RBTE Innovation Trail preview #1

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 – 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 on 9 March. 

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 Adyen, Aldebaran, Apex Supply Chain Technologies and BIXOLON Europe GmbH. 

And don’t forget to go and see the technology yourself at RBTE on 9-10 March 2016. 

Adyen’ omnichannel payments technology 

Adyen is the world’s only global omnichannel payments solution, enabling retailers to manage payments across all channels and multiple regions from the same integration. Adyen’s infrastructure is built from the ground-up, and connects directly to card schemes and other payment methods to ensure maximum authorization rates, and more revenue.

Go see the innovative technology at: stand number 127


Aldebaran’s Pepper Robot

Pepper, the first social humanoid robot capable of understanding and reacting to human emotions is looking to make friends. Meet Pepper and learn what allows him to drive traffic, tirelessly greet customers, recommend products and services and even do real-time (big) data analysis. Pepper is redefining instore customer experiences.

Go see the innovative technology at: stand number 817


Apex Supply Chain Technologies’ Smart Lockers 

Unique cloud-based automated locker systems that integrate with POS and ERP systems to provide a simple, elegant solution to the fundamental issues facing retailers in 2016: increased back-end efficiency and cost savings through smart asset management, and the ability to deliver an exceptional BOPIS customer experience via automated self-serve lockers.

Go see the innovative technology at: stand number 694


BIXOLON Europe GmbH - B-gate

The B-gate mPOS hub solution provides the previously missing link between smart devices and wired POS peripherals. Eliminating the need for expensive POS systems setups, B-gate easily connects standard peripherals with tablets or smart devices via its intelligent Bluetooth or Wi-Fi interface.

Go see the innovative technology at: stand number 654

The shortlisted entries will be featured in the Innovation Trail at RBTE, which takes place at London Olympia on 9-10 March, and highlighted on the 'Winners Wall'. The overall winner will be announced at RBTE on the first day (Wednesday 9 March) at the Big Party, in the Dell Champagne Bar at 4.45pm. 

Click here to register for your free RBTE ticket.

Full Innovation Trail shortlist:
•    Adyen – Adyen omni-channel payments technology        
•    Aldebaran – Pepper Robot
•    Apex Supply Chain Technologies – Smart Lockers 
•    BIXOLON Europe – B-gate   
•    Cambridge Consultants – ZipLine    
•    Checkpoint Systems – Fresh Meat Management Optimisation Solution
•    Datalogic – Bar Code Scanner       
•    Eagle Eye – Eagle Eye AIR
•    MaxTag – Loss Prevention/Behavioural Software  
•    NextOrbit – cloud platform to predict and mitigate Retail Out of stock             
•    ParcelSpace – ParcelSpace  
•    paysafecard – Online Prepaid pays off      
•    PKS Services – Right to Work verification with Grabba's integrated biometric data capture solution
•    Segura – Segura
•    Trakker Solutions – Price Trakker  
•    Xhockware – YouBeep