Hardware To Meet Your Needs
If you need it, we can get it for you!
Many times our customers know they need a particular technology item, but have no idea how or where to shop for it. Enter Pinnacle. Our knowledgeable staff can assist in determining what products you need at a price you can afford. You’ll be sure to have the right technology to get the job done without a dozen extra features that you’ll never use. Click the button for a description of each item. And be sure to check out the services we offer here.
NAS (Network Attached Storage)
The need to house data has grown exponentially. Whether it’s business and financial data or personal items like photos and videos, you want the peace of mind in knowing that your data will be there when you need it.
Not long ago, the need to store large amounts of data meant an expensive server. But times have changed and many times the great expense of a server can be cut by two-thirds by purchasing a NAS unit. NAS stands for Network Attached Storage, and is technical way of referring to a data storage device that is redundant and available on a local network. These customizable units allow you to choose how much storage you need and whether options like a fire resistant case are right for you. You even have the option of making your data available anywhere in the world that you have a network connection. All units provide features like alerting and automatic updating. And built-in redundancy means your data is stored on 2 physical hard drives. If a drive fails you are alerted so that the faulty drive can be replaced with no loss of data. All these features mean that a NAS may be a viable alternative to a server for you.
While cloud-based servers are the recent buzz, there are still many solid reasons for your business to house your own applications on premises. Your applications on your hardware make you far less susceptible to internet outages and network disruptions. Internet hackers often look for the “big payoff” and therefore target huge servers with tons of customer data. Securing your server on-site gives you control over security and backup options. And recurring monthly or annual charges for cloud service can be a drag. Once you buy a server, it’s yours. Pinnacle can custom spec a server that meets your specific needs ensuring that you aren’t paying for hardware or software that you’ll never use. A custom server means managed costs. And managed costs means a more profitable bottom line for you.
PCs and Laptops
Gone are the days of bulky, clunky, noisy desktop PCs and laptops. Now is the era of sleek, quiet, powerful machines that crunch data in the blink of an eye. With all that power comes an array of options and configurations that can make your head spin. Do I need an HDD or SSD hard drive? How much memory is enough? Can I get too much? And what about all this dual-core, quad-core, physical core, and virtual core business? Don’t sweat it, Pinnacle knows! Our partnership with HP means that we can get you the exact PC or laptop that you need, whether you’re surfing the web and updating your Facebook status or performing data intensive work like drafting and video editing. Not a fan of HP products? No biggie, we can source just about any brand of equipment from multiple suppliers. All we need is you to let us know what you need.
You may be wondering, what is an All-In-One? An All-In-One is a hybrid combination of a desktop PC and a laptop. It has the screen, hard drive, speakers, and other internal components all contained in a single unit like a laptop but it is designed to be set up in a stationary location like a desktop. Most All-In-Ones have a large, high-resolution touch screen display. Some have wireless mouse and keyboard receivers built into them but all of them are compatible with a wired or wireless mouse and keyboard. One of our technicians uses an All-In-One as his primary work PC. Feel free to stop in and take a look to determine if an All-In-One would be a good fit for you.
Printers For Every Need
Inkjet, laserjet, multi-function, duplex, wireless: when it comes printers, the options are vast and daunting. And advances in printer technology in recent years have blurred the lines between copiers and printers, meaning that instead of spending thousands for a copier you may be able to spend hundreds for a printer that’s every bit as capable. Pinnacle’s partnership with HP means that we have access to the expertise needed to pair you with a machine that suits your needs at a price you can afford. In the rare instance that HP doesn’t offer the exact model needed we also source printers from Canon, Epson, and Brother just to name a few alternatives. Pinnacle will take the time to understand your needs and offer options that will meet those needs and maybe even provide some features that you haven’t even thought of. And we’re able to install and configure what we sell, making us your one stop shop.
Peripheral is a fancy word that means “pretty much anything that plugs into a computer”. Printers, scanners, monitors, mice, keyboards, webcams, speakers, microphones. The list could go on and on. We can help you connect two, even three, monitors to your PC! We’ll go so far as to provide the stand to affix those three new monitors to! If you need something, anything, that plugs into a desktop, laptop, or All-In-One, call or stop by and Pinnacle will help you shop for exactly what you need.
Is your business’s phone system outdated and buggy? Are there features that you see other businesses using that make you envious? Pinnacle can help! Oftentimes we can use your existing wiring, saving you money. Or choose a new system from the ground up. We offer more options than we can list. You can even integrate your phones with a paging system. Or add on a sound system to provide music for your employees or customers. Call us for a free evaluation of your current system and to discuss the features and functions that will help you best communicate at your site or around the world.
There’s no shortage of antivirus options out there to choose from. The prices run the gamut from free to quite costly. While free is always nice, the old adage holds true; you get what you pay for. But the price paid for inadequate virus protection can be quite steep. We’ve seen firsthand the devastation that can be caused when a virus infection, left unchecked, leads to lost data, equipment downtime, and costly repairs. With the price and availability of Pinnacle Premier Protection, why take that chance?
What Sets Premier Apart?
Most antivirus programs work the same way. They download a massive database of known virus file names. Then they do a “scan” of your PC and compare every file on your PC against every file in the database. With hundreds of thousands of files on your PC and in the database it sounds time consuming doesn’t it? It is. Many typical virus scans take an hour or more. Average scan time of a Premier virus scan? 90 seconds.
How Do They Do That??
Premier uses a new approach to virus protection called Behavior Scanning. Much different than the Pattern Scanning that we just talked about, Behavior Scanning monitors your PC for suspicious activity, such as deleting or encrypting data, modifying the registry, or attempting to send a rogue email. Not only does this drastically reduce scan times, it also makes Premier most effective against Day 0 Attacks. These attacks happen when a new virus is introduced to the web and the usual antivirus programs don’t have record of them in their database. You can’t block what you don’t know about, so many users are infected. Premier will block a virus based on its behavior, whether that virus has been in existence for 1 hour or 1 year.
It’s A Hit!
Surprisingly, one of our customers’ favorite features of Premier is the fact that it never expires! With other antivirus programs, it’s very easy to miss the email or the little notifications that your year of coverage is up. And when your coverage lapses so does your protection. With Premier, as long as you pay your quarterly or annual bill (the choice is yours) your coverage never expires. Never.
What Premier Knows, We Know
The longer a virus hangs around the more damage it does. Wouldn’t it be nice to know when a virus has taken up residence on your hard drive? With Premier, we know! If Premier picks up a virus during its daily scan of your PC it immediately sends an alert email to the support personnel at Pinnacle. Most times the threat has been removed even before we are able to log into our monitoring console. If it’s a particularly stubborn virus we can issue extensive cleanup commands right from our desk. In the rare case that the virus STILL won’t leave we have a host of support personnel who will not tire until the threat is removed and your PC and data are safe once again.
The Fine Print In Plain Sight
While we believe Premier to be the best business grade virus protection software available, it is not a guarantee that you will not get a virus. Malicious individuals have an inexhaustible supply of time to devote to creating thousands of new viruses every day. It is impossible to stay 100% ahead of the game. Nor does the subscription to and use of Premier take the place of safe browsing practices and common sense. Also, Premier is not a blanket insurance policy to cover virus infection. At the core of Pinnacle’s business philosophy is top notch customer service and value, and we will work with our customers to clean up an infection should one occur. Please realize that additional charges may apply.
Keyless Entry Systems
Restrict access to protected or private areas with a keyless entry system from Pinnacle. Our experienced professionals have installed systems at government facilities. We specialize in the robust Aiphone family of access hardware. Use an RFID card or keypad to acquire access to a locked area. You can even couple a video and intercom feature to allow visitors to be buzzed in on a per-individual basis.
In today’s world, a reliable video surveillance system can mean the security of your home or business. You don’t want to miss a thing, whether you’re there or away. A video camera system from Pinnacle can record everything that goes on at your site, securely storing the footage should you need to review a theft, injury, access, or any other event necessary. Cameras can be selected that detect motion and alert you on your mobile device. Live footage can be viewed from your PC, tablet, phone, or any internet capable device around the world. Don’t let your property go unprotected any longer. Let the watchful eye of a Pinnacle surveillance system be your constant companion.