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About Marintellect (now Tech Tonics)

We are maintaining this website for existing Marintellect clients and you can continue to use it to reach us just as you always have. Established in 2002, Marintellect grew to serve well over two hundred businesses, schools, non-profit organizations, families and individuals. By late 2012, Marintellect took over operations of Tech Tonics, LLC (est. 2006) and hired several highly-talented technology consultants to better serve the needs of our clients throughout Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco and the East Bay. To better reflect our expanded geographic presence, Marintellect began doing business solely under the Tech Tonics name in 2013. All of the services offered by Marintellect are now offered by Tech Tonics.


Marintellect installs, supports and maintains home theaters, computer networks, servers, workstations, smartphones and other peripherals. We are versatile in assisting with a wide variety of technical needs. Based in Terra Linda, Marintellect provides on-site support throughout all of Marin County, California, serving both businesses and individuals.

Tech Support, Installation & Design

Marintellect is conscientious about reducing e-waste by rebuilding and repairing existing systems whenever practical, and we provide sound advice on how best to spend your money when it's time to upgrade. We will support and update your existing websites and databases (FileMaker, MySQL, Access, etc.), or design new ones from scratch. Our expertise in graphic and web design dates back to 1993, and we began building and programming computers in the early 80's. We troubleshoot not only mainstream software like Microsoft Office, but obscure programs that others can't figure out. We are willing to work with all software and operating systems, but will be upfront about our limitations (we don't know everything, but we're quick to learn).

  • Our consultants are experts at setting up cross-platform wired or wireless networks. We'll help you share files, printers and other resources between Windows, Mac and Linux computers, such as:
    • Windows (all versions - XP, Vista, Windows 7, etc.), Windows Server (all versions - Server 2000, 2003, 2008)
    • Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server (all versions - Tiger, Snow Leopard, etc.)
    • Linux desktop, Linux servers (all distros - Ubuntu, CentOS, Red Hat, Yellow Dog, Asterisk, etc.)
    • Legacy operating systems (DOS, Classic Mac OS, Windows NT Server, etc.)
  • We configure your business, home, laptop or smartphone for remote access: Connect to your desktop or check email from anywhere in the world.
  • We work with all types of smartphones (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7, Treo, Blackberry...) to get your email, calendars, contacts and other essential data synced.
  • If you're interested in installing your iPod or other media player in your car or home audio/video system, ask us about iPod integration.
  • Integrate your iPod, AppleTV, Mac or PC with your home theater system.
  • Organize and share your iTunes library.
  • We develop custom FileMaker databases, upgrade, update and improve existing FileMaker databases.
  • We implement and customize content management systems (CMS) such as Drupal, GeekLog, WordPress and others.

We work with all brands (Dell, HP, IBM, Apple, custom-assembled machines/clones, you name it). Big or small, many workplaces can benefit from Marintellect's expertise, helpful advice and friendly service.

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Home theater / Media Center Installation

The dream of making all your electronic equipment interoperate is called digital convergence. Play the music stored on your office computer through the stereo system in your living room using iTunes, AppleTV, AirPort Express and other technology. View your digital photos on your HDTV. Imagine a device that stores hundreds of movies, weeks worth of recorded television programs, your entire music collection (including digitized cassettes and phonograph recordings) and all your photos in a central location that can be shared throughout all the rooms of your home. With Marintellect's expertise, the dream of digital convergence becomes reality.

Training & Instructional Materials

Marintellect produces clearly-worded, richly-illustrated instructional materials. These materials are used for employee training, educational curriculum, technical reference and customer support. Marintellect will come to your office and provide individualized training on a variety of subjects to meet your employee needs. Some examples are Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and web/graphic design (DreamWeaver, HTML, Photoshop). Marintellect's Help Topics site contains free instructional materials and you may wish to bookmark it / add it to your Favorites for future reference.

Marintellect listens to your needs, makes sense out of all the techno mumbo-jumbo and provides you with a down-to-earth proposal that will be easy to understand.

In addition to the web design services that Marintellect has been providing since 1995, we provide web and email hosting services for a low annual fee, which includes our friendly, local support (click here for more information on web and email hosting). Our websites include a variety of turnkey content management systems such as Drupal, so you can get a powerful website up and running quickly. Contact us to transfer your existing website and email accounts, or get email@yourwebsitename &, .org, .net, etc. set up for you today!

Marintellect, based in Marin County, California, provides an array of services, including on-site technical support, remote support, instruction, documentation, graphic design, domain hosting, database development and digital home theater integration (digital convergence). Marintellect provides on-site support outsourcing to all of Marin County and works with design clients world-wide. We work regularly in West Marin, including Fairfax, Woodacre, Bolinas, Stinson Beach, Inverness and Point Reyes Station. Headquartered in Terra Linda, we also serve Petaluma, Novato, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Kentfield, Corte Madera, Tiburon, Sausalito, Mill Valley, Larkspur, Marin City and everywhere in between.