Monday, August 25, 2014

The Social Rewind for August 25, 2014

Are you subscribed to multiple social media networks like we are? Do you find it difficult it to keep up with all of the updates from the people you follow? Do you feel like you’re missing a lot of good information?

“The Social Rewind,” is a weekly blog digest of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows some really fascinating companies and individuals on Twitter, Facebook & Google+ and we want to share the best of what they have to say.


Leading off this week, are you ready for some football? Zebra Technologies shared this post about how their partnership with the NFL will track live player data in real time.


It didn’t take a tractor beam to draw us in to this post by Tektronix. Self-assembling robots, impossible engines, tractor beams for boats, and magnetic microhair materials, oh my!


How bizarre, how bizarre! Laboratory Equipment magazine’s post looks at how a fossil of a weird, worm-like creature with an indistinguishable head, spikes, and legs has finally been linked to modern animals.



How many people does it take to solve a puzzle? Laughing Squid shared this video about a ‘round-the-world Rubik’s-Cube-solving trip.



An adult-sized Big Wheel. That’s all you have to know about this MAKE Magazine post.



And we close out this week’s column with our post about all the useful pluses of Brady’s new BMP21-Plus Portable Label Printer.

There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared other interesting blog posts with us. Keep on reading! We’re look forward to continuing The Social Rewind through 2014. This is an exciting year for us as we celebrate our 30th anniversary. Keep your eyes open for new features, promotions, interviews, and more. See you next week!


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Friday, August 22, 2014

Follow the Glow to Savings: Get 24% Off DuraStripe Glow Marking Tapes

Save 24% off the MSRP on Ergomat’s DuraStripe 4" x 50' Glow Peel & Stick Floor/Aisle Marking Tape (Q Source SKUs: T023-000509 (Yellow), T023-000507 (Red), T023-000508 (White)) when you use our FPF082214 Coupon Code. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, August 22, 2014 through Sunday, August 24, 2014.

These DuraStripe Glow Floor/Aisle Marking Tapes (MFG Part Number: DSIL450-G.25) have a 0.25”-wide glow stripe, are available in red, yellow, or white; and are made of glow-in-the-dark materials. Quick and easy to install, these tapes are great for indicating evacuation/exit routes, and require no dry time, cure time, fumes, or messy clean up.

Regularly listed at $75.00, but with our FPF code savings you’ll get it for just $57.00. While this is a 3-day limited-time price, the coupon is unlimited. Use the code as many times as you like while it is valid—and please feel free to share the code with your friends, colleagues, and via social media.

Each week, we’ll promote our FPF selection on The Q Source Resource, via our email newsletter, and all over our social media accounts. We encourage our valued customers to read those resources and to visit QSource.com on a regular basis for the latest FPF offers (look out for our FPF logo). Please tell your friends & colleagues about Featured Product Friday.

For further questions about Featured Product Friday, please read our informational blog post, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Andersen Enviro Plus Entrance Mats: "On the Bench" Video

Mike Andersen, of Andersen Company, took some time out during his recent Q Source visit to talk about their Enviro Plus Entrance Mats. In this "On the Bench" video, Mike focuses on the environmental benefits of these mats, which consist of 89% recycled content (total product weight).


To purchase Andersen Company Enviro Plus Entrance Mats, please visit QSource.com or contact us via phone (800-966-6020) or email. Shop our complete line of Andersen products at our Andersen Company Department at QSource.com.

Don't forget to look out for new "On the Bench" videos at QSource.com and on our YouTube channel.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

All Pluses, No Minuses: Brady's New BMP21-PLUS Portable Label Printer

Attention Brady BMP®21 Printer users: Your printer is obsolete! But there's a "plus" side to that news…The Brady BMP®21-PLUS.

The new BMP21-PLUS offers increased durability, additional applications, smart automatic formatting with drop-in label cartridges, and a lower price. And for BMP21 users who still have label materials left, you'll be happy to know you can use them with the -PLUS model as well.

MORE, MORE, MORE – HOW DO YOU LIKE IT, HOW DO YOU LIKE IT?

Brady's original BMP21 was a very popular and successful portable label printer. Now, with the BMP21-PLUS, Brady has taken all of the good things from the original and added MORE:
  • More ruggedness
  • More visibility
  • More battery life
  • More applications
  • More symbols
  • More materials
  • More money left in your pocket
The BMP21-PLUS printer features beefed up protective bumpers/internal shock resistance, a new high-visibility color scheme, the ability to use the rechargeable Li-ION or AA batteries, a myriad of new applications, 100+ electric, smart home, safety, and datacom symbols; 24 new material parts, and a starting price under $100.

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY A BRADY BMP21-PLUS

If you're new to the market for a portable label printer, choosing the BMP21-PLUS is a no-brainer. Existing BMP21 users should also consider a -PLUS purchase to take advantage of the upgraded performance and new label materials.

Here's a quick look at the main differences between the two printers:

BMP®21 Portable Label Printer BMP21-PLUS Portable Label Printer
  • $145 MSRP
  • Rugged, but looks delicate
  • Uses AA batteries
  • 1-year warranty
  • Confusing product/kit offerings (1 solo printer and 5 kits)
  • $99 MSRP
  • Hi-Vis color
  • Molded rubber bumpers
  • Li-ION battery or AAs
  • More symbols added
  • Flag Mode added
  • Circuit Breaker Mode added
  • Time/date stamp added
  • "Zero type" selection added
  • 2-year warranty
  • Uses existing BMP21 cartridges
  • Additional Cartridges Added: Brown, gray, purple vinyl colors; yellow PermaSleeve, white on clear, ¼" wide supply

APPLICATIONS + MATERIALS = QUICK & EASY LABEL CREATION

As mentioned, existing BMP21 M21 cartridges (46 currently available) will work with the new BMP21-PLUS (unless otherwise specified). In addition, there are 24 new M21 cartridges, including Self-Laminating Vinyl (for wire & cable), PermaSleeve Wire Markers (for wire & cable), Nylon Cloth (for flat, smooth surfaces/textured surfaces/wire & cable), Indoor/Outdoor Vinyl (for flat, smooth surfaces/textured surfaces/outdoor use/harsh environments), and Polyester (for flat, smooth surfaces) labels.

These existing and new materials make the BMP21-PLUS Portable Label Printer a smart choice for a wide variety of labeling applications including: Electrical & Automation (wire & cable, terminal block strips, inside-panel components, front-of-panel, circuit breaker strip, outlets, and junction boxes), Datacomm & IT (data cable, cable flags, patch panel strips, data center equipment, faceplates, ports, and tools/storage), and Visual Workplace/Maintenance/Industrial (bins/shelves/drawers, equipment/machinery, safety equipment, lean 5S, panels/breakers).

The rugged (passed shock and vibration testing per MIL-STD-810G Method 5.16.6 S4.6.5), fast (drop-lock-and-print materials), and versatile (tape widths 0.25" to 0.75") BMP21-PLUS offers a two-year warranty. In addition to the stand-alone printer, kit, and 70 material choices, Brady also offers several accessories for use with the BMP21-PLUS (magnet attachment, multi-functional tool, AC power adapter, Li-ION battery pack, and hard case).

To order your Brady BMP21-PLUS Portable Label Printer, accessories, or materials, please visit QSource.com. For questions, or additional info, contact us via phone (800-966-6020) or email.


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Monday, August 18, 2014

The Social Rewind for August 18, 2014

Are you subscribed to multiple social media networks like we are? Do you find it difficult it to keep up with all of the updates from the people you follow? Do you feel like you’re missing a lot of good information?

“The Social Rewind,” is a weekly blog digest of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows some really fascinating companies and individuals on Twitter, Facebook & Google+ and we want to share the best of what they have to say.

Leading off this week, TE Connectivity posted this humorous look at the real lives of engineers. Sounds like a reality TV hit in the making.

Brains and beauty. Celebrity and scholar. Agilent Technologies’ post looks at the famous actress Hedy Lamarr and her invention that paved the way for wireless communications.

We love these Throwback Thursday posts! The National Institute of Standards and Technology posted about a hosiery testing machine they created in 1938 for the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.


But what do the robots think? Robot Magazine posted about Clearpath Robotics' pledge not to build autonomous lethal robots.


Google+ shared this collection of touching tributes in memory of Robin Williams.


And we close out this week’s column with our quick post about the Great Blackout of 2003.


There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared other interesting blog posts with us. Keep on reading! We’re look forward to continuing The Social Rewind through 2014. This is an exciting year for us as we celebrate our 30th anniversary. Keep your eyes open for new features, promotions, interviews, and more. See you next week!

If there's topic you'd like to see The Q Source Resource write about please let us know. We'd also appreciate if you share our blog posts with your friends and colleagues via the social media links below. If you have questions or comments about Q Source or The Q Source Resource please leave us a message in the comments section.

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