Aerohive Drives A-Katsastus Operations In Sweden

WLAN Network Challenges

IT manager, Ari Järvinen, is responsible for implementing the network infrastructure of A-Katsastus’ Swedish operations. A key component of its IT architecture is the provision of a wireless network (WLAN). “At each station, we require a wireless network to support vehicle testing and inspection—employees use handheld PDAs from which they access the company’s ERP system and diagnostic applications,” explains Järvinen.

“PDAs give mechanics the mobility to move around the vehicle, which would be impossible with a desktop PC, and automates data input. This ensures A-Katsastus has access to accurate, real-time data across its business systems, helping to increase operational efficiency in our stations and improve the service for customers. To achieve this, a wireless network has to be of Ethernet quality.”

Whilst the resilience and performance of the WLAN is essential to A-Katsastus’ business processes, so too was the desire to deploy a network that would scale cost effectively and require little maintenance in the long-term.

Järvinen says; “To achieve growth targets, our IT infrastructure needs to be simple and quick to deploy. This helps to keep operational costs to a minimum and we can focus resources into opening stations on-demand, without technical delays.”


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