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Headphone demonstration EPOS system

‘Sales enablement’ is a relatively new buzzword. However, it relates to the simple process of using something to captivate your potential customer. That concept has been around forever! BitBox’s expertise in the design and manufacture of electronics has been called on in the creation of an EPOS system (Electronic Point of Sale) to capture the imagination of customers.

The Challenge

BitBox was approached to design and manufacture an EPOS system to demonstrate a range of popular headphone brands on sale in leading high street retail outlets. The timescale and cost constraints were very tight, requiring a design and prototype within four weeks of the project’s kick-off. The need was to give the consumer total control of what music they wanted to listen to and at what volume as they tested out headphones prior to purchase. The EPOS headphone demonstration system needed to be reliable and easy to use. It should also cope with the constant and demanding use of popular retail environments.

The BitBox Approach

As customers testify, a benefit of using BitBox is that all of our experts are available in our Basingstoke facility. This joined-up approach to design and manufacture proved valuable in succeeding in this demanding and high-profile project. Our solution used a music server as the music source, distributing the audio using S/PDIF to a number of headphone amplifiers. We used an ARM Cortex M3 processor at each headphone station to control the music source, the volume and a small touch interface.


Taking advantage of the complete BitBox service, we designed, tested and produced a ready-for-manufacture EPOS system. More impressively, we achieved this within the client’s tight timescale and budget requirements. Our professional production team went on to manufacture over 2,000 headphone stations in an eight week period. These units are now successfully active in stores around the UK. In the battle with online shopping, the client offers an exciting and effective EPOS experience for consumers.

We look to nurture true partnerships with each client. Our relationship continues to evolve as we build new functionality to the systems and supporting our client through the full product life-cycle.

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