The Success-Story of the AIM-37 at the Hellfest in France


Introduction

Hellfest is a metal festival held annually in Clisson, France, and one of the biggest of its kind. This year (2017), with thenumber of attendees reaching more than 180,000, innovative logistical solutions were essential for ensuring that thefestivities ran smoothly for both guests and performers. The French company PayinTech offered the organizers ofHellfest its payment systems software solution for convenient payment service. However, PayinTech found that mostconsumer-grade tablets either had insufficient capabilities to run their software or an inconveniently located NFCreader. The company needed more advanced equipment suited for high-volume commercial environments in order tofacilitate cashless payments at the festival.

PayinTech established a collaboration with Advantech in Europe to create a suitable solution for the desired application.Advantech iRetail offered assistance with integrating their software solution, eventually determining that its AIM-37tablet with printer cradle provided the ideal hardware. Accordingly, Advantech provided PayinTech with a demo unit fortesting.

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Advantech, Carrefour Taiwan and Intel Team Up for Building Taiwan’s First Intelligent Hypermarket

When most of the supermarket chains are facing a downtrend of their annual sales revenue, Carrefour Taiwan makes a 10% growth rate in annual sales revenue in 2016, and even makes the top 5 region among Global Carrefour’s list.

What’s the secret?

Carrefour Taiwan team is always thinking about the customers: how to improve the service quality? How to achieve zero-customer-complaints in each store? How to make shoppers enjoy every moment in Carrefour Taiwan stores?

Carrefour Taiwan came to Advantech and told us, their priority in making each strategical decision is all about customers. Seeing the global retail industry is revolving, Carrefour Taiwan knows they have to go further and to lead customers to go beyond traditional retailing.
 “The core is to deliver better service to our customers.” Rami Batieh, the CEO of Carrefour Taiwan said to us during his first visit to Advantech Linkou IoT campus.
 This is the starting point where we begin to discuss with Carrefour Taiwan team how to create real value to shoppers who does shopping in hypermarkets and supermarkets.

Amway Implements Advantech Kiosks and POS Solutions

Currently ranked 2 9th on Forbes’ “America’s Largest Private Companies” list, Amway uses a multi-level marketing model to sell health, beauty, and home care products in various countries. In an effort to offer a truly unique customer shopping experience, Amway planned to build a customer experience center equipped with various interactive “experience kiosks”, such as makeup kiosks and body detection kiosks, that would provide an engaging one-stop shopping environment. Because this would be the first Amway customer experience center, the ability to provide prompt and satisfying service was the company’s most significant concern. To support its vision of providing integrated online and offline services, Amway required reliable, high-performance computing terminals to serve as interactive kiosks and point-of-sale (POS) systems. After evaluating several options, Amway selected Advantech to provide a comprehensive solution capable of supporting diverse applications.
Advantech provided its UTC-510 industrial-grade all-in-one touch computers, for use as interactive kiosks and digital signage displays, and its UPOS-510 POS system.

Read the whole implementation HERE

AIM-37 at the Hellfest in France: An Application Story

We successfully served over 150 000 people at the Hellfest in France together with PayinTech! Have a look at the application story below. Advantech iRetail solutions help to create a festival or event in a professional manner. Mobile POS systems allow hospitality solutions that are fully are customized for unique service needs and allow hospitality businesses to operate more efficiently by better managing their facilities and staff base on the real-time data collected from all intelligent devices. For more info please visit: http://select.advantech.com/iretail/ 

Use the Power of IoT to Get New Customers

Our partner Intel has written an interesting article that we would like to share with you. We know that the Internet of Things Technology (IoT) has been discussed to bring a faster, safer, more flexible and comfortable way for retail and hospitality businesses to service their customers. However, the technology has much more in store for you then just that. It can also “Wow” your potential new customers and get them interested in your store. Investing in this might be the next big differentiator in brick-and-mortar stores and hotel and restaurant locations. Have a deeper look into THIS ARTICLE

The History of POS Systems

Point of Sales (POS) systems have not been around for that long, but are already considered the second most important item on every retail and hospitality business, after the actual products or services of course. This is rather logical, as this is where the transaction of goods and services is officially executed.
If you are interested in knowing a little more about the history of POS systems, we have found THIS interesting article that briefly describes how the POS entered the mind of every retailer.

Get #theMobileTouch with Advantech’s 10″ Mobile Tablet POS System

AIM-37 is an industrial-grade mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) system with a built-in barcode scanner and HD Corning® Gorilla® Glass display offering a mean time between failures (MTBF) of up to 12,000 hours. The system design is surprisingly thin (17 mm) and lightweight (800 g) to ensure maximum portability. AIM-37 features an IP54-rated front panel for protection from water and dust, as well as a directly bonded touchscreen with water tolerance and palm rejection for enhanced operation. Additionally, AIM-37 can be integrated with various peripherals and flexible installation mounts to support diverse applications.