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AI powered Merchandising S/W Prevents “Out of stock” Situations
Retail software provider Detego said it has successfully eliminated over three million stock shortages during various pilots and ongoing retailer projects after using merchandise management software powered by artificial intelligence to help combat perilous out-of-stock situations. The firm noted that projects have shown high article availability and near hundred percent inventory accuracy when using IoT technology and the AI powered Detego suite, compared to an industry average of around seventy percent in most fashion retailers’ businesses. Read more.
Car System Gets Tough On Distracted Drivers
To crack down on distracted driving, Jabil and eyeSight are developing a next-generation in-car sensing technology that assesses the presence of an active and aware driver and improves human-machine interface (HMI). The hardware-software system, which can be integrated into existing cockpit electronics, enables driver identification (facial recognition, gender and age), driver attentiveness (head pose, posture, eyelid tracking and mood), driver distraction (iris tracking, gaze tracking) and gesture control (touch-free control of navigation, infotainment, HVAC, etc.). The partnership combines Jabil’s automotive-grade optics capabilities with eyeSight’s computer vision and deep learning software. Read more.
IoT Innovation Program Aims To Turn Idea Into Reality
An Open Innovation Program launched by Notebook brand Moleskine and business incubator Digital Magics targets startups and scaleups to submit ideas to Moleskine+, an ecosystem of tools that include digital and physical products that enhance productivity and the generation of ideas. The aim of the international call is to identify and develop projects that fit within Moleskine’s range of interconnected smart objects and services – including smart notebooks and apps. These smart tools work together to simplify the creative process, allowing users to capture inspiration wherever it strikes and effortlessly bounce ideas between page and screen. Read more.
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Leading telecoms operator offers remote subscription management for consumer IoT devices such as tablets, connected PCs and wearables. Gemalto’s On-Demand Connectivity cloud service available to Telefónica Group companies across 17 different countries. Consumers can conveniently add new devices to their subscription plans. Fully compliant with the GSMA Remote SIM Provisioning specifications to ensure compatibility and avoid fragmentation.
Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is supplying Telefónica Group, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, with an On-Demand Connectivity cloud service that enables ‘out-of-the-box’ mobile connectivity for consumer products such as connected PCs and wearables.
As a result, Telefónica can offer its customers seamless over-the-air management of a mobile subscription for any device fitted with an embedded SIM (eSIM). End users will be able to directly purchase, modify or update their existing subscription plan, without the need to fit or change a SIM.
The new Gemalto cloud service is available to all Telefónica Group mobile operators, extending across 17 different countries. Fully compliant with the latest GSMA Remote SIM Provisioning specifications, Gemalto’s solution aims at extending convenient mobile connectivity to millions of consumer devices and bringing new services to users – whether for health monitoring, asset-tracking, tablet and PC connectivity on the move, or fitness activities enhanced by a smartwatch without the need to carry a smartphone.
When combined with the cloud-based on-demand connectivity service the eSIM saves space for miniaturized consumer devices, streamlines manufacturing and logistics while providing high levels of security. Gemalto’s solution opens new markets for mobile network operators, as well as opportunities for innovation, differentiation and new consumer services for OEMs.
Frédéric Vasnier, Executive Vice President Mobile Services and IoT for Gemalto, said:
“Seamless eSIM connectivity for devices such as connected tablets, smartwatches and other wearables is critical for widespread adoption of consumer products and services where connectivity is key to enhance user experience. It is also a game changer for reaching excellence in the digitalization of the customer journey, increasing usage while offering multiple device connectivity under a single subscription.”
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