NRF 2018 News: NEC Plans Immersive Experience Featuring CaliBurger, AI Kiosks

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NRF 2018 News: NEC Plans Immersive Experience Featuring CaliBurger, AI Kiosks

01/10/2018
CaliBurger, a part of Cali Group’s restaurant operating division, will be in the NEC booth demonstrating its AI-enabled self-ordering kiosks using NEC facial recognition technology.

NEC will showcase an immersive retail experience that incorporates its retail technologies, including point-of-sale (POS) hardware, software, biometrics, artificial intelligence (AI), analytics and digital signage solutions, at NRF 2018 | Retail’s Big Show in New York City, Jan. 14-16.

CaliBurger, a part of Cali Group’s restaurant operating division, will be in the NEC booth demonstrating its AI-enabled self-ordering kiosks using NEC facial recognition technology. The facial recognition loyalty kiosks were recently featured in a video from Cali Group.

“NEC’s world-renowned face recognition technology is a key component of our strategy to reduce the friction associated with loyalty program registration and use,” said John Miller, chairman and CEO of Cali Group. “It’s also a key stepping stone toward replacing credit card swipes with face-based payments, which is our goal for 2018.”

NEC will showcase several other retail solutions including:

  • Digital signage that is customer aware - Through object recognition, shelves detect when a shopper picks up an item and direct the signage to display personalized information, such as more product information, available options, or upsell ads.
  • Facial payment - Using facial recognition, the solution identifies the shopper as a part of the loyalty program – enabling the customer to pay with a glance at the camera.
  • Video analytics to tailor the in-store experience -Video analytics enable retailers to capture shopper analytics to optimize store flow and improve product placement.
  • Robust retail portfolio and omnichannel solutions – Highly adaptive, configurable POS hardware and software solutions, along with an Omni-channel platform that offers real-time direct fulfillment which enables retailers with a mobile POS retail solution.

NEC will also have solutions in partner booths including and Aptos #3306.