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The Internet is down and it's not my fault.

The Internet is down and it’s not my fault.

Logicore Networks creates software that eliminates hours of frustrating tech support calls, gives users proof of what is happening with their Internet connection.

PRESCOTT, AZ – How many times can you reboot a router before you give up in frustration? That’s the question Mike Paradis, Logicore Network’s creator, asked himself a few years ago. Despite paying for an expensive business package with a local cable Internet provider, he found himself spending hours on the phone with technical support, trying to figure out if the problems were with his equipment or if the cable provider was having network issues. Each call started the same way. The support person would tell him he couldn’t see any network issues and then lead Paradis through basic reboot procedures, with the same result. The Internet was still down.

I was growing incredibly frustrated,” Paradis admits. “I’ve been a network administrator for almost 30 years. We ran our own mid-sized ISP in the late 1990’s and currently host a small data center, so I know how to troubleshoot a connection. We would regularly call tech support, run through all the troubleshooting, only to be told the problem was at our end, or worse, they didn’t see anything going on at all. I could see that the issues were not with my equipment, but if I didn’t do exactly what they said and follow their basic steps during the phone call, they would not escalate me to the next tier of tech support. After multiple calls and trouble tickets, they would eventually discover something was going on with their infrastructure and dispatch a technician to fix it,” he added, “but not until I had spent hours on calls with them. Worst of all, our web and voice-over-IP customers were suffering and blaming us for their issues.”

Paradis created Logicore Networks to put an end to the finger pointing he finds is all too common between Internet providers and their customers. “Whether you are a home user, a small business or a large company, you deserve to get the Internet you’re paying for,” he said. “Logicore gives you the tools to show your Internet provider what is happening to your connection, erasing any questions about outages and downtime caused by their network or their upstream providers.”

Logicore Networks software can monitor and track how your Internet is performing, with web-based reports that let you drill down into the details or just get the big picture. The basic software is free to install and use for monitoring. Detailed graphs and web-based reports are available for a low monthly subscription. An optional small router offers a hardware solution to customers who want to make sure they have 24/7 monitoring without leaving their computer turned on all the time.

Paradis hopes everyone will give Logicore Networks a try, whether they use the free subscription or pay for the more detailed graphs. “Logicore helps us paint a picture of how the Internet is working. The more people we have running it, the clearer and more detailed the picture will become of what’s going on, not only with your local provider, but the national Tier 1 ISPs too.”

He believes Logicore users could positively impact the industry by exposing connectivity problems providers are having. “Imagine as a customer, calling your local Internet company and informing them you can see Century Link is having a problem in your service area and what are they going to do to fix it? Or asking for a credit because you can prove you have been having daily outages on your connection and can also send them a report showing which of their upstream providers were having problems during the outages.” Paradis thinks well-informed customers could change the way providers support and respond to outages. “It’s empowering to have data and details to back it up. Imagine never having to waste your time rebooting your router just to prove your Internet is really down.”

Contact: Mike Paradis 
Phone: 480-900-8025
Email: sales@logicore.net
Web: www.logicore.net
Facebook: /Logicore

 

Sound of silence: Dropped VoIP calls lose customers.

Sound of silence: Dropped VoIP calls lose customers.

VoIP and online service providers solve service issues and retain customers 
with Logicore Networks monitoring software.

PRESCOTT, AZ – When Internet issues arise, especially Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and network related issues, customers can be quick to assign blame before considering that the problem is more likely with their own connectivity. VoIP and online service providers need a good way to determine whether the issues are with their own services or at the customer premise and prevent the finger pointing that can happen when services fail.

That’s the spot Mike Paradis, creator of Logicore Networks, found himself in with his own VoIP customers. “We host VoIP servers for customers and use our phone services for our own business. When our business-level Internet would have issues, we’d hear about it immediately from our clients. Companies rely on their phones to be there, so even a small interruption in service can mean a lost sale or a frustrated customer.”

Despite subscribing to a business-grade Internet package with upgraded response times for his company, the tech support staff was often stumped when he’d call to report an outage or would deny anything was happening on their network.

I was growing incredibly frustrated,” Paradis admits. “After multiple calls and trouble tickets, they would eventually discover something was going on with their infrastructure and dispatch a technician to fix it,” he added, “but not until I had spent hours on calls with them. Worst of all, our web and voice-over-IP customers were suffering and blaming us for their issues.”

He created the Logicore software with a team of programmers initially for use at his own company, hoping the detailed tracking and outage reports would help clarify any patterns causing the downtime and also give him tools to prove what was happening with the business Internet connection. After helping a few clients experiencing similar issues, he realized he might be on to something.

We installed a hardware device running the Logicore software at a local manufacturing company that was experiencing intermittent outages,” Paradis said. “Their support technician called us to see if we could help find out what was happening. After running the software for a week, it became clear where the problems were occuring and he was able to actually pinpoint which connections were having issues and contact the provider to fix the issues.”

Logicore Networks software monitors and tracks how your Internet is performing, with web-based reports that let you drill down into the details or just get the big picture. The basic software is free to install and use for monitoring. Detailed graphs and web-based reports are available for a low monthly subscription. An optional small router offers a hardware solution to customers who want to make sure they have 24/7 monitoring without leaving their computer turned on all the time.

Paradis hopes everyone will give Logicore Networks a try, whether they use the free subscription or pay for the more detailed graphs. “Logicore helps us paint a picture of how the Internet is working. The more people we have running it, the clearer and more detailed the picture will become of what’s going on, not only with your local provider, but the national Tier 1 ISPs too.”

He believes Logicore users could positively impact the industry by exposing connectivity problems and promoting transparency across the Internet. “We rely on our connections for almost everything we do in business,” Paradis says. “It’s imperative to know that we’re getting what we are paying for, not only for financial reasons, but to make sure our customers are being served. Imagine if our cars behaved like our Internet connections. Would we put up with a vehicle that randomly drives between 35 and 80 mph when we are driving down the freeway or suddenly stops running for no apparent reason only to start up again five minutes later?”

Paradis thinks well-informed customers could change the way providers support and respond to Internet outages. “It’s empowering to have data and details to back it up. Imagine never having to waste your time on tech support calls trying to figure out why your service is down. You have graphs and reports and can call your providers and tell them: ‘I’ve got Logicore Networks monitoring and I can see you‘re having a problem. Let me show you.’”

Contact: Mike Paradis 
Phone: 480-900-8025
Email: sales@logicore.net
Web: www.logicore.net
Facebook: /Logicore