12 Free Retail Image Datasets for Computer Vision

A field of computer science, computer vision enables computers to identify patterns in visual content such as images and video. From inventory scanning robots to grab-and-go stores, computer vision is forecasted to revolutionize the retail industry. For example, automatic checkout technology (ACO) automatically generates shopping lists from images of products for purchase at brick-and-mortar stores,[…]

Image Recognition for Product and Shelf Monitoring and Analysis

With the e-commerce boom, entrepreneurs have learned that conventional strategies of visual merchandising or sales promotions won’t be able to sustain profits in the cutthroat CPG industry. Many retailers are already implementing AI and image recognition to deliver the next level of customer experience, bringing the dawn of a new era for the retail industry.[…]

The Guide to Retail Innovations using Machine Learning

INTRODUCTION Innovations using Artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)are among the top technology trends in the retail world. They are having a great impact on the industry, in particular in e-commerce companies that rely on online sales, where the use of some kind of AI technology is very common nowadays. Big players and first-movers like eBay, Amazon or Alibaba have successfully integrated AI[…]

Woolies store deploys ‘safety robot’ to monitor safety and surveillance cameras at self-serve check-outs

Woolworths is using top of the line surveillance technology to monitor its supermarkets. The Gregory Hills store, which opened yesterday in Sydney, now includes a robot romancing the aisles which monitors hazards and makes the store “more safe”, a store manager told news.com.au. She explained the robot monitors the store and is able to alert[…]

Power Over Ethernet (POE)

What is Power over Ethernet? Power over Ethernet (POE) is a technology that lets network cables carry electrical power. For example, a digital security camera normally requires two connections to be made when it is installed:A network connection, in order to be able to communicate with video recording and display equipment A power connection, to deliver the[…]

Australian Casino to Deploy Facial Recognition

The Star Casino in Sydney, Australia, will deploy facial recognition as part of an ongoing A$10 million security upgrade to the facility. The move was announced after a casino employee was caught on camera stealing a chip worth A$5,000. Footage from a CCTV camera above the casino employee’s station showed the employee taking one of[…]

Cat5e, Cat 6, or Cat7

IPC camera can be wired or wireless. When it is wired, it has RJ45 connector that is connected to Ethernet cable. There are many versions of Ethernet cables, and obviously the higher the number, the better. The difference between different versions is hard to tell. Each newer generation introduces copper pairs with tighter twists and[…]