IT Support For CNC Engineering Firms
Provisioning and managing segregated networks to provide performance, high availability and robust security.
In the world of CNC engineering companies demand high levels of performance, dependable reliability and resilience and the assurance of security controls to maintain commercial confidentiality.
Workstations need to be provisioned and tuned with the right combination of computational processing, graphical processing (GPU), memory and high-speed disk IO to effectively run CAD/CAM software applications and power post-processor toolpath conversions.
With commercial pressures to deliver precision engineering quickly and to the highest specifications a managed infrastructure, built and tailored specifically for the needs of CNC Milling and Turning, and capable of providing high availability services, is needed to give companies competitive advantage and peace of mind.
With many machining tools, including lathes, mills, and drills, running embedded operating systems no longer supported by the manufacturer it is important to manage and maintain security segregation on the network so that engineers can continue to programme and control machines without compromising workflows or security controls. This becomes even more critical where regulatory compliance or certifications such as Cyber Essentials and/or one of the ISO standards is expected to meet client contractual requirements.
At Lumina we have expertise in provisioning and managing segregated networks to provide performance, high availability and robust security. We work closely with organisations to understand their requirements, specify appropriate hardware and secure their environments.
We believe that a good customer experience is fundamental. When it comes to resolving IT issues, it is vital that every member of our IT Support team is not only technically qualified, but is also trained to deliver excellent customer service.
Our policy is that our IT Helpdesk engineers will respond to reported issues and begin working on resolving them within 30 minutes of the initial phone call or email.
They will always keep you informed of progress, manage expectations and aim to have things up and running as quickly as possible.
We believe that a good customer experience is fundamental. When it comes to resolving IT issues, it is vital that every member of our IT Support team is not only technically qualified but is also trained to deliver excellent customer service. Our IT Support team are highly trained, Microsoft-certified engineers and undergo regular customer service skills training.
The Vita Group HQ staff have worked with Richard McBarnet and Lumina Technologies for over 9 years, with Lumina providing all our PC, server, phone, and software support. The services have included C-level executives based in London, Manchester, the US, as well as supporting home office IT as well. The service provided and intellectual capabilities are outstanding and we would highly recommend Richard and his Lumina team.
CEO, The Vita Group
Richard and his team at Lumina have provided Perrett Laver Limited with high quality strategic and practical IT Services for over ten years. During this period, Perrett Laver has grown from 10+ colleagues based in London to nearly 100 colleagues located in six offices across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Richard and the Lumina team have not just been responsive to our ‘everyday’ IT needs, but have proactively sought to work with us on developing an infrastructure suitable for the type of operation we are today, and are planning to be months and years down the line. I would not hesitate to recommend Richard, especially for small to medium size business with growth in mind.
COO, Perrett Laver Limited
Lumina Technologies have taken the time to understand the requirements of our business and work as our strategic IT partner, enabling us to concentrate on delivering a high quality service to our clients and focus on our growth strategy. They have delivered a 100% cloud solution to our business with no underlying infrastructure costs or maintenance, which gives us scalability for our planned growth. It also means our business critical applications and data are securely accessible from virtually all our user devices. Lumina’s professional approach and strategic expertise is highly valued and their management of our IT – based on their in-depth knowledge, leaves us confident that our systems are available 24×7.
Luke Harrison, Keidan Harrison LLP
Lumina have supported us so well through the difficult circumstances of 2020. They worked extremely hard to ensure we were able to work remotely and continue to operate our business successfully.The support team are very friendly and knowledgeable, and have excellent response times.
The team have also enhanced our cyber security which is so important in the legal sector, and they continue to provide high quality advice to help us move forward with our IT goals.
Adams & Remers
Richard and his team are a real inspiration to anyone who meets them and I have watched Lumina’s growth over the last few years with interest and admiration. Richard has been an amazing supporter of the Hospice of St Francis, being a Gold member of the Corporate Partner Network for almost two years. He takes an active interest in the community and is passionate about his company and his town: nothing is too much trouble, he is always willing to help, to give up his time and to provide business advice when asked. Lumina is an inspiration to any company wanting to set up business in Hertfordshire.
Corporate Fundraising Manager, The Hospice of St Francis
Lumina Technologies Prism Hosted Desktop has allowed our business to centralise our global corporate data, allowing much faster access for all our staff – regardless of their location. We have also been able to simplify and reduce our infrastructure and management overhead. With the new Prism Hosted Desktop solution all staff now have simple and secure access to corporate data using any device they choose. Prism Hosted Desktop has increased the productivity of our staff and given us a single, consistent and familiar experience for all users from any device, in any location, 24/7.
Chief Executive Officer, Wentworth Resources PLC
Lumina Technologies has been Salamander Energy plc’s IT provider since start-up in 2005 and has supported us in London during our expansion across operational offices in SE Asia. Their professional approach, strategic advice and close co-operation have been essential in making this a success.
Group Technical Director, Salamander Energy plc
Society Limited has been supported by Lumina Technologies since our earliest start-up phase. From large logistical challenges like an office move, through to smaller fiddly issues like fixing a faulty e-template, we know we can count on their support and advice. They’ve also been able to engage with us strategically on the challenge of scaling-up our infrastructure as the firm continues to grow and evolve. We always feel confident going to Lumina with a problem, since we know they genuinely care about sorting things out and helping us to get on with our core business.
Managing Director, Society Limited
The team at Lumina Technologies have made the Amoun Travel & Tours office IT transition seamless and problem free. The office set-up has been vastly improved and the IT Support services are flawless. No issue goes unresolved, which is extremely reassuring.
Amoun Travel & Tours Ltd