Monday, December 30, 2013

What Are Your 2014 Plans?

Whether you already have goals and plans for the New Year or not, here’s what I’m doing:  

I’m going to take advice from some ancient Bible verses that are going to be my guiding principles in 2014:

Proverbs 16:3
Proverbs 15:22
Proverbs 21:5

Check ‘em out and see if they might help you!

Happy New Year to all!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

New distribution Agreement with Circuit Design (Japan)

Mitsunori Saruta, Senior Sales Manager from Circuit Design, Nagano, Japan, visited Saelig offices in Fairport, NY on December 2nd to solidify a mutual agreement that Saelig is now the North American Distributor for Circuit Design's innovative portfolio of low power radio products, used - among many other applications -
by most Japanese car manufacturers in their remote starter systems.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Deals All Week!

Cyber Week Deals

We've caved in an joined the Cyber Week / Black Friday stampede.

Check it out:

Friday, November 1, 2013

GL Optic Training

It was good to have a visit at Saelig yesterday from Eric Dalton of GL Optic, demonstrating their European-made precision portable spectroradiometers. The GL Optic Spectis 1.0 Touch mini has been evaluated by a large semiconductor firm in Silicon Valley, and it's now their favorite spectrometer.  They've even recommended it to their Chinese colleagues!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Benefits of Applying for an ETHIE Award

It caused us to think through what our ethical practices are and write them down in a new 18-paragraph section in our Employee manual.  In this way, our existing employees - and new ones as they come on board – can quickly see in writing what principles are fundamental to our operation and that we adhere to.
We also distilled it down to two salient sentences:  Do What Is Right” (based on the Golden Rule outlined in the Book of Matthew “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”; and Keep A Good Name based on Proverbs 22:1 “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”

It caused us to think back to ethical dilemmas and discuss how we’d solved them.  Some of these events happened before many of our present employees were with us; so we could share past company history.

A benefit of becoming a Finalist is that a professional videographer spends half a day you’re your company, capturing the flavor and dynamics of your company, resulting in 4 minute video of you company – at no charge, and which you can use without royalties for publicity purposes.  “A $2,000 value” as they say on TV.  This video is then shown at the awards luncheon ‘before the envelope is opened’ (like the Oscars).  Imagine hearing Don Alhart announce “And the winner is ……..” you company!

Winning the award has brought additional publicity to Saelig – and ‘eyeballs’ is what it’s all about!

We have met many new business contacts in Rochester because of entering the competition.

We were invited to enter the Greater Rochester Enterprise’s International Business Council competition in the Small Business category (winners will be announced on November 7th, 2013).

The D&C newspaper is writing two articles about our company, as well as a video blog entry.

On giving the acceptance speech, I was able to have a ready-made sitting audience for a few of my well-worn jokes, which went down very well I believe.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Saelig Wins 2013 ETHIE Award

Saelig Wins 2013 ETHIE Award
The Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation celebrates and encourages ethical business cultures and practices.  They are convinced that high standards of ethics drive high levels of performance for businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
A key activity of the Foundation is The ETHIE Awardwhich has grown to be one the premier awards of the region and is a valuable tool to recognize and promote companies doing things the "right way."  RABEF established the ETHIE Award in 2003 and, to date, almost 30 companies have received the award.  The ETHIE is modeled on the American Business Ethics Award, which was founded in 1994 by the National Society of Financial Service Professionals.  Several of Rochester’s award recipients have gone on to participate and win national recognition in the ABEA competition. 
In the Small-Sized category (less than 50 employees), The ETHIE recipient is Saelig Company Inc., 71 Perinton Parkway Fairport, NY 14450    

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Educational USB Lab Instrument With Six-In-One Function for Under $100

We just introduced the new CGM-101 CircuitGear Mini - a unique, low-cost PC-based instrument which provides the features of six devices in one USB-powered compact box: 2-channel 11-bit 2MSa/sec 200kHz oscilloscope, 2-channel spectrum analyzer, 2MSa/s 8-bit arbitrary-waveform/standard-function generator with 8 digital I/O lines. It also functions as a network analyzer, and a PWM output source – all for less than $100! The oscilloscope and waveform generator can also work together to form a vector network analyzer. The USB interface allows the recording, output and printing of all waveforms or even updating the firmware as new features become available.

The CGM-101 CircuitGear Mini’s Oscilloscope capability provides a two-channel 11-bit 20mV/div to 5V/div (+/-0.25Vp-p to +/-25Vp-p with 1X Probe; +/250Vp-p with 10X Probe) 200kHz basic scope, also offering sophisticated marker measurements, and triggering (normal, auto, single-shot and pre-trigger) with a time-base adjustable from 500ns/division to 20s/division. A 1k sample/channel data buffer allows pre-trigger signal or “strip-chart” viewing. X-Y Plot, spectrum analysis, and waveform math are also included.  The two-channel FFT spectrum analyzer offers marker measurements, and, when used with the internal signal generator, displays Bode plots and performs vector network analysis, showing gain and phase values in real-time.