West Coast Office National offers a comprehensive service of Technology Sales, Service & IT Support.
When selecting hardware for your office, there are several important considerations to keep in mind. Here are some key factors to consider:
- Range of Features: Before making a purchase, create a list of essential features that your business regularly uses. Ensure that the product you choose aligns with your specific requirements and preferences. For example, if mobile printing is crucial for your team, look for printers with mobile printing capabilities. On the other hand, if you primarily print simple documents, advanced features like color printing may not be necessary
- Speed and Performance: The processing power of hardware devices affects their speed and performance. Consider the processor or CPU when choosing devices such as computers. Higher processing power allows for faster operations and the ability to handle more complex tasks and workloads. For basic business tasks, the latest generation processor with decent cores and clock speeds should suffice. If you're unsure about the technical details, consulting with an IT professional can help determine your specific needs [
- Storage: Storage capacity is an important consideration for various hardware products, including computers and thumb drives. Assess your current storage needs by evaluating the data stored on your existing devices. Running out of storage space can impact device performance, so ensure you have adequate storage for your requirements. Cloud storage options and external storage devices can help supplement your main computing devices
In addition to the considerations mentioned above, it's essential to evaluate your office setup and ergonomic requirements. Comfortable and ergonomic peripherals, accessories, and furniture contribute to your general health and well-being. Pay attention to factors such as the chair, mouse, keyboard height, desk, and extra monitor setup. Ensuring proper ergonomics can help prevent musculoskeletal issues and promote productivity
Remember that the cost of peripherals and accessories can sometimes exceed the initial purchase price of the computer. Items such as antivirus software, Microsoft Office, a laptop bag or backpack, wireless mouse, extra cables, and power banks should be considered when budgeting for your office setup
By considering these factors, you can select hardware that meets your specific requirements, enhances productivity, and promotes a healthy working environment.
Inefficient laptops, desktops and printers can slow down an entire office and decrease productivity.
A business that uses outdated technology might just see its profits plummet.
To keep your office running smoothly and effectively, it’s important to have high-performance hardware that works fast and efficiently.
A laptop that switches on in a flash and never freezes could mean the difference between meeting a deadline, and missing one. Ease of use and performance is vital in the hardware you probably spend the most time working on.
From notebooks to tablets to curved monitors, our business technology devices will impress you with their array of functionalities and brands, and your clients with their sleek designs. Boost office morale with the latest models from the world’s leading technology brands.
Choose from the latest Dell, Lenovo and HP machines for trusted performance.
Make your life easier with a fingerprint reader-enabled laptop and cut down on eye strain with an anti-glare LCD screen.
Choose from top-of-the-range Samsung monitors and tablets, or AOC screens including curved monitors.
Our stationery catalogue also has your printing needs covered. Say goodbye to paper jams and cut down on waste.
Ensure your printouts are clear, whether printed full colour or black and white, with a printer to suit your pocket and needs. Print, copy, scan and fax with reliable hardware that gives you speed and versatility.
Choose between laserjet and ink printers and make sure your paperwork is in order.
Protect your equipment against shocks and falls with a wide variety of bags and cases. Choose from shells and backpacks to cases specially designed to carry portable hard-drives. They come in a variety of colours, with added features to suit your style and needs.
All hardware needs software. Equip your machines with the best from Microsoft Office. Once installed, your software will need protection. Stay safe in cyberspace with leading internet security software brands such as Norton, Kaspersky and Bitdefender.
Also choose from telephones, cameras, TVs and multi-function machines to keep your office running like clockwork.
APPLIANCES AND ACCESSORIES
Running an office with old and worn electrical accessories is both dangerous and annoying. The lights could go out at any moment, plus hardware could suffer irreparable damage after an electrical surge.
Cut down on the time spent looking for extension cords and create a safe environment with trusted multi-coloured quality Ellies products. Make sure it’s all systems go with Ellies multiplugs, and protect your hardware with Ellies surge protectors, with illuminated on/off switches.
At West Coast Office National you’ll also find the batteries you need to stay powered up on the go. Choose between Duracell and Energizer batteries across a wide range of strengths and durability.
Re-use with a battery recharger and rechargeable batteries on hand, or pick from lithium coins, alkaline batteries and more.
Find the right power solutions to solve your electricity problems to keep the lights on.
Speaking of which, get the lighting you need for the requirements you have, whether that be overhead or on your desk.
Never drop a call with trustworthy telephone accessories.
INKS, TONERS AND RIBBONS
The lifeblood of any office is the ink that runs in its printers. Faded copy – or even invisible copy! – is a nightmare and can leave you red-faced in front of clients and colleagues. Keep your printer’s “tanks” full with ink, toners and ribbons from leading brands.
We stock all the major names in print and ink. Choose from Brother, Canon, Citizen, Epson, HP, Kyocera, Lexmark, Mannesman Tally, Minolta, Oki, Panasonic, Samsung, Seikosha and Xerox.
It’s the little things that count. In the case of computers, little to medium-sized things such as flash drives, mouse pads and hard drives. Without accessories your laptop or desktop will not perform to its fullest potential. You need the bells and whistles to make it sing.
Few things are as annoying as standing with a device in your hand without a cable to plug it in with. Make the connections and order lightning cables, male to female cables and micro USB cables online from West Coast Office National. Choose from leading brands such as Amplify, Volkano and Gizzu. If there’s a cable missing in your office, you know where to find a new one.
CDs, DVDs, data cartridges and memory discs are the mobile filing cabinets of today. Store movies, music, sound bites, presentations, important documents and more. We stock the best from Verbatim, SanDisk and PQ1. For mass storage devices choose from Transcend, Seagate and others for high-performance hard drives. Don’t lose sleep worrying whether you’ve lost all your work. Make back-ups and get a good night’s rest.
For those times that you need to plug in more than one device, or maybe seven, have a look at our hubs and switches. From three-port to four-port to, yes, seven-port we have them all. Charge two devices at the same time with specialised power banks or jump start a flat battery up to 20 times with a jump starter. It’s all in our catalogue.
A good keyboard and mouse can go a long way to improving your work experience. Choose between wireless and wired in a variety of colours and designs to suit your needs and tastes. Have a look at our wide range of mouse pads, with memory foam wrist support and more, or treat your fingers to a new keyboard with the latest designs for ultimate typing comfort.
An office party simply isn’t an office party without the best sound technology around. We can supply you with speakers that could literally rock your world. Have a high-end Bluetooth media speaker delivered to your door free of charge. And get webcams to improve the quality of your face time and Skype chats. Whatever your requirements, we have the accessories you need.
LABELS AND LABELLING MACHINES
Who’s is this? What is this? Where does this go? These are the questions you’ll often hear in an office without labels and labelling machines. Whether it’s with a round coloured sticker or a custom-printed label printed on specialised tape, labelling your office equipment, files, books and, yes, your favourite stapler can organise an office the way you want it to be.
Writing addresses on envelopes when you’re mailing a ton of people is both hard work and time consuming. With address labels neatly packed in dispenser boxes you can make bulk mailing as easy as pull and stick. Every business person needs a business card. Network successfully and build your contacts with high-quality business cards.
Add a touch of colour to your working life and make use of colour coding to organise the office. We have round colour code labels, high glow shelf talkers and more. Stick labels on your files to know what’s going on inside. Label their spines so you know where they go. Get a labelling machine and make labels in the office. Choose from a variety of sizes, Bluetooth-enabled and more.
With A4 inkjet laser label templates you can use the printer you have to print labels in-house. Available in various formats and tablet layouts, the templates make it easy to create your labels simply using MS Word in Microsoft Office. Print labels fast and on-demand. For messages that are often used, choose pre-printed labels with words such as ‘FRAGILE’ and ‘CONFIDENTIAL’.
And for the messages only you can write we have white roll labels in all shapes and sizes. With a smudge-resistant surface they’re ideal for price-marking, organising and filing. We have all your labelling and stationery needs covered. All the more reason to stick with us!
OFFICE MACHINES AND ACCESSORIES
Sometimes a bigger job is called for. Sometimes papers need to be shredded or cut with perfection. It’s not necessary to run to a specialist shop to get laminating done, or binding combs installed. With the right equipment you can do it in the office and save yourself time and money.
Bind presentations and reports professionally with home office binders built for the job. Choose from entry level machines for small office needs or larger models for a more industrial approach. Get plastic bind combs in a variety of colours or stock up on wire binding elements if metal is the way to go.
For posters, signs and cards or any other laminating you need done, have a look at our selection of laminators. With super-fast warm-up times and a variety of widths, you cover and seal documents with ease. Choose from leading brands such as Parrot, Fellowes and others.
Protect company secrets and keep the competition guessing with shredders that are jam-proof, quiet and fast performing. No shredding job is too big or too small for the range we have. And if it’s more selective cutting you need, have a look at our trimmers and guillotines, which come in a variety of cut lengths, styles and sheet capacities.
Crunching numbers? We have the calculators you need to make the sums you have to. Choose from premium desktop calculators to scientific models. Find the perfect pocket calculator or specialise with a tax calculator. We also have cash registers, and don’t miss our bundle promos.
Whether you have money, expensive equipment, sensitive documents – or all of the above – on your premises, it’s important to keep it safe and secure to avoid serious damage to your business. Theft of property is a loss that’s easy to prevent with reliable locks and safes.
We have the protection you need for peace of mind that your valuables are safe behind lock and key. Choose from leading padlock manufacturer Yale’s extensive range of full brass body padlocks suitable for indoor or outdoor use, with variable U-metal lengths and thicknesses.
We also stock Yale’s range of safes. For compact storage, have a look at the Yale laptop safety box big enough for devices with up to 15” screens. Get a professional safety deposit box with an LCD keypad and fully motorised lock. Or ensure the security of your office files with an electronic file safe purposefully built to fit lever arch files and other office valuables.
At West Coast Office National we love stationery. We also love safety and security, so order your safes and locks today and we’ll deliver it free to your door wherever you are in the West Coast.
Your Old Printer is Costing You Money
The modern workplace depends on a wide range of business machines and office equipment to function productively. We’ve got a great range of products to help you keep up with the changing demands of business technology whether you’re in a fixed or mobile work space.
Your integrated and streamlined workplace starts with computers, monitors, printers, software and accessories, as well as data storage, networking and audio. Add ergonomic accessories to adapt your workplace to fit the worker and reduce pains and strains.
You’ll present well with our laminating, binding and labeling machines, and maintain privacy with our shredders. We’ve got all your trusted brands including Brother, Canon, Samsung, Logitech, Verbatim, Fellowes, Rexel, and more. You’re going to love our business machines and technology accessories. Discover everything you need right here, at West Coast Office National.
Your old office printer should be retired to greener pastures to make way for a new printer that will save you money.
At West Coast Office National, we want your business to run efficiently, and the age of your office printer might be working against this goal! Now wait a minute – what’s wrong with an old printer, you might be asking. If it’s still working there’s no point replacing, right? Wrong! Your old printer could actually be costing you more money than if you replaced it, and we’re here to help you save money and work more efficiently.
Office printers work hard during their lifetimes, but many workplaces expect them to function perfectly well beyond their age of retirement. You may think you’re getting good value for money by keeping them in this forced labour, instead they’re wasting money as their maintenance and ink costs soar. Meanwhile, print technology has moved on and you haven’t. Advances are constantly being made in both printer hardware and ink/toner quality and costs.
When our tired printers are still functioning, albeit not at their best, it’s hard to justify ditching them for a newer model, especially if you’ve gone to the expense of buying one outright. We become accustomed to them and even their idiosyncrasies, and lose sight of how much time, effort and money we’ve started putting into them as they’ve aged. The wear and tear of time takes its toll on your printer, with maintenance and ink/toner costs increasing. As its technology is superseded, it also becomes less energy efficient by comparison.
Lifecycle of a printer
It is generally accepted that modern technology has a lifespan of about 18-24 months as quantified by Moore’s Law, which states that computing power doubles every two years. While we anticipate and rejoice at the release of the latest smartphones and hunger for the promise of augmented reality, we seem to unfairly demand that our office electronics will live forever while maintaining peak performance. When a new printer is released it is at the top of its game with all the latest and greatest technology and advances in inks or toners. However this technology is continually developing and being refined every year. Within one year your shiny new printer has already been eclipsed by something more cutting-edge, and by 2 years it is due for retirement.
Regular upgrades save money
If cost control is important to your business you will be looking at the overall expense of a printer rather than just the upfront cost. The real expense of a printer is its running costs: not just the ink or toner it uses, but also energy consumption, maintenance, replacement parts, and even its effect on your air conditioning costs from the heat it generates. Printer technology is constantly evolving, with enhancements being made to the print engines and mechanisms, and even the ink or toner they use is being regularly refined. These upgrades drive down costs and increase quality. We’ve also seen a huge reduction in warm-up times, improvements in sleep mode, and new features like wireless and app connectivity that let you print from anywhere in the world. By regularly upgrading your printer, either through purchase or rental, you will cut costs and keep up with the latest innovations for your workplace.
So if your printer is beyond 2 years old it’s time to give it the golden handshake and a farewell party.
West Coast Office National will help you decide on an an efficient new model ready to offer you higher quality output at a better price.