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Beware Before You Click: The Dangers of '@' in URLs

In the digital age, where a click can lead you anywhere on the web, caution is paramount. Among the myriad of links that populate our screens, there's one particular symbol that should raise a red flag: the '@' sign in a URL. While the internet offers boundless opportunities for information and connection, it also harbours risks, and these seemingly innocuous characters can be a gateway to trouble. I came across this article the other day and it detailed something I wasn't aware of. So where does this link go :- At first glance (and certainly if you only saw the first 50 characters) you'd be forgiven for thinking that you would end up on the BBC's website.  Hover over it first, then give it a click to se

March/April Payroll Year End Guide 2024

  We have now released our End of Year Guide for this year.  We would advise you refer to it and use it when processing your payroll year end in Opera. Note that there are two guides: one for simple payrolls and one for multiple/consolidated payrolls. The guide can be found on our Payroll Year End page on our website. If you have any questions please get in touch

Implementing Process Control Tooling from Gesipa

Challenge Quad was approached by an automotive company aiming to integrate GESIPA rivet nut guns into their build process. Due to being an automotive company, safeguarding their application against reject parts was crucial. They enquired about the feasibility of developing PC software to communicate with and retrieve data from the devices, enabling identification of failures and providing instructions for technicians. Despite uncertainty, GESIPA deemed the request feasible, albeit without existing examples due to the nature of this bespoke application. Requirements From GESIPA To be able to set the rivet nuts and capture the data sent from the FireFox 2 C-WT tooling to be able to identify good/bad fastener sets.  From Quad To design a visual display (on a large mounted TV screen) of the product with crosshair highlighting the holes that the operator must set the rivet nuts in, and which tool should be used. All the data must then be automatically saved and be able to be recalled from