Choosing a technology to monitor your stores retail analytics can be a complicated task to complete. There are many options available and they all have unique characteristics. Two technologies that may appear to be at opposite ends of the spectrum actually work very well together; they are traditional people counting technology and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
SenSource was honored with a platinum distinction award for their intelligent imaging line by the LibraryWorks, Inc. inaugural Modern Library Awards (MLA’s). The MLA’s were created to recognize the top products in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products were submitted in the fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the LRG database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products in their facilities were permitted to judge the products, resulting in a truly unbiased score. Read the rest of this entry »
Retail’s Big Show 2015 has come to a close. It was a huge success with 33,000 attendees, hundreds of breakout sessions and an EXPO with 575 solution providers.
There were many things to see and take away from the event. Here is our list of the top 3 key points to remember in 2015:
The National Retail Federation (NRF) Retail’s Big Show 2015 is coming up in just a few days, will you be there? Hundreds of exhibitors will be, giving you the opportunity to explore innovative retail technologies, learn about groundbreaking solutions and get updates on solutions needed to run your enterprise.
This holiday season SenSource volunteered to participate in the Adopt-A-Family program through a local organization, Making Kids Count. Making Kids Count typically adopts about five families from the Valley to help them buy gifts and clothing for their children over the holidays. They strive to support the children of the Mahoning Valley and hold a variety of events each year to accomplish this. Besides the events that Making Kids Count holds every year they also collect diapers, food and school supplies throughout the year to assist local parents.
Throughout the years libraries have had to try and stay two steps ahead in order to keep up with ever changing technology and the needs that technology creates for people. Years ago the main focus of libraries was on print books however, as times have changed libraries find themselves offering a plethora of other options and a handful of libraries have even started to forego print all together. Libraries are now offering everything from computer labs, events and classes for patrons to participate in, audiobooks, e-books and some even loan e-readers or broadband internet to patrons to help them keep up with technology. In a recent report by the Library Journal, 95% of all US libraries have an e-book collection.
The holidays are upon us and that can mean large crowds entering and exiting stores at once. With wide entrances in many mall stores retail executives may be wondering how they should go about counting people traffic this year. The best method people counting in wide entrances is to “stitch” them, which is to have multiple sensors viewing the same entrance and making them view the entrance as if they were one device. When speaking with Greg Blair, Customer Support Manager at SenSource, he stated that there are many different devices to consider and they each have their pros and cons but the ClearCount Thermals work the best. You can connect up to 8 units (master and nodes) for seamless tracking across wide entrances up to 118 feet.
The term big data has been tossed around for the past couple of years and seems to be gaining momentum but do people truly understand what it is and how to benefit from it? Big data is so vast and encompassing that it starts to become cloudy when an untrained eye starts to look at it. Jeff Roster, research vice president with Gartner Research had said in the NRF article, Answering The Big Questions, “The problem is not big data. It’s organizations that haven’t really understood the fundamental transformation that is all around them.”
Our product lines of intelligent imaging people counters are now under a new category, the ClearCount Series. As our product offerings continue to expand, we want to ensure easy product navigation for our customers. All products in the ClearCount Series are directional counters, use network connectivity and are highly accurate.
Student Unions become the central hub for any University, with students stopping by to grab a bite to eat, to meet up with friends or simply to relax and read a great book. The Union at South Dakota State University is no different, last spring they started serious discussions on the idea of installing people counters so they could track the student traffic coming and going from the The Union.
With an advisory group made up of students, faculty and staff the decision was made to install eight new SenSource Active Infrared sensors in all of the major entryways of The Union. The sensors were selected based on their 95% – 97% accuracy rating, as well as, the climate and entryway lighting at the specific locations.