Advertorial • 01.02.2019

Smartwatches become professional

CASIO brings wearables into the world of retail

CASIO stands for the highest quality hardware, extraordinary robustness, reliable project handling and fast support in the area of mobile data capturing.

About 20 years ago, the Mobile Industrial Solutions business unit was established, which has developed into a strong partner for system integrators within Europe. In 2019, the company will launch its first-ever smartwatch specifically tailored for professional use in retail and industry.

At EuroCIS 2019, February 19 to 21 in Düsseldorf, Germany, CASIO will present the new smartwatch to a retail audience for the first time.

Supplier
Logo: Casio Europe GmbH

Casio Europe GmbH

CASIO-Platz 1
22848 Norderstedt
Germany
A wristwatch with icons; copyright: CASIO
Source: CASIO

Smartwatches designated for personal use have been around for some time, connecting the wearer's smartphone to a digital wristwatch by using Bluetooth technology, displaying notifications, tracking various activities if desired and operating other devices by the user’s command. In addition, specialty smartwatches for outdoor activities are long-lived and hardwearing.

Robust, flexible and interactive, the hardware is potentially just as suited for professional use, such as in retail. However, the opportunities associated with targeted smartwatch use in the workplace are still mostly uncharted. CASIO wants to change that with a wearable that is customised specifically for the organisation and process optimisation of modern workplaces.

A smartwatch becomes a partner in process optimisation

Occupying cash registers, checking devices, or receiving goods – retail employees have to manually monitor these events continuously, whereas a smartwatch can cross-link employees with employees, systems with systems, and employees with systems. A notification is released via the smartwatch as soon as an action is required. For example, from employee to employee: “Please come to cash register two,” or a vending machine to employee: “Restock ham sandwiches.” Furthermore, it is possible to address relevant employee groups in a targeted manner without disturbing other employees or clients. For instance, the request to open a new cash register is usually announced via loudspeaker. With the wearable, only the professionals in question are notified and colleague groups can easily coordinate their activities by accepting or refusing the request with just one click – everyone else can finish their present task without interruption.

Photo
Source: CASIO

Where excellent hardware meets experienced B2B customer support

The CASIO Smartwatch is the ideal basis for a wearables concept in the B2B sector. Wear OS by Google supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity as well as numerous functions and applications. Thanks to long battery life, the hardware is ideal for uninterrupted use. The open architecture offers the best conditions for the development of tailor-made business applications for the most diverse processes and requirements.

By introducing a smartwatch for business applications, CASIO merges its long-standing wristwatch know-how with decades of experience in the field of B2B solutions. The company is one of the leading manufacturers of mobile data acquisition devices and an expert in the field of process optimization. For businesses, CASIO brings this expertise to the table alongside a technical support system that none of the big B2C focussed clients can offer. This makes CASIO the ideal partner when it comes to successfully incorporating wearables into retail businesses.

related articles:

popular articles:

Thumbnail-Photo: Digital Signage Summit (DSS) Europe
07.05.2019   #digital signage #digitization

Digital Signage Summit (DSS) Europe

iXtenso readers receive a 30% ticket-discount!

The two-day event comprises a comprehensive mix of twin-track conference programme; hands-on workshops; exclusive presentations; numerous networking opportunities and a vendor and service supplier exhibition area.In 2019, DSS Europe returns to the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Cameras, comfort and Artificial Intelligence...
09.04.2019   #security #cashpoints, cash register, cash desk

Cameras, comfort and Artificial Intelligence

Video: What self-checkout systems can already offer today

Self-checkout systems are enjoying ever greater acceptance and are regarded as an important future topic for retailers and customers. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: APG Cash Drawer announces hire of connectivity product manager...
08.03.2019   #cashpoints, cash register, cash desk #POS Solutions

APG Cash Drawer announces hire of connectivity product manager

They make addition to product management team to expand its product portfolio

APG Cash Drawer, a fast-growing global manufacturer of cash management solutions, announced today the addition of Ron Stephenson to the position of Connectivity Product Manager. In his role, Ron will spearhead the company’s mobility, interface ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Toshiba: artificial intelligence for frictionless shopping...
21.02.2019   #self-checkout systems #Trade fair special EuroCIS 2019

Toshiba: artificial intelligence for frictionless shopping

AI, edge computing and smart shelf technology at the EuroCIS 2019

Thumbnail-Photo: LANCOM Systems expands its solution portfolio with a range of powerful...
19.03.2019   #security #software developement

LANCOM Systems expands its solution portfolio with a range of powerful firewalls

Machine learning protects against viruses and malware

German network infrastructure supplier LANCOM is expanding its range of solutions with a full lineup of firewalls for small and medium-sized enterprises. The LANCOM R&S®Unified Firewalls are powerful solutions for effective cybersecurity: ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Plantorama grows
04.04.2019   #brick and mortar retail #electronic shelf labels (ESL)

Plantorama grows

And so does the customer experience

The largest garden and animal center chain in Denmark invests in a new and large inspiring garden center in the city Egå near Aarhus.  An extra effort is made for the customer experience with initiatives such as a coffee shop, a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Welcome to the tenth edition of the RetailShow Exhibition...
22.03.2019   #e-commerce #cashpoints, cash register, cash desk

Welcome to the tenth edition of the RetailShow Exhibition

Exhibition of Equipment, Technology and Services for Retail

We kindly invite you to participate in the biggest, annual, B2B retail event in Poland: Exhibition of Equipment, Technology and Services for Retail – RetailShow. The closest, tenth edition will be held on 20-21 November 2019 in Warsaw, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Robots in retail: producer and salesperson all-in-one at the fully...
15.03.2019   #artificial intelligence #customer retention

Robots in retail: producer and salesperson all-in-one at the fully automated kiosk

Interview with Matthias Krinke, Managing Director of pi4_robotics GmbH

At Berlin’s shopping mall Bikini Berlin, we meet the robot “Gisela”. The robot’s designer Matthias Krinke sat down with us and explained what she can do and revealed what the retail industry can expect from her and her ...

Thumbnail-Photo: “Carbon” – The future of payment transactions by InterCard...
18.03.2019   #payment systems #Trade fair special EuroCIS 2019

“Carbon” – The future of payment transactions by InterCard

Customer-oriented processes beyond standard market solutions

Thumbnail-Photo: Interactive networking for true sales success...
06.03.2019   #digital signage #pos marketing

Interactive networking for true sales success

Smart distribution of video content at the POS

Modern retail marketing is all about communicating the right offers to the customers at the right time and in the right place. “In order to ensure the greatest possible efficiency and sales speed, for example during campaigns and special ...

Supplier

APG Cash Drawer
APG Cash Drawer
4 The Drove
BN9 0LA Newhaven
ROQQIO Commerce Solutions GmbH
ROQQIO Commerce Solutions GmbH
Harburger Schloßstraße 28
21079 Hamburg
Permaplay Media Solutions GmbH
Permaplay Media Solutions GmbH
Aschmattstr. 8
76532 Baden-Baden
Delfi Technologies GmbH
Delfi Technologies GmbH
Landgraben 75
24232 Schönkirchen
LANCOM Systems GmbH
LANCOM Systems GmbH
Adenauerstraße 20 / B2
52146 Würselen