09 November 2005

BT finally install our lines, Skype software upgrade fails

Finally BT have installed all our lines. They arrived today - and in the process collected about £1500 worth of line testing equipment that they forgot last week. I think we now know all the local line installation and maintenance technicians (two separare groups), both in BT and in their contract workforce. It has taken almost three months.

Separately we upgraded our Skype software (as per the message from Skype) and promptly lost the use of our VOIP phone. Our VOIP phone is an Olympia Cordless DualPhone. We've contacted the folks at Olympia (who laudably have a help desk) and unfortunatel ythe Skype upgrade has broken the set up. They've escalated it to second line support (who sound as if they are colocated with Skype from the conversations I have had) and they tell us we will hear back from them in six or seven days. Reinstalls etc have all failed to fix the problem.

Don't you just love telecoms problems !

Boost for Ampair !

Boost Energy Systems, the Berkshire based manufacturers of single to three phase converters announce that they have acquired Ampair the world renowned, wind, water and solar energy specialists. This move is part of a growth plan to create a business servicing all sectors of the worldwide small scale renewable energy market.

Boost are excited that this acquisition comes just as the new generation of Ampair machines are being introduced. They are currently developing their plans to expand the marketing of these and other ranges over the coming months.

Ampair has relocated from its existing factory in Ringwood to the Boost premises in Warfield, Berkshire. They will continue to show at all their regular exhibitions and events and as ever will be easily accessible in “virtual” form via their web site www.ampair.com.

David Sharman, MD of Boost comments. “This new relationship strengthens and enhances the long term “energy systems” objectives of the Boost Group and is a natural progression towards growing the business in this particular market sector over the next few years”.

New contact details for Ampair are as follows:
Telephone: 01344 303313
Fax: 01344 303312
Email: sales@ampair.com
Website: www.ampair.com

Boost Energy Systems:
David Sharman
Park Farm, West End Lane, Warfield, Berkshire, RG42 5RH, UK
Tel +44 (0)1344 303 311 www.boost-energy.com
Fax +44 (0)1344 303 312 david.sharman@boost-energy.com

Press Information:
Ian W Marriott
Inter World Marketing – 02380 474243