Use the Power of IoT to Get New Customers

Our partner Intel has written an interesting article that we would like to share with you. We know that the Internet of Things Technology (IoT) has been discussed to bring a faster, safer, more flexible and comfortable way for retail and hospitality businesses to service their customers. However, the technology has much more in store for you then just that. It can also “Wow” your potential new customers and get them interested in your store. Investing in this might be the next big differentiator in brick-and-mortar stores and hotel and restaurant locations. Have a deeper look into THIS ARTICLE

First Prototype Launched Based on the new Intel® Reference Design for Intelligent Vending

Vending machines have evolved, it’s now more than just a machine that accepts coins and dispenses products, but it is integrated with high definition displays running dynamic graphics, smart enough to detect and respond to individual viewers, interact-able with customer or their smart phones, enable product recognition technology to ensure right product is loaded and dispensed, and stay in contact with operator to send in real time data via the cloud. In the future the machines will be built to understand gestures, accept payment via NFC, dynamically adjust pricing to changing parameters and call for help via cloud when repair is needed.  Continue reading

An Introduction to Kiosk Signage

Kiosks are an increasingly popular choice to deliver a range of application in public environments. Those in retail and hospitality industries are finding it important to have reliable kiosk solutions to provide customers vital information and also speed up sales process. View below video to see what kiosk signage can do in various environments.

Open Pluggable Specification Taking Hold

A little more than a year ago, Intel unveiled a new hardware specification intended to make operating digital signage networks a little easier.

The Open Pluggable Specification was developed to simplify the installation, use, maintenance and upgrading of small PCs that are installed with display panels in locations as widely varied as medical offices and fast food order counters.

The idea is simple enough – have manufacturers all developing small PCs to the same dimension, connector and mounting characteristics, and have display panel makers build in slots that readily accept and work with those units. It means, for example, an OPS PC that is used for a network that has NEC displays could also work in a sister network that uses Philips display panels, without any modifications.

The concept has a strong list of benefits:
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