IBM, retail partners testing augmented reality

IBM may soon roll out augmented reality to help retailers better serve their customers, according to a story on PCWorld.com, that said the company's research labs have designed a mobile application that gives shoppers more product info while also gathering...

Dick's launches retail catalog via app

Dick's Sporting Goods has released 2012 Football, a Digital Publishing Suite app for the iPad that is basically a retail catalog selling football cleats, equipment and apparel, according to Adobe.com's blog. It's designed to ease the gear research and purchasing...

AutoZone using iPads at the shelf

Fastrak Retail and OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.'s Automotive Division are using iPads and their latest custom Headlight app to provide store personnel and shoppers an easy-to-use touchscreen kiosk, at-the-shelf, in select Eastern AutoZone stores, according to a press release. The shelf-ready...

FujiFilm testing NFC-enabled photo kiosks in UK stores

FujiFilm has integrated NFC technology into its SmartPix kiosks and is testing them in about 15 retail locations in the United Kingdom. SMARTRAC N.V., a developer, manufacturer and supplier of RFID transponders and inlays, is the company behind the NFC technology.

Retail catalogs surviving the Internet Age

Many may think that the catalog is on its way out as online spending continues to increase, but in fact, the opposite is true. "It's basically a marketing tool," retail analyst Eric Beder, a managing director at Brean Murray, Carret...

Holographic Greeter using 360° HD technology

Marketing Ad Group has incorporated 360-degree HD image technology into its Holographic Greeter. The result is a dynamic range of view that is unrestricted, bright, crisp and visible from a full 360 degrees, Amanda Bridges, business development manager at Marketing...

Bike seller bridging e-commerce, brick-and-mortar gap with build-a-bike kiosks

According to the Fort Collins (Colo.) Coloradoan, Fort Collins bicycle retailer Big Shot Bikes is using build-a-bike kiosks to bridge the gap between e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retailing. Big Shot Bikes, which sells customizable single-speed bikes, is rolling out self-service kiosks...

Fashion fitting going high-tech in US malls

Shoppers at malls throughout the country will experience new fitting room technology March 16 when Me-Ality—Measured Reality celebrates its official launch. The technology will be on display at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wis.; Cumberland Mall in Atlanta; Bridgewater Commons in...

Study: Shoppers don't think m-commerce is secure

Only a limited number of shoppers are using mobile technologies to buy their goods, despite ongoing investments in a multi-channel approach from retailers, according to research released from Shoppercentric, an independent agency specializing in shopper research. The report, "Shopping in...

Indian mall using kiosks to promote sales, brands

Touch Infotainment, promoted by JGI Ventures, has designed a kiosk that tells shoppers about all the deals offered by various brands at a mall. It can give discounts on e-commerce sites and provide customers with Internet access.

Timberland stores testing interactive shopping experience

Timberland has launched an interactive shopping experience to help shoppers discover the great outdoors with Timberland gear, technologies and brand storytelling, according to a company press release. The retailer worked with Apologue Experience Design Firm to create an interaction between...

Ogilvy Digital Lab drawn to Magnetic 3D digital signage

Magnetic 3D, a global provider of autostereoscopic "glasses-free" 3-D displays and digital signage solutions, today announced that it has been selected by Ogilvy to represent glasses-free 3-D display technology in their Digital Lab in New York. According to Magnetic 3D's...

Survey says: 51% of shoppers seek online access via in-store kiosks

More than half (51 percent) of shoppers in the United States seek out in-store kiosks for access to the retailer's website, according to a recent survey from Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG). Among U.S.

Retail chain Century 21 adds NCR Netkey digital signage solution

NCR Corp. recently announced that Century 21, a discount designer department store chain, will expand its use of digital signage to stores throughout the metropolitan New York area, including its flagship location in lower Manhattan.

Teamwork Retail using iPads to manage stores

Employees in Teamwork Retail stores are using iPads to ring up purchases and look up product info on the retail floor, Not only is the store's inventory a couple of taps away but Teamwork on the iPad can also add...

iQmetrix, Planar Systems partner on solution for mobile retailers

iQmetrix, a provider of retail management software for the North American wireless industry and Planar Systems, provider of specialty display technology, have announced their partnership designed to provide interactive retail solutions for mobile resellers. According to the companies, by enabling...

3-D DOOH network to launch new 3-D smartphone in UK

Inition, a 3-D production and technology specialist firm, announced today that it is rolling out what it says is "Europe's largest bespoke in-store glasses-free 3-D campaign" to promote a new 3-D-screen smartphone. The campaign — aimed at promoting the launch...

NCR unveils first hybrid laser and imaging bi-optic scanner

NCR Corp., a global technology company offering assisted- and self-service solutions, recently announced that it is launching the world’s first hybrid laser and imaging technology bi-optic scanner, which enables retailers to scan mobile and 2D bar codes at the point...

NRF: Intel shows 'Connected Store' proof-of-concept at BIG Show

Earlier this week at the National Retail Federation BIG Show in New York City, Intel Corp. unveiled its Connected Store concept, a two-story, 2,400 square-foot futuristic retail storefront equipped with the latest technology for the retail and digital-signage market segments....

Intel digital signage concept shows the changing face of retail

According to Digihub.com, Intel’s Intelligent Digital Signage Concept, shown off recently at the Digital Signage World convention in Sydney, could change the way consumers shop and how retailers captivate consumers’ attention. The concept revolves around an interactive 7-foot-6-inch touchscreen LCD...

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