Exhibitors at RBTE, Europe's largest end-to-end retail solutions event, were invited to submit entries to take part in the Innovation Trail and Awards 2017 – and our expert industry panel of judges have now had their say on which businesses and their solutions will gain special focus at the expo next month. 

The shortlisted entries will be featured in the Innovation Trail at RBTE, and highlighted on the ‘Winners Wall’, with the overall winner being announced at RBTE on the first day (Monday 8 May) at the Dilax Big Party in the Gloodoo Champagne Bar at 4.45pm. 

The judging panel selected 16 innovations for the shortlist and over the next two weeks, Essential Retail will be introducing you to the clever technologies in a series of articles. This time, we take a look at itim, Infrared Integrated Systems, Toshiba Retail and Kore.ai.

itim

Product: VIP app

The VIP app enables retailers to increase loyalty by inspiring, surprising and engaging their most valuable customers. The key features of the app - curated catalogues, personal shopper chat, making appointments, easy in-app purchasing and exclusive event invitations - mean we are taking loyalty to the next generation through engagement.

Go see the innovative technology at: stand number  851

Infrared Integrated Systems ltd

Product Vector 4D

The Irisys Vector 4D is the world’s most advanced people counter, incorporating Time-of-Flight technology and Irisys’ leading expertise to create a high-spec people counter that will open up new possibilities for analysing customer behaviour and empowering the stores of the future.

Go see the innovative technology at: stand number  496

Toshiba Retail

Product: Touchless Checkout

With checkout in less than two seconds, Toshiba’s Touchless Commerce points to the next big leap in self-checkout. Using 3D and facial recognition technologies to scan a shopper’s face and the items in their basket, the consumer is automatically charged for their purchases via a pre-registered payment option. The whole transaction is completed without them touching a single button.

Go see the innovative technology at: stand number  577

Kore.ai

Product:  Kore.ai Bots Platform, Smart Bots (including bots for SAP applications), and Messaging Platform

The Kore.ai Bots Platform is an end-to-end platform that’s purpose-built for enterprises to design, build, test, host and manage the entire lifecycle of AI-rich, omni-channel chatbots for customers, employees, and business processes. This innovative technology makes it easy for developers to build and scalable for administrators to manage.

Go see the innovative technology at: stand number  1212