Rubicon Support Team

No fuss. No drama. Just results.

Our in-depth technical expertise and industry knowledge gives us the edge in really understanding your business inside out.

It makes us ideally placed to assist in your critical IT projects, large and small, providing tangible benefits and solutions that are relevant to our industry to help you stay firmly ahead in the business game. 

Being a small business doesn’t mean you don’t need the same sort of functionality as the big corporate clients. We can advise, procure, deliver, integrate, optimise, manage and support projects from the smallest to the largest organisation with the same high degree of technical excellence. Whether you require a single PC or a large network, we’ll devise an IT strategy that’s in tune with your business needs.

Want to reap the benefits today? Speak to us now.

 

Industry Wide Solutions

Active Directory / Open Directory Integration
Directory services are a key component of any modern computing environment, and allow organisations to centralise information about users, groups, and network resources, and through implementation, benefit from reduced support and administration costs.

If you would like a demonstration or to know more about AD/OD integration solutions please call us on 0844 880 0015 or contact us for further information.


Cross Platform integration
We have years of experience when it comes to making Mac’s talk to PC networks in the way that Corporate IT departments demand and their users.  If you are having issues getting your Apple workstations to authenticate to your AD or problems with file names or attributes we have a solution for you. 

If you would like a demonstration or to know more about cross platform solutions please call us on 0844 880 0015 or contact us for further information.


Virtualization
Using virtualization solutions, IT professionals can increase company-wide productivity and efficiency by easily running multi-platform applications on significantly fewer desktop machines. Software deployment and development can be simplified multiple physical test machines are no longer necessary, reducing the number of hardware while increasing testing flexibility, efficiency and quality.

Now able to virtualize the Mac server platform, IT professionals can easily integrate the Apple Xserve hardware platform to further consolidate multi-platform server workloads such as corporate email and databases.

If you would like a demonstration or to know more about Virtualization solutions please call us on 0844 880 0015 or contact us for further information.


XSAN (Storage Area Network)
As storage needs continue to grow in virtually every industry, the management of data storage for performance, integrity, and scalability becomes increasingly difficult.  This task becomes further more complex if a storage requirement has outgrown the performance, and storage capacites, avalable through deploying Direct-attached (DAS) or Network-attached (NAS) storage. Xsan 2 is a specialized file system that enables you to manage terabytes – even petabytes – of consolidated storage and provide high-availability, high-performance data across your network.

We have working experience of XSAN deployments so if you would like to know more please call us or contact us for further information.

If you would like a demonstration or to know more about SAN/XSAN solutions please call us on 0844 880 0015 or contact us for further information.


Digital Asset Management
Digital asset management (DAM) software allows companies is essence to Archive and organize their media files, facilitate collaboration and speed up their approval process, control quality and assure consistent branding, improve productivity and workflow and store proprietary media assets securely. 

A recent surveys of companies who introduced a DAM solution concluded that on average the ROI on DAM is between 8:1 to 14:1.  The savings came from labour reduction by empowering employees to spend less time locating assets and more time working on current projects.

If you would like a demonstration or to know more about digital asset management solutions please call us on 0844 880 0015 or contact us for further information.


Mail / Groupware Servers
For small to medium businesses, schools, government and non-profits that need email and collaboration, Kerio MailServer is an award-winning Microsoft Exchange alternative that has stronger cross-platform support, easier administration, and up to 80% lower licensing costs than Exchange. Offering ease of administration, Mobile Email, Anti-virus protection, Anti-spam protection, Email, Calendaring and Collaboration, WebMail & running on Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008, server and non-server editions, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, OpenSUSE, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, and Mac OS X. 

If you would like a demonstration or to know more about mail server solutions please call us on 0844 880 0015 or contact us for further information.


Mobile Phone Integration
Mobile integration to mail servers is becoming every day - people want to connect and do more while they are on the road. Reschedule a meeting when you have been delayed or send an email to your team members all at once.

Kerio MailServer gives you the freedom to work where you are and to use the smartphone of your choice.

If you would like a demonstration or to know more about mobile solutions please call us on 0844 880 0015 or contact us for further information.


Mail Archive Solutions
Email archiving is required for most public and private companies. It helps companies meet corporate, legal and regulatory requirements as well as accelerate legal discovery, protect critical business information and shrink the cost of storage and backup windows. In today’s climate of shrinking IT budgets, companies need to do more with less.

We are the first UK based reseller for Sonian who provide web based email archiving solutions for virtually all enterprise email platforms. Whether your organisation is using Microsoft Exchange, Novell GroupWise, Lotus Notes or others like GoogleApps, Kerio Mailserver, Ipswitch iMail Server, Zimbra, Scalix, we can provide you with on demand hosted archiving services. 

If you would like a demonstration or to know more about mail archive solutions please call us on 0844 880 0015 or contact us for further information.


Database Development
Our business partner has 15 plus years experience with FileMaker which puts us in prime position to develop, install and support your database.  Do you have an existing database that needs upgrading or migrating to a newer OS platform and software version?

We support our clients via remote admin and this comes free for the first year.  Minor amends to the database are covered within this agreement under our “fair use policy”.  Copyright to the database is fully owned by you the client upon full payment.

We have covered a wide range of disciplines over the years but especially excel in the areas of time-based billing, calendar scheduling and time management, production control and quotation through to invoicing business administration systems. 

If you would like a demonstration or to know more about database development or design please call us on 0844 880 0015 or contact us for further information.


Boardroom Audio Visual systems
First impressions count.  From an individual projector or whiteboard to a complete Audio Visual boardroom or presentation theatre Rubicon are able to offer a “total solution” of products, systems, solutions and services options relating to sound and visual communication.  Once we have made initial contact, we will work closely with you from the initiation of the project through the installation and commissioning process to the service and support of your installation ensuring that your installation achieves your objectives throughout it’s operational life. 

If you would like a demonstration or to know more about our boardroom AV solutions please call us on 0844 880 0015 or contact us for further information.

Solutions for Design & Print

Below is just a small selection of some of the solutions we provide to our customers.  If you have a requirement we have not mentioned please call us on 0118 988 8780 or contact us for further information.


Graphics Servers

We have over a decade of experience in providing server solutions to creative professionals. Servers form the heart of any IT system and features such as resilience, failover and throughput require careful consideration.

When a file server isn’t enough we partner with HELIOS to provide the ultimate graphics server solution running on Mac, UNIX or windows platform.  HELIOS products cover all aspects of the creative workflow including PDF creation, colour management, remote working, printing and remote printing solutions.

Storage is also a key aspect to any graphic server solution and we have the experience and knowledge to advise you on the most cost effective, high performance, expandable and reliable form of data storage solutions from leading RAID manufacturers.

If you would like a demonstration or to know more about our graphic server solutions please call us on 0844 880 0015 or contact us for further information.


Colour Management

We understand how important colour is to you and your clients.  At Rubicon we have teamed with some of the best brains in the country to help our customers achieve excellent results in their colour workflow, whether design, press, photography, or video based, by advising and supplying the very best hardware and software solutions, consultancy and training.

If you would like to know more about our colour management solutions please call us on 0844 880 0015 or contact us for further information.


Font Management

We understand that fonts form the foundation of your work. However, they can present daily challenges, most of which can be overcome through the use of a professional- level font management programme. After extensive research we chose Extensis Suitcase and Suitcase Server and now Universal Type Server to be the font management program we recommend to all of our customers - but this alone may not always be the answer.

We have worked with some of the countries leading printers, design and publishing agencies to help them perfect their font management, removing the headaches associated with OS X and fonts by developing and perfecting our own Font Sweep service.  We have also undertake font audits to for organisation looking to ensure they are not in breach of font licensing laws.

If you would like a demonstration or to know more about our font management solutions please call us on 0844 880 0015 or contact us for further information.  You can also download our Font Sweep information sheet here.


Printing Solutions
We have close relationships with printer and software manufacturers to ensure we can provide you with the best advice.  When coupled with our in depth knowledge of RIP’s and colour management and the fact we can often provide demonstrations or evaluation units we ensure you purchase the right printer for your requirements.

If you would like a demonstration or to know more about our printing solutions please call us on 0844 880 0015 or contact us for further information.


Work flow Automation

The life of a publishing professional is filled with repetitive tasks that require your undivided attention. Enfocus Switch products automates those tasks, standardising your work and reducing errors. Easy to setup and use, Switch knows how to talk to the key applications you already use.

Switch offers an easy-to-use visual interface where you automate your processes using simple drag-and-drop enabling you to easily automate receiving and sorting files. Switch allows you to continue to use the applications on which you already rely and instantly your flows can create PDF files, preflight documents, color correct or proof as needed.

Simply integrate Adobe Acrobat Distiller, Enfocus PitStop Server, QuarkXpress and many other key publishing applications into your flows to further improve efficiency and reduce frustration.  Switch brings rapid return on investment and is capable to grow with your needs.

If you would like a demonstration or to know more about our Enfocus Switch please call us on 0844 880 0015 or contact us for further information.

Solutions for Architects

We have helped many Architectural companies with their industry specific requirements from assisting them in selecting the right choice of Vectorworks and training to deploying email archive systems for long term data management.  We will bring you more details soon.

If in the meanwhile you would like more information about solutions specifically for Architects call us on 0844 880 0015 or please contact us.

Solutions for Video

We have helped many companies design and build their video editing suites and storage solutions including Spring Studios.  We will bring you more details soon. 

If in the meanwhile you would like more information about video editing or storage solutions call us in 0118 988 8780 or please contact us.

Solutions for Music

We have helped many musicians with their industry specific requirements assisting them in selecting the right choice of software and hardware, installation and configuration.  We even have a couple of budding DJ’s in the team and will bring you more details soon.

If in the meanwhile you would like more information about solutions specifically for the music industry call us on 0844 880 0015 or please contact us.