Zebra Technologies Wins IoT Innovator Award for Innovation in Retail & Customer Experiences
Zebra SmartSight recognized as innovative IoT solution by Compass Intelligence
Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge, today announced that Compass Intelligence recognized its SmartSight™ intelligent automation solution with an IoT Retail & Customer Experiences Innovator Award. The Retail & Customer Experiences category evaluated solutions that support industry innovation, advancements in processes or operations specific to retail services, customer experience enhancements, transaction automation, innovative buying experiences, and other retail advancements.
SmartSight is the retail industry’s first subscription-based robotics solution that turns data into corrective actions for mass merchants, grocers, and supermarkets/hypermarkets. It is comprised of the EMA50 mobile automation system, retail automation software platform and both professional and managed services. Using 2D and 3D sensors, SmartSight creates a digital twin of stores and their shelves to help determine if there are out-of-stocks, price integrity or planogram compliance issues. The retail automation software platform then determines the corrective action needed and assigns a task to the nearest store associate’s mobile computer in real time.
“We are honored that SmartSight has been recognized with a 2020 Compass Intelligence IoT Innovator award,” said Joe White, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Enterprise Mobile Computing, Zebra Technologies."
With SmartSight, retailers can dedicate human associates to focus on higher value tasks, such as helping customers in store. SmartSight, including the EMA50, leverages Zebra’s deep retail experience and market leadership over the last 50 years. Our solutions help reduce the time front-line workers spend monitoring the status of shelves and increase their availability to interact directly with shoppers and improve the shopping experience.”
When used with the EMA50 enterprise mobile automation system, SmartSight can provide 95% accuracy in identifying stockouts, misplaced product, incorrect price labels, and location and planogram compliance. SmartSight provides brick-and-mortar retailers a performance edge by autonomously prescribing corrective actions to associates based on what is happening at the shelf. By substantially reducing out-of-stock conditions and improving inventory availability, SmartSight with EMA50 enables retailers to better utilize store labor and minimize price issues. This leads to higher levels of in-store revenue and customer satisfaction along with reduced price non-compliance fines.
“SmartSight offers the retail industry an innovative solution to provide real-time intelligence and insights across store operations while freeing up workers to focus on more patron-facing services,” states Stephanie Atkinson, CEO of Compass Intelligence. “We applaud Zebra and its entire team for combining automation, video analytics, robotics technology, and real-time data analytics to enhance the retail experience.”
About The CompassIntel IoT Innovator Awards
The 3rd Annual CompassIntel IoT Innovator Awards honors companies and vendors demonstrating innovation in Internet of Things solutions, products, applications, and technology. Compass Intelligence has been recognizing companies for more than 8 years, after initially launching the A-List in M2M Awards back in 2012. The Innovator award categories run across 21 IoT innovation categories. In addition, Compass Intelligence also recognizes startups, stand-out products, and emerging and established IoT companies annually that have made an impact to the market and demonstrate superior innovation to elevate IoT.
ABOUT ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES
Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers the front line in retail/ecommerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare, public sector and other industries to achieve a performance edge. With more than 10,000 partners across 100 countries, Zebra delivers industry-tailored, end-to-end solutions to enable every asset and worker to be visible, connected and fully optimized. The company’s market-leading solutions elevate the shopping experience, track and manage inventory as well as improve supply chain efficiency and patient care. In 2020, Zebra made Forbes Global 2000 list for the second consecutive year and was listed among Fast Company’s Best Companies for Innovators. For more information, visit www.zebra.com or sign up for news alerts. Participate in Zebra’s Your Edge blog, follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, and check out our Story Hub: Zebra Perspectives.
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ADLINK’s NEON-1000-MDX AI Smart Camera wins Compass Intelligence IoT Innovator Award
ADLINK Technology Inc., a global leader in edge computing, has been awarded the Compass Intelligence 2020 IoT Innovator Award for Machine Vision Technologies for its NEON-1000-MDX AI Smart Camera series. The 3rdAnnual Compass Intelligence IoT Innovator Awards honors companies that have made an impact to the market and demonstrate superior innovation to elevate the Internet of Things.
ADLINK’s NEON-1000-MDX AI Smart Camera combines the power of leading industrial machine vision with ADLINK Edge™ software, including Edge Vision Analytics, to easily and quickly add AI-based machine vision into new and existing environments. The all-in-one solution allows machine vision experts and developers to build, test and deploy AI models faster, while giving IoT solution teams and system integrators the tools to connect, stream and automate AI machine vision work.
“ADLINK’s NEON-1000-MDX AI Smart Camera offers machine vision innovation to support automation, faster operations, and improved workflows,” said Stephanie Atkinson, CEO of Compass Intelligence. “Congratulations to ADLINK’s machine vision AI technology team on their continued success, especially when remote operations and hands-free alerting and identification are more important than ever to production, supply chain, and manufacturing industries.”
The NEON-1000-MDX AI Smart Camera supports several uses in smart manufacturing and distribution such as product classification and defect detection to ensure production quality as well as worker safety. For example, the ADLINK Edge™ Smart Pallet solution adds intelligence and automation to manual warehouse fulfillment operations such as receiving, bin picking, packing, shipping and worker safety. Smart Pallet connects new and existing equipment, captures multiple image data streams and applies the high performance processing power of the NEON-1000-MDX VPUs to enable machine learning and inferencing at the edge.
“For our customers, the NEON-1000-MDX effectively decreases footprint, reliability and compatibility issues to save technology maintenance efforts, while also helping to fulfill the KPIs of the business,” said Kevin Hsu, Senior Product Manager of ADLINK’s IoT Solutions and Technology business unit. “We eliminate the complex integration of sensor modules, cables and VPU modules to simplify deployment; and with the pre-installed EVA (Edge Vision Analytics) software development kit, users can deploy neural networks without extra coding or integration efforts.
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To learn more about the ADLINK Edge™ Smart Pallet solution: https://www.adlinktech.com/en/Smart-Pallet
• ADLINK’s NEON-1000-MDX AI Smart Camera series is recognized for demonstrating innovation in Internet of Things products and technology in the 3rd Annual Compass Intelligence IoT Innovator awards
• The NEON-1000-MDX AI Smart Camera combines industrial machine vision with ADLINK Edge™ vision analytics software to easily deploy AI machine vision applications into new and existing environments
• This is ADLINK’s sixth award for its machine vision edge AI products in 2020
About ADLINK Technology
ADLINK Technology Inc. is a global leader in edge computing. Our mission is to affect positive change in society and industry by connecting people, places and things with AI. The company offerings include robust boards, real-time data acquisition solutions and application enablement for AIoT. ADLINK serves vertical markets including manufacturing, communications, healthcare, aerospace, defense, energy, infotainment and transportation. ADLINK is a Premier Member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, a partner of NVIDIA, and a contributor to standards initiatives such as Eclipse, OCP, OMG and ROS2 TSC. ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, ISO-13485 and TL9000 certified and is publicly traded on TAIEX (Stock Code: 6166). Learn more at http://www.adlinktech.com.
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