Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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3. Utilisation

3.1. How many companies use the ENX network?
3.2. Who is using the ENX network?
3.3. Can ENX be used for intra company connections?
3.4. How do I find additional communcations partners?
3.5. Is ENX open to industries outside the automotive sector?
3.6. In which sectors is ENX already used?
3.7. Am I able to use OFTP1, OFTP2 and/or AS2 on the ENX network?
3.8. How can I get in touch with ENX experts for this FAQ chapter?

 

3.1. How many companies use the ENX network?

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Currently, more than 1.500 legal entities are using ENX in 40 countries worldwide (March 2014)

There are many thousands of individual connections in use. Most powerful users run more than 600 partner connections in parallel on their ENX accesses making it a powerful tool when it comes to standardisation and cost-efficiency.

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3.2. Who is using the ENX network?

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All the automobile manufacturers among the members of ENX Association are using the ENX network.
These are Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, PSA Peuget-Citroen, Porsche, Renault and Volkswagen.

Other automobile manufacturers using ENX are Fiat, Jaguar, Landrover, Seat, Toyota and Volvo Trucks.

However, not all manufacturers use ENX. You can take Chrysler, Opel and Saab as examples for those not being connected.

Besides the manufacturers, the better part of the Tier-1 suppliers and almost all of the major engineering partners in the automotive industry are connected to the ENX network.

Please have a look at our ENX yellow pages for a complete and up-to-date list of all companies connected to the ENX network.

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3.3. Can ENX be used for intra company connections?

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Yes. ENX can be used for any kind of corporate network connectivity.

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3.4. How do I find additional communcations partners?

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There are more than 1.000 companies using ENX.

It is still very likely that there a few companies you are exchanging data with using other means than ENX (X.25, ISDN, Internet or even least lines).

Simply check the user list which can be found in the ENX yellow pages. Simply select your partners and encourage them to realize cost savings by simply using the existing ENX accesses.

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3.5. Is ENX open to industries outside the automotive sector?

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Yes.

See FAQ 1.3. Who can use ENX?

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3.6. In which sectors is ENX already used?

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See FAQ 1.3. Who can use ENX?

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3.7. Am I able to use OFTP1, OFTP2 and/or AS2 on the ENX network?

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Yes. ENX is a a transport network based on the IP protocol family. Therefore you are able to run any IP-supported application using your ENX access.


OFTP stands for Odette File Transfer Protocol, a specific FTP-protocol which is used to exchange EDI-messages in the European Automotive Industry.









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3.8. How can I get in touch with ENX experts for this FAQ chapter?

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In case you have questions which are not covered in this chapter of the FAQ please don't hesitate to contact:

Florian Gleich
Central Services
ENX Association

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