet in your own words, but entries must have the competition’s hashtag (#FunkoFortnite) and mention @GadgetZA to be considered valid.

Click here to select the Funko Fortnite character you want to tweet.

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