• Central Weighing ensure IT security across all operating systems

The Company

Central Weighing (CW) is one of the world's leading manufacturers of vehicle weighing systems for law enforcement and fleet management applications and has won the DTI SMART award for innovation.

Key Challenges

To overcome a variety of platform integration concerns and ensure that all IT security and anti-virus systems worked efficiently across all operating systems.

  • To improve the overall stability of its then unsupported, bespoke database system and implement a solution that allowed immediate and future expansion.
  • To allow remote access to its servers and infrastructure.
  • To remove their Novell solution and replace it with a solution that would permit the provision of centralised management and remote technical support abilities.
  • The company was keen to spread the burden of its investment with a competitive finance package.

The Solution

Probrand helped Central Weighing secure the necessary leasing arrangements allowing the company to spread the cost of the upgrade over an extended time frame.

Probrand added all required physical cabling infrastructure and deployed an expert team to repair, upgrade and fully test the database. The database was split to improve speed, stability and plan for future expansion.

Probrand then replaced the company's two ageing servers with a state of the art Hewlett Packard ML370 Raid 5 server running Microsoft’s Small Business Server.

With the new server in place, the Probrand team migrated Central Weighing from Novell to Microsoft® Windows Server, providing immediate performance improvements.

Critically, the new application integrated with all desktop machines, running a variety of Windows platforms.

Probrand introduced ADSL, established central back-up and a centrally managed Symantec Anti-Virus Enterprise Edition was deployed. This paved the way for Probrand to start work on a virtual private networking solution which will ultimately allow Central Weighing personnel secure, remote access to the company's network and resources.

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