Vianet, the beerflow monitoring company formerly known as Brulines, has reported that first quarter trading has been “in line with management’s expectations”. In a trading update ahead of its AGM this morning, chairman James Newman said: “Commercial progress across the group has continued, particularly for iDraughtTM, Nucleus Smart TillsTM and our VendExpertTM vending telemetry solution. “The Vianet Fuel Solutions division is experiencing strong interest and gaining traction for its end to end product portfolio with forecourt operators and is expected to achieve monthly breakeven during the H1. “Although the board believes challenging economic conditions will continue for some time yet, we are encouraged by the growth prospects across the group’s divisions and view the future with confidence.” Last month Vianet reported a decline in full-year sales on the back of a decrease in turnover across its leisure division, as a number of its pub company customers take their lower margin cellar audit management in house. Turnover for the year was £22.9m (2011: £24.2m), with pre-tax profit down from £3m in 2011 to £2.3m post exceptional costs. The company is set to target more managed pub operators to grow sales in its leisure division.