SOCAR Energy Switzerland Selects Signalhorn to Provide Business-Critical Network Services to Its Gas Stations Across Switzerland

July 1, 2013

BACKNANG, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2013) -   

Highlights:

  • SOCAR Energy Switzerland entrusts Signalhorn to deliver a range of solutions fundamental to day-to-day operations
  • Service to encompass POS operations at 160 Swiss gas stations, including payment processing
  • Long term contract endorses Signalhorn's ability to deliver market-beating network reliability and security

Leading business network solutions provider Signalhorn has been selected by the SOCAR ENERGY Switzerland to migrate and manage the telecommunications and other network services of its chain of petrol/gas stations in Switzerland. Terms of the long-term contract were not disclosed. SOCAR Energy Switzerland belongs to SOCAR, the State-owned energy company of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The agreement calls for Signalhorn to manage all the point of sale (POS) operations of SOCAR's network of 160 Swiss stations. Signalhorn will manage these services employing an integrated combination of satellite, 3G, DSL, MPLS and Internet-based solutions, plus the wide range of managed services required to support complex software, security, and transport requirements.

"The agreement with SOCAR Energy Switzerland showcases our company's ability to build, rollout, and manage complex, technology-agnostic POS networks," said Helmut Böttcher, Signalhorn's Vice President of Oil & Gas Sales. "Our solution uses a combination of terrestrial and satellite capabilities that provide redundancy and ensure that the retail outlets can provide purchase convenience to customers while maximizing reliability with 100% connectivity."

Signalhorn currently supports approximately 10,000 POS sites globally. This gives the company a depth of experience and expertise to deliver the highest levels of quality and reliability in the telecommunications market, especially for services involving payment processing networks.

In July 2012, SOCAR acquired the entire Swiss business of Esso Schweiz GmbH from ExxonMobil, including the Esso brand network of service stations.

"After the acquisition of the Swiss sites, we looked for the right communications provider for our retail stations," said Stefan Plogmann, IT Manager of SOCAR Energy Switzerland. "Signalhorn already provided the connectivity for the previous owner, ExxonMobil. Consequently they immediately understood our objectives and crafted the new terrestrial solution to fit our needs, allowing us to streamline our networks."

About Signalhorn
The Signalhorn Group of Companies is a leading global provider of managed end-to-end communications solutions and services. Signalhorn has over 40 years of unmatched experience and knowledge in the design and operation of large and complex networks employing satellite and terrestrial technologies, delivering solutions over converged technology platforms that provide the most robust and reliable always-on communication networks. Signalhorn customers include local to international organizations, varying in degrees of complexity in their network requirements.