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​SmartAisle and The Rise of Voice-Powered Retail

Ethan Goodman, Co-Founder, SmartAisle

There are three converging retailer pain points and dynamics that have created a compelling and important market opportunity:  First, there’s an historic labor shortage in the US – for the first time ever, there are more job openings than people to fill them, and this is undoubtedly impacting retailers’ ability to put high quality workers on the floor to interact with shoppers.  Second, The “Amazon Effect” is putting intense pressure on brick & mortar retailers to deliver a user experience that meets or exceeds that of E-Commerce – for example, better personalization – or risk losing trips and sales to Amazon and other pure plays.  And third, shoppers are indicating that they are increasingly open to engaging with voice-based virtual assistants in the in-store environment in favor of summoning a human sales associates – 52%, in fact, according to a recent report from AdWeek. So, we created an innovative new solution to help retailers address these challenges head-on. Meet SmartAisle, the world’s first voice-powered in-store shopping assistant.  SmartAisle brings the power and simplicity of voice technology to brick & mortar retail stores in a completely unique and ground-breaking way.  Specifically, it is a patent-pending technology platform that combines an intuitive voice interface, connected LED lights embedded on the shelf and a powerful artificial intelligence engine on the back-end to help shoppers with product selection and education at the First Moment of Truth.  It’s incredibly easy for shoppers to use:  First, shoppers see a call-to-action on at-shelf signage with a prompt for what to say to initiate the voice assistant – for example, “Alexa, open SmartAisle.”   Next, they answer a series of simple questions audibly about their product selection criteria – for example, in whiskey, their desired type (bourbon, rye or scotch) and a target price range (like, under $50).  And finally, our algorithm selects up to 3 recommended products; reads out the product names, descriptions and other relevant information (like ratings & reviews); and lights their position on the shelf for easy identification.   Beyond providing an undeniably cool & novel experience to shoppers, the value our platform can deliver to retailers, as I insinuated at the beginning, is significant. SmartAisle can do everything from enhance at-shelf navigation, selection and education to help close the sale; to capture and report incredibly valuable data about shoppers’ at-shelf behaviors and interactions, and allow retailers to optimize their staffing decisions – not necessarily replace human associates, but rather augment their capabilities and allow them to focus on other key tasks And we think SmartAisle does these things better than any available competitive options today, bet it:   Store associates, who in most cases have limited product knowledge, and whom shoppers sometimes avoid because they’re seeking discretion or don’t want to be “sold.”  Be it traditional at-shelf signage, which can only deliver static content and can’t capture shopper engagement data.  Or be it mobile apps, websites or bots, which require shoppers to have necessary hardware, software or browsers, and a reliable internet connection, and whose screen-based experiences can create barriers to speed.  At this point I’m sure you have all sorts of questions. Here’s my best effort to address the ones most frequently asked by clients and prospects alike:  Do I have to use Amazon Alexa as the underlying AI platform? No. SmartAisleSM is platform-agnostic, and can be built using other comparable AI like Google Assistant.  Has it been executed in a live store environment? Yes. We successfully ran a 2-month test with a boutique wine & spirts store in New York City, and just signed a contract for a 5-store test with a national liquor store retailer on the West Coast (set to launch this December).  How does it perform? Very well. During our 2-month test, SmartAisleSM drove a 20% YOY category lift for our client, and shoppers told us it provided an experience that was “noticeably better”, “easier to use” and “more entertaining” than normal.   Does it only work for Alcohol/Beverage? No. SmartAisleSM is perfect for any retailer aiming to elevate the in-store shopping experience, particularly those in heavy-assortment, high-consideration and/or premium-priced categories like Beauty/Cosmetics, Electronics, Fresh & packaged Grocery, Health & Wellness, Home Hardware, Pet Care and Fashion/Apparel.   How complex is it to execute? Not very. A typical engagement takes 3 months to launch from contract signature to go-live, we handle the installation and all needed maintenance, and the only infrastructure requirement of clients is accessible power. How is it priced? For the time being, pricing is still determined on a case by case basis. But we’re planning to implement a standard per store, per month model in the coming months.   Our vision is to be the world’s biggest, best and most indispensable network of digital in-store shopping assistants – installed in tens of thousands of stores, serving tens of millions of shoppers, and generating millions of dollars in incremental sales for our clients – and we hope you’ll join us on that journey. For more information, visit www.smartaisle.io or email help@smartaisle.io. +MORE

Pseudo Customer Centricity: Fool’s Gold

Gary Hawkins on Winsight Grocery Business, CART

Retailers must employ a customer-first philosophy into organizational culture Many regional retailers are (at last!) intent on becoming customer-centric, more than a decade after The Kroger Co. led the way and more than two decades after early loyalty pioneers proved the value of a true customer focus. But too many retailers believe that customer centricity can simply be bolted on to their organizations without realizing that true customer centricity is far more involved. Like the intrepid gold miners of the 1840s, these retailers awaken to the realization that what they’ve taken for retail gold is in actuality a false promise, seduced by the fools gold of pseudo customer centricity. I can recount meetings with senior executives from well-known retailers who espouse their customer centricity efforts; spending massive sums on consultants and solutions powered by a decade’s old approach based on customer segments integrated to the retailer’s category planning processes, and even personalized offers to shoppers. Countless of these retailers remain anchored in a product-focused world, even those who tout using technology to discover what products should be put on offer to their customers rather than starting with a vendor-funded offer pool.  True disciples of customer centricity deeply embed a customer-first philosophy into their organizational culture, extending it to every part of the enterprise. These companies realize that providing savings on products relevant to the shopper is only the beginning. Leading companies such as Amazon and Kroger are investing heavily in taking customer centricity to the next level: comprehensive, seamless user experiences across channels and devices, integrating personalized product recommendations with an understanding of the individual shopper’s specific health conditions, and laying the technology foundation for immersive shopping experiences melding the physical and digital worlds. Customer first disciples understand the dynamic flow of customers and their shopping behavior over time, putting in place capabilities and processes attuned to providing contextual relevancy inside and outside the store. And personalization—driven by past purchases and recommendation algorithms—is fast evolving to what I think of as strategic hyper-personalization, leveraging vast intelligence about each individual shopper to power a mix of recommendations to win the shopping trip, grow baskets, maximize retention, and foster customer advocacy—one customer at a time, in real time. Many regional retailers are based in more rural areas where company executives believe their shoppers are less tech savvy, relieving pressure on digital imperatives. According to Pew Research, 95% of Americans own a cellphone in 2018, with 77% of Americans owning a smartphone. Pew also calls out that in 2018, 89% of Americans use the internet. Location is no longer a proxy for customer technology illiteracy.  This year, Amazon is projected to realize over $258 billion in U.S. retail sales, an estimated 49% of all online retail spending in the United States. With this kind of penetration, and the ability to ship products anywhere overnight, traditional supermarket retailers would do well to remember that their shoppers are increasingly expecting (demanding!) the seamless and comprehensive user experience provided by Amazon, and increasingly by Kroger and Walmart. Yet, too many retailers remain mired in digital purgatory, constrained by capability silos and the inability to bring piecemeal capabilities together in a seamless fashion for shoppers.  Lastly, many seasoned grocery executives have spent their careers being rewarded for following, letting someone else bring innovation to market and only following when it has been proven successful. Years ago IT executives would buy IBM, even if it wasn’t the best choice, but because it was the "safe" choice. This practice continues today as retailers sign deals with "established" providers because they believe it is the safe choice, failing to understand that today’s environment rewards fresh, forward-looking thinking. Retail executives need to look beyond yesterday’s approach to customer centricity to capabilities and platforms that actually position the retailer for future success. The cost of failing to provide a seamless shopping experience, for failing to provide true individual shopper personalization, and failing to provide real time contextual relevancy, can rapidly obliterate any savings or security from yesterday’s "proven" approach. Tom Furphy, a former Amazon executive and the originator of Amazon Fresh, in a recent interviewspeaking to the challenges retailers face today, especially a reliance on past practices, says it all: “What seems safe is actually destructive. That’s a recipe for longer term disaster.” This article originally appeared on Winsight Grocery Business and can be viewed here +MORE

The Top Five Ways Retailers Benefit from Industry Trade Shows

Courtney Muller, Chief Corporate Development & Strategy Officer, Clarion UX

When was the last time you attended a retail or food and beverage trade show? If you have to pause to think of the answer – or know immediately that the answer is, “Never” – then it might be time to find a show or expo near you. Trade shows are the best places for those within the industry to get out of their stores and network; find new products and stay abreast of the cutting edge technology offerings; and gain invaluable education in the areas you need it most. In short, even if you spend time every day trying to stay current, you could never see it all – or know what to search for. There is no better place than a trade show … from seeing new products, meeting new people, becoming educated on a new way to engage your customers, or finding out about technology … this is the place to find what you don’t know!   Here are some of the top reasons you should attend a trade show this year: Network with Decision Makers When you think of networking, perhaps the typical “mixer” scenario comes to mind with people you don’t know awkwardly milling about a bar or restaurant, trying to strike up conversations with random people in the hopes that you might be able to benefit one another in some way. Networking at a trade show couldn’t be any more different. As an attendee, you can specifically find exhibitors with the products you seek; attend educational sessions that pertain to topics you are interested in, therefore attracting other audience members who share the same challenges; and be assured that your peers in the same industry as you are seeking similar solutions as you.  And you might even run into a colleague you haven’t seen in years! Find New Products and Foods You subscribe to industry periodicals and get Google Alerts in your inbox every day, but have you seen that new robot that identifies out of stock items and potential slip and fall hazards? Have you read about leveraging data to establish loyalty and trust with food delivery customers? A trade show is the perfect venue to scope out all that is new in the retail world from tech products to new foods and services – all in one place – to help you use technology to create a seamless customer experience. As you look for new technology innovation to keep you competitive, you may find the perfect partner for online ordering, rapid delivery, or rapid checkout through customer’s smartphones.  No matter what you want to go to a trade show to find, you will likely be pleasantly surprised by discovering even more than you thought along the aisles. See New Trends in Action Are vegan offerings a must-have? Should you offer chef demonstrations to showcase meal ideas? Are international flavors high on consumer’s minds? What chef dishes are they trying replicate at home? Be on the front line of this year’s and next year’s trends so you can bank on what your customers will be looking for in the near future. You’ll walk away with new products and great ideas you can implement immediately in your store operations. You may even realize that you are on the verge of creating an entirely different trend yourself that has yet to appear on the market – good information that you can capitalize on in the year to come. Receive Best in Class Education If school is a distant memory – or perhaps you learned hands-on in a family business and worked your way up the ranks – one of the best perks of most trade shows is the educational content provided to attendees and exhibitors alike. Whether you’re interested in operational excellence, developing your workforce, building bigger baskets, or sessions dedicated to those hot new tech trends we previously mentioned, trade shows like The NGA Show (presented by the National Grocers Association) in San Diego this coming February will have you covered on all fronts. What’s more, you can connect with presenting industry specialists to gain even more valuable insight into the topics that interest you most. Gain Immediate, Actionable Ideas The bottom line … your time is valuable and you want to spend any time out of your store obtaining the cream of the crop ideas - from new products, growth strategies and tech trends. Hear what the experts have to share, sample emerging products, uncover new technology, and refresh your enthusiasm for the business. You’ll walk away with a plan to bring all of these new ideas and initiatives into your store operation to drive profits, growth and innovation.   No matter where you are in your retail career, a trade show will no doubt provide you with opportunities, education and inspiration as you progress in the business. Interested in learning more? Check out the upcoming NGA show: National Grocers Association Show, San Diego, CA, February 24-27, 2019, www.thengashow.com  Each year, The NGA Show brings together independent retailers and wholesalers, food retail industry executives, food/CPG manufacturers and service providers for unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage, share, network, and innovate.  Given today’s ever-changing marketplace and evolving advancements in innovation occurring in the food retail industry, The NGA Show is a must-attend event, providing over 40 educational workshops, an expo floor featuring innovative and game-changing products and solutions and countless networking opportunities.  Registration is open at www.thengashow.com – early bird registration rates in effect through December 10, 2018.  +MORE

NGA Show 2019: The Epicenter of Grocery Industry Innovation

CART, Advancing Retail

In a special event leading up to the opening of the new NGA Show 2019, CART will bring together unique education, an impressive line up of speakers, and cutting edge innovation to make San Diego the epicenter of grocery industry innovation during Feb. 24-27, 2019. With a focus on regional retailers and dynamic independent operators, the CART team will present an innovation tour de force designed to help attendees not only stay in the game but help them win. CART is coming together with leading retailers through-out the industry to provide attendees a new worldview for the future of retail where transformation and disruption are the new normal: iRetail. Focused on five ‘i’s, iRetail will give attending executives a framework for evaluating their existing capabilities and provide a roadmap to closing the innovation gap. In a time of declining and disappearing industry events, the NGA Show has become a beacon of light for the industry as it has grown each year, even outgrowing its longtime home in Las Vegas, spurring the move to San Diego this coming February. CART has had a long time partnership with NGA and is taking the relationship to a new level this year, building on the success of CART’s Innovation Event at last year’s show.  Make sure to put Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, on your calendar and plan to attend the CART special event at the new NGA Show! +MORE

Technology's Profound Impact on the Supermarket Industry

Peter Larkin, President & CEO, National Grocers Association

Often cited as the one of the greatest catalyst of change within the retail grocery industry, technology is an area that independent supermarket operators must understand, and embrace.  Technology continues to have a profound impact, where virtually every detail of the supermarket industry is being touched by new solutions and platforms. I see three technology threads, each entwined with the other. One is the explosion of mobile applications and programs that are turning grocery shoppers into high information consumers. According to Pew research, smart phone adoption among Americans has more than doubled since 2011. Not only are shoppers becoming more sophisticated, but they are using technology as a way to gain more information, transparency, and convenience. At the touch of a mobile screen, consumers can instantly access to updated information on locally sourced perishables, competitive promotions, price checks and recipe ingredient lists. In turn, this migration to the digital space is shaping customer relationships with retailers. Today’s shopper does not want to be talked to but instead wants to be a part of the conversation. Consumer product manufacturers and marketers make up a second technology thread. By analyzing large chunks of customer data and retail sales, manufacturers, retailers and service suppliers are exploring innovative ways to touch their target audiences. Big data though can be vast and hard to harness. Whether it’s social media, a mobile payment system, or loyalty programs, technology can effectively create many new opportunities for savvy retailers to learn about and to connect with their shoppers to better serve their needs. A good place to see and learn about a number of these innovative solutions is right here at www.advancingretail.org. The third thread is in the store itself, where technology is increasingly employed to improve overall store productivity to program more effective lighting, to boost checkout efficiency, to track shopper traffic flows to improve layout and sales per square foot, or to offer customers immediate cost savings via real time wifi connections as they shop. A great, and very recent, example of this is Sedano's Supermarkets launch of a “robotic supermarket,” which entails an automated fulfillment center where AI-enabled robots will assemble full supermarket orders of up to 60 items. While the landscape is quickly evolving, many independent grocers are taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies to engage with their shoppers, find efficiencies, and reach new and existing customers where, how, and when they want. Independents have been making their move into digital. They are hiring dedicated staff, dedicating marketing budgets to digital initiatives, more effectively leveraging social media platforms, and integrating the latest technologies into their business strategies.  With the dramatic pace in which new apps and tech solutions are coming on to the market, it can all seem a bit overwhelming, but technology will play a defining role in the supermarket industry.  Those retailers that are on the forefront of implementing new technology and embrace the hyper-connected, tech-savvy consumer are positioning themselves for success. I’m one who is convinced that these threads will weave into a pattern of rising sales and profits. And that’s why the 2019 NGA Show will kick-off with a new educational event, spearheaded by our partners at CART, entitled “iRetail: Technology Innovation Reshaping the Grocery Industry.” The event is designed to give supermarket operators a framework for navigating fast-paced innovation while maintaining a focus on the importance of people and physical stores as we move into the future. Despite increased competition from all angles, it is an exciting time for the supermarket industry – and we at NGA are bullish about what the future holds for the independent grocers! Known as the true entrepreneurs of the industry, independents are nimble enough to quickly overcome obstacles, and are finding innovative ways to respond to changing consumer preferences, which is something they’ve always been good at given their close ties to their communities and the consumers they serve. +MORE

SmartAisle

SmartAisle

SmartAisle℠ is the world’s first Voice-powered retail shopping assistant. It is an innovative new technology platform designed specifically to revolutionize the customer experience in brick & mortar retail stores. Through a combination of an intuitive Voice interface, connected LED lights affixed to the shelf and a powerful artificial intelligence engine working behind the scenes, it provides expert product recommendations, education and support to shoppers at the all-important point of decision. +MORE

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Pace of Innovation -- Shattering the Status Quo

Gary Hawkins, CART

Retailers are shellshocked by the increasing pace of technology fueled innovation that is transforming and disrupting the industry. It seems not a week goes by that we don’t read about yet another new competitor entering the grocery space or some new innovation being rolled out by an existing competitor. Case in point: Kroger’s recent announcement that it is deploying its Shop, Scan, and Bag self-shopping solution at 400+ stores. This in response to Amazon’s cashier-less Go store pilot and Walmart’s similar self-shopping solution. Supermarket retailers are challenged on several fronts relative to innovation. It is nearly impossible for a retailer to be aware of all the new innovation entering the market. As an example, CART reviews an estimated 100 new solutions each month. Beyond awareness though is the challenge of deciding what areas to focus on (supply chain, distribution, marketing, store operations, etc.) and deciding what specific solution to pilot. And then having to decide what new capabilities to deploy across operating stores. Having efficient operations, quality foods, and great pricing and service is simply the cost of entry to supermarket retail. The new battleground is innovation. This is a new world for retailers to navigate. As an example, we see too many retailers implementing different digital capabilities in a piecemeal fashion rather than working towards a cohesive and comprehensive platform. The self-shopping capability mentioned earlier is a great example. Some retailers are trying to implement this kind of capability through a third-party app or a separate app rather than bundling it into one mobile app for their customers. Shoppers are after an omni-channel, seamless experience, not being forced to interact with different apps or systems to do business with a retailer. CART is here to help. We’re able to leverage our strong retail experience, industry knowledge, and unique insight to new capabilities and innovation flowing into the market to help retailers understand where they are today relative to their competitors and best-in-class retailers. Developing an innovation roadmap is important to help in prioritizing what new innovation to focus on and to create a foundation capable of adapting to new capabilities and technologies as they come into the market. +MORE

Drug Store Solutions

Hussmann

Our objective is to exceed customer expectations. We strive to provide you with the best cost-effective solutions, so you can make informed decisions about your business. Some noted industry trends include upgrading lighting systems to reduce energy costs, adding glass doors or updating existing open refrigerated cases, and motor retro​fits in all refrigerated cases. +MORE

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Retail Lighting Systems

GE Lighting

GE's Retail Lighting solutions can help a carton of eggs look farm fresh, turn a summer dress into a must-have, convert a parking lot into a welcome mat, and make a warehouse environment come to life. No one understands how light transforms a shopper's experience better than your GE Retail Lighting team. We create lighting solutions that bring your store to life. We get excited about what light can do for your retail space. But before we illuminate, we listen. Together, we determine the best way to reach your goals of customer experience, space transformation, function of light and product selection. +MORE

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Facility Solutions Group

Facility Solutions Group

FSG provides products, services, and solutions that focused in the following business segments: lighting, electrical, energy, technology, national accounts, and signs. +MORE

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BARO

Our sales and design teams will research each case model then work with you from concept to completion to create the perfect design for your store, custom fit to your specifications. +MORE

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Amerlux®

Amerlux®

Lighting designed around you.  At Amerlux®, we’ll stop at nothing to help you realize your vision. 
We work closely with you every step of the way, from design through construction, 
to ensure total success—and total satisfaction. We’re fueled by passion—a passion to consistently deliver in a fraction of the time of our competitors, even on short-run custom orders. A passion for making sure every order is accurate, every product performs flawlessly, and every one of our customers is successful. +MORE

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CD Controls LLC

We provide cost effective solutions for lighting, electrical manufacturing, energy management controls and electrical contracting. Our cutting edge design and ability to custom fit to your application provides the most efficient and innovative products in the industry. +MORE

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Spacee

Spacee

Spatial Experiences - Communal frictionless experiences for physical commerce. Deviceless Mixed Reality for the masses.  SPACEE VISUAL RETAIL SOLUTIONS: Mixed Reality Interactive surfaces become even more exciting when products and media are merged to create immersive interactive experiences. This technology may be implemented on more complex 3D surfaces, such as furniture, beds or cars, or on items the size of a cereal box. The end result is a user experience designed to digitally enhance the product, using the product as the screen without altering the physical product attributes.  Simulated Reality  Simulated device interface replaces the actual device with a 3D printed or injection-molded plastic replica having the same shape and size. Using our interactive projection and virtual touch technology, an image of the original object is projected onto the plastic device, creating a realistic and interactive experience that looks and behaves like the real product, but is enhanced by a scripted experience that can do more than a real product. In this example, the technology is used on products like a thermostat, smoke alarm, computer display or cell phone screen. These techniques create infinite options for a business to implement a true “endless aisle” experience. Endless Aisle Is it possible to utilize a limited space and show all production variations available without requiring the customer to use his or her mobile device? Yes you can! Spacee leads this category by providing technology to give the customer control of an experience and see all possible product variations. This can be done in 2D or 3D space. Spacee can use real world existing items as the information conduit or a 2D interactive surface that mimics a giant touchscreen that is virtually unbreakable. Touch Wall  Turn any wall into a larger than life touch-Wall. Spacee creates larger than life touchscreens that are computer vision based. Setup is quick and any wall instantly becomes a giant interactive display. A computer vision based interactive surface is inexpensive compared to a compacitive touch screen. The best part? A FrictionFree TouchWall cannot break like a tablet or touch enabled TV. Touch Glass  Spacee’s “FrictionFree TouchGlass” technology turns any size glass surface into an interactive touch screen creating a world of possibilities to engage your customers … all through the power of light. The Spacee interactive display experiences grab and hold attention longer, giving anyone the opportunity to touch brands in fun and delightful ways. Brands in return get a larger window to tell their stories and make memories in the minds of customers. +MORE

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SmartTrac - Secure Identity & Transactions

Linxens

A WORLD CLASS PROVIDER OF MICROCONNECTORS TO SMART CARD MANUFACTURERS, CHIP MAKERS AND MODULE MANUFACTURERS  CONTACT MICROCONNECTORS Easy-to-use solutions for SIM, entry-level EMV, and ID.  DUAL INTERFACE MICROCONNECTORS Dual interface is a more advanced smart card solution. VALUE-ADDED FEATURES Tailored solutions on demand for greater differentiation.  CONTACTLESS MODULES Contactless electronic applications with tailor-made configurations  OUR OFFERING OF WIRED AND ETCHED ANTENNAS CAN SOLVE ALMOST ANY OF YOUR CONTACTLESS NEEDS.  WIRED ANTENNAS We design and manufacture a wide range of RFID antennas and inlays, used in dual interface banking cards, ePassports, eID cards, access and transport cards. ETCHED ​ANTENNAS We design and manufacture miniaturized etched RFID antennas with high quality requirements, supporting all RFID standards.  LINXENS PROPOSES CHIP ON FLEX AND CHIP ON BOARD LIGHTING SOLUTIONS FOR MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS COF MODULES The COF module (Chip On Flex) is a flexible LED module with a linear source which fits the mechanical specifications of all general lighting products (geometry, design…) and can be used in tubes, triproofs, panels or rulers… The COF technology enables to develop a simple structure without soldering, easy to integrate and with efficient heat transfer. With an optimal luminous efficacy, the COF module is the innovative solution for all lighting needs. Produced in reel to reel, the COF solution is adaptable to all lengths.  COB MODULES The COB module (Chip On Board) is a LED structure directly built on the tape. LED chips are packaged together as one lighting module and encapsulated directly on the same point. This integrated package allows an efficient heat transfer that means a much higher efficiency rate and lower failure rates. Our COB are produced in reel to reel, in a wide range of sizes and efficiencies and can be integrated in all lighting devices.  RINGLIGHT MODULES The ring light module is a circular LED solution which can be used in several applications as phone and camera  (flash) or microscope (binometric lamp). With a very low thickness (from 1.5mm), Linxens' ringlight enables to reach high quality illumination in the near field and could be placed around every optical systems.    Light uniformity, color temperature,  flux and illuminance can be adjusted  according to customer request. Additionally, an optical systems can be molded directly on the ring device and different LED wavelength can be used (UV, visible, Infra-red…). For specific applications, waterproofing can be added thanks to a special over-molding. +MORE

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Rambus

From Host Card Emulation (HCE) and tokenization, to empowering organizations to become their own Token Service Provider (TSP), Rambus software, including technology from Bell ID, provides a comprehensive, mobile payment solution to banks and retailers worldwide that loads and manages payment credentials on Near Field Communication (NFC)-based smartphones and connected devices. Mobile Payment SolutionsDescription Token Service Provider: Enables organizations such as payment issuers and payment processors to perform the role of Token Service Provider as defined by EMVCo Unified Payment Platform: Digitizes payment, gift, and loyalty cards in addition to coupons into a single mobile wallet app, creating a frictionless shopping experience Host Card Emulation: Enables mobile NFC transactions to be made by storing and accessing credentials in a remote environment rather than on the mobile device Token Gateway: Creates a single hub for banks to connect to multiple third party tokenization services EMV Smart Card Management: Securely and easily Issue and manage the lifecycle of EMV chip cards Tokenization Management: Easily generate, issue and manage tokenized card numbers to secure mobile payments Secure Element Management: Allows smart transport card holders to read the contents of their smart card using an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet. +MORE

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LED Smartbulb with Bluetooth LE

ilumi solutions inc.

THE WORLD'S SMARTEST LIGHT BULB Bluetooth Control via iOS or Android App and Works Like a Regular Light Bulb Meet the All New ilumi App: Wake-up to a Maui sunrise. Dine in Candlelight. Shake for a nightlight. Get the light you want when you want it.  +MORE

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Responsive Lighting

Stack

Intuitive Learning: Works out of the box and learns from your inputs over time   Circadian Lighting: Automatically adjusts color temperature throughout the day to help you sleep soundly and wake refreshed    Occupancy Sensor: On when you're there, off when you're not - never flip a switch again   Light Sensor: Automatically dims and brightens according to the natural light in the room    Efficient: Utilizes sensor technology to maximize energy savings   Integrations: Connect Stack lights to our IoT partners to make your entire home responsive +MORE

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Smart Lightbulbs

Emberlight Inc.

SCREW IN A BULB: That's it. No additional complex wireless hub to install and then configure. CONNECT TO WI-FI: Our smartphone app guides you through connecting to your home's Wi-Fi network. TAKE CONTROL: Then take control with a tap, proximity, or on a schedule you set. +MORE

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LED Lighting Solutions

US LED

General Lighting: We are committed to providing the highest level of quality and service for every project, whatever the size or budget. US LED designs and engineers LED lighting fixtures with industry-leading efficacy and longevity for a wide range of markets including retail, commercial, health care, c-store and automotive dealerships industries. US LED delivers an aggressive ROI with lower energy and maintenance bills, consistently raising the bar for the entire LED lighting industry. By improving quality and levels of light, our fixtures help our clients attract customers and improve employee performance. Inspired by the needs of our clients and backed by an award-winning team of engineers, US LED is dedicated to delivering the best indoor and outdoor LED lighting solutions on the market. Signage Lighting: The Quick Connect System requires the LED module circuit board to be visible at certain locations of the board. To prevent any potential issues caused by water on the electronics we use an outdoor rated conformal coat to protect all electronic components. The conformal coat is applied during manufacturing using an automated process that provides a reliable moisture barrier. From years of experience we know that our conformal coat process is a robust means to protect the LED modules. This is reflected in the low return rate of our products, which has been a small fraction of a percent. +MORE

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Light Measurement Systems, Specialty Light Sources, LED Signage, LED Lighting

International Light Technologies Inc.

-Light Measurement -Speciality Light Sources -LED Signage -LED Lighting -Custom +MORE

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Safety Coated Lamps for the Food Industry

Advanced Lamp Coatings

The use of safety coated lamps and bulbs is mandated by the FDA where there is exposed food, clean equipment, utensils and linens as well as unwrapped or single-service and single-use articles. Considering the serious health risks for customers and employees alike, risking broken light bulb glass falling into a restaurant’s food or a food-processing facility’s product is a chance no business wants to take. Enter Advanced Lamp Coatings. +MORE

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Simple Sign

LEDing EDGE Lighting

With two sizes to choose from lengths can be selected to perfectly suit your installation. Gondola end-caps with 3-or-4-foot shelves can have SimpleSign attached on the topcap or simply put on a shelf. Wherever you put SimpleSign sales go through the roof. Internally lighted with our proprietary LED system each SimpleSign delivers the message with backlit illumination of your printed stock. Printed signage is produced on your own equipment using perforated, clear acetate or vellum sheets provided to you by LEDingEDGE, Lighting Inc. Signage is prepared using standard Microsoft Word software and our proven template system. Printing is done on your laser jet or ink jet printer using full color output for maximum exposure. Single sided or double sided with mounting brackets or VHB adhesive mount SimpleSigns are the perfect solution for readability and attention grabbing signage.  +MORE

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T-8 Retrofit Bulbs

LEDing EDGE Lighting

LEDingEDGE Lighting, Inc. has developed a UL Classified and Recognized series of Luminaires designed to be used in retrofit and new applications. Available in lengths from 6” up to 60”, LEDingEDGE Lighting’s T-8 tubes are manufactured at our facilities in Angola, Indiana, USA, using materials and components of primarily U.S. Origin. An aluminum base extrusion gives added strength and heat sinking while clear and frosted acrylic lenses cover the LED boards. Acrylic End Caps are used for moisture resistance and are polarized for easy connection to the tombstone connectors. The unique T-8 replacement tube allows simple and easy installation by slipping the ends into existing standard tombstone connectors and replacing the remote ballast with 12 volt DC Class II LED driver. +MORE

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LightShelf Luminaires

LEDing EDGE Lighting

LightShelf, the LED down light with illuminated PTM built right in, sets off products and allows price points and POP copy to be back lit. All while providing illumination for products on the shelf below. With shelving to match any manufacturers size and bracketing and available in three colors and three levels of brightness, LightShelf will spotlight any merchandising program. LightShelf wiring harnesses simply plug into the female connector strip receptacle providing “low voltage” 12v DC power to the LightShelf shelves. The connector strip back panel harnesses are available in 6” and 12” spacing allowing for the shelves to be attached at any height on the upright standard. Connector strips are available in black or white. +MORE

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“TIPS” Twist-in Power System

LEDing EDGE Lighting

“TIPS” is a Low-Voltage power distribution system which provides 12v or 24v DC power for LED lighting across a variety of installations. “TIPS” provides versatility, allowing Twist-In Jumper cables tips to be located where needed. “TIPS” provides low voltage power distribution to luminaires anywhere along the grid. Input Line voltage is delivered through an LED Class 2 driver and converted to output 12v or 24v DC to the power grid. “TIPS” can be mounted vertically or horizontally to provide power to shelf luminaires, our LEDingEDGE (illuminated Price Tag Holder) or other devices via our Twist-In Jumpers. Mini-ORION luminaires can also be mounted flush onto the grid with our Right Angle Twist-In connectors. A variety of mounting options are available. +MORE

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Mini-Orion Luminaires

LEDing EDGE Lighting

Our NEW Mini-Orion Series is only 3/4" wide and 1/2" high. Easy to hide, the small-sized body gives a more refined presence to your lighting and has the same output as other LEDingEDGE Lighting products. Mini-Orion Series is available in clear or frosted lens. Mounting options include steel spring clip mounts, clear acrylic mounts, rotational mounts, and VHB (Very High Bond) adhesive tape mount. +MORE

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Solar Powered Accessories

RTS Retail

Think of the potential income generated from signage advertising. These signs are an ideal way to display your advertising. The large, brightly coloured signs stand out during the day and are even more prominent at night. The Solar LED signs use high quality, extra bright LEDs to ensure that the sign is easily visible from even great distances. The LEDs have a relatively low power requirement and life expectancy of approximately 50,000 hours. +MORE

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LED Lighting

PowerSecure Lighting - EfficientLights, EnergyLite, and Solais

PowerSecure Lighting is a leading manufacturer of LED products because of its proprietary technologies making the performance and aesthetics better than the competition. +MORE

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Sustainable Lighting Solutions

Intense Lighting

Energy efficient lighting solutions. +MORE

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