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Automated Retail Systems and Retail Automation

The automated retail industry is one of the two core technology showplaces today (financial Services being #2).

    • Emerging technologies such as robotics, lockers, digital signage, vending and automated vending lead the way.   Amazon and Google revolutionize physical delivery. OuterWall has another great idea (or not).
    • More mature retail technology includes interactive displays, next-generation POS,  mobile interplay, multi-touch, kiosks for self-service, video services, and customer service technology.
    • Companion technologies include ATMs, kiosks, Advanced ATMS,  NFC and thin client.
    • Standards – here we have more regulatory guidelines in play along with more standards than any other industry. PCI, OPOS, JPOS, MPOS,  HIPAA, ADA, UL, CE just to name a few.

pretty cool – Sprout | HP® Official Site

HP® Sprout is a fully functional creative workstation that democratizes creativity with an intuitive, natural, sensory and immersive experience. Source: neat technology first of its kind

Fourwinds Forward Conference in Denver

We can’t wait to see you in just a few short weeks! Below are some important things to know before you pack up and head to Denver for the inaugural Forward, The Digital Experience Conference! Source: Should be quite an event. Sponsors include Peerless-AV, LG, Boyd Enclosures, NowMicro, Philips, TSI Touch, Samsung and NEC.

Self-Service : The great pruning of the branch bank in financial service.

“WHY can’t I just talk to somebody?” screams an exasperated customer in a 1980s advertisement for Barclays, a British bank. In the dystopian future it… Source: Uniform branch formats are being replaced by a range of set-ups, from large flagship “stores” to poky ones with just a couple of desks. Some banks are opening branches in less… Read More »