“Have to have it” shortly followed by “How do they do this?” will most probably be top of mind for any visitor to Vodacom’s new iMAGINE store in Vodaworld, Midrand.
Here visitors can be first in line to play with the latest top-of-the-range consumer and business products and technologies available globally, in an interactive environment where physical and digital worlds meet to create a novel user experience.
From fawning over the Tag Heuer Meridiist cellphone, to the red Ferrari-branded Acer Ferrari One netbook, young and old will be fascinated by the variety of highest-end electronics on show – exclusively available for purchase at the store.
Customers will also be able to experience smart home technology, and get a feel for home-automation with the store’s unique home-simulation system. By using only LED lighting in the store, which uses just 10% of the power that normal halogen or fluorescent lighting use, the iMAGINE store creates a visual display of the electricity cost savings and environmentally friendly benefits of installing this technology at home.
For customers curious about increasing productivity in the workplace, Vodacom Business’ latest communication solution offerings are available at the store and business customers can enquire about the latest in business technology and connectivity solutions that can be tailored to their specific needs.
Ravi Naidoo, design guru extraordinaire, commends the iMAGINE store in its success to seek out the impossible and bring it within easy reach of customers.
“Vodacom has always been at the forefront of inspiring through innovation, and I believe iMAGINE’s interactive environment with its futuristic theme supported by new technology would stimulate any visitor’s imagination,” Naidoo says.
“If you can imagine it, it can be done,” says Shameel Joosub, managing director of Vodacom South Africa.
“Vodacom’s technology is intangible; which is what prompted us to showcase what these best of breed products can do when connected to Vodacom’s communications infrastructure, including MPLS VPN services, WiMax, Fibre and 3G HSDPA.
In addition, innovation and creativity have always been key elements in providing top-line growth for Vodacom, and iMAGINE provides a perfect fit to bring our customers a range of cutting-edge products and services made possible by the most innovative technology in the world.