+1-888-308-5802     
News Contact Us

Shekel & Hitachi unveil Capsule – first micromarket solution worldwide

Author : Pankaj Singh | Published Date : 2020-01-13 

Recently, Shekel Brainweigh Ltd., a leading company that provides advanced weighing systems, and Hitachi, launched the first autonomous micro-market solution, ‘Capsule’ at NRF 2020 Vision. The solution incorporates Shekel’s Product Aware Shelves and Hitachi’s LiDAR sensors. These companies will introduce this fully operational autonomous store in Hitachi’s booth #5882 and Shekel’s booth #5880. The Capsule store is likely to be stocked with drinks and snacks at Hitachi’s booth #5882 during NRF and become operational by the first quarter of 2020.

Udi Wiesner, Shekel’s General Manager of the Retail Innovation Division, claims Capsule to be a highly accurate, cost-effective, and privacy-complaint solution for retailers. Usage of Capsule is convenient as customers need not go to the checkout counter after getting wide variety of products such as food and beverages, Wiesner says.

This autonomous shopping solution highly satisfies rising consumers’ demand for grab-and-go products and enhance shopping environments by revolutionizing the way consumers purchase various products. Shoppers are granted a secure payment method that is tracked by using Hitachi’s LiDAR technology.

After this process, they can purchase any item registered under Shekel Product Aware shelves, automatically integrated to their POS, and leave the store without the necessity to pass via store cashiers and traditional checkout machines. Owing to these factors, customers will be able to experience a frictionless shopping environment.

Shekel’s IoT-based Product Aware technology are embedded with cloud-based AI, software and Machine Learning to produce highest level of accuracy.

As stated by Sales and Marketing Manager of Hitachi America Ltd., Thomas Hylas, consumers prefer shopping convenience products from micro-markets. Therefore, the segment is gaining ground in high-traffic areas such as workplaces, campuses, airports, and train stations. The joint Shekel-Hitachi solution will gratify consumers’ demand for non-hostile shopping without compromising on its operation and accuracy.

According to a latest survey carried out by Shekel, 50% respondents seemed to be annoyed with the lack of fresh products and the standard vending machines in micro-markets. If certain benefits are applicable for them such as ability to return products and purchase more than one item at a time, 41% respondents are likely to accept micro-markets, claimed the survey.

Source credits:

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200112005039/en/World%E2%80%99s-Micro-Market-Hitachi-LiDAR-Shekel-Product-Aware/?feedref=JjAwJuNHiystnCoBq_hl-W8j9Oi60kFTomUxRDB8jhBI958JwzZwdrV6mZsiYta0rCOi9QzgjCezTS3Nw_X6kJUrpSBm-Hav1w-UkdSlG3kNEKCLzKh5iotfCx8gTI

About Author

Pankaj Singh

Pankaj Singh

Endowed with a post graduate degree in management and finance, Pankaj Singh has been a part of the online content domain for quite a while. Having worked previously as a U.K. insurance underwriter for two years, he now writes articles for fractovia.org and other online portals. He can be contacted at- [email protected] | https://twitter.com/PankajSingh2605

Related News

FDA suggests the recall of all Zantac drugs from the market

Published Date: 2020-04-03         Author: Pankaj Singh

America’s federal healthcare agency, the U.S. FDA has recently requested all drug manufacturers to immediately recall all over-the-counter and prescription ranitidine drugs that are commonly sold under the name Zantac from the market.  According to reliable sources, in its ongoing inve... Read More

Skyrora to produce masks and sanitizers for UK amid COVID-19 crisis

Published Date: 2020-03-30         Author: Pankaj Singh

Skyrora, a Scotland based private space company, reportedly announced that it would start manufacturing health equipment for frontline workers in the United Kingdom, answering the call of the UK government as well as the National Health Service to help the country fight the growing spread of the cor... Read More

InterSystems launches a new version of InterSystems IRIS Data platform

Published Date: 2020-03-26         Author: Pankaj Singh

InterSystems, a U.S based software firm that focuses on helping consumers solve crucial interoperability, speed, and scalability problems efficiently, recently revealed its latest version of the InterSystems IRIS™ data solution. Reportedly, this comes as its third major launch of InterSyste... Read More

© 2020 Fractovia. All Rights Reserved