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John Sciacca

John Sciacca

John Sciacca is one of the principals of Custom Theater and Audio in Myrtle Beach, SC.

  • Connectivity

    Pakedge Course 4 — Wireless Access Points

    October 17, 2017

    Think you know everything about wireless? Think again. In fact, this is the lengthiest course in the PCNA syllabus, a fact they repeat numerous times throughout the class, with a ton of hands-on labs, and a Gone With the Wind style intermission mid-course. Buckle up, people, knowledge is power, and it’s about to get all WAP-py up in here!

  • Product Reviews

    Kaleidescape Co-Star Movie Server Review

    October 12, 2017

    John Sciacca hails Kaleidescape’s Co-Star Movie Server Switch as the return to the elegant simplicity the company was founded on.

  • Technology

    Pakedge Certif. Network Admin. Course 2 - It's All About Switches

    September 29, 2017

    “Swish, swish, bish!” could be the anthem for Pakedge Certified Network Administrator Course 2, which is all about switches almost all the time. As we learned in Course 1, the switch — NOT the router — is the center of the network. Like the Force binding all living things in the galaxy together, all devices on the network connect to/through a switch including wireless devices (which are fundamenta...

  • Resources

    PCNA Course 1 - Essentials: Build Your First Network

    September 25, 2017

    Much of this first class will seem basic and remedial to many experienced techs, but it is by no means a cakewalk. In fact, there are several sections that cover less-familiar ground and include information that is quite technical, no matter how many networks you have configured. The last section of the near 2.5-hour class is especially fast and furious, and I STRONGLY ADVISE you to take notes on ...

  • Product Reviews

    Product Review: Kaleidescape’s Co-Star Movie Server Switch

    September 06, 2017

    What Kaleidescape’s latest product — the very aptly named Co-Star — does is merge these two collections together once again into a single, seamless library, allowing users to navigate a movie collection of any size with ease regardless of where the movie is stored, or whether it is playing off a physical disc or disk data.

  • Product Reviews

    Sony HT-ST5000 7.1.2 Dolby Atmos Soundbar Review

    September 05, 2017

    Home theater surround sound innovation stagnated for several years, with little in the way of new technology pushing the ball forward, but that changed in a major way when Dolby Atmos came onto the scene.

  • Product Reviews

    SVS SB16-Ultra Review

    May 31, 2017

    Sub With Massive, Visceral Ultra-Powerful Bass, Terrific App Control

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