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Aerohive WLAN Solution Picked by Dutch Supermarket Chain Hoogvliet

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November 01, 2012

Aerohive WLAN Solution Picked by Dutch Supermarket Chain Hoogvliet

By Shamila Janakiraman
TMCnet Contributor


Hoogvliet, a Dutch supermarket chain, has deployed Aerohive Networks (News - Alert) WLAN solution in its stores in The Netherlands.

Aerohive, a specialist in controller-less Wi-Fi and cloud-enabled networking, will deliver connectivity, capacity and management capabilities via its WLAN solution to support more than 4000 self-scan terminals and 62 discount terminals in the Hoogvliet stores.

“Our investment in the Aerohive WLAN solution means our self-scan and discount systems are easily able to deal with the vast amount of pressure large volumes of users produce at any one time. Enabling in-store features like Zelfscan allow us to maintain our position in the marketplace, as we continue to deliver quality and value for money to our customers globally,” explained Albert Cornelisse, IT manager, Hoogvliet.

In order to enhance its customer experience, Hoogvliet has introduced the self-scanning and discount service. For this it required a scalable, resilient wireless infrastructure to deploy Zelfscan, the self-scan system.

Additionally, Hoogvliet wanted customers to leverage discount offers and installed the discount terminal in 62 supermarkets.

An optimized wireless network that can manage huge volumes of traffic on numerous devices was imperative to manage from a central point and remotely.

The supermarket chain selected Aerohive’s unique architecture as it delivered on all requirements with a simple, convenient, easy-to-manage and cost-effective solution.

Hoogvliet is leveraging the Aerohive WLAN to support more than 4000 Motorola (News - Alert) MC17 terminals, 62 Motorola MC55s, 62 Zebra QL220 + printers and 50 plus computers.  The WLAN provides optimum resilience to work without any connection to the central point, emphasized officials.

The central point at the Hoogvliet head office takes care of the configuration and management of all APs and wireless devices on the network. Customers use the self-scan service and discount terminals by scanning items as they go, enabling real-time subtotaling and the delivery of alerts on offers and savings.

The system relies heavily on the secure, resilient Wi-Fi connection.

Hoogvliet is also using the Aerohive solution at its new frozen foods warehouse to implement an optimized Wi-Fi environment to its employees controlling the logistics systems.

BCS (Baggage Control Services) Group, a baggage handling and logistics specialist and supplier of end-to-end solutions for the aviation industry, has also deployed Aerohive’s collaborative virtual network environment solution for its distributed offices and project teams across the globe.

Edited by Braden Becker

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