Replacing the Noisy Fans Inside the Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K

I’ve been running the Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K for about 18 months now. It’s been a great unit; however, it has always been a little noisy. And lately, one (or maybe more) of the fans inside appears to have developed a failing bearing and the noise has been far too loud […]

Ubiquiti UNVR 4 Revealed as a 1U 4-Bay NVR in Product Photos

Remember the USP RPS that we saw in the new 6U rack last month? Well, it has hit the beta store and additional product photos shown with it reveal yet another new device likely surrounding the (still-being-revamped) Unifi Protect product line.

Ubiquiti USP RPS and UNAS 4 Unveiled

In an Early Access product drop for the new Ubiquiti U-Rack-6U, which sold out quickly for Early Access members, we also got a sneak peek at the upcoming USP RPS and the UNAS 4 (in RU slots 01 and 02, respectively), two products we’ve been hoping to see for quite some time… For clarification of […]

Fix for: pfSense Keeps Dropping WAN Intermittently / Random

I’ve had a persistent issue over the past month or so as my primary LAN connection kept dropping its Internet connectivity – seemingly at random and with no real trigger that I could identify. What was even more perplexing to me was that my VLAN 20, which is connected to my PIA VPN, maintained its […]

How to Setup PIA VPN on a VLAN in pfSense 2.4.4

I set up a dedicated VPN VLAN on my home network this weekend with the latest version of pfSense (ver. 2.4.4 as of July 2019) for IoT and Firestick types of devices. I ran into some hiccups with older guides because a few of the settings and menu options have changed, so I’m putting together […]

Launching a Dell R610’s iDRAC 6 Virtual Console with Java 8

I was setting up an old Dell PowerEdge R610 server in my home lab this week and kept getting an error message from Java 8 after I attempted to launch the Virtual Console Client from its iDRAC 6 Enterprise card: Unable to launch the application. I narrowed the issue down to the disabled algorithms in […]

ProVideoInstruments VeCOAX PRO-X QAM RF Modulator Review

The ProVideoInstruments VeCOAX PRO-X QAM RF Modulator has been a great tool for me to use in our campus-wide video distribution at my church. Essentially, it has allowed us to take an antiquated RF distribution system to campus-wide HD distribution in an almost plug-and-play upgrade. When I was doing research for last year’s complete video […]