The challenge with any fast food restaurant is to serve a large volume of customers in the fastest, most efficient way possible. Habit Burger Grill overhauled its aging ordering system and moved to Intel® IA-based tablets, while Wienerschnitzel developed an IoT mobile line-buster tablet. Both systems make ordering and payment as quick and easy for the staff as making French fries.
Attracting customers to coupons and promotional items as they stroll through a retail store has reached a new level of accuracy with IoT lighting solutions. With the newest generation of lighting from companies such as Philips Lighting, stores can precisely identify the location of in-store shoppers, giving marketers the ability to deliver highly targeted, location-based offers on the spot.
Café X in San Francisco pushes the boundaries of automation and customer service by using an industrial-strength, smart robotic claw to bring coffee orders to customers. In this ultra-modern coffee shop, a mechanical barista, a Mitsubishi 6-axis industrial robot, can whip out 100 to 120 custom orders per hour.
Today’s retail industry is undergoing a transformation driven by continually evolving customer expectations, intensifying competitiveness and constant innovation. A huge source of this innovation is the IoT, creating far-reaching disruption in the retail market. MarketAndMarkets has projected that the retail IoT market will reach $35.64 billion by 2020, and if you take diverse business models and objectives of IoT projects such as service revenue, spend and cost-savings into account, Juniper forecasts the IoT opportunity will approach $300 billion annually by the same year.
With a touch screen and AI technology, the network-ready Pepsi Spire® digital soda dispenser jolts the self-serve drinking fountain business back to life.
This infographic demonstrates the Intel Retail Sensor Platform, which enables simple, effective inventory tracking and insight for brick-and-mortar retail environments.
Product marketing engineer Brian Roberts talks about the SteadyServ iKeg, which measures beer amounts and tracks kegs through supply, delivering real-time status, auto ordering info, and analytics from the cloud.
This week’s IoT news looks at a mix of activity across industries and the IoT ecosystem. Intel showcased its consumer side at CES 2017, and Hertz will give drivers a new set of IoT keys. With transition in the future, The Department of Commerce offered its framework for IoT, and HPE tapped a new channel leader. Plus, wireless carriers hone in on IoT connectivity.