First Autonomous Retail Store in Germany Taps Smart IoT, AI, and Vision A German-based startup brings cashless retail technology to a local organic market. Rife with artificial intelligence, computer vision, and deep learning technologies, the goal is more than consumer convenience; the founders aim to develop more sustainability to neighborhood stores.
Providing Fast, Frictionless Customer Service with Smart Kiosks The smart kiosk opportunity is growing fast as stores, banks, and restaurants seek new ways to improve customer service while cutting costs. Watch our video to learn how IoT solution integrators can tap into the growing demand for smart kiosks and vending machines.
Creating Immersive Customer Experiences with Holograms As the online retail shopping channel grows exponentially, retailers are turning to innovative technology to better communicate and connect with customers in stores. Among the most engaging options is a solution that incorporates holograms for an immediate, engaging experience.
Smart Digital Displays Connect Tourists with Activities CTM Media Group wanted to bring to life local attractions and tourist activities for visitors in vacation destinations across North America. ComQi’s interactive digital displays and content management system—with rich content creation and device monitoring and management capabilities—enables the company to do so.
Transform Spaces with IoT Digital Signs The digital signage opportunity is growing fast as stores, banks, and hotels look to keep their spaces safer and deliver welcoming customer experiences. Watch our video to learn how solution integrators can tap into the growing demand for smart, connected, digital signs.   
New Podcast: Holograms, Beacons, and More: Transformative Retail Tech The pandemic ignited innovation in retail technology, making online shopping king. The online ordering process and the revamped in-store customer experience are critical elements of success for every retailer. In our podcast, Wachter’s VP of Strategic Innovation Matt Tyler talks about the digital transformation happening in retail and QSRs, which includes automation technology for logistics and conveyance, as well as solutions that feel like something out of a Star Wars movie–holograms, video walls, and dynamic digital displays.
Drones Create a Buzz of Warehouse Inventory Efficiency Inventory tracking drones enable companies to respond more quickly and accurately to customer orders. Their precise tracking also ensures that inventory is not lost on the shelves, saving money and bringing companies closer to the coveted zero-error warehouse.
Robots Only: First Fully Autonomous Restaurant Opens in San Francisco With no on-site employees, startup restaurant Mezli relies only on robotics and automation technology to prepare meals. Functioning like a giant vending machine, the autonomous restaurant takes orders on a digital screen and robots prep, plate, and cook an assortment of Mediterranean grain bowls and sides then slide them along to waiting customers. 
Retailers Scan for Efficient Inventory Solutions New technologies are making the task of taking inventory faster, easier, and more accurate. Some clothing brands are integrating RFID tags into their products to improve inventory, monitor marketing efforts, and protect against theft and counterfeiting.
QSRs Tap Digital Signage Solutions for Efficient Business Digital signage helps restaurants reinforce their brands and highlight special menu items. Drag-and-drop modules and automated content distribution make easy work of content creation. POS integration can even help push overstock menu items.