Tokheim Selects OneAccess to Optimize Business-Critical International Network

May 19, 2014

PARIS, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

Award-winning network access solution delivers secure, high-availability

multi-service VPN, enabling centralized management of petrol forecourts worldwide

OneAccess, a global provider of specialist multi-service access routers for telecom
operators and communication service providers, has been selected by Tokheim, a global
managed service provider specializing in the retail oil and gas industry, to optimize and
future-proof its business-critical network that connects thousands of petrol service
station customers worldwide.

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Tokheim connects its customers’ forecourts via Tokheim Net, a purpose-built
international network which supports a range of critical business processes, including
PCI-DSS compliant point-of-sale (POS) connectivity required for fuel sales, secure virtual
private network (VPN) remote access and a combination of remote backup options, including
over 3G. OneAccess was chosen to provide strategic and technical support together with the
network access equipment required to upgrade the legacy VPN configuration.

OneAccess, which offers the widest range of access technologies available in the
market, has delivered a reliable, secure and future-proofed network by configuring its
multi-service access routers to provide a single, dispersed, centrally managed application
delivery platform. The solution was rapidly integrated with Tokheim’s existing
infrastructure in order to centralize the network’s monitoring and management capabilities
and optimize the performance of the applications that enable the filling pumps, POS
terminals and other devices deployed on its customers’ forecourts.

Tokheim can now remotely provision the entire network and, through embedded service
level indicators, remove the need for costly on-site assistance, enabling it to enhance
operational efficiencies. As a result of the implementation, Tokheim can now take full
network ownership and operate exclusively of local Internet Service Providers (ISPs), or
by securely utilizing local ISP network connections, according to each location’s
available access methods.

The implementation, which was trialled throughout 2013, has been recognized as a
networking industry innovation at the 2014 Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation
Awards held in London on 14th May, where it received the Business Service Innovation

Ward Dewerchin, Manager, Host Services and Data Communication, Systems & Electronics
Business Unit, Tokheim says: “In early 2013, we were looking for a new partner to support
the rapidly evolving Tokheim Net. The network was becoming increasingly sophisticated and
needed to be upgraded and managed. We were working with a network solutions provider which
operated through a distributor, but felt it was important that we established a
value-added partnership with a vendor that could work directly with us and be able to
react quickly to the changing needs of the network. OneAccess was the obvious choice,
providing access versatility, experience in distributed enterprise connections,
integration support for its services and cost-effectiveness.

“OneAccess gave us a clear overview of its product roadmap and offered unrivalled
access technologies and connectivity options, along with a great level of support. Trials
were conducted throughout 2013, with the first fully integrated installations completed in
December at seven Belgian sites including Turnhout, Geel and Leuven.”

“By working together with Tokheim, we were able to configure a future-proofed,
centrally managed network that can flex and scale in accordance with the changing demands
of the business,” comments Betrand Meis, CEO, OneAccess. “The end result is a network
architecture that not only meets today’s needs, but can also support the introduction of
future services that could further enhance performance, such as LTE backhaul or next
generation satellite VPNs. We are delighted that this project has been recognized by the
telecoms industry with a GTB award.”



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