Giahi and a&f – Cooperation that’s more than skin deep
Giahi AG is the leading tattoo studio in Europe. Together with a&f systems ag, a holistic, standardised IT infrastructure concept was developed that can be adapted for all Giahi branches. Following the project start with a&f at the Zürich Löwenstrasse studio, two further locations were opened in Basel and Lucerne, and integrated into the project.
The starting point
With the relocation of the Giahi AG headquarters from Winterthur to Zürich, the time had come to standardise and improve the network structure at the headquarters. Above all, Giahi wanted clean documentation and a competent point of contact. In addition, a dedicated network for customers was to be set up to guarantee data security. The challenge was in understanding the existing structure and identifying the potential for improvement.
WiFi infrastructure with Cisco
By means of Cisco products, a&f systems ag delivered and installed a firewall, network switches and a comprehensive WiFi infrastructure in the Giahi studios. Thanks to Cisco Meraki, administration for the WiFi management is central and cloud-based. This facilitates integrated WiFi configuration and monitoring for all shops. The a&f team configured stable and comprehensive WiFi for staff, guests and artists, as well as for the operation of the Sonos sound systems.
WiFi guest access with Facebook login
Customers can log into the secure Giahi WiFi network using Facebook login. Through the Facebook connection, users are redirected to the Giahi Facebook page, where they can leave a comment or like the page. User access is fast and straightforward.
The entire project was realised without major obstacles. The new IT infrastructure works consistently and smoothly in all Giahi branches. a&f continues to act as a central contact for Giahi in the event any IT infrastructure issues arise.