Aerohive Drives Unlimited Wireless LAN for A-Katsastus

Sunnyvale, Calif.and London, England– October 18, 2011 - Aerohive Networks, the pioneer in controller-less Wi-Fi and cloud-enabled networking,announced today that A-Katsastus, a provider of vehicle testing and inspection services in Northern Europe, is deploying Aerohive’s WLAN solution into its stations across Sweden.  Implemented by ICT partner Ymon Oy, A-Katsastus selected Aerohive for its scale, affordability and uncompromising performance.

News Facts

  • Headquartered in Finland, A-Katsastus recently launched its operations in Sweden. The company’s planned growth demanded a network infrastructure that is manageable, cost effective and high performance. 
  • At each station, A-Katsastus requires 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.  WLAN resilience and performance is essential for A-Katsastus’ business processes, however, with its growth plans, so too is scale and affordability.
  • A-Katsastus evaluated a number of WLAN vendors to compare controller versus controller-less solutions.  Accounting for scalability, cost of implementation and ease of management, A-Katsastus selected Aerohive’s Wi-Fi solution.
  • Aerohive’s controller-less architecture minimises the amount of hardware required at each station as well as the complexity of deployment.  IT partner Ymon Oy, which manages A-Katsastus’ network, can simply pre-configure and ship APs directly to the relevant station, using the nearest engineer to install.  With no controller required, the scale of the WLAN is unlimited.
  • Aerohive’s technology enables A-Katsastus to open new stations in-line with its expansion strategy, and be confident that its IT network will help facilitate the company’s revenue targets, as well as streamline customer-facing services.
  • To read the full A-Katsastus case study, please visit


“Aerohive’s controller-less solution offers a more streamlined, lean approach to wireless architecture compared to its competitors,” comments Ari Järvinen, IT manager at A-Katsastus. “Following an initial demonstration of the technology and further pilot installation at a station in Finland, it was immediately obvious that we could keep costs down irrespective of how much the business grows, and still gain in terms of performance.”

“Knowing that our wireless network can scale without limits or hidden cost is reassuring.  Wireless connectivity is essential to our company’s operations but ensuring its efficiency and performance helps contribute to our profitability,” concludes Järvinen.

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Aerohive Networks reduces the cost and complexity of today’s networks with cloud-enabled, distributed Wi-Fi and routing solutions for enterprises and medium sized companies including branch offices and teleworkers. Aerohive’s award-winning cooperative control Wi-Fi architecture, public or private cloud-enabled network management, routing and VPN solutions eliminate costly controllers and single points of failure. This gives its customers mission critical reliability with granular security and policy enforcement and the ability to start small and expand without limitations. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. The company's investorsinclude Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Northern Light Venture Capital and New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA). For more information, please visit, call us at 408-510-6100, follow us on Twitter @Aerohive, subscribe to our blogor become a fan on our Facebook page.