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New Features

Waiter with menuLast month we released some major upgrades to our service; a new Control Panel – which hopefully you are now getting used to – and several additions to our Business Hours and Diverts settings. These latter features allow you to route calls in sophisticated ways when your business is closed.

Shortly we will be introducing a new and improved IVR menu system, with multiple menus, support for the new Business Hours and Diverts, plus direct-dialling of extensions.

We are a development company as well as a telephone service and our development programme prioritises those features and services that our customers tell us they want. So if there’s something that you think we’re missing, please tell us and we’ll add it to our list.

Millennium Bug for SatNavs – 7 April 2019

dreamstime_xs_43876376Either this is the most elaborate April fool’s joke I’ve seen or quite a lot of older satnavs will have a hissy fit on April 7th this year – yes this week – and start reporting errors or cease to work at all.

This is because it’s 1,024 weeks since the beginning of GPS time. And because the GPS system stores the time in a 10 bit string which run out at midnight Sunday 7th April UTC time (01:00, April 8th for the UK) it’s going to reset to zero.

New SatNavs have 13 bit strings that won’t reset for 150 years or so and some older ones can be fixed with a firmware update.

Good luck all!

Here’s a Tom Tom explainer:

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