Retail & Hospitality Solutions

May 16, 2016
by Mariette
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Autonomous Digital Signage in Vending with Media4Display

Vend Data Media Solutions is an Irish company specialized in the installation of electronic, remotely configurable vending machines that offer data and media components in points of sale. 

VDMS machines have integrated software for real-time monitoring, automated stock reordering, sales and transaction monitoring with digital advertising and information screens. Hundreds of VDMS vending machines are already installed across Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.

On the one side, VDMS was looking for a digital signage solution to equip its vending machines to display advertisements on the built-in displays.On the other side, retailers were looking for a complete solution to manage time, service quality and speed, the health of their staff and to reduce shrinkage.

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April 22, 2016
by Mariette
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Intelligent Customer Visit Management System

Location: Bank branches in the Middle East

The wealth of most Arab nations makes the Middle East a highly competitive market for the banking industry. Banks have invested considerable resources into attracting and retaining VIP customers, with many banks hoping to expand their business and gain new customers by offering additional services and opening more branches. However, as the number of customers visiting branches increases, identifying VIP customers and maintaining a high service quality are becoming considerable challenges for bank staff.

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February 26, 2016
by Mariette
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Creating more engaging shopping experiences in the IoT-Era

1.2 Trillion US-Dollars – that’s how critically the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) will be on the retail market alone in the next few years according to a report by McKinsey. With solutions like “Automated Checkout”, “Real-Time In Store Promotions” and “Customer Experience Optimization” , retail is  undergoing a change as big as the step from mom-and-pop stores to supermarkets. Advantech supports retailers to face this challenge by providing the technology needed to create engaging shopping experiences in the IoT-Era. After heading the transformation in Asia Advantech now answers the call for intelligent retail solutions in the European market. At this year’s EuroCIS from 23rd to 25th February the company has presented itself, its solutions and its experiences from Asia.

The shopping mall of the future has interactive self-service terminals which will give the consumer information, directions and show favored products. Multimedia displays will recognize their audience and show advertisements which will most likely effect the consumers – depending on age and gender. And reportings from the intelligent video analytics can immediately show how effective these ads have been. While retailers in Germany are only starting to grasp the impact of the digital revolution for their business, in other parts of the world digital iRetail solutions are already common. Especially in modern and dynamic cities of Asia, these futuristic visions are already reality.

One successful case is from one of the Europe’s leading manufacturers of premium travel and carry-on luggage. The German luggage brand adopted Advantech’s digital signage solution at its flagship store in Taipei 101 for interactive promotion broadcasting.

Advantech partners with local system integrators to bring its customers the most innovative retail and hospitality solutions, including POS, self-serving-kiosks, interactive digital signage, smart mirror, digital menu boards, indoor navigation, and cloud queue service.

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July 28, 2015
by Mariette
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Advantech @ Digital-in-Store Paris

Advantech will host a booth at the Digital-in-Store event at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, France. You can find us in Hall 1, stand Q018 from September 21st to September 23rd.


The Digital-in-Store event is part of the E-Commerce Paris event. Advantech will show their retail & hospitality computer solutions. Should you wish to make an appointment with one of our sales people, kindly send an email

To get free admittance, please click here

Visit the event website here

July 17, 2015
by Mariette
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Smart City opportunities for a new industrial revolution

In the current information and networking age, the Smart City concept represents a new phase in the next industrial revolution and sustainable city development. The Smart City concept combines the Internet of Things with the latest communication technologies to serve citizens in a smarter manner.

By Yu Sharlene with photographs from TPG – Interview with Ken Yu, Advantech Intelligent Services Vice President

One hundred years ago, the largest city in the world was London, with a population of approximately 6.5 million. However, nowadays, numerous cities have populations of 10 million or more. According to a statistical report by the United Nations, the world’s population is approximately 7 billion, 50% of whom live in cities. This figure is predicted to exceed 65% by 2050. The number of mega-cities with populations in excess of 10 million, such as Tokyo, Delhi, Seoul, Shanghai, Mumbai, Mexico City, Beijing, London, Paris, and New York, has already exceeded 30. The ongoing dramatic increase in population densities places a heavy burden on city infrastructures, local resources, and public security.

 

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Shopping experience at the Advantech Intelligent Mall

July 8, 2015 by Mariette | 0 comments

Advantech Intelligent Retail Solutions

Advantech Intelligent Retail Solutions make services more thoughtful, more efficient in business operating and strategy planning.
Digital technologies and shopper behavior changes have changed the retail business, and completely rewritten the original rise of what we learned in consumer activity and business outlook. The IoT, O2O, Cloud Service, Omni-Channel Retailing, Mobile Connectivity and future virtual retail development concepts, making retail began officially entered the intelligent era. IT management is absolutely crucial victory of future retail, digital services to give shoppers a more thoughtful, real-time shopping experience, and improve operational efficiency.

February 18, 2015
by Mariette
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Retail Industry Welcomes O2O Generation

Intelligent Retailing Creates New Shopping Experience

With the trend toward O2O (Online to Offline), which represents integrating physical stores and online shopping, the question of how retailers make use of information technology to move toward an intelligent system, enhance consumer experience, integrate multiple channels, and improve store management efficiency will be the keys to maintaining market competiveness.

 Writer | Liao, Pei-Chun

Shopping is something that everybody does almost every day. Over the past few years, e-commerce has become increasingly prevalent, and physical store operators are facing significant challenges to their survival. However, in recent years, there has been a change in the ide

a that competition exists between physical and online stores. Today, retailers emphasize integrating the characteristics of virtual and physical stores, and make use of IT to develop intelligent retailing. This increases store management efficiency, and also gives consumers a new shopping experience.
For the last eight years, IBM has been publicizing their “five future innovative technologies (IBM Next 5 in 5)”, which are five innovative developments that are predicted to change how humans work, live and interact within the next five years. One of 2013′s five innovative technologies was “Buying local will beat online”. IBM believes that physical stores will once again ignite shopping booms, especially after integrating online transactions, which will make physical stores more competitive.
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October 28, 2014
by Mariette
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Valuable customer experience with UTC-620 and Intel®RCM


In the new Intel® IoT Ignition Lab Swindon, a demonstration will be shown on the kiosk point-of-sale solution via a portrait panel PC with Intel® Retail Client Manager (Intel RCM) software application. This solution was realized by Advantech and Intel® Corporation.From left to right: Mike Fay, Sales Manager UK Advantech and and Rod O’Shea, Intel EMEA IOT Sales Director

Retailers would like to use every opportunity to influence consumers with their purchasing decisions. Having an all-in-one panel touch computer in-store with interactive content will have a great impact on shop visitors. Showing the collection the customer might be interested in based on their customer card for instance. The UTC-620, an all-in-one portrait retail panel computer with its 21.5” full-HD display, is optimal for reading content rich applications.

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August 18, 2014
by Pauline
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Enhancing digital signage experience in banks

Digital signage is a common feature in bank branches nowadays, creating a more immersive customer experience and an effective communication channel. To engage and retain customers, many banks are utilizing digital signage in their traditional branches to improve the overall customer experience, showing relevant information about banking products, news and stock updates, entertainment, as well as real-time queuing information.

As bank services become increasingly complex and diverse, it’s important to be able to quickly update real-time information to all branches such as exchange rates and financial news. With digital signage installed, it’s a simple task to change content from a central control server. Content can also be edited locally or from a central control server then dispatched to individual branches each day, which makes it easier on the bank rather than hav¬ing employees at each branch change content themselves. Moreover, interior banking signage usually requires wall or ceiling mount installations, therefore a slim and light design signage player is preferable. Continue reading “Enhancing digital signage experience in banks” »

July 3, 2014
by Mariette
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Turnkey Signage Solutions

The Key to Accelerating Signage Deployment

By Jason Kao, PM of Advantech Digital Signage Platform

From traditional promotions to the emerging digital media, Digital-Out-Of-Home (DOOH) applications have been used widely in various fields, and will also significantly grow in the next few years. According to the latest release from MarketsandMarkets, the total Digital Signage market is expected to reach $14,875.6 million by 2020 at an estimated CAGR of 8.94% from 2014 to 2020. Since the total market will be finally hitting the price sweet spot with the double-digit growth and average cost down in the coming years, most survey companies believe that it will spur a booming ecosystem of developers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers in digital signage applications.

Simultaneously, the retail vertical sector is the highest by volume and is the most noteworthy field based on the statistical forecast. In order to keep up with market developments, System Integrators have to focus on the latest technology trends and look for solution designs that make their applications more valuable to users so as to capture such business opportunities in time. Continue reading “Turnkey Signage Solutions” »