Smart Technology Prevails at the Windy 500

Saturday was a beautiful day for racing at Windward Ford in Kailua.  Music was in the air with sounds from Kapena!  Cub scouts, local businesses, and pinewood derby enthusiasts gathered for the first annual Windy 500.  The race was put on by the Ko'olau District scouts to raise money for the Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  Comspec sponsored cars, powered by "Smart Technology for Smart Business", made a clean sweep and won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd! Emcee was Tim Barrett from Oldies 101.

Kudos to all of the sponsors and volunteers that supported the event!  Thank you for supporting scouting!


Windy 500

It's the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500 and a new tradition is starting on the Windward side - the Windy 500.  Participants build a car from a pinewood derby kit and will have the opportunity to race for the win on Saturday, May 21, from 1pm-3pm at Windward Ford. Funds received will benefit the Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America

Look for the Comspec sponsored cars and see how they will finish! Let's race!

See the official pinewood derby car rules here:

"The pinewood derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. Then they race the cars in competition. The cars are powered by gravity and run down a track. Most packs have a pinewood derby every year. It can be run indoors or outdoors. Every boy can design and build his own "grand prix" car to enter in the race."

Spectacular! Hotel Phones

So cool they have their own hashtag -- #spectacularphone

Delight hotel guests by making their calls for room service even more fun with Comspec's new line of 2016 Spectacular! Hotel Phones.

Take phones from boring and bland to branded and glam with a selection of vacation-inspired faceplates -- tropical flora, palm fronds, ocean, beach and more -- sporting your hotel brand.  

Select modern or traditional reliable industry-tested phone models in black, ash or silver to create a custom look for any hotel or lodging property.  

Hotel branding and custom-programmed buttons can be included at no extra cost.  Blah-looking phones are so last century. Distinguish your brand with Spectacular! Hotel Phones from Comspec.



Keep the Bad Guys Out


It seems like there is a hacking or data breach in the news everyday. There are many more at smaller companies that we don't hear about. Small and midsize business can be easy targets because they don't have big budget IT security departments.

Protect yourself as best you can with multiple layers of security.

  • Firewall
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Anti-virus
  • Anti-malware
  • Employee education

That last item is extremely important as employee carelessness or harmful intent are one of the biggest causes of security breaches.

Comspec IT can help with these and other security solutions.

A Little Tech Can Go a Long Way

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I recently attended an event called "Celebrate Reading and Movie Night" put on by the Hui O' Momilani PTSO at Momilani Elementary School.  Having been a past chairperson of this event, I was very curious to see what new things they had in store for us.  This year featured a guest story reader from across the country in Illinois!  Jennifer Ward, author of "There was a Coyote that Swallowed a Flea" volunteered to read to the kids via Skype.  The tech staff at the school set up a large projection screen TV showing the book pages with a Skype window.  The results were fantastic!  The story reader was enthusiastic and the kids were really engaged.   In the past, we had the reader hold up their book or project the pages with an overhead projector.  The large screen projection TV and Skype made a huge difference in keeping the audience entertained.  It was a great night and a great application of technology.