VISTECH's IT technicians designed a network for the automotive shop that would increase the efficiency of the business and the safety of its files. The heart of the system, a Dell Poweredge server, runs the Windows Server operating system. The technicians installed Dell Optiplex workstations in the front office. Each of the three repair bays was equipped with a Dell Latitude laptop PC connected to the auto shop network via an 802.11g based wireless LAN. VISTECH chose an enterprise class wireless system as a means of improving the automotive technicians' flexibility. The wireless LAN extended internet access to the entire property, which enabled the shop to research and troubleshoot problems in or around the building. In addition, the LAN included fast Ethernet switching and dual firewalls, which ensured secure internet access and Virtual Private Network capability.
Finally, the auto shop, not wanting to run and maintain nightly backups or store tapes in the shop, implemented an offsite backup system through VISTECH. Backups are transferred nightly to VISTECH's storage network, eliminating the need for the shop staff to swap tapes. After creating the new network, IT technicians provided training for the shop's staff on the new elements of the system.