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Industry Survey: Transformative Technology Adoption and Attitudes - Retail

ABI Research conducted an industry survey on transformative technology adoption and attitudes of 455 decision makers, influencers, and implementers in the following verticals: Retail, Healthcare, Logistics, Automotive, Manufacturing, Utilities, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), as well as Local, State, and Federal Governments. This issue provides a summary of the findings and main conclusions for the retail segment related to the adoption of smart in-store retail technologies such as beacons, POS, indoor location, AI-based analytics, the impact of multi-channel and e-commerce strategies on brick and mortal retail, and awareness about the beacon supplier ecosystem. Questions range from willingness to adopt new technologies, to barriers, benefits, and sourcing (in-house versus third-party).


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NB-IoT Enabled Smart Meter & Smart Parking Solutions Shaping Smart Cities Part 2

3Q 2017

In Germany, Deutsche Telekom (DT), Huawei and U-blox launched trials on Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) based smart parking utilizing NB-IoT enabled modules from U-blox at DT’s campus located in Bonn. An ultrasonic sensor was deployed on each parking space to detect availability of a parking space. The information collected by each sensor will be transmitted via a network gateway utilizing an LPWAN connection to a server in the cloud, and notify drivers of available parking space via a smartphone app. Additionally, Huawei conducted a software upgrade on DT’s existing base stations to support NB-IoT.

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