8/6/2018

Leading German e-bike company deploys Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise communications infrastructure and customer service solution.

ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, today announced that leading German e-bike manufacturer PROPHETE has transformed its communications infrastructure with a state-of-the-art converged voice and data, and customer service solution. The new Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise network provides mobile connectivity for all 400 PROPHETE employees and fail-safe connection in all critical areas, from the high-end assembly workplace to the customer service center.

PROPHETE is always driving new ideas with its product design – latest developments include RFID chips in its e-bikes, which in conjunction with a smartphone, unlock the bike, support navigation and display the remaining energy. The new deployment has significantly improved wired and wireless connectivity, enabling staff to access core Enterprise Resource Planning systems in real-time via mobile devices. The advanced Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise technology simplifies network management, providing visualized automatic call transfers and real-time statistics for evaluation of customer service activities. This, together with skill-based routing, enables call center managers to dynamically react to call center traffic at any time. 

The company’s new communications solution, designed and implemented by long-standing ALE business partner Nachrichtentechnik Bielefeld GmBH (NTB), is powered by Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch® 6900 LAN switches. These are deployed in a virtual chassis architecture, alongside Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess® WLAN access points and controllers to form the enterprise-wide network. The contact center is powered by the Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch® solution for call management, and real-time statistics with centralized network administration are provided through the Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista 8770 NMS®.

Thomas Myller, Project Manager ICT Infrastructure, PROPHETE
"The expansion of our business operations and the introduction of a monitor-guided repair system demanded reliable connectivity, real-time communications and more effective network management tools. Thanks to the up-to-the-minute technology and the flawless implementation from NTB, we are confident that we are keeping our competitive edge while also matching our customer service goals.”

Daniel Brosend, Managing Director, Nachrichtentechnik Bielefeld GmBH
"PROPHETE is a highly innovative company, which is reflected by this deployment. With Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise technology, NTB was able to provide PROPHETE with a state-of-the-art communications infrastructure and customer service solution that meets their current and future needs to support their ongoing digital transformation."

Ingo Schneider, Director of Business Development Data Network Infrastructure, Europe North, ALE 
"The installation at PROPHETE illustrates how seamlessly the different components of our offer work together – voice and data, LAN and WLAN, call center and network management. This gives customers a complete converged solution which ensures real-time visibility and control while meeting all their individual communication requirements.”

About PROPHETE
PROPHETE is a driving force in the two-wheeler industry and an innovation leader in hypermarkets and online retailing. Here the name PROPHETE stands for inventiveness, technical know-how and many years of experience. Our high-quality and low-priced product range offers everything that characterizes contemporary mobility - from bicycles and e-bikes to accessories.
In order to drive forward trend-setting developments and to produce products that advance people, we are constantly working to improve and optimize processes. This steady development as well as the cooperation with world-leading manufacturers in the industry contribute to our market leadership in many product lines in Germany and Europe.
The expansion of our business operations and the introduction of a monitor-guided repair system demanded reliable connectivity, real-time communications and more effective network management tools. Thanks to the up-to-the-minute technology and the flawless implementation from NTB, we are confident that we are keeping our competitive edge while also matching our customer service goals.

Thomas Myller, Project Manager ICT Infrastructure, PROPHETE

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