NRF 2020 Retail’s Big Show is the world’s largest retail conference and exhibition currently underway in New York City. A large number of innovative solutions and in-depth case studies are presented that can revolutionize retail with innovation.
Computer vision enabled security and identity verification solutions
FaceFirst unveils a software development kit (SDK) at NRF 2020 Retail Big Show in New York City that helps developers add biometric facial recognition and video analytics to security and identity verification products, the company announced. .
The solution can be used both online and offline, supports Linux, and runs in a docker container which makes it easy to integrate into any IoT device. IoT cameras, kiosks and hardware can now be equipped to provide hassle-free identity verification and insights that improve the customer journey and reduce fraud. This includes customization by adding ID / transaction verification and password replacement, among others.
Companies such as retailers, hospitals, law enforcement and transportation centers are already leveraging FaceTrust facial recognition and video analytics for real-time threats and to improve customer engagement.
“The FaceFirst SDK transforms the ease with which developers create complete facial recognition and video analytics solutions,” said Peter Trepp, CEO of FaceFirst. “The SDK aligns with our strategic goal of making FaceFirst the industry standard platform for organizations that build secure communities, great customer experiences and personalized services.”
Biometric facial recognition payments
Worldline is also present at NRF 2020 to showcase its facial recognition payment solution developed in collaboration with OneVisage. The pay-with-your-face solution implements 3D facial biometrics and gives users data control and privacy.
Unified architecture for point of sale and interactive retail solutions
Elo is introducing an updated unified architecture for point of sale and interactive retail solutions. The company has added to its range of point-of-sale, self-service, BOPIS and in-store solutions, including the new Windows-based EloPOS Pack computing platform and two additional display options for EloPOS systems, offering Windows / Intel customers more flexibility.
The Elo platform helps enterprise retail with customer engagement, in-store operations, and in-store fulfillment related to store operations, order fulfillment, IT architecture, marketing and brand experience. Elo’s unified architecture is flexible and can be integrated with point-of-sale terminals, elegant self-ordering and checkout kiosks and touchscreens for collecting and packing customer orders.
“Elo makes it easy for retailers to innovate with its business-ready modular platform and unified architecture for all digital in-store experiences,” said Craig Witsoe, CEO of Elo. “With Elo, the only limit to in-store application implementation is your imagination, from a single unified commerce supporting in-store sales and merchandising to in-store online pickup purchase and now online fulfillment purchase. in-store. Our flexible, unified architecture enables marketing, store operations and brand representatives to implement next-generation store experiences that are as innovative and evolutionary as they are. “
New products in its portfolio include EloPOS Packs for versatile connectivity options, EloPOS system form factors for customer facing displays, payment readers, printers, cash drawers, barcode scanners and scales, Elo Edge Connect 3D camera for a range of applications from customer loyalty and payment to gesture recognition and augmented reality and artificial intelligence to detail to better engage consumers and improve loss prevention.
Elo will present demos of the shopping experience of Boot Barn, Kate Spade and others.
Facial matching with deep learning analysis
exacqVision will showcase its face matching solution that leverages deep learning analytics to alert suspicious visitors known to the premises as shoplifters or other people interested in sports games, for example.
Some of its features include matching faces with saved profiles, registering faces based on manual tagging or events, scanning and sending notifications if they match, including date, time and images of the person and POS integration with keyword triggers and transaction details. The solution can identify faces even though the person may have glasses, hat, or facial hair. It will collect face views triggered by EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) pedestals or Point of Sale (POS) keywords.
The tool can be used successfully in retail, education, healthcare and commercial markets.
Seamless, frictionless inventory management
Adroit Worldwide Media (AWM) has partnered with OptiCrib, a Shamrock company. OptiCrib will leverage its partner’s AI (Automated Inventory Intelligence) and AWM frictionless technologies to improve inventory management by offering hassle-free, frictionless inventory management. The two present their solution at NRF 2020.
Customers can go through the normal purchase process and check out by leaving the store. For the B2B market, OptiCrib high definition optical sensors for warehouse management combined with precise weight sensing technology to automate intelligence in shelf inventory levels in manufacturing / processing, utility / power generation facilities, hospitals / healthcare, public safety / police, government, aerospace, entertainment, construction, and oil / gas, among others.
“The transformation of B2B operational processes is too often overrated, yet the partnership synergies between AWM Smart Shelf and OptiCrib really promise to revolutionize warehouse management,” explained Michael O’Connor, President / CEO of The Shamrock Companies. “OptiCrib facilitates the MR end user [material requisition] experience, provides better business intelligence, and delivers operational and cost efficiencies that are simply not achievable through traditional inventory management, VMI and product sales applications. “
Cash Payment Automation Kiosks
Hardware platforms with software applications and technologies are presented at the event by Kiosk Information Systems and its parent company Posiflex, including self-service orders for fast restaurant order automation (QSR). The platform automates ticketing, food and beverage ordering, with cash and coin payment capabilities.
“We are thrilled to provide a highly reliable and innovative platform that has cash payment automation options as well as ordering capabilities for the food service vertical, which plays a vital role in the retail environment,” said Kim. Kenney, President of KIOSK. “Our team has a long history of automating cash, cards, and NFCs in retail bill payment, and we have seen firsthand the efficiency and profitability benefits for retailers adding cash payment options to universally serve the business. their customer base. “
The company will showcase two in-store bill payment models for automating high-volume transactions. This includes its proprietary and licensed utility bill payment application for telecom and cable resellers, among others. Kiosk will showcase digital signage models ranging from countertop to slim, standalone form factors with AI-integrated facial sensing technology and a loyalty platform to show how kiosk technology can be used for customer loyalty programs.
“KIOSK’s ability to offer active remote monitoring and professional managed services allows us to provide customers with the best uptime and SLAs available in the industry,” said Kenney. “Our team is focused on the customer experience and prides itself on running complete, turnkey solutions, including hardware, software, field and managed services. We are delighted to introduce our best solutions to group-wide customers and partners from the US, Europe and Taiwan. “
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