SES-imagotag, the global leader in Electronic Shelf Labels (ESLs) and Retail IoT solutions, and Cisco today announced that they join forces to develop a leading-edge IoT infrastructure for physical commerce.
The technological partnership started by both companies aims at digitalizing physical retail, improving operational efficiency and in-store shopping experience. SES-imagotag’s ESLs will benefit from Cisco’s massive network footprint to deliver a joint solution for retailers, at very low infrastructure costs.
The VUSION Retail IoT Cloud platform developed by SES-imagotag enables stores to automate low-value-added tasks like error-prone manual price changes, while delivering end-to-end inventory management through automatic stockouts detection and precise in-store product geolocation. Leveraging Cisco’s networks and Wi-Fi expertise through this new partnership will allow many retailers around the globe to access and to benefit from this solution.
“We are glad to partner with SES-imagotag, to develop a revolutionary Retail IoT solution. By leveraging the Cisco Aironet Developer Platform, SES-imagotag is delivering an intent-based solution for the retail industry. Store managers will benefit from increased operational efficiency from smart digital labels, eliminate costly overlay networks all while transforming the in-store shopping experience with access to rich content. These benefits match our shared vision for the future of commerce and lay the grounds for a fruitful partnership.” said Devang Bhatt, WNBU Product Manager of Cisco.
“This alliance will allow for a quicker adoption of our solution in the US and in the world. The undeniable network technological advance developed by Cisco and its expertise, connected to SES-imagotag’s Retail IoT solutions, brings stores a cost-efficient and an ESL infrastructure-light offer to help them achieve their digital transformation and get the best out of the current IoT revolution in physical commerce. I am thrilled to join forces with Cisco to make physical stores digital assets for retailers.” adds Philippe Bottine, CEO of SES-imagotag Inc.
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