Among the bustling show floor there are always a few big standout booths displaying dazzling tech to the crowds of attendees that gather around in awe. The Intel booth was a perfect example, alive with innovation and cool tech yet again. The eye-catching space showcased how Intel edge, artificial intelligence and vision technologies give retailers the ability to see, learn and make decisions, while creating engaging customer experiences. Intel had a number of partners in the booth helping demo game-changing technology.
Ella, Crown Digital’s Robotic Coffee Barista was on display. Incorporating AI built based on the Intel OpenVINO Toolkit, Ella can serve 200 cups of coffee per hour, allowing patrons to order coffee from phones and pickup when ready.
The Looking Glass Factory’s new 8K Immersive Display treated booth dwellers to view and interact with a large format 8K holographic display, with no VR or AR headset required.
Attendees were also invited to step into a frictionless brick-and-mortar popup and see how—using Intel’s computer vision and processors, motion detection, product sensing and recognition, and payment integration—UST Global, CloudPick and RBS have created a shopping experience where, using just a mobile device, a customer may simply select items and walk out of the store. There are plans to roll out the experience to 20-plus stores in 2020.
Additionally, Intel announced a partnership with AREA15, a purpose-built experiential retail and entertainment complex in Las Vegas. The collaboration will focus on the key area of immersive experiential retail design, with the launch of the Intel Experience Incubation Hub – a multi-use venue for experimentation and collaboration, where retail ecosystem partners can test new design concepts and leading-edge technologies. A selection of the projects ready for proof of concept and scalability will be beta-tested within the immersive retail and entertainment complex.
Samsung’s booth offered an array of gorgeous digital screen solutions to dazzle show attendees. Booth visitors got to see MagicINFO in action. MagicINFO Analytics, powered by Brightics AI, turns displays into a platform to deliver business insights. It allows users to optimize and automate store promotions and campaigns based on real-time integrated data. Using MagicINFO Analytics, retailers can analyze big data and in-store customer behavior to display the most relevant content customized for customers’ needs. Regardless of how many digital displays you need to handle, the network-based solution brings everything together into a simplified format, plus gives complete management and oversight of content deployments.
Samsung’s The Wall was also on display, a modular microLED display delivering a revolutionary viewing experience with pure black, true color and Samsung’s AI picture enhancement. Dual-sided OM46N-D screens where on site to showcas how each side can be adjusted for the environments in which it is utilized.
Samsung also showed how it can help frontline workers with its new Galaxy XCover Pro. The smartphone was designed and engineered for frontline workers, delivering a rugged device for both field and customer-facing settings. The Galaxy XCover Pro has an immersive display, long-lasting battery and protection by the Samsung Knox security platform. In addition, the device is enhanced with unique partner-enabled mobility solutions for use in a wide range of business scenarios, including the ability to integrate the newly announced walkie talkie capability in Microsoft Teams. The device is mPOS ready, IP68 water and dust resistant, and capable of withstanding drops of up to 1.5m, even without a case.