Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Social Rewind for September 2, 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, Workrite Ergonomics posted about this robotic suit that allows you to sit in mid-air while you work. We’re waiting for the one that lets you sleep while you work.

Speaking of sleeping, the bed in this post by Laughing Squid asks the question: Do you want fries with that nap?

Weller Soldering shared this MAKE Magazine post about the gift of a beautifully detailed 3D-printed prosthetic lower arm. Talk about lending a hand to your fellow man.

Sometimes the old ways are still the better ways. This post by ThomasNet looks at studies that say a pen and paper beats a laptop for note-taking during meetings and lectures.

Evil Mad Scientist’s post about the EggBot Pro leads us to believe that when the robots finally do take over, they will distract us with their exquisitely painted eggs.

And we close out this week’s column with our post about Ergomat’s DuraStripe Floor Marking Solutions and their value for workplace safety and Lean applications.

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 29, 2014

Happy Labor Day from Q Source

Q Source will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 1, 2014. The office will re-open on Tuesday, September 2nd.

QSource.com is open for business 24/7 and any orders placed over the Labor Day holiday will be processed as soon as possible on Tuesday.

Thank you for being a Q Source customer. Have a great holiday!

P.S. – If you have free time over the holiday, why not visit our YouTube Channel or our Q Source Resource Blog for a selection of informative and entertaining videos and articles.

Faster Fiber-Optics for Less w/Our MicroCare Sticklers Cleaning Kit Promo

Save 28% off the MSRP on this MicroCare MCC-FK03 Sticklers™ Fiber-Optic Cleaning Kit (Q Source SKU: M028-000116) when you use our FPF082914 Coupon Code. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, August 29, 2014 through Sunday, August 31, 2014.

This cleaning kit includes enough wipes, cleaners, and swabs for 800 cleanings. Designed to assist field techs with cleaning fiber-optic networks in a fast, reliable, low-cost way. Regularly listed at $107.80, but with our FPF code savings you’ll get it for just $78.00 (that’s less than ten cents per clean). 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 28, 2014

Ensure Workplace Safety, Lean Efficiency w/Ergomat's DuraStripe Floor Marking Solutions

Is your workplace safe? Are potential danger areas clearly marked? If the lights went out would your employees be able to find their way to an exit? Ensure a "yes" answer to all of those questions with Ergomat's DuraStripe line of floor marking shapes, labels, tapes, and signs.

QSource.com recently added hundreds of these items from a number of Ergomat's popular DuraStripe lines (including DuraStripe Glow, Mean Lean, Supreme V, and X-Treme). By introducing these visual indicators, your employees will be better aware of proper procedures and better prepared to navigate the workplace safely.

DURASTRIPE GLOW

Lead them through the darkness with DuraStripe Glow, the peel and stick floor/aisle marking tape. Made of glow-in-the-dark material, this durable tape is quick and easy to install and requires no dry or cure time. Available with or without text and in a choice of widths for the glow line.

DURASTRIPE MEAN LEAN

Have your employees literally follow the footsteps to workplace efficiency and safety. The economical, low-profile DuraStripe Mean Lean shapes and tapes are great for Visual Workplace, 5S, and Lean applications, aisle striping, and come in a variety of shapes (including arrows, circles, letters, numbers, and yes, even footprints) and seven standard colors. This durable material is easy to clean and remove, scuff-resistant, and requires no messy cleanup.

DURASTRIPE SUPREME V

For a long-lasting floor-marking solution, Ergomat has combined their original DuraStripe material with their DuraStripe Lean to create a fifth-generation product: DuraStripe Supreme V. Supreme V mixes the original DuraStripe adhesive with DuraStripe Lean's low profile to make a product perfect for use in almost any environment and a superior option for imperfect floor conditions. DuraStripe Supreme V features tapered edges to deter possible tripping and impact dangers, is available in a variety of shapes (including triangles, corners, pluses, squares, and pedestrians), colors, and sizes; and is easy to install.

DURASTRIPE X-TREME

For those extreme, critical environments where forklift/tow motors are in frequent use, check out the heavy-duty DuraStripe X-Treme line of floor-marking products. DuraStripe X-Treme features a specially coated surface (for easy cleaning) and beveled edges to deter damages to the material. This durable DuraStripe line is also ideal for Lean applications (such as Six Sigma, 5S, etc.) and is available in a number of widths, colors, and shapes (including curves, strips, t-shapes, double-sided arrows, and pux).

All of the aforementioned DuraStripe products include a two-year warranty and are available in a number of dimensions, colors, and shapes. Please visit QSource.com for further information. To place an order for DuraStripe floor marking items or Ergomat products in general, please submit it via the Web site or contact us at 800-966-6020 or qsales@qsource.com.

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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!


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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