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B.S. with Todd

A Live Video Podcast Series with a Real Labeling Pro

Looking for ways to work better and faster? Tune in with Todd Morse for no-nonsense industrial labeling tips and a whole lot of B.S. (Brother Solutions). Stay in the know and save time on the job. Get Todd’s pro pointers on:

  • Labeling best practices
  • Industry trends
  • On-the-job applications
  • Standout labeling tools
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Every other Thursday | 1pm ET/10am PT

EP 52

New Year, New Ask Todd Anything!

January 27 | 1pm ET/10am PT

Missed the first Ask Todd Anything? Looking for a solution to a labeling problem? Thank your lucky stars, because Todd is back and ready to roll. He’s the resident expert in datacom, industrial, and electrical labeling, and he’s here to answer your toughest questions (even how he seasons his ribs).

EP 53

Value in Industry Partnerships

February 10 | 1pm ET/10am PT

Dan Krych from Cable & Connections is joining Todd to discuss saving time in the field with Todd’s “One and Done,” ranting: do more with less (hint: think manufacturer collaborations). They’ll be covering some recent collaborations with AEM, Fluke, Softing, Trend Networks, and Sunbird and how they all benefit the contractor, end-user, and the distribution partner.

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EP 1

Introduction to Brother Industrial Labeling

Join our labeling guru Todd Morse to learn more about Brother industrial labeling and what applications can benefit from our B.S. (Brother Solutions).

EP 2

Handheld vs. Desktop Labelers (The Right Tool for The Right Job)

Meet the whole Brother P-touch industrial labeling lineup. See how handheld and desktop labelers come in handy for different jobs.

EP 3

Tackling the Job with the Right Tape

Learn about the different labeling tape types and applications for specific surfaces and environments.

EP 4

A Rundown of P-touch Editor Design Software

Design labels like the pro you are. See how to use P-touch Editor to link a database, build barcodes, design custom labels, and just do more.

EP 5

Brother Industrial iOS and Android Apps

Easy printing right from your smart device. Check out the FREE Brother apps that will actually help you do your job. Take it from Todd on which labeling apps to use and when to use them.

EP 6

Barcoding 101

Get Todd’s take on barcoding benefits and best practices, plus a straightforward breakdown of different protocols for 2D (QR) and Traditional Linear codes.

EP 7

Desktop Printer Drill Down

Find out how to use our leading desktop printers with P-touch Editor and Brother iOS and Android apps for spot-on electrical, datacom, data center, MRO, safety, asset management, security, warehousing, and manufacturing jobs. And see why they’re a go-to standalone solution.

EP 8

Labeling in the Field with Handheld Printers

Get a look into real-time jobsite labeling applications and best practices for our handheld labeling tools. These devices are made to handle everything from daily small MAC jobs to medium/large projects that include high print volume applications.

EP 9

Brother + FLUKE = Game Changer for Cable Installers

See an office-to-field scenario of how the Brother iLink&Label app simplifies testing and labeling bigtime by working with Fluke Networks LinkWare™ Live.

EP 10

Labeling Designed for Datacom

We’ll talk the best labeling solutions and applications for your datacom jobs – from patch panels, cable wraps, and faceplates to bonding/grounding, rack identification, fiber, and more.

EP 11

Top ANSI/TIA 606-C Takeaways

Tune in for a compressed (and non-boring) overview of current 606-C field labeling applications and best practices to keep you at the top of your game.

EP 12

Smart Tips for Security Labeling

Master your labeling skills for all of your security applications. Learn how to label (and yes, even barcode) everything on your jobsite from WAPs, cameras, and cables to active/passive electronics.

EP 13

Everything Electric

Get in on some supercharged yet uncomplicated electrical labeling best practices. Power through projects with the know-how you need to quickly and accurately label wire, panels, disconnects, outlets, conduits, grounding, busbars, and more.

EP 14

How to Master Manufacturing & Warehouse Labeling

Get pro tips and tools to boost agility across your warehouse supply chain or manufacturing op. We’ll cover everything you need to know about barcoding, asset management, calibration/inspection labels, safety labeling, and more.

EP 15

Tackling Big Datacenter Jobs

When things go wrong in the datacenter, a well-labeled installation will help your team quickly get to the root of the problem and get things back online. Join us for some unbeatable tips on effective labeling for copper/fiber cables, patch cords/jumpers, and a whole lot more.

EP 17

Expert Tips for Asset Management Labeling

Managing assets in multiple settings can be easy with simple tools like spreadsheets, databases and barcoding. We’ll show you how you can take your asset management labeling to the next level.

EP 18

Labeling for Outside Plant (OSP)

Labeling doesn’t only happen inside four walls. Sometimes, you need outside plant (OSP) labels. This episode will give you tips to help you manage labeling for OSP copper and fiber, manholes, pedestals and building entrance.

EP 19

Elevate Your Labeling with These New Tapes & Tools

We’ll talk the latest and greatest in your labeling applications – from new die-cut flag label and self-laminating tapes to custom phenolic tags and other printing supplies. Find out why these brand-new solutions can help you break away from labeling status quos and stand out in your field.

EP 20

How to Label a Datacom Rack the Effective & Easy Way

Watch this demonstration of how to use the right materials and the best practices to label your datacom rack from top to bottom, including:

  • Ladder rack/runway
  • Rack
  • Fiber enclosures
  • Patch panels
  • Active electronics
  • Grounding/bonding

EP 21

Unboxing & Setting Up the PT-E550W Handheld Printer

Join Todd in opening a brand new PT-E550. See what’s inside the box. Then, learn how to install the battery and put in tapes, set-up the app and get started labeling!

EP 22

Low Voltage Nation Blake Urmos Talks 606C Labeling

Join Todd and special guest, Blake Urmos – founder of the Low Voltage Nation community and podcast. We’ll be talking about why ANSI/TIA 606C labeling standards and applications are so important.

EP 23

How to Label Active & Passive Network Components

Don’t miss must-have tips on how to label networks and VOIP applications – all from an entertaining brother duo. Tune in with Todd and his bro, Sam Morse (owner of Sof-Tech Maintenance).

EP 24

Testing Tape Durability for Your Daily Grind

Can your tapes stand up to rubbing, scrubbing, grinding, and even sanding? Watch Todd test Brother tapes to see how well they hold up to all kinds of wear, tear, and abrasion.

EP 25

“Under the Sea” Water Resistance Tested to the Max

Join Todd as he gears up with his GoPro, power washer, and fish tank to put a range of Brother industrial labeling tapes to the ultimate water-resistance test. See how the durability of these tapes blow other options out of the water.

EP 26

Turn Up the Heat! The Ultimate Heat Durability Test

Watch Todd test these “hot-shot” labeling tapes in the microwave, on the stove, under a heat gun, on a tail pipe, and more! See how well these labels hold up to the heat (and catch a bonus freeze test too).

EP 27

From Boring to Branded: Create Custom Labels with P-touch Editor

See how Brother P-touch Editor can help make it ridiculously easy to tailor your jobsite and asset management labels. Join Todd for quick ways to add logos, graphics, text, and barcodes – plus, connect to a database and save your custom labels to your PC or printer.

EP 28

When to Use Desktop Thermal & Thermal Transfer Printers for Industrial Jobs

Join Todd and MRO expert Gene Hanchar to see if desktop thermal and thermal transfer printers can help take your industrial labeling applications up a notch. We’ll cover warehousing, manufacturing, shipping/receiving, asset management, and more.

EP 29

Can’t Touch This! Chemical-resistant Labels Put to the Test.

Join in for some good, (mostly) clean fun. See Todd test these strong labels against a slew of potent cleaning products and chemicals, including nail polish remover, oil, carburetor cleaner, and household cleaners.

EP 30

Top Labeling Picks for UV Light Resistance

Lightified. That’s Todd’s technical term for UV-resistant labels that don’t degrade or fade under the rays. See him demonstrate which labeling tapes get the “Lightified” stamp of approval.

EP 31

“B.S. with Todd” Celebrates 1 Year, Trivia Style

Don’t miss this anniversary edition of our no-nonsense video podcast! Join Todd and a handful of special guests to celebrate a whole year of go-to labeling tips and tools. And pick up any tricks you might have missed this last year with some good ol’ trivia.

EP 32

Why Labeling Should Be Part of Your Building Specs

Hey contractors and subs! Hear from Todd on the importance of labeling specifications for your new builds. Get all the guidance you need and learn the best products for certain applications. Less confusion. A simpler purchasing process. And easier installations.

EP 33

How to Label Your Network Infrastructure with Chuck Bowser

It’s time for some “Chuck chat” with the host of After Hours Live and Let’s Talk Cabling. Hear from cable labeling pro Chuck Bowser on the little-known tips and methods you need to accurately and efficiently label even your largest network infrastructures.

EP 34

“Ask Me Anything” with Industrial Labeling Expert Todd Morse

Here’s your chance! Nothing’s off the table in this Q&A session with Todd. (Although it’s probably best to keep your questions to labeling.) So ask away and get answers to your toughest datacom, electrical, and other industrial labeling questions.

EP 35

“B.S. with Todd” is Going Metal!

Add permanence and might to your industrial label printing with metal etching. Join Todd to find out how you can create etched metal labels using Brother handheld and desktop printers along with our Ste stencil tape.

EP 36

Low Voltage: Then, Now, and What’s to Come

Join Todd and special guests to learn about where we’ve been in low voltage and where the industry is headed. We’ll be talking tools of the trade, evolving tech, expert tips and tricks, and the pros of choosing a career in low voltage.

EP 37

3 Stories of Your Worst Labeling Challenges: The Finals

Tune in for three real stories of bigtime labeling challenges from industrial pros like you. Hear the obstacles they encountered from incorrect labeling and how they turned things around to prevent future problems. Then cast your vote, and see who walks away with the prize!

EP 38

Brother + AEM = Your Labeling & Testing Dream Team

You NEED to Test and Certify! You NEED to Label! Make both tasks much easier and more efficient. Hear from special guests Lisa Schwartz and Steve Cowles from AEM as they talk all things labeling and certification with Todd. Learn a much more efficient way of testing and labeling your network.

EP 39

Tape talks with Todd

Join Todd as he covers all the details you need to efficiently label your cables with non-traditional options to help get your job done with:

  • Die-cut Flag Labels
  • Self-Laminating Tape
  • Heat Shrink

EP 40

Labor Savings: Work smarter not harder

Here to help you maximize your time and effort, Todd digs into the labeling tricks of the trade to give you real-life labeling examples. Tune in to learn how to:

  • Save on labor throughout the labeling piece of your project
  • Reduce mistakes
  • Reduce consumables
  • Learn the ‘One and Done’ labeling process

EP 41

How Quanergy LiDAR Solutions & Brother Labelers Equip Innovation

Gerald Becker from Quanergy is Todd’s special guest this week. Learn how Quanergy’s smart LiDAR solutions are helping businesses leverage real-time, advanced 3D insights to transform operations in industries like industrial automation, physical security, smart cities, smart spaces, and a whole lot more. Then see how “smart labeling” solutions like device identification, asset management, and barcoding fit right in with the Quanergy platform.

EP 42

Labeling & Certifying Made Easy with Trend Networks

Wendy Thomas and Mike Grindele of Trend Networks are bringing cable certifier smarts our way! On the docket for this episode: easy database integration between the Brother PTE550W labeler and Trend Networks LanTEK IV certifier. See how it’s done with the Brother iLink&Label app and the Trend Networks Anywhere Cloud Service, or a simple email attachment.

EP 43

Brother and Basor: Where the Label Meets the Runway

Todd joins forces with Tim Place of Basor Electric to point you toward the top cable trays and best practices for cable labeling. From space-saving, self-splicing PVC cable trays to ANSI-compliant labeling tips and barcoding tricks, hear everything you need to know to save time and money on your PVC projects.

EP 44

Todd Talks Safety (Safety Labeling, That Is)

This isn’t your typical jobsite safety seminar. Let Todd walk you through the all-new on-demand safety labeling solutions from Brother. See how easy it can be to design, print, and apply your safety labels and signs. Right when and where you need them. Safety labeling has never been simpler.

EP 45

Rock On with Brother and RXL Metal!

Todd welcomes special guests Bryan Garcia and Eddie Garcia with RXL Metal to keep your data center installations rockin’ and rollin’. Learn everything you need to know about these top infrastructure solutions, plus how to label it all to ANSI/TIA 606C (soon to be D) standards.

EP 46

Your One-and-done Solution for Cable Labeling + Certifying 

Don’t miss an exciting announcement from Todd and special guest Tom Jallo from Softing! Plus, see how easy it is to integrate your database into both the WireXpert certifier and the Brother PT-E550W label printer in the field. And become a master database manipulator for all your different labeling platforms (patch panels, cable wraps, faceplates, flags, and more).

EP 47

Labeling Essentials for Smart Buildings

Smart buildings are all the rage, and it’s easy to see why these efficient, high-tech homes and structures are so appealing. Yet truly smart buildings demand a smart approach to labeling. Hear from Todd about why labeling is key to keeping smart buildings connected. Take away labeling best practices for active/passive electronics, automation, security, building system integration, asset management, and more.

EP 48

A New Collaboration Has Hatched with Sunbird!

Three of Sunbird DCIM’s finest join Todd to bring you a datacom labeling gamechanger. Tune in to see Darrell Hartsock, Justin Capone, and Erick Wick. They’ll show you just how easy your labeling projects can be when you transfer an asset database from Sunbird DCIM software into your Brother PT-E550W label printer.

EP 49

Labeling Can Be a Tripp! (with Tripp Lite)

Power. Cables and connectivity. Networking and KVMs. Racks and cooling. We’re covering it all on this episode with special guest Scott Cordell. He’ll tell you about the latest and greatest solutions from the one and only Tripp Lite. And of course, Todd will tell you how to label it all!

EP 50

A Chat with Chatsworth

Todd and special guest David Richards join forces to keep you up to speed on what Chatsworth Products (CPI) has to offer in the world of metals and power. Equip yourself with info on the latest technology equipment, and learn how ANSI/TIA 606-D labeling fits in.

EP 51

ADI + Brother

Todd and special guest Mike McCarry of ADI talk Security, AV and Low Voltage! They’ll cover the emergence of ADI into the Datacom market, and how Brother plays an integral part of labeling just about everything ADI offers to their contractors and end-users.

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