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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Are “Whole Foods” soon “Digital Foods”?

The retail world got into shock when news spread that the US supermarket chain Whole Foods was bought by Amazon lasts weekend. Is this going to change the supermarket or even the whole brick-and-mortar retail landscape? Maybe it is time to re-think how shopping is done and implement technology to create a better experience for the customer. Isaac Sacolick shows some lessons he learned while going shopping HERE.

POS Software: Reasons for Web-based Applications

After having a look at the evolution of POS systems, we now will take a look at what powers the hardware.
The best POS system can only do so much without adjusted, proper retail and hospitality software installed on it. Most of the times a common operating system like Microsoft Windows or Linux is used and then the company software is installed on it. However, the trend is going to web- or cloud-based applications instead of locally installed software. HERE are five reasons why.

Be Part of the Grand iRetail Launch

Advantech iRetail Grand Launch

In a couple of weeks Advantech iRetail will launch their best products to date for the retail and hospitality sector. The products will be made available through our eStore immediately on that date, so stay tuned to be part of this exciting times for your retail and hospitality business!

Experience #theMobileTouch at ISE 2017

As we know that the anticipation is as grand as our product launch, we have created a campaign around the ISE 2017 in Amsterdam. Visit our booth to find out more! You can find us in Hall 8 K205. To participate in this promotion click here

The new UBX Series is here

Our new intelligent box PC is great for various applications in the retail and hospitality industry, as it does not have any fans or other ventilation holes, preventing it from getting dirty and thus the intrusion of foreign matter. The UBX-310 UBX offers sufficient I/O ports for your business. Invest in high quality industrial grade standards with the UBX-310, the fast and reliable solution!
Have we made you curious? Click here to learn more and see the whole product specs!

UBX-310D

UBX-310D

Autonomous Digital Signage in Vending with Media4Display

Vend Data Media Solutions is an Irish company specialized in the installation of electronic, remotely configurable vending machines that offer data and media components in points of sale. 

VDMS machines have integrated software for real-time monitoring, automated stock reordering, sales and transaction monitoring with digital advertising and information screens. Hundreds of VDMS vending machines are already installed across Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.

On the one side, VDMS was looking for a digital signage solution to equip its vending machines to display advertisements on the built-in displays.On the other side, retailers were looking for a complete solution to manage time, service quality and speed, the health of their staff and to reduce shrinkage.

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Intelligent Customer Visit Management System

Location: Bank branches in the Middle East

The wealth of most Arab nations makes the Middle East a highly competitive market for the banking industry. Banks have invested considerable resources into attracting and retaining VIP customers, with many banks hoping to expand their business and gain new customers by offering additional services and opening more branches. However, as the number of customers visiting branches increases, identifying VIP customers and maintaining a high service quality are becoming considerable challenges for bank staff.

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Creating more engaging shopping experiences in the IoT-Era

1.2 Trillion US-Dollars – that’s how critically the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) will be on the retail market alone in the next few years according to a report by McKinsey. With solutions like “Automated Checkout”, “Real-Time In Store Promotions” and “Customer Experience Optimization” , retail is  undergoing a change as big as the step from mom-and-pop stores to supermarkets. Advantech supports retailers to face this challenge by providing the technology needed to create engaging shopping experiences in the IoT-Era. After heading the transformation in Asia Advantech now answers the call for intelligent retail solutions in the European market. At this year’s EuroCIS from 23rd to 25th February the company has presented itself, its solutions and its experiences from Asia.

The shopping mall of the future has interactive self-service terminals which will give the consumer information, directions and show favored products. Multimedia displays will recognize their audience and show advertisements which will most likely effect the consumers – depending on age and gender. And reportings from the intelligent video analytics can immediately show how effective these ads have been. While retailers in Germany are only starting to grasp the impact of the digital revolution for their business, in other parts of the world digital iRetail solutions are already common. Especially in modern and dynamic cities of Asia, these futuristic visions are already reality.

One successful case is from one of the Europe’s leading manufacturers of premium travel and carry-on luggage. The German luggage brand adopted Advantech’s digital signage solution at its flagship store in Taipei 101 for interactive promotion broadcasting.

Advantech partners with local system integrators to bring its customers the most innovative retail and hospitality solutions, including POS, self-serving-kiosks, interactive digital signage, smart mirror, digital menu boards, indoor navigation, and cloud queue service.

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Advantech @ Digital-in-Store Paris

Advantech will host a booth at the Digital-in-Store event at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, France. You can find us in Hall 1, stand Q018 from September 21st to September 23rd.


The Digital-in-Store event is part of the E-Commerce Paris event. Advantech will show their retail & hospitality computer solutions. Should you wish to make an appointment with one of our sales people, kindly send an email

To get free admittance, please click here

Visit the event website here

Smart City opportunities for a new industrial revolution

In the current information and networking age, the Smart City concept represents a new phase in the next industrial revolution and sustainable city development. The Smart City concept combines the Internet of Things with the latest communication technologies to serve citizens in a smarter manner.

By Yu Sharlene with photographs from TPG – Interview with Ken Yu, Advantech Intelligent Services Vice President

One hundred years ago, the largest city in the world was London, with a population of approximately 6.5 million. However, nowadays, numerous cities have populations of 10 million or more. According to a statistical report by the United Nations, the world’s population is approximately 7 billion, 50% of whom live in cities. This figure is predicted to exceed 65% by 2050. The number of mega-cities with populations in excess of 10 million, such as Tokyo, Delhi, Seoul, Shanghai, Mumbai, Mexico City, Beijing, London, Paris, and New York, has already exceeded 30. The ongoing dramatic increase in population densities places a heavy burden on city infrastructures, local resources, and public security.

 

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