DESIGNER SERIES - Beautifully designed and robustly engineered, Aila’s Designer Series delivers the compelling shopping experiences customers want with the security and functionality retailers need.
Eye-catching & Interactive: Create an engaging and interactive experience that complements your brand
Cross Platform: The Designer Series integrates seamlessly with iPad Gen 2, 3, 4, & Air; Android and Windows (available upon request) to empower associates and provide richer interactions with customers
Customize the Designer Series with a payments module that makes it a sleek and functional POS device as well as a clienteling tool.
Real-time information about rainfall spatial and temporal patterns are fundamental in many fields, such as civil protection, precision farming, transport safety, or outdoor sports. Traditional rain gauging networks, however, are usually too sparse to gather robust and precise information about rain. This is why we developed the cheapest, easiest and fastest way to collect large amount of rainfall data, in real time and with the same accuracy of traditional rain gauges. Its name is IR2.
A Great Conversational Interface Requires an Advanced Conversational AI Platform.
MindMeld Cloud: A production-ready cloud platform for hosting your language understanding services. Deploy your conversational services quickly and scale effortlessly to meet user demand.
MindMeld Enterprise: The complete MindMeld platform deployed within your own network. Optimize performance and secure your data by deploying MindMeld on premise.
Monitor brands in social media images.
No app needed: LogoGrab is the only browser-based Augmented Reality solution. Our WebScanner™ means no app download is needed - giving your campaigns higher reach and greater conversion.
Your brand - 100% digital: LogoGrab switches on all your offline logos - making them instantly digital and measurable. Connecting offline assets to online content has never been easier.
Ad Retargeting: LogoGrab connects seamlessly to online ad retargeting platforms: Bring your audience back to your content - so that your brand is always top of mind.
Out of Stock Detection
Retailers have access to a myriad of data for items sold from their POS systems. However, that’s only one piece to increasing basket size. The other is maintaining stocked shelves, and that’s where Focal comes in.
Why are we tackling this problem?
"Out-of-stocks" account for over $129 billion in lost retail sales in North America (~4% of revenue), or $1.1 trillion globally. A retail industry analysis commissioned by OrderDynamics and run by IHL showed that a majority of the issues driving out-of-stocks were bad processes, people problems, and data/systems issues.
Timely Alerts of on-shelf availability
Between a customer with a Focal device passing by an out-of-stock and a store associate receiving a notification is a matter of seconds with the Focal out-of-stock detection capabilities. Based on the retailer’s needs and specific processes, we can customize the way alerts are delivered; be it in a batch every hour, as soon as they happen, or upon a set of conditions.
Historical Bird’s Eye View
Data doesn’t mean anything if you don’t know how to interpret it. We strive to help you visualize key out-of-stock data from any period in a way that drives future decisions. For example, understanding on an aggregate level which geographical locations in the store are the biggest problem areas, or which low-velocity items are constantly out of stock that could be resulting in profit loss.
Indoor Location. Right Time, Right Place.
Technologies like iBeacon and GPS that are currently widely used have a large margin of error. They can throw you off up to 50 feet. That might be fine when you’re driving, but if you are trying to find a specific brand of Marinara, that won’t do. Focal provides precise indoor location, with only up to 1 foot of error, to provide benefits for both retailer and shopper.
Why are we tackling this problem?
Focal’s applications of our indoor location algorithms can help retailers increase basket while also improving the customer experience. By knowing where the customer is in the store, retailers have the ability to provide relevant savings opportunities, related product suggestions, and additional product information. This is a level of reach that typically is not available.
In-Store Location Based Advertising
Imagine being able to tell your shoppers about offers just as they are about to pass it in the aisle! That’s what the Focal tablet is able to do. Retailers paid up to $5.84 Billion in 2014 for 1 printed circular run. That’s a lot of funds and a lot of trees. Many retailers have moved toward a digital circular solution in light of these costs in the form of an app or email newsletter. While these solutions may work for the vigilant coupon-er, most people will not take advantage of sales that aren’t on display on the shelves. Through a cart-mounted device, Focal is providing a next level digital circular solution. With precise indoor location, Focal drives sales through location-based “just-in-time” advertising.
We want to help shoppers have the best experience in brick and mortar stores and part of that means not having to chase down store associates for item locations. From department locations to the most obscure items, our technology can point you to the exact shelf in the store. And in case the store doesn’t carry your item, Focal can save you a lap around the store.
Understanding user behavior in the store
As a store manager you understand the general demographic and behavior of your stores’ shoppers. However you may not understand the nuances of their decision while in the store. By aggregating or isolating anonymized shopper trip data, we enable retailers are able to glean insight on dwell time, trip path, and trip length.
Additionally, with the ability to integrate with existing store POS systems, Focal can analyze what shoppers may have debated buying, but didn’t in the end. This allows retailers to change their layout and merchandising to maximize basket size and customer experience.
As a vendor, having eyes on your products in all the stores is quite the feat. High level statistics don’t allow you to take action on the spot to fix day-to-day restocking problems. Through our flexible hardware options, Focal can provide a snapshot of a brand’s shelf status at any time.
Why are we tackling this problem?
The brick and mortar retail industry has been trying to streamline operations and drive efficiency for decades. Almost all retailers today use "Perpetual Inventory" to track what has been ordered versus sold, to compute the inventory on-hand. However, poor controls and inaccurate tracking results in significant errors associated with Perpetual Inventory. As a result, large retailers (even those with the most sophisticated softwares in place) often resort to having to do periodic manual interventions - physically scanning the shelf gaps, or even physically counting the number of items in the store! Retailers are experimenting with in-store robots or sensors mounted on shelves. These solutions are expensive, may only provide once or twice-a-day updates.
Planograms are hard to read, but even harder to accurately follow. As carts with Focal devices constantly circle the store, we are able to create a Focal Real-o-gram to cross reference with the retailer’s planogram to ensure compliance at any given time.
We're your eyes and ears
For brands that self-stock in retail locations, the labor cost of hiring people to drive to each location and note shelf status is astronomical and an inefficient process. With Focal’s shelf cameras positioned precisely where your products are, we can take schedule snapshots of the shelf status and deliver them all to on a dashboard.
Autocheckout. Just Throw It In The Cart.
Cashiers were created to exchange exact amounts of physical cash between the store and the customer. As credit cards became people’s go-to and self-checkout kiosks became more prominent, the concept of a cashier can conceivably be automated. The hard part is automating theft protection.
Why are we tackling this problem?
15 minutes to wait in a checkout line is far too long - for both customers and retailers. Every dollar saved is one that can be passed down the supply chain. Walmart has said that it spends $12 million [callout] on every second of cashier labor at their checkout stands. Theft, from both customers and employees, causes approximately $60 Billion of shrinkage in the United States alone. Focal aims to drastically minimize this number with our auto checkout solution. A time-saver for customers, and money-saver for retailers.
Accurate, Real Time Theft Detection
Theft comes in all shapes and sizes. Theft results from the habit-formed thieves, the unintentional unscanned item, and the “honest” shopper who occasionally slips in an extra candy bar because self checkout makes it easy to do so. Focal ensures we cover all bases without angering any shopper by maximizing the powers of Deep Learning while avoiding the pitfalls of a purely automated approach.
We leverage the charisma and industry experience of store associates through a human-computer partnered solution. Building upon the commonly used auditor-at-the-door spot checking process, Focal provides our auditors with items flagged for their attention so they know what to watch out for on a per basket basis.
A Solution for Any and All Shoppers
In order to have a solution that any shopper has the option of using, we envision creating a suite of products to meet any shopper’s needs. This means a basket solution, a cart solution, and a stationary kiosk solution. Current iPhone/Android checkout app solutions and handheld device solutions have an ergonomic issue.
Shoppers have two hands to juggle the phone/handheld, the basket/cart, and the product they are scanning. Powered by our Deep Learning algorithms, all our checkout products strive to minimize customer involvement, where both the baskets and carts will allow customers to “just-throw-it-in-the-cart”.
Computer Vision Consulting.
Why are we offering consulting?
At Focal we take a Deep Learning first approach to all our problems. We see the potential impact to be made in the retail industry, but we are fascinated by all the other problems and industries that Deep Learning can be applied to and are excited to help push the field forward. Let us know what you're working on!
CitySmart is an AdTech SaaS platform that creates community-focused mobile applications to help small businesses affordably market and advertise. There are 28-million small business in the U.S. that spend upwards of $200 per month on mobile and digital advertising. Increased ad rates from traditional media combined with major changes in social media platforms, many small businesses have few to no options they consider affordable. Each of our native mobile applications are free for consumers to download and provide local news, traffic, weather, events, and more to ensure consumers are engaged and use the applications often.
Harnessing the power of location to drive real-world results.
xAd understands the intricacies of location. Our technology provides a turnkey solution for national advertisers that targets audiences of all sizes. Whether you want a full-service solution or the ability to take control through the use of programmatic buying—we have the right solution for you.
SOVA manages your entire security operation making it lean and efficient. From tracking your assets in real-time to receiving time sensitive information to all of your mobile devices, SOVA brings sophistication and a level of control to your hotel security operation that is simply unmatched in the industry. SOVA is guard tour software refined.
When product content is purpose-built for an industry, it’s easy to be SmartLabel™-ready. We make it simple to create, manage, and distribute a 100% compliant SmartLabel™. Be part of the food transparency movement, today. All ItemMaster complete and verified™ product records are SmartLabel™ now.
SheerID's eligibility verification solutions make it possible for companies to extend exclusive offers to targeted markets without risking discount fraud or margin erosion. SheerID instantly verifies military, students, teachers, and other customer segments online, in-store, and via mobile. Our verification platform utilizes real-time, authoritative data to provide you with the most comprehensive and accurate results on the market.
Give your home a voice.
You have enough to take care of when it comes to your home and your family. Notion lets you monitor your entire home, even when you aren’t there.
Door open: Know when a door, garage door, liquor cabinet, or gun safe is opened.
Temperature: Get alerted when the temperature of a room gets too hot or cold.
Water Leak: Know right when a water leak happens so you can avoid costly damage to your home.
Windows: Save energy by knowing when your windows are open.
Smoke Alarm: Get an alert the second a smoke alarm goes off, no matter where you are.
Parquery analyses images from any camera to detect objects and provide parking managers with real-time answers to:
1.) Where are available parking spots in real-time?
2.) Who leaves his vehicle more than 2h? 3h? all day?
3.) Which parking area is more / less used? Optimisation of dynamic pricing.
4.) Where are bottlenecks? Analysis of mobility flows.