Technology is everywhere in our life. Even in public space we can find hi-tech solutions that seem natural for us. The public space IoT (Internet-ofThings) tries to make our life easier by giving us location specific help, like wayfinding, but also information and safety. If you are curious on how iRetail can enhance everyday life in public spaces, have a look at our website:
In this great article you can read about how the Internet of Things (IoT) is influencing the retail landscape and the usage of in the industry in in general. It is the third part of a series on how the retail landscape might change in the near future through technology and also other means. It additionally touches AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) as a topic, which might also change retail as we know it considerably.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.