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March 2015


Status Scientific Controls, established over 20 years, are designers and manufacturers of high quality portable gas detectors and fixed gas detection systems with specialised expertise in intrinsically safe and explosion protected equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres.

Their hazardous area products are certified to European standards and to UL standards in North America.

Their products use the very latest gas sensor technology, including miniature infrared gas sensors and use of the very latest microcomputer electronics and bespoke applications software.

Many thousands of their gas detectors are in daily use by major companies throughout the world in industries such Oil, Gas, Petrochemicals, Water, Electricity, Civil Engineering, Telecommunications, Tunnelling, and Ships etc.

They have two sites one in Mansfield and one in South Normanton.


Status originally used a NAS for a file server, used pop accounts for e-mail and had no domain controller. There was a need to upgrade their 3rd party software, improve security and connection between both sites. The main driving force behind this was that the main IT contact was due to retire, therefore a system needed to be put in place that Geostream could manage in the future.

We installed 2 new servers, 1 at each site, new routers to provide a tunnel between sites and managed switches to enable Geostream more visibility in the event of a problem. We also configured Active Directory and transitioned users to Office 365 for the applications and e-mail.

In addition to this we also upgraded their anti-virus solution to Sophos.


• HP Proliant ML350 Gen 9 Series Server
• HP Proliant ML310E Gen 8 Series Server 
• HP Procurve Gigabit Managed Network Switch
• Seagate USB 3.0 HDD's
• Cisco 887VA Series Routers
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
• Microsoft SQL Server Standard Edition 2014
• BackupAssist / SQL / Hyper V
• Sophos Anti-Virus Business Edition


4 Weeks Planning
2 Weeks Implementation


1 Geostream Engineer


Successful Project Delivery


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