According to a May 2013 article in Wired magazine, “Masterbatches are additives used to impart particular qualities to plastics.” This article that was about what is inside a golf ball included red masterbatches as one of several components in its weekly feature of what is inside some of the most common everyday items. And even if you have never heard of the term before, masterbatches are actually a component of nearly every item that includes plastics, including packages wrap and containers that are available in every color in shape.
Masterbatches, in fact, not only add color to plastic items, they can also add other qualities like the ability to glow in the dark or
If you’ve ever worked for any enterprise, you’ve used a private branch exchange (PBX). You’ve told people “dial 9 to get out” when making calls outside of your building. You’ve had a four digit extension that was connected to your desk after a caller dialed your business. You might not realize how much those PBXs cost to own and operate. They were labor intensive to maintain and weren’t cheap to acquire. In fact, most legacy PBX systems required a team of telecommunications leaders and maintenance staff to reorganize the system anytime a person moved desks.
Those hefty systems are quickly becoming obsolete. Now, most big businesses use hosted phone systems. In other words, the whole PBX is operated virtually, requiring no hardware costs on behalf of the business, other than the headset itself.