John Lewis Revamps Store WIth SneakerNet

Geny Caloisi

UK based retail giant John Lewis, has revamp its Aberdeen store for Christmas by installing 23 x 19” Digital Displays from AllSee Technologies.

The screens are used around the shop and in particular at the Espresso Bar, to display menus, offers and advertisements.

The 19″ screen have a built in media player that accepted a USB stick and also SD and Compact Flash memory cards.

“The simple plug and play system was perfect for staff to quickly and easily update the content of the screens” we were told!

AllSee Technologies provided the digital displays, software and the free wall mounts. The company also offers after sales service offered by AllSee, with a dedicated customer service team as well as a team of engineers and technicians to answer any questions about the products and to provide any necessary technical support.

Sneakernet is a tongue-in-cheek term used to describe the transfer of electronic information, especially computer files, by physically couriering removable media such as magnetic tape, floppy disks, compact discs, USB flash drives, or external hard drives from one computer to another. …

3 Responses to “John Lewis Revamps Store WIth SneakerNet”

  1. Jason Cremins Says:

    Sneakernet still has it’s place for certain applications where compliance and playback logs are not required.

    We have created a hybrid solution that uses sneakernet via a USB update for the transfer of content and collection of log-files, but the content and logs are synchronised via a PC either in the back office in a store or the laptop of a field service engineer.

    This way you get the benefits of a sneakernet for locations where local networking is not possible, but with the compliance required to ensure corporate and advertising content has played as scheduled.

  2. Simon Sugar Says:

    Sorry don’t get why people have to use USB updates in this day and age , I bet our DS19 screen which is a “true” Plug and Play would have been better suited and at a fraction of the cost as well!

  3. Thomas Fraser-Bacon Says:

    Thank you for your comments and the alternative view of the market. Here at AllSee we aim to supply what our customers ask for. In many instances this has resulted in having a cost effective method of display that is easy to use (plug and play), can be simply installed and simply updated.

    Where customers have a need for a network solution, either through their own requirements or in consultation with us, we can also deliver. The overall aim is to deliver the optimal, cost effective solution that meets the customer informational, technical and financial requirements.

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