Edge AI Gateways Boost Sales In Retail Stores
Edge AI gateways are significantly transforming the retail landscape, enhancing experiences for both customers and staff in physical stores. This technological advancement is particularly relevant as traditional retail competes with online platforms. Implementing edge computing is emerging as a key solution to boost efficiency and productivity. By processing and analysing data swiftly at the source, retailers can enhance store operations, cut costs, and increase profits. The integration of these Edge AI Gateways with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms allows for in-depth analysis of customer behaviour, enabling retailers to tailor their strategies more effectively.
The strength of edge computing lies in its ability to bring data processing closer to the point of action, in this case inside the stores themselves. This approach is facilitated by connecting the edge AI gateways to various IoT devices and data sources such as cameras, barcode scanners, and digital displays. These tools are instrumental in optimizing inventory management, improving asset tracking, and boosting staff productivity.
“Our latest high-performance digital signage players play a crucial role in bridging the gap between online and physical shopping experiences. Effectively acting as an edge AI gateway, these digital signage players cater to this need by processing data close to the retail devices and shoppers, helping deliver real-time, relevant solutions that match the customer experiences and needs.” Andrew Whitehouse, CEO at Things Embedded.
NEXCOM's Neu-X102 Edge AI Gateway
NEXCOM’s Neu-X102 Edge AI Gateway stood out as an exceptional choice for retail stores due to its impressive technical specifications and suitability for processing data and providing real-time inference. Designed with retail IoT applications in mind, the compact digital signage player features either an N50 or N97 Intel Processor. These low-power processors are adept at rapidly communicating information between system peripherals and efficiently processing customer and transactional data. Featuring a hybrid architecture, the N50 and N97 processors combine powerful and energy-efficient cores, delivering an impressive balance of performance and energy savings. This architecture ensures superior single and multi-thread performance, outpacing previous models.
One of the key strengths of the Neu-X102 digital signage player serving as an edge AI gateway is its high-speed data transfer capabilities. Equipped with two 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and four USB 3.2 ports, the gateway facilitates rapid data backup, efficient content transfer, and smooth database management. This connectivity is especially beneficial for tasks like delivering camera images for Edge AI inference, making it an ideal solution for modern retail settings that rely on real-time data processing and analysis.
Such as what you expect in interactive digital signage, the Neu-X102 by NEXCOM excels in visual performance with it’s integrated Intel UHD graphics. It’s capable of supporting seamless 4K streaming to multiple displays, a feature crucial for digital signage in retail. This onboard GPU ensures that digital signage and other visual applications in retail environments are vivid and engaging.