If you have more than one computer in your home or office, there’s a good chance that you’d like them to “talk” to each other. When computers are connected through a network, they can share resources, exchange files and allow for electronic communication. There are many ways computers can be linked on a network–through cables, telephone lines, radio waves, infrared beams and satellite.
Linking computers via a network has many advantages for business owners and computer users. It offers improved speed, enhanced security and workgroup efficiency. It also reduces operational costs, by allowing employees to share resources such as printers and other peripheral devices. However, Networking computers can also have its disadvantages as well; networked computers are more complex, and when something goes wrong on one computer, it can affect the entire network.
Many large corporations are aware of what kind of maintenance computer networks need, and thus have a full-time administrative staff on hand to provide support. Smaller businesses and homeowners, however, usually do not have the luxury of hiring a full-time IT team. Fortunately, Entre Solutions can act as your IT team–providing installation, repairs and maintenance for networks of any size.
At Entre Solutions, we pride ourselves on offering an unparalleled level of customer service. Unlike some other computer network support services, we won’t simply fix your problems and leave. Instead, we’ll take the time to examine every aspect of your network. Then we’ll work with you and your employees to make sure your entire network is running smoothly and at the highest level of performance.
Entre Solutions provides professional, cost-effective business computer networking solutions tailored to your company’s specific needs. Whether it’s a simple fix or a large multi-site network implementation, Data Doctors offers your business an entire on-call IT department at a fraction of the price of a single IT employee.
We offer quality on-site business services, performed by certified technicians. For your business to be competitive, having a computer network is now a necessity for business computer use. Whether you have a dedicated Microsoft Server, a peer-to-peer network, or just need to share a high speed Internet connection, Entre Solutions can design and install a secured wired or wireless network for your office. We can also provide all of the on-going business networking support that your business needs to grow cost effectively.
Managing and protecting your company’s mission critical data (avoiding ever needing expensive data recover services) and having a good disaster recover plan are essential components to keeping your business healthy:
- 60% of companies that lose all their data will shut down within 6 months of the disaster
- 1 in 5 computers suffers a fatal hard drive crash during their lifetime
- 2,000 laptops are stolen or lost every day
- 60% of a company’s mission-critical data resides on hard drives that are not being backed up
We’re also here when your disaster recovery plan fails you and you need our data recovery service. We have technicians can help you work through your issue, no matter how big or small.
Not sure what you need? Let our nearly two decades of experience help you make the right decisions when it comes to your business technology needs.
- We can help you with:
- Off-site Data Backup Services
- Data Rescue Service
- Local Area Network Services
- Wide Area Network Services
- Outsourced IT Solutions
- Computer repair services
- On-going scheduled maintenance services
In today’s era of shrinking profit margins and market volatility, many companies are looking for ways to pinch every penny. One of the areas that often comes under scrutiny is telecommunications. Even with the price war raging amongst long distance companies, most executives believe that there is still money to be saved on telephony. They are correct! One of the most popular ways to save money is by implementing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony. By using VoIP, companies can save money on long distance and infrastructure, while also realizing a significant increase in employee productivity. While switching to VoIP can be a substantial investment, the return is usually just as substantial. One of the ways to reduce VoIP implementation costs is to purchase equipment and support from an established firm.
Cisco Voice over IP equipment covers the entire range of VoIP applications. As a leader in computer hardware development, Cisco has been developing VoIP equipment since the technology was first invented in the mid 1990s, and Cisco Voice over IP equipment is easily among the world’s finest. Cisco offers everything from VoIP telephones to sophisticated switching equipment that connects Cisco Voice over IP equipment with public service telephone networks (PSTN). Cisco offers integrated packages that combine everything a company will need to set up VoIP, and by getting all your equipment from one supplier you will also simplify the task of getting support for your system if and when necessary.
A Cisco Voice over IP telephone is more than just a telephone, even if it looks like a regular telephone. Connected to an Ethernet port, a Cisco Voice over IP phone can serve all of the functions of a regular phone, including voice mail, intercom, and call display. But a Cisco Voice over IP phone can be customized as well, using the Ethernet connection to display Web-based content like e-mail, stock quotes, or telephone listings. Cisco Voice over IP phones can also be used for conferencing, and with the addition of a USB web cam can also be used for videoconferencing. And because these phones are connected via the web rather than with antiquated hardware switching technology, they are completely mobile – if you want to work at another work station or in a conference room, you simply unplug your Cisco Voice over IP phone and take it with you.
Cisco Voice over IP equipment and solutions offer you the peace of mind that comes with dealing with an industry leader, as well as the latest in VoIP technology. Using Cisco Voice over IP equipment can make your company’s VoIP system implementation easy!
Security is no longer a nice to have it is a NEED TO HAVE
Security used to be just “Anti-Virus, Firewall, and Network Security”. The landscape has changed tremendously with the acceptance of technology to perform the work in a timely fashion. Computers are no longer just word processors, e-mail clients, accounting applications, etc.
In Today business climate security is no longer an after thought, it is a necessary tool to ensure proprietary information is maintained properly and not taken off site with out proper authorization. Ensure the network is not compromised due to a worm, virus, external attack is all apart of the Cisco Zero Defense network and with Cisco Secure Access Control Server and Cisco Security Agent.
Utilizing Cisco Secure Access Control Server, you can now stop users from removing documents, files, programs, etc. and copying them onto a flash drive, CD/DVD Drive, FTP access, Email, etc. This will ensure the data is maintained in a controlled manner and cannot be compromised by changing physical locations on the network or by changing username/login information. This will strengthen the existing Access Control Lists as a part of the network.
By utilizing Cisco Secure Access you can stop network intruders frequently exploit vulnerabilities in servers and desktop’s. Even when patches are available to prevent an exploit, many organizations simply do not have the time or resources to continuously update their systems. Until recently, the only method of attempting to protect these systems was with a Host Intrusion Detection System. These systems only run on servers thereby offering no protection to the large number of user desktops in an organization. Because of their dependence on signatures, servers were left vulnerable until a signature was created to identify an exploit and the Host IDS software was updated. By utilizing a behavior based solution instead of a signature based solution you can prevent a virus behavior execution from starting even if the virus/work/Trojan is brand new.
video and digital signage
Digital signage is a form of out of home advertising in which content and messages displayed on an electronic screen, or digital sign, can be changed without modification to the physical sign, typically with the goal of delivering targeted messages to specific locations at specific times. Digital signage offers superior return on investment compared to traditional printed signs. Digital signs may be scrolling message boards, LCD or plasma displays panels, electronic billboards, projection screens, or other emerging display types like living surfaces or Organic LED screens (OLED) that can be controlled electronically using a computer or other devices, allowing individuals or groups to remotely change and control their content (usually via the network or internet).
The content displayed on digital signage screens can range from simple text and still images to full-motion video, with or without audio. Some operators of digital signage networks, particularly in the retail industry, regard their networks as comparable to television channels, displaying entertaining and informational content interspersed with advertisements.
Digital signage is used for many different purposes:
1. Information – examples include flight information in airports and wait-times for the next train
2. Advertising Related to the Location to Uplift Sales – examples include in-store promotions in a retail establishment
3. Advertising by Third Parties – “Digital Advertising Companies” that sell advertising space to local merchants/service providers, media resellers and national advertisers.
4. Enhanced Customer Experience – examples include digital signage in restaurant waiting areas to reduce perceived wait-time and recipe demonstrations in food stores
5. Influencing Customer Behavior – examples include post office digital signage that directs patrons waiting in line to automated stamp machines and retail digital signage designed to direct customers to different areas of the store, increasing the time spent on the store premises (dwell time)
6. Brand Building – examples include Niketown stores where digital signage in video form is used as a part of the store décor to build a story around the brand
7. Follow through campaign information to store manager – examples within chain establishment.
Content scheduling and playback can be controlled by a number of technologies ranging from simple, non-networked media players that can output basic loops of MPEG-2 video to complex, multi-site player networks that offer control over many displays in many venues from a single location. The former is ideal for small groups of displays that can be updated via sneaker.net (the practice of physically transporting data to each location on a disc or CD-Rom, usually by walking), while the latter allows Digital Signage Network Operators to either push content to many players at once or have each player pull content from a server as needed.
tracksource and custom application programming
TrackSource is a powerful data tracking and reporting tool that has been specifically designed for the data capture and analysis requirements for today’s competitive companies. TrackSource collects statistical data from employees or offices in the field, compiles it and then delivers real time statistical information in report format to the regional or state office. It has been in use by Department of Labor WIA offices for over 8 years. It is a proven, robust and comprehensive business tool. Now it is possible to accurately monitor and manage any aspect of your operation with up to the minute information and effective reporting capabilities.
TrackSource is completely customizable and can report on any information you require:
- Policies and Procedures with change history
- Engineering Changes for Manufacturing
- HR reporting on training and certifications
- Quality Control tracking and analysis
- Federal, State and local grant financial tracking
- Budget status across multiple funding streams
- and more!
There is no large up-front technology investments required. No special hardware… no expensive software license to purchase. TrackSource is delivered to you via the Internet through a low-cost monthly subscription which also allows for quick deployments. TrackSource can electronically simulate the paper forms you presently use making it much easier for your staff to learn and begin using the program.
The monthly subscription includes: Access to all the TrackSource tools, Unlimited 800 number helpdesk, Technical support, Secure backup of your data, All application enhancements and upgrades, On-site training, State user group meetings and includes any future changes to your forms and reports for as long as you have a subscription.
Please contact us for a webinar demonstration, it is an easy and efficient way to quickly determine (25-30min) what TrackSource can do for your organization. More information is available about TrackSource at http://www.tracksource.org or call us at 877-352-1600 ext 103.
- Fiber Optic Cable Installation
- Coaxial Cable Installation
- Cat 5, Cat 5e, & Cat 6 Cable Installation
- Phone Cable Installation
Our Cabling Division can be your “One Stop Shop” for planning, designing, installing, and testing your wired, wireless or hybrid network infrastructure. After installation, we can maintain, troubleshoot, and upgrade your system. As a well established cable installation contractor, we offer quality cable system management, thorough documentation, and computer-aided design. We are fully insured and carry all major manufacturers.
Installation services include data centers, network hardware, plus outside plant services (buried and aerial cable, placing poles, and erecting transmitters and receivers) and CATV and video systems. We provide support for your on-site needs, including routine maintenance and emergencies.
Our staff is highly trained, certified, innovative and oriented towards designing the simplest, yet most efficient communication systems.
Our company employs highly skilled personnel with knowledge and certifications in the design, implementation and integration of information transport systems and related infrastructure.
Our network cable installers are specialists in:
• Codes, Standards, and Regulations
• Principles of Transmission
• Electromagnetic Compatibility
• Work Areas
• Horizontal Distribution Systems
• Backbone Distribution Systems
• Telecommunications Rooms and Enclosures, Equipment Rooms
• Telecommunications Entrance Facilities and Termination
• Grounding, Bonding, and Electrical Protection
• Special Design Considerations
• Telecommunications Administration
• Networking Fundamentals
Wireless is just not for laptops anymore
Few things have changed from the early days of Wireless Access.. Businesses are now trying to do more than just provide a network connection or wireless Internet Access. With today’s wireless access points you can now do more than provide a basic wireless connection, you can now perform RFID, RFID Asset Tracking, Secure Wireless Network for authorized devices & Un-secure Networks for guests, Wireless management, and Wireless Voice.
Before Cisco’s new Wireless Lightweight Access Controllers, you had to program ever single access point with the proper channel assignment, configure the IP for the device, and then secure the access point every time. Well with the Cisco 2106 Wireless Lightweight Access Controller, all you have to do is program the controller once and setup the security and then install the Lightweight Access Point’s (LAP) onto the network and the controller will program the devices. This includes the Channel Assignment, Signal Strength, and the necessary settings for security. IF you need to add another LAP all you have to do is run the cable, connect it to the network and then manage the LAP from the controller. Once it has been authorized as a trusted access point, the controller handles the rest. It reassigns the channels to ensure there is no overlap, adjusts signal strength to ensure proper coverage and then applies the proper security settings for the LAP.
Another benefit of the new WLAC/LAP scenario is you have a meeting in a board room, the one LAP which provides the signal for everyone in the board room is now flooded with traffic, the controller is smart enough to take the traffic from the flooded LAP and then move it to another LAP. The WLAC will increase the signal strength of a LAP located in the area and then load balance the traffic, and provide a more stable wireless signal for everyone.
Imagine a scenario where you have to maintain 5 to 150 Asset’s on a single network and then track AND provide a historical tracking of said asset. With the RFID Locator device from Cisco, you can now find devices on your network that use RFID (Both Active and Passive) devices. If you have an Active RFID Locator on a device, you can now track the device on your network, provide historical tracking information gauge the utilization of a piece of equipment and then make educated decisions if it is time to add more equipment. With Cisco’s RFID Technology the Sky’s the Limit!!!