Etisalat demonstrates smart retail powered by 5G, IoT, and AI

Etisalat is showing the retail spaces of tomorrow at GITEX Global 2021, with futuristic solutions that will transform the brick-and-mortar experience, setting the pace for digital retail and enabling a digital experience for consumers.
With 5G connectivity, digitization has become a reality. During this year’s edition, the demonstrations will help visitors witness the evolution of retail and experience a connected store concurrently.
The main sections of smart retail focus on grocery smart checkout solutions, food and beverages, lifestyle, and connected fashion and retail dashboards. There are advanced AI use cases, machine learning, and computer vision, all with Etisalat’s payment functionality, integrated to demonstrate the capability of providing complete end-to-end solutions in this domain with enhancements such as wearables and facial recognition for payments.
As soon as a visitor enters the smart retail area, a futuristic experience beholds in front of him. They begin their shopping experience with a Caper smart cart enabled by AI moving to an augmented shopping experience from Innovent (Mojix) with a backend dashboard simulating all transactions, biometrics from Fujitsu’s Fulcrum adds to the contactless journey, and smart check out from Bizerba.

Other retail solutions add additional elements to the holistic retail experience: advanced delivery solutions from Kiwibot; a store technology called Vicki with an automated vending machine; and Pickey’s smart wearable captures all actions made by the user. SuperHii highlights a seamless checkout solution is also a great example of Etisalat’s eWallet and Smiles integration.

For those in need of a much-deserved coffee or smoothie break, Ella, Knext, and Alberts’ automated solutions showcase another example of unmanned retail technology. In this year’s event, smart garden solutions are on display from Natufia, highlighting how IoT and connected machines can get one fresh vegetable every day.