Dental Surgery - Llandudno Computer Systems
Computer World was asked to supply 5 new computers for the reception and individual treatment rooms. In addition we were asked to provide a new file server for the centralisation of data.
Computer & IT Site Survey
Our on site engineer visited the Deganwy office and completed a detailed Site Survey in order for us to better understand the needs of the business. The old Windows XP machines were underpowered and the file server was rapidly running out of storage space. We would be able to use the existing network cabling, router and monitors and we were asked to replace the keyboards and mice.
The customer was using Exact Pro Dental Surgery software and it was vital that this software was functioning perfectly after the upgrade had taken place.
IT System Proposal
After speaking to the makers of Exact Pro We put forward a proposal to replace the machines with Intel Dual Core systems, each running 4 GB ram and a 500GB hard drive. The operating system we chose was Windows 7 Professional 64bit. The file server was a similar specification but we chose to go for a RAID setup for the hard drives. This meant that the operating system and the customers data are automatically copied to a second hard drive within the file server. In the event of one hard drive failing, the file server automatically switches to the other hard drive and continues working. This ensures that the dental practice will have access to its data and be able to treat clients even in the event of a hardware problem.
Setup & Installation
Our on site engineer was able to install the 5 workstations in 4 hours, move the necessary data from the old machines to the new machines, set up e-mail accounts and any other in-house software was then installed.Printers were set up on the new workstations and working with the makers of Exact Pro we were able to connect the new machines to the old server and the business was able to work as normal the next day.
The file server installation went ahead when the practice was closed. This ensured the minimum of disruption to both patients and staff.