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*Promotion from our website

Promotion from our website

New Genius models of mobiles/tablets and notebooks will arrive in mid September 2019. We are launching a new range of high tech products for research and study with *special prices and buyers need to agree that we collect user statistical data and functionality reports for the improvement of our products.

  • For purchases/services above $100, Free $50 watch

  • For purchases above $1000, Free Unlimted File transfer for PCs, Free setup of File and Print sharing, Free setup of Router configuration worth at least $300.

  • Free suit of softwares including maintenance and security with VPN.

  • Maintenance Contracts will be discounted 30% OFF (Subject to approval)

  • Free transport worth $50 for all purchases and delivery in Singapore.

  • All mobiles purchased will come with Free 128GB microSD card worth $99.

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Estimated Service Charges

Estimated Service Charges For Hardware/Software

PC/Desktop/Mobile

*Format and reinstall OS(recovery) – $50

*Format and reinstall OS(from scratch) – $100

Patch Security holes – $50

Install Application Software – $25

Backup Files and Folders – From $25-$50

Recover Data – From $50-$100

Clone Harddisk – $100

Networking/Wireless

Setup Filesharing – $50

Setup Port-Forwarding for running services $100

Setup and configure standard routers – $50-$100

Setup and configure standard repeaters – $50-$100

Setup and configure cisco routers – From $100/hr onwards

Setup and configure Firewall – $50-$100

Servers

Setup, install and configure OS – From $100/hr onwards

Setup, install and configure Applications – From $100/hr onwards

Backup Files and Folders – From $100/hr onwards

Recover Data – From $100/hr onwards

Database

DB2/SQL Server/My SQL – From $100/hr onwards

*When we install the OS, we patch the OS from bugs and also install free softwares like antivirus, open office, video player drivers and make sure all programs work seamlessly, it is a very labourous job patching softwares which takes an estimated 2 hours of our time, no other vendors comes close.

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Onsite Transport Charges/4 hours Express Service at 50% loading

Transport Charges
Transport charge from 9am-9pm weekdays: S$50
Transport charge from 9am-9pm Saturday/Sunday: S$50
Transport after 9pm on weekdays & Saturday/Sunday: S$75
Transport for Public Holidays: S$75
Express Service for PCs/Servers
Transport Charges (From 9am to 9pm –
Monday to Saturday):
S$75
Transport Charges (From 9pm onwards –
Everyday including Public Holidays):
S$100
Note:
– Express Service Charges with 50% loading
– 4 Hours response time onsite.
– 4 Hours turnaround for repair/problem resolution.We are open 365 days a year even on holidays but except the Chinese New Year holidays(2 days). Please call to book an onsite appointment.
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Advance Payment Policy effective 01.01.2011

Advance Payment Policy for all purchases effective 01.01.2011

*We do not offer credit terms for all purchases.

Due to withdrawal of credit terms by our global suppliers, we have no choice but to implement our Advance Payment Policy for all purchases. Payment can be made by visa/mastercard via paypal via our eccomerce website http://www.lazada.sg/shop/gilberttants-sg or via bank transfer with the following details;

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Drop us a mail at admin@gilberttants.sg or call (65)87796948 after making payment.

We regret to inform you that for changing of parts for repairs of PC/Servers, advance payment is also required.

Lowest Price Guarantee/Warranty

1)      A 90 days limited warranty for services provided. If any customers have a recurring problem of the same nature, we will not charge for services rendered.

2)      The lowest price guaranteed or we will refund you the difference, subject to proof of receipt.

3)      Manufacturers limited warranty for a period of 1 year. All our products have been tested for hardware and software compatibility issues and are the most cost effective, value for money. Customers can request for an extension of warranty up to 3 years subject to a payment of additional premium.

Thank you.

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Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

a) We believe that desktop os software should be like the days of Windows 95/98 where everything, your sound, mp3, videos, codecs, comes preinstalled and works fine, like the Ubuntu OS. Nowadays, because of the antitrust laws Microsoft is forced to cannabalised their OS without installing the relevant software for media player, video, codecs etc. Our aim is to bring the Windows 10 OS back to its original functionality by installing all relevant free software to give the user a seamless experience, which no other vendors provide. 

b) We are in this business to provide for the community, and money is not our ultimate aim, that is the reason we are able to provide a near cost to cost package for our Upgrades, which has been tested for compatibility issues, so we can provide you with a trouble free experience, we make money from research and study and providing technological solutions not found in the markets, and our products are using all the latest technologies for our research purposes.

c) We believe in solving problems once and for all, and if a PC is not worth servicing, we will advise our customers accordingly. Our time is worth more than S$100/hr, we will rather walk away from a deal, than spent countless hours servicing a PC that has hardware issues, and make a customer pay everytime per visit.  

d) We value all our warranties, we are in this business for the long term, as we have prior arrangement with our suppliers, if we could not be reached you could sent your faulty PC with your receipt to our supplier direct.

e) We only charge S$50 transport to cover our costs, totally “zero cost” if we are not able to solve your problems, as we are in this business to provide solutions, we will go onsite to troubleshoot your problems, and quote you to resolve the problem, if you are not agreeable, there will not be a charge unless a service has been rendered ie we determined your equipment is faulty. There is no obligation to buy from us if you are not agreeable upon the price.

f) Typically, an upgrade of your PC system will take 2/3 days to deliver, those who require urgent services will have to pay a 50% loading, we will turnaround within 4 hours, or we will waived our 50% loading.

g) We reserve the rights to replace parts that are faulty with its equivalent, as sometimes the parts in question may be out of stock from the market.

h) For security, permission issues with Windows 7/8/10, Windows Vista and Windows XP, our standard procedure is to restore to factory default settings, and we use third party solutions to resolve windows registry problems and outdated drivers issues which may cause your pc system to not perform at its best. We will however try to resolve these issues with reference to windows servers.

i) Our protocol to resolve PC issues is to solve software issues first if there is a 50/50 chance it could be a software/hardware issue as we cover 90 days warranty if the same issue happens again, we will waive all our charges as 100% of the time, if it is a hardware issue, it will reoccur within 7 days from our experience. If that is the case, the customer is responsible for their own hardware if it is not purchased from us. If we do not do that, our feedback from customers is that they will complain on the high costs of hardware replacements.

God gave me the ability to look into the future, to study and research any info that is online, into any technology, to hack, dis-assemble and re-assemble to study it’s technologies, and create a future that most likely the technology will succeed, without wasting resources, what it take others to do years of research to achieve, I can do it in hours. I am not interested to take over any technologies and patent it, but stop patent holders from putting roadblocks to human progress. Since I started on this journey until I completed all my works in 2012 and released it freely until today, I have not received a single cent in donations to fund my works, but eventually when I start my own Non Profit, I cannot afford to do any free service.

I am capable of finding any answers in the world you want as long as there are reports available online for me to do my own research to bring you closest to all the unsolved mysteries in this world, because I can find all the paths to the Truth, and what the Future holds. All I need is to observe, test and probe to research on anything I want, what you need to do will take months to achieve, all I need is a few hours. I am now on a quest to build this Super Artificial Intelligence which can solve any problems in this world which I am the blueprint.

I am going to setup my Non Profit to solve all problems in this world, I believe everyone should have free access to a decent meal, and free access to info and technologies with a smartphone or a laptop and hope God’s people will help me with fundraising to achieve this aim.

*We only accept CASH, bank transfer or paypal, no terms or credit.

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Welcome to GilbertTanTS.sg

Author of the book “The New Economy – The Perfect Economy” Inventor of the 3D Search Engine and Intelligent OS using Super Artificial Intelligence in 2012.

I am a qualified Real Estate Agent, Insurance Agent and a Futures trader.

I am the greatest Data Scientist, as long if your information is on the Internet, I can hit your blackbox with input to study the output with 75% accuracy. But if your info is not accurate, the output will be garbage also.

God gave me the ability to look into the future, to study and research any info that is online, into any technology, to hack, dis-assemble and re-assemble to study it’s technologies, and create a future that most likely the technology will succeed, without wasting resources, what it take others to do years of research to achieve, I can do it in hours. I am not interested to take over any technologies and patent it, but stop patent holders from putting roadblocks to human progress. Since I started on this journey until I completed all my works in 2012 and released it freely until today, I have not received a single cent in donations to fund my works, but eventually when I start my own Non Profit, I cannot afford to do any free service.

I am equipped with a brain that is 10000 times the normal and is even faster than the most advanced neural computer. God taught me everything and He command me to solve all the problems of the world. I can create an invention every hour and technologies out of this world. I can sample data and create hundreds of view to find any solution you want and know what the results is even without trying the full load. That is my secret of my extraordinary skills. All I need is the internet to watch a video, read a news report or any scientific report and identify the problem and insight. Within 1 hour I can get you any solutions and paths or strategies you need to succeed.

We provide a one Stop IT Solutions even for Digital Agency works including Web Design and Development, SEO optimization, Data Analytics and Social Media Marketing like Facebook and Google Advertising, Youtube, Instagram, Messenger, Blogs, Email Marketing and also Video Marketing services. We also have projects integrating Smart Homes. We even setup an Ecommerce website at Lazada. Majority of our customers are Real Estate agents, Insurance Agents and Traders including Non Profit organisations and SMEs in Singapore. We cater to all budgets as we provide total 24/7 365 days a year maintenance for all your marketing needs. Leave all the hard work to us, we are capable of taking care of all your IT needs.

Backup, Restore and Transfer all your Data including Files, Apps, Contacts, Wechat, WhatsApp messages to your new phone at S$80 only

We support all Android mobiles including Apple iOS phones. Backup, Restore and Transfer all your Data including Files, Apps, Contacts, Wechat,WhatsApp messages from Android to Android, Apple iOS to Apple iOS or from Apple to Andriod or vice versa without any issue. Duration of service time required, 4 hours to complete. Need your mobile transfer cable and your previous mobile. Interested? Call 87796948 to enquire if your mobile phone is supported.

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For Apple products, we are not hackers and will not help you restore access for lost passwords. What we will do is to master reset your product to factory default settings and setup your accounts all over again. Our charges does not include data recovery although we are capable of doing it. Please be very specific. Android to Android and Apple to Apple is straight forward, just let us know the OS version and the data you want etc contacts, pictures or apps. For cross platforms we do not guarantee everything will work seamlessly due to compatibility issues and we will refund your money if it is due to this issue.

Make your PC run like new. Free Analysis of your PC via Remote Access

For Windows PC, we can provide Free Analysis of your PC via Remote Access.

Go to Https://www.teamviewer.com and download and install the remote control software. Whatsapp us at (65)87796948 and let us know the password to access and remote control your PC. Let us check for problems in your PC. We can therefore fix any problems found remotely from our analysis. This service is totally FREE. If you want to fix the problems found on your PC, the service is chargeable at S$50 to $100 depending on the problem to resolve it. Payment is via credit/debit card from paypal found on the “donate” button found on the left column of our website at https://www.gilberttants.com or via bank transfer.

We can solve many software problems this way like if your PC is slow and applications start crashing, or if your PC got a lot of unnecessary temporary files, or if your PC is infected with virus or malware, even tweaking your pc for higher security.

This service is provided as is without any warranty worldwide for our customers. We can provide this service only when we are available and free at our own convenience.

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Formatting your Flashdrives, MicroSD/SD cards and SSD Drives with NTFS or eFATs

Formatting your Flashdrives, MicroSD/SD and SSD Drives with NTFS or eFATs. Some branded Laptops and Notebooks has CMOS restrictions also.

Please note that due to Microsoft proprietary technology, Windows OS can only support NTFS formats and on branded hardware like ScanDisk etc. Other OS cannot use NTFS but eFATS like Android OS or Apple OS and so it is not that the hardware we supply is faulty but due to technology restrictions. The same goes for Android 7.0 and above.

SCANDISK – Supports NTFS formats and Operating Systems like Windows and is Certified.

Non Branded – Only Supports eFATs formats and pure Data. Transfer of Data is not 100% as data corruption sometimes occur.

SSD/Harddisks – Branded computers use proprietary formats which we do not support and there will be extra charges incurred. Our standard procedure is to use the backup OS to do a recovery.

https://imagescience.com.au/knowledge/best-disk-format-for-external-storage-devices-usb-keys-hard-drives-etc

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Live Broadcast Services – Video/Podcast

BTV Professional Music Production Software

https://btvsolo.com/solo

PODBEAN

https://www.podbean.com/

BUZZSPROUT

https://www.buzzsprout.com/

WavePad Audio Editing Software

https://www.nch.com.au/wavepad/index.html

OBS Studio Software

https://obsproject.com/

VSDC Video Editing Software

https://download.cnet.com/VSDC-Free-Video-Editor/3000-13631_4-75764187.html

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

LOGITECH HD WEBCAM C920

BLUE YETI USB MICROPHONE

 

Smart Home Project in Singapore (2018 Edition)(Launching Soon)

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It was almost six years since this article. Is planning a smart home still a daunting task? 6 years back, there were only less choices available. Fast forward six years later, at the current rate of product releases, there seems to be a much wider choice to choose from. Most people ended in paralysis by analysis, trying to pick the right technology and brands. Do we still need to rewire and is there a need to engage someone to do the setup for us? Once again, we’ll try to shed some light and navigate an even bigger labyrinth of options.

Let’s take a look at the wireless technologies are out there before narrowing down to the products and what you can control. The usual players such as Zigbee and Z-Wave are still around and are getting stronger. X-10 is almost gone for good while UPB and Insteon are almost non-existent in Singapore. There are also more affordable Bluetooth, Wifi and RF 433 Mhz based smart home devices available now. We shall not go into details of these technologies.

On top of these, there is also Thread, a wireless protocol developed by a group of companies including Nest, Samsung, QUALCOMM, and OSRAM. Thread was designed to allow the devices in its protocol to communicate even when the WiFi network is down. Well, we have not seen any Thread products out there yet, however the protocol is Google owned and that makes it really exciting!

You may be wondering why we didn’t mention Apple HomeKit. While many people want HomeKit devices, it is actually not a wireless technology but more of a controlling software layer. You see HomeKit enabled device that actually runs on Wifi, Bluetooth or even Z-Wave. To us, it is more of an app standard than a wireless standard.

Lightings: We now have switches, bulbs, downlights and LED strips that can be controlled by Z-Wave, ZigBee, Wifi, Bluetooth and even proprietary RF 433 Mhz. Generally, some wiring work is required if you are installing a Z-Wave or Zigbee enabled light switch. This option allows you to control any conventional lighting with your app as well as on the light switch itself independently. However, if you are just buying connected light bulbs, downlights or LED strip such as Philip Hue, Lightify or Lifx, then you have to keep the light switch on and control your lights mainly with your app or voice control.

Window covering: Curtains and roller blinds in a way also affect the lighting condition in the house. We are also seeing more homeowners installing motorised rollerblinds and curtain tracks. Most of these are controlled with RF remote controllers and if you like to hook it up to a smart home system, you can still wire it to a Z-Wave module during installation to setup scenes and close the blinds based on time or even the brightness detected in the room. There are also some brands such as Somfy or Dooya with Z-Wave radio built in for easy integration.

Home Entertainment: Fortunately (or unfortunately), we still largely depend on IR and we now have products such as Logitech Harmony and very affordable Broadlink RM Pro. Some smart home hub such as Athom Homey also have built-in IR blaster for this purpose. We are hoping that HDMI-CEC control can be more prevalent for home entertainment control in the future.

Air-Conditioning: For us to enjoy self regulating cool air at home, there are products such as Tado, Sensibo and Ambi climate that allow you to preset, control your AC via an app or even voice. If you want a more integrated solution, the good old Z-Wave Remotec AC controller still does the job well. Some of us may wonder if Google Nest would work here. Unfortunately, Nest works on heating and cooling standards that are not available in Singapore.

Security: Let’s talk about door locks, IP cameras and video intercom in this sub-section. We have Z-Wave door locks such as Danalock that also comes with Bluetooth. Yale and Samsung locks are manufacturing more models that are both Z-Wave and Bluetooth enabled. We believe that you will not see a Wifi door lock because batteries are never going to support the power hungry Wifi radio.

Increasingly, other than having IP cameras in the house, we are seeing more video doorbells such as Ring and DoorBird. While more homeowners living in apartments are installing Ring to screen their visitor with their mobile phones, landed properties owners are using DoorBird to screen, talk to the visitors as well as opening their gates with the app itself. Almost gone are the days where you require a permanent intercom panel on the wall just to talk to the person outside.

Appliances: Manufacturers such as Samsung, LG and Bosch are now producing connected washing machines, fridge, coffee makers and oven. With these appliances, we can now play music on your Sonos once the coffee is done or even blink a bulb when the washing machine has completed a cycle.

How You Can Control

Just controlling your smart home with an app is almost a cliche now. Everything can be controlled with an app. In fact, you have an app from each company that produces a smart home device. So you ended up with an app to control your lights, one to control your AC and another two to control your door lock and video intercom!!!

Luckily, with the introduction of Amazon Echo and Google Home, you can almost do away with all these app and just use your voice to control lighting, curtains, home entertainment and security devices. Just say “Ok Google, play music on spotify” or “Ok Google, show me Avengers trailer, on YouTube” to enjoy your evening. WIth the Amazon Echo Show, you can also ask to view an Arlo IP camera or Ring Doorbell just by saying, “Alexa, show me my front door”.

Smart Home Gateway

With all these smart home devices out there, you may ask if you still need a Smart Home hub or gateway? It depends on the scope and the level of sophistication you like to have for your home. If you are just happy with voice control of some lights and AC separately, you don’t need one. It also cost a bomb to change all your lights to Philip Hue compared to changing of light switches to a Z-Wave light switch that works with any conventional lights.

Making your home more orchestrated is another reason to still use a smart home hub. You need one if you want sensors to turn on entrance light when you open the door, turn on different lights when the sensor detects motion at different time and have your lamp blink when your video doorbell is pressed. Another main reason for having a smart home hub is to use a single app to control and monitor everything.

We only mention gateway that are capable of achieving a complete smart home solution here (Typical IR/RF blasters, that works on one way communication and doesn’t work with sensors, are not considered as a smart home gateway). The contenders in this section that are as follows:

FIBARO Home Center: This gateway controls mainly Z-Wave devices only, hence it is used to control your lighting, air-conditioning, curtains and door locks; and it has been going a good job. It has been a more popular gateway in Singapore despite its price. However, FIBARO seems to be stuck in their own world, ignoring the integration with Wifi, ZigBee, Bluetooth and RF 433 Mhz devices out there. Even though they have plugins to Philip Hue and Logitech harmony, you cannot include them in a scene. You cannot create a scene that turn on the light and the TV at the same time with Philip Hue and Harmony hub. It has an Alexa Skill that lags terribly and does not have a Google Home integration that works out-of-the-box.

Xiaomi: The reason we chose to mention Xiaomi here is about interoperability. Xiaomi seems to have almost everything. It has Zigbee sensors, light switch, IR blaster to control TV, air-conditioning. You can also control curtains, Xiaomi air purifier, vacuum cleaner etc. It seems like it has everything you want at a very affordable price. We do see many homeowners who do not have much budget to start with Xiaomi and end up with many other different things that doesn’t work with Xiaomi. The reason is Xiaomi hub works mainly and only with Xiaomi stuff. In today’s IoT world, you need a future proof system that have the capability to ‘talk’ to almost everything else. Oh by the way, because Xiaomi was built to target mainly China market, don’t expect Google Home and Amazon echo to work with many of Xiaomi devices for now.

Samsung Connect Home: The Samsung Connect Home comes with all the goodness of SmartThings with integrated wifi mesh router (actually it is the other way round). This is one of the hub that works with Z-Wave, Zigbee, Bluetooth and Wifi enabled devices. In fact, it works with almost 80% of the stuff we mentioned in this post including Samsung appliances. The good thing about Samsung Connect Home is that it already works with Amazon Echo and Google Home out-of-the-box. One drawback is that it’s Z-Wave radio for Singapore is now in Korean frequency. This means it will take some time for suppliers locally to source for Z-Wave compatible products. The other drawback is unlike FIBARO, if your internet connection is down, basically nothing is running. You cannot even control with your phone over local wifi.

Homey: We probably have said enough about Homey but we’ll mention it again for completeness sake. Athom Homey is like a SmartThings except that it also comes with an IR blaster, RF 433Mhz and NFC radio! It works with a huge array of smart home devices including those that works with Samsung Connect Home, Bosch appliances and even Xiaomi devices. For voice control, it works with Google Home, Amazon Echo out-of-the-box, except that you have to say “Ok Google, tell Homey to turn on the lights” or “Alexa, ask Homey to turn on TV”. This is also the only smart home gateway to support Apple Homekit and you can also hold up your Apple watch to say “Hey Siri, turn on water heater”. Like Fibaro, if your internet is down, you are still able to control your smart home devices on local wifi. Homey produces their hub with two variants: Z-Wave EU and Z-Wave Korean frequency (soon). Homey, however, is without drawbacks. Every integration to other smart home devices are developed by a group of open source community. If there is any issue with the integration, you just need to have patience to wait for a fix from the community.

Should I DIY?

Here comes the question of DIY. The ease of configuring your smart home has improved over the years. Some of the UI are really intuitive even for slightly complexed scenes. We advocate DIY on the software setup if you have the time and patience. It is still a tedious process but definitely not difficult. After all, it is your home and only you will know your living habits. You should be the one tweaking the system to fit your lifestyle instead of waiting for professional to do it. Except for smart home devices that require rewiring works to be carried out by experienced electrician, we would say, please at least attempt the DIY route before engaging a professional.

Conclusion

We recommend homeowners to choose a system that they can easily understand how it works and its limitations. Systems with multiple radios are usually more future-proof than those that only works with a particular wireless technology or a particular brand. The IoT world is growing more complexed and every standard exists because it works well in specific situation (i.e., sensors and door locks cannot be on Wifi, IR is best for home entertainment systems and cameras can only be on Wifi). Voice control will now be the norm, so system that works with Google Home or Amazon Echo will be a good bet. Finally, DIY-ing your software setup will ensure maximum ROI on your smart home investment.

That being said, you can still always come to us to start your smart home journey regardless you want to DIY or not, since the “mess” of smart home devices in the market is only going to get worse!

Looking for 25 clients who want to setup their Smart Homes in Singapore and invest a minimum $5,000. We provide Free consultancy.

More information can be found on our Blogsite Https://www.lifestylebrandssg.info

We are looking for Project installers for our Smart Homes project in Singapore. We provide the technology and the traiinning. Interested please email admin@gilberttants.sg