German Beverage Supplier Lippert Deploys Aerohive Networks Wireless infrastructure

Perfectly Linked Locations: Data Applications and Telephony Operating on a Single Wireless Network

Munich, Germany and Sunnyvale, Calif. — March 10, 2016 — Aerohive Networks® (NYSE:HIVE) provided top German beverage logistics provider Lippert with an innovative wireless solutions for its inventory and logistics management infrastructure. The new system provides a close interconnection between the company's locations, improved internal operating efficiency, and makes it easy to manage the network remotely.

News Facts

  • The Lippert group is one of the leading specialist beverage wholesalers in the states of Bavaria, Saxony, and Thuringia. As part of the “TOP-Getränke” alliance, Lippert is one of Germany's five top selling retailers. The group now uses WLAN solutions supplied by Aerohive Networks. The IT department's priorities were to simplify its site networking - referred to by Aerohive as "branch on demand" - achieve comprehensive coverage of all warehouses, and install a VoIP-capable telecommunications system.
  • The company's premises have some very high ceilings and high levels of humidity, making it a challenge to create an effective WLAN network. The new Aerohive WLAN network enables voice and data applications to work perfectly in these difficult conditions, with efficient information exchange between servers and user hardware.
  • Warehouse workers receive logistics instructions through mobile barcode scanners connected to access points via the WLAN and are therefore able to identify and load merchandise faster. This has significantly improved the logistics efficiency of the warehouses.

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“Aerohive’s solutions are easily scalable to meet growing needs efficiently and cost-effectively,” said Marco Arlt, IT department, Unternehmensgruppe Lippert. “Data and voice both run on the WLAN infrastructure, so we’re saving the expense of setting up and running two separate networks. HiveManager® lets us act as system administrators from any of the company's locations. And IBIS can provide remote support at any time if we need it.”

“The infrastructure is fully wireless, so Lippert has a single, stable network for data and telephony," said Karl-Heinz Goller, president of Lippert's IT consultant IBIS. “The new system is certified by Aerohive and ascom, the Swiss telecoms group.”

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About the Lippert Group

The company's logistics sites and its own outlets have a total of 240 employees. It offers a full spectrum of products and services, a highly skilled staff, an efficient logistics system, timely and comprehensive service and a high level of beverage know-how. Customers may also order wine online and have it delivered anywhere in Germany. Contact: +49 (0) 9281 6170 0, info@getraenke-lippert.de

About IBIS

IBIS Gesellschaft für System- und Datentechnik mbH provides IT and TC services to medium-sized businesses. The company specializes in VMware® virtualization, business applications creation and distribution using Citrix® technology, Lotus Notes Domino to display workflow-oriented business processes, securing corporate networks with Watchguard® solutions and planning and realizing a converged telecommunications infrastructure by linking TC and IT. IP-based solutions are implemented: innovaphone IP telephony, UC solutions using caesar by caseris® and wireless technology from Aerohive Networks and ascom. Its services include system design analysis and consultancy, project management and realization, system integration, maintenance and support. Contact: +49 (0) 9208 689 0, vertrieb@ibisonline.de

About Aerohive Networks

Aerohive (NYSE: HIVE) enables our customers to simply and confidently connect to the information, applications, and insights they need to thrive. Our simple, scalable, and secure platform delivers mobility without limitations. For our customers worldwide, every access point is a starting point. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, please visit www.aerohive.com, call us at 408-510-6100, follow us on Twitter @Aerohive, subscribe to our blog, join our community or become a fan on our Facebook page.

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