Hitting the spotlight on YouTube

A few weeks ago we had a bunch of devices in the office and we decided to do a few off the cuff videos.

Here is Peter’s début as a star and Ray as the director.

The Lenovo 8 Inch tablet

The first Video was not that great but we got better.

Achievetec Product Demo – Lenovo Yoga

Achievetec Product Demo – Lenovo Carbon X

Achievetec Product Overview – Lenovo 8 inch tablet

Achievetec Product Overview – Motorola TC55

Achievetec Product Overview – Motorola ET1

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Aava Mobile to unveil 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet for businesses

Aava Windows Tablet

Finnish startup Aava Mobile is believed to be showing off a Windows 8.1 tablet, sporting an 8.3-inch HD display and powered by the Intel Atom tablet processor code-named Bay Trail, at the IDF (Intel Developer Forum) next week. So what will we be looking to see in this latest product powering Microsoft’s OS?

The HD screen will feature 1920×1200 pixels and will join a growing group tablets with screens under 10 inches. The real kicker with Aava Mobile’s tablet is that it won’t be sold to consumers, but will instead be built to order for vertical markets, including health care, education and public services. That’s not to say the average consumer won’t be able to purchase one as it’s reported Aava will make the tablet available through other device makers.

No price has been revealed, but Intel has Bay Trail CPU tablets priced at between $350 and $400. The startup estimates battery life to be around 10 hours and will include features that will make the product more appealing to enterprises, which is something that will surely please Microsoft with its Windows 8 OS being packed for business to take full advantage of. As well as the 10 hours of juice, the battery is also swappable.

Aava Windows 8 tablet Back

Find yourself low on charge? Simply get the spare out your bag. The image above shows the removable rear cover.

Docking capabilities will be supported and the device itself has been tested to withstand drops of up to 1 meter, as well as performing well in both high and low temperatures. Piotr Frasunkiewicz, co-founder of Aava Mobile, notes that while Windows 8 adoption has been poor so far in tablets and the PC world, demand will pick up.

He states that “in vertical markets, the legacy of Windows is a benefit,” explaining companies will look to upgrade to tablets that support exiting applications and deployments.

* Content from WP Central

The AAVA Tablet is distributed in the UK by Box Technologies under the name of Cielo.

Achievetec is a Box Technology partner and we can supply the Cielo any configuration required.

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Cielo Tablet: Windows 8.1 Industry Enterprise Tablet

Cielo Tablet

The Box cielo tablet is an enterprise class tablet PC built for business to embrace  mobile technology.  Running either Windows 8 Industry or Android,and sporting a fully integrated Chip & PIN device, the cielo tablet is the ideal device which may be quickly and easily integrated into your existing Windows  IT infrastructure.

The Box cielo tablet is the ideal platform to support a retailer’s existing EPoS applications as well as new clienteling and mobile EPoS solutions.

Measuring a comfortable 8.3″ or 10.1″, and with a slim, light body, the new Box cielo tablet is certain to be a winningTablet MOOD Small choice to support in-store assisted sales. Box has carefully studied the specific needs of the retail community and has designed and delivered a tablet to support the retailer at every stage in the sales process.

  • Rugged 8.3″ or 10.1″ tablet  supporting Windows 8.1 embedded Industry Retail or Android
  • Small footprint dock with Bluetooth and a wide range of USB, network and expansion ports
  • IP54 rated  for excellent splash and dust resistance
  • Drop resistant to 1-metre, [1.8m with optional MIL cover]
  •  Z3745 quad-core Bay Trail-T processor
  • Bright 1900×1280 hi-resolution screen
  • Integrated Chip & PIN device
  • Integrated 2-D scanner
  • Carry-sling for secure, effort-less portability
  • Desk-top slick pole mount capability for retail and hospitality use

* Content from Box Technolgies

Achievetec is a Box Technology partner.



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How 3 levels of locationing can dramatically change store engagement



A shopper visits a retail store armed with their mobile phone but does the retailer know, or be able to identify, or interact with them. Sound familiar? Essentially retailers are leaving customers to navigate the store, and find and pay for their items without any engagement whatsoever.

But what if the retailer could connect with the customers at multiple points throughout the store? They would be able to welcome them upon entry, suggest products and promotions relative to the aisle they’re in, and create offers personalised to their shopping history and preferences. Motorola Solutions Mpact platform for mobile marketing can do just this, and in the process, increase profits and customer satisfaction.

The 3 levels of store locationing: Presence, Zone, Position

MPact provides three tiers of locationing for customer engagement of – presence, zone, and position. With this advanced locationing capability, you will know who is in the store, how long they are in certain store sections and what type of products they’re shopping for to provide a personalized shopping journey that elevates the experience .

Detect customers as they walk through the door, or are even while they’re still in the car park. Send them a hello and personalised assistance for their store visit. By doing so, the retailer will be delivering a positive impression, even before the shopping experience has started.

Wherever customers are in-store, with locationing it possible to know exactly which area they’re in, so the retailer can send zone specific offers e.g. 20% off selected kitchenware. In bigger stores customers may not be able to find their way around. locationing can push out maps, layouts and step-by-step directions. It will save customers valuable time, make them feel supported and well assisted, and much happier with their experience as a result.

Know exactly where a customer is, even right down to item level. Using the latest Bluetooth and wireless locationing technology retailers will be able to pinpoint their precise position (down to just one metre). Send promotions to their smartphone right at the physical point of selection e.g. an e-coupon for a kettle, and provide the information where it’s needed most – right at the point of decision.

To get the mix right, it’s a good idea to have all three of these locationing tools. In doing so, retailers will be able to deliver personalisation and assistance at a highly granular level. Customers will enjoy the fact that they can receive reviews and offers precisely when they need them, not when they write or type out their shopping list, or after they’ve left the aisle undecided.

Real-time insight
Locationing doesn’t just mean better interactions with customers. It can also improve operational behaviours through analysing trends and accessing real-time heat maps that show where the store is getting busy. Retailers will then be able to allocate resources accordingly, to improve queuing and making staff available to better serve the customer, for example. It will help to reveal trends and uncover what’s working for the store in terms of merchandise, track seasonal changes, making stock purchasing and store layout decisions more accurate.

When combining location and analytics it will help gain deeper insight into individual customers, by determining their in-store activity, purchase history and preferences. All of this can be fed back to internal teams and stored in data archives for use by ‘connected staff’ or other promotional activities – depending on the stores data policies.

To ensure the most is made of locationing and analytics, integrate the data captured existing CRM and other marketing and management systems. This will drive both customer and internal satisfaction quickly, and deliver a speedier ROI.

MPact Platform for Mobile Marketing from Motorola Solutions is the first of-its-kind to offer both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® SMART technology, to engage with shoppers in aisle where buying decisions are made. The solution will allow shoppers to opt-in and receive customized offers and personal assistance via their Bluetooth SMART-trigged loyalty app. In addition access Wi-Fi to locate products in store, read reviews, compare prices and look up information.

*Content from Motorola


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MPACT Platform for Mobile Marketing

Engaging the customer using the Motorola MPACT platform

Roll out the red carpet for every shopper that enters your store with MPact Platform for Mobile Marketing — the only indoor locationing solution to utilize both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® Smart technology. MPact allows you to deliver the information that will have the most impact on buying decisions and the customer experience, right to shopper smartphones. And since the information is based on the actual location of shoppers in your store, it’s as relevant and timely as possible — from personal greetings as shoppers enter your store to special offers based on dwell times for specific products. The result? More sales. More satisfied customers. And more repeat visits. MPact — personalized in-store shopping done right.


MPact provides three tiers of locationing for customer engagement of – presence, zone, and position. With this advanced locationing capability, you will know who is in the store, how long they are in certain store sections and what type of products they’re shopping for to provide a personalized shopping journey that elevates the experience.Reliable
MPact has class-leading reliability no matter what the network environment. Whether its Wi-Fi locationing, with Motorola Solutions scalable Wi-Fi portfolio powered by the WiNG 5 network, or it’s the micro-locationing enabled by Bluetooth® SMART technology beacons, you get extremely accurate locationing capability.

Cost effective
With a unified platform that delivers both, Wi-Fi locationing and Bluetooth® SMART based microlocationg to meet the needs of shopper engagement at the right time and the right place, MPact delivers a cost-effective solution to retailers.


MPact gives retailers the insight and power to impact consumer behavior by providing detailed analytics around which areas of the store are the most visited and which products are the most popular. It also enables prompt, meaningful engagement for customers by allowing them to navigate your store with ease, access product reviews and price comparisons, and receive personalized promotional offerings.

Bluetooth SMART Beacons
Our Bluetooth® Smart beacons can operate in various modes including iBeacon™. Beacons enable the next level of customer engagement by providing real-time location triggers and notifications, prompting shoppers to access privileges offered by the retailer.

Installation and Maintenance Toolbox
Make beacon deployment easy and managing a beacon network even easier with this installation toolkit. Whether it’s iBeacon™ mode, battery save mode or MPact mode, this application helps you stage all the tags you need with ease. The software is easy to set up and you can select which beaconing frequency, beacon range and beacon transmission mode you want. It also checks the accuracy of your floor plan as you install the beacons to help prevent, among other things, too much spacing in between tags.

Software Development Kit
We offer a Software Development Kit (SDK) to enable impactful customer engagement for iOS and Android smart phones with easy integration into the loyalty application. The development kit enables iBeacons for iOS and Android alike so that shoppers can get personalized notifications on their devices after they opt-in via the loyalty application.

Location and Analytics Software
MPact comes with cloud ready software that aggregates location data from Wi-Fi & Bluetooth® Smart. It provides insightful analytics on customer visits and dwell time for your retail chain, as well as visibility into the health of the beacon network. With an HTML5 front end and a hadoop backend for big data to crunch through the millions of client end points, this solution is scalable for your datacenter/private cloud.

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