Headphone demonstration system

Headphone demonstration system

Sales enablement is a relatively new buzzword yet it relates to the simple process of using something to captivate your potential customer; something that has been around forever! BitBox's expertise in the design and manufacture of electronics has been called on in the creation of an EPOS (Electronic Point of Sale) tool 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 time scale 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, easy to use and cope with the constant and demanding use of one customer after another.

The BitBox Approach

As our customers testify, a benefit of using BitBox is that all of our experts are available in our Basingstoke facility. This joined up approach to electronics and software design and manufacture ensured that we had the confidence to take on 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.

Results

Taking advantage of the complete BitBox service, we designed, tested and produced a ready-for-manufacture product 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 installed into stores around the UK. In the battle with online shopping, the client created an exciting and effective Electronic Point Of Sale experience for consumers while demonstrating the hi-tech product.

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

 

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