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Custom Integrated Solutions
Gateway is your one-stop source for a wide range of custom built, factory configured computing solutions delivered direct to your site. Our Custom Integrated Solutions (CIS) department is just one way we can flexibly meet your technology needs for qualifying purchases, whether it's a simple software install or complex integration of customized hardware and software.

How It Works

Our CIS team is like a specialized value-added reseller (VAR) that works inside Gateway Factories, customizing our products on demand to fit your needs. For qualifying orders, CIS can install:

" Client-supplied images. You create the basic disk image and we can pre-install it on
  any Gateway computer. Or if you prefer, CIS software engineers will build a custom image
  to your specifications.

" Non-standard components. Need special software and/or hardware options installed on
  your system? CIS can make sure your systems arrive with these features pre-installed
  and ready-to-run.

" Asset tags. Many companies now use asset tracking to keep tabs on expensive
  equipment. With CIS, your order can arrive with custom tags already affixed.

" Network configurations. One of the most tedious parts of setup is network
  configuration. CIS can install customized network settings so that systems arrive ready to
  boot up on your network -- right out of the box.

Major Time and Cost Savings

The benefits of custom integration are many, including significant time and cost savings, as well as one-stop shopping for systems and setups. Compared with traditional two-step distribution methods, CIS improves product reliability, shortens the total delivery cycle, and boosts productivity by freeing scarce technical resources to spend time on more important activities.

All components and software images are installed and tested at Gateway's ISO-certified manufacturing facility before shipment. This ensures a high level of product uniformity, which in turn is the key to reducing downstream support costs. Qualifying orders include any volume of Gateway servers or any order of 20 similarly configured Gateway™ E-Series or GP desktops or Solo® portables delivered over a 90-day period. All customer-specified components must meet applicable FCC and UL approvals.

Contact Us
For more details on how CIS can help, contact your local sales representative who can ask the right questions and get the right answers for you. If you have a special question you'd like to ask CIS directly, send an e-mail to .

 Sale subject to Limited Warranty and Terms & Conditions agreement.
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