Enclosures are just as unique as your projects

by Jerry Townson 6. April 2016 12:28

Here at General Technics we specialize in building custom systems. Enclosures are just as unique as your projects. Every system is hand-built and every detail is double checked by our expert senior technicians for accuracy and quality before moving into the setup and testingphase.

Our team focuses on quality from start to finish. No system leaves our facility without first being fully qualified and tested.  Our expert technicians will take the time to install and update the proper drivers for your hardware configuration.  This takes the guesswork out of your computer installation, and ensures that each system arrives fully prepared for its intended service.

Upon request, any custom system or software may be pre-installed and additional setup procedures may be performed to prepare your systems for delivery and installation in the field. We will pre-install the operating system and configure it immediate deployment at the destination.  

Additionally, if there is any application specific software that needs to be installed and configured, we can fully prepare and test those as well according to your guidelines and instructions. Allowing General Technics to manage the complete integration and setup saves your team or technicians valuable time, eliminates any setup errors you may encounter, and ensures that each system meets our high standards for quality.  Your machines will arrive clean, fingerprint-free, fully tested, and ready to be powered on for service.

If you’re not certain everything involved or what you may require for your system, the experts at General Technics can help you figure it out. Utilize our experts and put their experience to work for you and see what develops!


Call today and see how General Technics can streamline your setup, eliminate errors, and reduce your labor costs at installation.




Rackmount Accessories

by Jerry Townson 22. October 2013 19:47

If you’re setting up or maintaining your data center, you know there’s much more to it than the actual servers. The servers are vital, but they don’t do you much good without accessories. Choosing the right cabinets, keyboards, displays, cables, and other add-ons can ensure that your system is configured precisely for your unique needs. When it comes to rackmount accessories, the right tools for the job can mean the difference between a network that’s a well-oiled machine and one that’s a headache to manage. 

First, you need the right rackmount cabinet. Be sure to select a cabinet that has enough space for your needs, especially if you plan to expand your network later and need some space to grow. Check to make sure the frame is sturdy and well-made, and if there are shelves, check them for strength, too. If the rack cabinet has doors or panels, make sure they’re vented so that the servers don’t overheat.

Keyboards are next. Your rackmount keyboard should come with a tray that takes up the least amount of space on the rack (1U is ideal) so that you can place it wherever you need it. Check the sort of interface you need before making your choice so that your keyboard will actually work with your equipment. Beyond that, do you prefer a keyboard/display unit that comes together, or do you like your components to be separate? Would you like a mouse, touchpad, or trackball set up? Do you want your rackmount keyboard to be lockable when not in use?

What about your display? LCD displays come in a variety of options, from versions that can slide into a 1U space, to large and bright 19” screens with a rack height of 8U.

Cables and other add-ons are details that can be easily forgotten, but can make all the difference among your rackmount accessories. Consider rack-mountable power strips, cooling fans, connector cables, and even filler plates that can cover the spaces you’re not using. Added shelves and drawers can customize your rack to work better for your purposes, battery backups can save you in a power outage, and even the right nuts, bolts and screws can ensure that your servers are as secure and safe as they can be. Be sure to plan for all of the small-but-critical details when you’re building your network out.

Need help setting up your data center? Call us at 1-800-GT-SALE-8