If your factory IT systems have evolved over a number of years then the chances are the documentation of these systems at best is not 100% accurate or at worst non-existent! We can fully document your complete factory IT infrastructure and provide documentation in a variety of formats that best suits your environment. We can, if required, provide you with the framework to store and display this information that best fits in with your particular environment and ways of working.
- Network architecture
- Network switch configuration
- Microsoft Active Directory architecture
- Server hardware
- HMI hardware and configurations
- Workstation hardware
- Business systems mapping
- Full asset inventory
We understand how difficult and complex some systems can be. Often issues are not black and white and require an understanding of a wide range of technologies. When you have large complex systems it is important to understand the way these systems connect and interact, not only with each other, but also with the IT infrastructure they reside in. We have experience in troubleshooting a wide range of factory IT issues both at an application level and an infrastructure level. Our experience working in a blue chip company utilising cutting edge IT technologies ensures we can give the best possible service. We are used to working in a high pressure manufacturing environment where IT systems are critical to the success of the company.
Our troubleshooting skills cover:
- Microsoft Active Directory
- Rockwell Automation products
- GE Fanuc products
- Microsoft products
- OSISoft PI
- Terminal services
- ERP systems
- MES systems
Disaster recovery strategies
Often backups of systems are carried out with the user believing they are covered in the event of a hardware failure, software corruption or virus attack. If these backups are not supported by a comprehensive disaster recovery procedure then the time taken to restore a critical machine or application can be extreme and in some cases recovery is not possible at all.
We can provide a full disaster recovery strategy that fits in with your factory and production environment.
We can provide a strategy that covers:
- Data recovery
- Scheduled backups
- Documented recovery procedure
CCTV – configure and setup systems
With modern IP based cameras and the use of VLANs it is now possible to integrate CCTV into your main network. This gives the advantage of not having to install a separate CCTV network when the monitoring of a process or area is required.
We have experience in IP based security and CCTV systems including:
- Camera setup and configuration
- Network configuration
- Image recording
We can provide a full project management service for installing all Factory IT related activities. We can provide a complete turnkey package or simply coordinate all factory IT activities.