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In March, Solarus launched HomeMonitoring, which is the latest in Solarus' full line-up of services designed to give the customer control and make life easier.
Solarus HomeMonitoring is an affordable system offering you control of your home from the palm of your hand with any smart mobile device or Internet connection. The service provides protection, home automation and energy-saving abilities.
HomeMonitoring joins MediaShower in Solarus’ large list of the most technologically advanced services in the area.
“We are delivering the products to make your home a smart home,” said Doug Wenzlaff, CEO and General Manager of Solarus. “With each product we bring to our customers we are striving to simplify your life and put you in control.”
Want to turn up the heat in your house on your way home from work or check in with your latchkey kids as they are getting off of the bus? There’s an app for that and it is brought to you by Solarus.
“Solarus HomeMonitoring can simplify your life,” said Patrick Bloczynski, a network engineer at Solarus. He is the project developer of the new service and has been using the products in his own home for several months. Control your thermostat remotely. Lock and unlock your doors from your smartphone to let a repair man in while you are gone. Watch the live feed from a camera to see when your children enter the house or leave after school.
“This service provides protection, home automation and energy-saving abilities.”
Learn more about this service at solarus.net/homemonitoring.
Just as a proud parent would celebrate the first birthday of their child, Solarus is proud to celebrate the first year of MediaShower. In April of 2012, Solarus launched the future of technology in the greater Wisconsin Rapids area. MediaShower has been arriving in homes and businesses, bringing with it the fastest Internet speeds available, time-shifted channels, whole-home DVR, and the list goes on and on.
Over 4,000 customers are enjoying the flexibility and incredible technology of MediaShower. For those still waiting, don’t worry, we are coming to your neighborhood soon. As we continue to roll out in the greater Wisconsin Rapids area, we will be featuring several events to show our customers and non-customers the power of this service. Follow Solarus on Facebook to receive information on upcoming events.
Looking for more training on the new service? Attend one of our classes, highlighting a different feature each month. Class info is listed below. Updates will also be posted on Facebook and in the newspaper. We will also call customers to notify them of upcoming events.
Upcoming Class: April 30, 9 a.m. – Using the Guide – call 715-424-8210 to register.
If you missed our first class – Using the Remote – here are some of the tips from that class:
-If your buttons are not working, or you are getting a blue screen be sure you press the STB button (located on top left side of remote). STB stands for Set Top Box. The box is what controls your cable service.
-Use the Video On Demand button on the left side of the remote to access an expansive library of free and paid content such as children’s programming, newly released movies (many even in HD) and training videos on using MediaShower.
-Use the red Record button on the left side of your remote to record a program or series. The Recorded TV button on the right side of the remote will take you to your recording menu where you can watch programs you have recorded and schedule future recordings.
-Press the Exit to TV button on the left side of the remote to get out of any menu, guide, recorded show or time-shifted program. This will take you to live TV.
-The three colored buttons are shortcuts to the following items:
-Yellow triangle – Search for programs by title, actor, topic.
-Blue square – Access your “Favorites” – this is helpful so you do not have to scroll through the entire guide to find your favorite channels or remember the channel number.
-Red circle – Access your caller ID log.
We’re a different animal.
You already know that Solarus can cover all of your communication needs at home. But did you know that Solarus can also provide what your business needs? The way Solarus does this is different from other telecommunication companies, but being different is a good thing.
At Solarus, we develop, install, and support many of our products in-house. With a highly trained customer support staff, engineering crew, and management team like ours, you can count on us to keep bringing you the newest products, friendly local service, and a hometown value that you expect and deserve!
We know, and provide, what businesses need.
Solarus offers a Hosted Business System, which is the ultimate business communications tool. This all-inclusive voice and data phone system offers unlimited local and long distance calling, upgrades and maintenance, and data network with Internet access, all powered by Cisco, the world’s leader in communications systems. You will always get cutting-edge technology, local support and one low monthly fee.
Learn more at solarushostedip.net.
The Boys & Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Area serves over 1,600 kids. With clubs on Baker Street and at Mead School in Wisconsin Rapids, and in Nekoosa and Port Edwards, this club is caring for the youth of our community. This organization is doing more than providing a safe place after school and during the summer. There are three priority outcomes that guide the work they are doing: academic success; building good character and citizenship; and healthy lifestyles.
In 2012, the Boys & Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Area was able to accomplish the following:
-Provide 2,300 hours of after school homework help
-Served over 5,000 meals
-Completed over 1,000 hours of student reading time during the summer
“We appreciate the support of our community and businesses like Solarus who support the Boys & Girls Club in our goal to serve the needs of families in our area and help young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens,” said Robert Wefel, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club.
“Each day we strive to meet the needs of many working families whose children need the additional support that we provide whether it comes in the form of homework help, meals or a positive safe place to be after school. Solarus is a valuable partner in meeting the needs of Club Members.”
Solarus is proud to partner with this organization.
Name & Job Title:
Jesse Moennig, Inside Sales Representative
Born into a larger family from the Chicago area; graduated from Neillsville High School; has lived in Wisconsin Rapids since 1985
Hobbies & special interests:
Walking and light weight training
Graduating from NWTC with a 3.96 GPA
What do you like best about your job and working at Solarus?
I enjoy working with my fellow co-workers. We are a family of dedicated employees who are involved in making Solarus one of the higher ranking telecoms in the United States because of our excellent customer service and technical support.
Our provider has made some changes to our
Pay-Per-View line-up. Now on PPV 7, all programming will be shown in Spanish. Enjoy sporting events, movies and other special programming in Spanish.
1st Place ($200 gift card) – Kerry Meinel
2nd Place ($100 gift card) – Kris Brost
3rd Place ($50 gift card) – Bob Hewitt
4th Place (logo wear) – Dennis McCarville
5th Place (logo wear) – Roberta Kubisiak