FastCalc are a structural engineering business, founded in 1996 by brothers Frank and Brian Masters
- FastCalc Ltd established in 1996
- Significant growth since the easing of trading conditions in 2013.
Having established themselves at FCL house in Rodney Road, Fast Calc Ltd had been using two ADSL Broadband circuits to provide the necessary connectivity to keep the business running. Telephony was an on-premise VoIP solution, using the Aastra VoIP hand-set. By the middle of 2012 Fast Calc had effectively outgrown the capacity that the ADSL could provide thus affecting the reliability of the telephone system and causing limited performance when staff needed to browse the internet. This was beginning to hold back the company’s ability to optimise their performance.
2 x ADSL 2+ circuits, with one dedicated to VoIP and the other for general browsing.
Wi-Fibre installed a multi-point subscriber unit, using 5.8Ghz unlicensed band microwave radio communications solution, providing 10Mbps synchronous connectivity. This low latency link backs on to a national fibre circuit after an additional hop to a local data centre.
By the autumn of 2012, the server and desktop IT infrastructure was long overdue for replacement and so a Virtual Hosted Server was provisioned for the Data Centre and a new VoIP platform from 3CX was provisioned. No change in the Desk-Top hardware was required as the legacy PC’s were used as terminals, utilizing the RDP application within MS Windows.
Fast Calc started with a month’s free trial of the base 10Mbps service and quickly moved to purchasing the bandwidth.
Wi-Fibre, low latency fibre performance delivered wirelessly using the latest microwave technology.
3CX VoIP + Snom VoIP handsets
Zyxel USG20 firewall/router
Virtual Hosted Server (Win2008R2) with RDP.
The result? After consulting Wi-Fibre, Fast Calc has experienced a much improved performance across the board with a more responsive server, including a remote working facility and a more reliable phone solution that also delivers better call quality. Over the past 18 months the solution has meant that Fast Calc experience 99.1566% uptime, a statistic that any ADSL user would surely envy.
The primary benefit has been the use of the up-link bandwidth to move large image and document files back and forth to the clients and printers. The low latency of the circuit has improved the working environment of the graphic artists by increasing the responsiveness of the sites in use.
The benefit of the Wi-Fibre connectivity solution over conventional SME technologies, are low latency (<10ms), stable synchronous bandwidth and reliability.
Products and services your company used
- Wi-Fibre 10Mbps synchronous connectivity
- Virtual Hosted Server environment
- VoIP Solution (On Premise) + Snom 710 VoIP Handset
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