Digital transformation solutions company UST has deployed UST Vision Checkout, Jeedediah’s bistro and grab-and-go area at Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming, USA, features frictionless, contactless retail solutions. Bistrograb-and-go is the only food supplier at the airport that handles more than 500,000 passengers annually.
A company spokesperson said UST provides frictionless commerce retail solutions to accelerate the digital transformation of traditional brick-and-mortar stores. UST Vision Checkout is a computer vision-powered self-checkout terminal that is part of a comprehensive range of retail solutions. It has standard barcode scanning and product search mode capabilities.
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The solution will help retailers looking to recover from the pandemic but facing labor shortages by integrating technology and flexibility while enhancing the customer experience. XPLORAZZI’s vision algorithm and UST middleware with custom user interface and database enhance its adaptability. It comes with smart UI technology that enables a fast, intuitive and responsive checkout process.
Because demand at Jackson Hole’s Jeedediah’s increases significantly with flight departure times, the streamlined process provided by UST Vision Checkout allows employees to focus on meeting the needs of other customers during peak service hours. Automated solutions enable restaurants to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Guaranteed ROI income
The spokesperson said self-checkout can also help retailers reduce potential shoplifting, circumvent traditional POS systems and avoid associated licensing fees. The UST pricing model ensures they get a guaranteed ROI soon after implementation. AI-driven processes and recommendations and greater efficiency make it an important solution for modern retailers.
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Gilroy Mathew, senior vice president and global head of engineering at UST, said UST Vision Checkout triples checkout speeds. It enhances the entire shopping experience while also enabling retail operators to allocate resources more efficiently. Matthew said passengers will be able to experience a simple, smart and autonomous self-checkout experience through cutting-edge computer vision analytics and a contactless user interface.
Faster image processing
Subhodip Bandyopadhyay, global head of frictionless commerce and general manager of emerging technology solutions at UST, said the solution is optimized on Intel Xeon processors and Intel GPUs. This combination increases image processing speed by 3 times. Hosted on the Microsoft Azure cloud, this solution is a perfect example of edge-to-cloud infrastructure. “We are seeing good ROI for operators of corporate canteens as well as micro markets and C-stores,” he added.
Rhea Brough, general manager of Jeedediah’s, said most flights leave Jackson Hole at noon, which means vendors will soon see an influx of 500 to 1,000 people. UST Vision Checkout allows them to self-checkout through a fast, AI-guided process.