Guitar Guitar Limited required
their Edinburgh shop fitted out with several PC's, broadband connectivity,
a file/print server and a way to access their mail accounts both in
the shop and at home. Additionally they wanted the ability to connect
securely to additional shops situated in Glasgow and Newcastle.
The Penguin Factory firstly provided a fast, stable Linux based server
in their Edinburgh shop. This provides file sharing to the shop workstations
and controlled the centralised printer using the Samba file sharing
application. Additionally, it retrieves mail for staff and provides
a calendaring/scheduling service. In all three shops The Penguin Factory installed
firewall devices to protect the internal network from the outside, while
allowing the shops to be linked together by a Virtual Private Network.
To provide safe and restricted access of the Internet an additional
workstation with a desktop Linux distribution was installed in the shop
till area. Finally the
Penguin Factory cabled up each of the shop areas with network points and advised
on all hardware purchases to ensure best value for money.