Case Studies

Digital Workshops have a proven track record for attention to detail and reliability.  We don't claim to have all the answers off bat, but we will investigate and provide a solution.  Below are illustrations of the type of work we perform on a regular basis.  Please contact us by email or ring us on (01323) 525 915 if we can help you.

Actuated Solutions

www.actuated-solutions.co.uk

 

Actuated Solutions are a major supplier of automated valves who work extensively with South Korean partners.  Digital Workshops became involved with them in partnership with a Bognar Regis company who were supplying the network cabling for the company and approached us to supply a server for Actuated.

 

We worked with Actuated to reconcile the documents held on several machines and a NAS device in order to set up a central document store.   Using Microsoft Exchange, we were able to create a email solution so that customer emails can be seen by all users.

 

The directors often travel, especially to South Korea and within Europe.  Their smart 'phones are integrated with their Exchange server mailboxes and diaries, allowing them to continue to take an active part in the company, even when out of the office.  Remote access links via VPN's linked to virtual machines are also available to access and work with documents stored on the server.

 

We continue to support the server for Actuated by remote access - we monitor it for problems and keep the operating system and application software that runs on it up-to-date.

Eastbourne Lettings

 http://www.eastbournelettings.com

Eastbourne Lettings are Eastbourne's premier lettings agent. Digital Workshops set up their original office, installing the networking cables and  an Elmeg T484 ISDN telephone system. We then migrated this to a Vostel cloud telephone system using Cisco handsets in the office.  Computing requirements were met with a server based network, which is used for their specialist letting and maintenance database software, as well as sharing general office documents.  An important aspect of their business are the photographs  they use to keep a record of the properties they manage and the documentation they receive from landlords, tenants and tradesmen.  These documents are digitised with high speed document scanners and saved on the server, so they are accessible to everyone.

Another vital aspect of the companies operations is common access to both received and sent emails.  This was achieved using a cloud based Microsoft Exchange Server using a common mailbox in addition to personal mailboxes.  This allows everybody to have access to both company emails and a common diary, both in and out of the office.

Filton Brewery Products

http://www.filton.net

Originally based in Eastbourne, Filton have now moved out to larger premises in Hailsham.  Filton sell and hire equipment to the brewery and associated trade and have an active web presence.

We originally worked with Filton when they were based in Eastbourne and maintained there computer network.  When the company moved to Hailsham, we installed all the cabling for them, to provide a structured cabling solution, and then move their computer and telephone equipment from Eastbourne to Hailsham.

We renewed their elderly single disk server, replacing it with a server based on a RAID 5 disk array to provide a stable and secure network environment.  This is vital as their business has moved from being mainly telephone based to a Internet model.   

We currently monitor their server and provide upgrade services for them, as well as backing up their data so they have an off site back up and providing telephone and remote Internet based support for more specialist problems.

Gallery Furniture Systems Ltd

http://www.galleryfurniture.co.uk

Gallery Furniture Systems are a major manufacturer of fitted kitchen and bedroom furniture for the trade.  Gallery Furniture were originally in a split site, with the administration offices in one building and the factory and assembly workshops in  a second building.

Digital Workshops supplied and installed a server to run their order and production planning software, share documents and provide a centralised, secure email system using Microsoft Exchange running Microsoft Windows and Exchange 2003, later upgrading the hardware and software to Windows SBS 2011 and Exchange 2010.

Gallery then made major investments in CNC equipment.  As part of this program, they were able to amalgamate the administration and manufacturing buildings.  Digital Workshops planned and install a structured cable installation for both the factory and new administration buildings, then moved all the equipment from the original buildings to new building.

At the same time, Digital Workshops upgraded the telephone system to a Elmeg T484, project managing the conversion of the original poor quality analogue telephone lines to ISDN2e to ensure the voice quality of calls. 

We continue to support Galleries computer and telephone systems as well as the computing aspects of their CNC equipment, mostly by telephone and Internet based remote support.  We monitor their servers, applying updates to the operating system and application software when required.  We also take a off site back up of their data, including their sales and production databases. 

limelight

http://www.limelightdesign.co.uk

 

Limelight are a London based company who, amongst other activities, design,  build and install exhibition stands, as well as breaking them down, removing them and storing them at their site in Essex.  They are very active in the film and television market within Europe, supplying stands for exhibitions such as the Cannes film festival.

 

Digital Workshops first became involved with Limelight when we were asked to supply an ISDN telephone switch for them, when they had a small design studio and production facility in East London.  This led to us installing a structured cable solution and installing a server, with empathises on  off line files so that the staff could work on designs out of the office, which would be transferred automatically to the server for safe keeping when they returned to the office.

 

Limelight eventually moved from the East London site, splitting the design offices and production workshops to a site in North-East London and Essex.  We designed and installed the structured cable for both sites, then moved the original telephone system to the design office and installed a new system in Essex.  We also moved the computer equipment and installed a second server at the Essex site.

 

Originally running an Exchange 2003 mail system, Limelight have been migrated to a cloud based Exchange server.

 

Limelight expended recently by acquiring a graphics design and production company which they moved to their Essex site.  As part of this process we expanded the structured cabling into the new graphics facility and integrated the companies files, emails and hardware into the Limelight structure.

 

Motorline Engineering

http://www.motorlineuk.co.uk

 

As well as servicing and maintaining modern motor vehicles,  Motorline specialise in classic car servicing, classic and vintage car restoration and offer vehicle storage.  It is a real pleasure to visit them to see what exotica they are currently working on.

 

Digital Workshops were instrumental in upgrading their computer systems by introducing a server based network to provide common access to their specialist vehicle  maintenance database and standard office documents.  When the lease on their telephone system expired we were able to step in and replace the switch with reconditioned equipment at a considerable cost saving.

 

Motorline originally used an Exchange 2003 mail system and have now been evolved to a cloud based Exchange server.

 

Digital Workshops also supplied and installed an IP camera for the site so that the site can be viewed remotely via an Internet connection from a Internet browser or smart 'phone 'app'.

 
 
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