The story of Odfjell

Securing the transshipment operations using the i.safe devices deployed by Hexnode

With Leon Beglinger | Sr. Technical Consultant & Project Engineer at Odfjell

Odfjell

Why Hexnode

“I can easily find the required features, and sometimes I may need to search, but that doesn't make it a difficult application... I like Hexnode”

Industry

Oil & Energy

Location

Botlek Rotterdam, South Holland

Platforms

The story

Odfjell SE is a public limited company, incorporating Odfjell Tankers, Odfjell Terminals and other subdivisions/ joint ventures. Their business deals with the shipping of chemicals and hazardous liquids with high caution and efficiency. They extend 24/7 services to more than 600 customers regularly. Odfjell Terminals (Rotterdam) B.V. is a warehousing and transshipment company for mineral oils and chemicals, situated at Botlek-Rotterdam. In addition to the storage of mineral oils and chemicals, their business activities involve loading and unloading of sea-ships, tank cars, and train wagons.

The field operators at Odfjell are provided with i.safe devices in their workplace. These devices are used to secure mobile communication in potentially hazardous regions. Leon Beglinger, the Sr. Technical Consultant & Project Engineer at Odfjell finds it easy to set up and remotely manage their i.safe Android devices using Hexnode. The simplified user interface helped Leon deploy Hexnode across the devices with maximum efficiency.

“...I could create geofencing policies to track and manage the devices easily”

Leon Beglinger

Sr. Technical Consultant & Project Engineer at Odfjell

Odfjell case study

With Hexnode, Leon could seamlessly use Android Enterprise program that offers high-quality services for enterprise devices by isolating work apps/data from personal apps/data. The program allows effective use of Android devices and apps in the workplace. Enterprise apps could easily be distributed on Android Enterprise enabled devices. The geofencing feature from Hexnode enabled Leon to build a virtual fence around a specific area, and associate various restrictions and configurations over the devices based on their location. When devices enter a geofenced location, the specified policies get automatically associated with the devices.

“...Hexnode is very easy to use and straightforward”

Leon Beglinger

Sr. Technical Consultant & Project Engineer at Odfjell

Odfjell case study with hexnode

The kiosk solution from Hexnode helped the organization to lock down Android devices to specific applications. By utilizing the multi-app kiosk mode from Hexnode, he could restrict the Android devices to a handful of apps and websites. Odfjell could efficiently distribute their in-house apps across the devices using Hexnode. They could also install store apps/enterprise apps, and push app updates without even exiting from the kiosk mode. With Hexnode, enterprise apps could be installed on Android kiosk devices without any user intervention.

“I can easily find the required features, and sometimes I may need to search, but that doesn't make it a difficult application... I like Hexnode”

Leon Beglinger

Sr. Technical Consultant & Project Engineer at Odfjell

In a nutshell

The intuitive and convenient user interface made Leon choose Hexnode after trying various “other” MDMs. The initial setup and configuration of Hexnode were straightforward so that Leon could configure and deploy the devices on his own. The security of the Hexnode software was validated through a penetration test, which is usually performed to discover the security vulnerabilities of a system. Thus, Hexnode became the perfect choice of Odfjell for managing their mobile fleet efficiently, thereby enhancing the overall business productivity.