Cosmos Engineering Services

We provide a wide variety of computer, Internet and technical services.

Computer Upgrades and Repair

Computer Upgrades and Repair   

'When the chips are down' 

has been our motto since 1984 when we specialized in servicing the Victor 9000.

We are here to help you get the most out of your existing desktop computers and servers. Our technicians have been maintaining data processing systems for over twenty years and we offer the best available service for all makes and models of PC.computers, servers and notebooks.  Not only can we fix it, we can make it better than it was.


When it comes to increasing the speed, memory or power of your already-paid-for computer, we are the experts. Let us upgrade your hard
disk and ram now that prices have gone down. We will give you so much more room and move all your old stuff to the new drive as part of the bargain. Let us upgrade you from Windows 95/95 to Windows 7 or better still to Linux.


We can provide on site services directly in Southern California and through associates, in many other parts of the country. We also have a carry in or ship service with a 48 hour turn around and next day delivery available. We operate a full service shop at our Los Angeles location capable of
everything from software patches to board level repairs.



Call us at (310) 581-1536 or email us info@CosmosEng.com and we will be glad to help you get back on line,
We are certified Microsoft OEM Systems Providers.


Microsoft OEM System Builder

Custom Hardware

Custom Hardware

Linux based robotics

Custom Hardware

Linux based robotics
The off-beat computer plus hardware solution is a house specialty. As hardware hackers we go back to the radio days. We'd love nothing better that to build your custom rig for a one-of-a-kind solution.



For more information call (310) 581-1536 or email info@CosmosEng.com

Data Recovery

Data Recovery

Sooner of Later Your Hard Disk Will Fail!
Some times it is most important to get back what was lost. Anything can happen to your data. A virus, power failure, system cracker or human error can all leave your hard
disk unreadable. Them it's Cosmos Engineeing to the rescue. Usually we can get back what was lost.

If you should accidentally delete some files, reformat your hard disk or lose data for any reason. Shut down your computer - DO NOT DO ANYTHING THAT WILL WRITE TO THE DISK. And call us at (310) 581-1536. Almost certainly your data is still in the bits on the disk, it has just gotten 'lost' We have the tools that can find it again.

Vertical Limit The movie Vertical Limit was being "filmed" in New Zealand. Actually on location mountain shots were being videoed by wireless cameras and satellite unlinked to a Linux based RAID5 array server that we built. The server was on the Internet and got hacked. Over 25GB of original "footage" was in jeopardy, including on-location scenes with Chris O'Donnell and Scott Glenn. Some of it had no backup. The season for shooting those scenes had long since pasted.

They had the server shipped from New Zealand to Los Angeles. The Technician's at Cosmos Engineering were able to save the data and keep the project on track.

Linux Solutions

Linux Solutions

Tux is the way to go!
We have long been innovators in the Linux world. Our specialty is in utilizing Linux and other Open Source software to sculpt real world solutions for business and industry. From cluster farms to embedded systems we have the expertise you need to deploy a cost effective Open Source solution to your problem.



We have unique facilities for combining hardware and software to produce value you can use. We are conversant with audio and video electronics
and know a thing or two about radio and robotics besides. We can combine skills in many disciplines to provide a computer assisted solution.

  

By providing you with an Open Source solution we put you in control. You will rent no secrets from us. While we will be available for support
and maintenance for as we have since 1984, we will provide you with full source code and documentation on everything we do so that you remain in
control.



For a free consultation, to see if there is a Linux solution for you call (310) 581-1536 and ask for Clay Claiborne or email him at href="mailto:cjc@CosmosEng.com">cjc@CosmosEng.com.



For an example of our work see this Linux Journal article "Making Inodes Behave" on a project we did for General Dynamics

Networking

Networking

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We can design, build and maintain your network of thousands of workstations, servers and associated equipment.
We have been an authorized Novell Reseller since 1988.    
Netware Resellers since 1988


For more information call (310) 581-1536 or email info@CosmosEng.com

Secure Wireless Installations

Secure Wireless Installations

The future is wireless
Don't let your important business on personal communications ride out on the wind. WEP is not enough.

Secure Wireless Installations

The future is wireless
Don't let your important business on personal communications ride out on the wind. WEP is not enough. The security that comes with your 802a and 802g wireless equipment can be broken by automatic cracking utilities anyone can download off the Internet.

We can setup up your wireless network to use IPSec. That will make it impossible to crack and your wireless communications will be as secure as your wired network.

We can setup one hot-spot or a network of them to cover a large indoor and outdoor area. We can set up your long distant VPN with directional antennas and eliminate whole sections of your phone bill. We also do those very special wireless jobs like RS-232 wireless links. Our engineering department can give all kinds of things a wireless interface.



For more information please call (310) 581-1536 or email: info@CosmosEng.com

Software Solutions

Software Solutions

They say Linux is free as in beer and free as in speech. We know Linux and the applications

Software Solutions

They say Linux is free as in beer and free as in speech. We know Linux and the applications
that run on Linux. And if it doesn't exist, we have programmers who can create it. Let us be your guide to the world of free software and we can save
you a fortune, and save your nerves into the bargain.

For more information call (310) 581-1536 or email info@CosmosEng.com

Spam & Virus Protection

Spam & Virus Protection

Our anti-virus program has both a before and after division. Before you have a virus problem we can make sure you stay that way. We can scan all your drives and make sure they are virus free.
Then we can install the appropriate anti-virus software to provide you with continuing protection. We can also provide anti-virus filters for your
email servers, web servers and download servers.
After a virus has struck we can speed your recovery. We can quarantine or clean the virus or worm. We can rebuild your file system and many times we can recover lost files.

To fight spam we can install the
SpamAssassin on your mail server. It will filter out up to 95% of the spam before it ever gets to your mail box without losing any important mail.
For more information please call (323) 219-6507 or email: info@CosmosEng.com

System Security

System Security

Spy software versus Open Source

System Security

Spy software vesus Open Source
If you are serious about security you have to go with open source solutions. There is no other way. From whom would Microsoft protect you? Even if they could?


We have the tools to make you safe. Firewalls, VPNs, SSH, SSL, IPSec and an operating system that has under gone an unprecedented peer review.


For more information call (310) 581-1536 or email info@CosmosEng.com