ZBD (link resides outside of ibm.com) is a leader in the design and supply of fully graphic electronic shelf edge labels and associated software solutions for the global retail industry. ZBD's epaper for retail solution enables retailers to deliver truly dynamic pricing, promotional and product information at the shelf edge thereby communicating with the consumer at the point of decision. Its 'next generation' electronic shelf labels offer flexible, full graphic capability, are simple to deploy, and are cost-effective to implement chain-wide.
ZBD’s solution combines high definition bistable LCD displays with a simple two-way communications device that wirelessly updates individual displays, an entire shop floor or an entire retail estate via secure RF communications. This ensures a long battery life, an average of 5 changes per label per day will provide approximately 7 years battery life. As the solution operates using two-way communication the retailer has confirmation that the label is in situ and has updated with the new image. ZBD's solution is extremely light touch and easy to install – delivering 'The Automated Store' with a low total cost of ownership (TCO), and an effective return on investment (ROI).
Adopting ZBD’s epaper solution enables retailers to benefit from: ensuring price compliance; effective price execution; the reduction of stock wastage; and the elimination of paper labels and associated costs, all while reducing operational cost.
Formed in 2000, ZBD is a pioneering company with its own R & D, full IPR and scalable manufacturing processes that enable it to deliver an epaper solution with practical commercial advantages for retailers.
Store Electronic Systems
Store Electronic Systems (link resides outside of ibm.com) is the worldwide leader in Electronic Shelf Labelling systems (ESL) for large-scale food and non-food retailers. The company designs, markets and installs all the system’s components (software and communication platform, displays, mounts) thus providing clients with a turnkey solution. The range of products and services offered by SES allows retailers to manage pricing dynamically, while significantly improving store productivity.”
Digital Spectrum Solutions, Inc.
Digital Spectrum Solutions, Inc. (link resides outside of ibm.com) is a digital sign manufacturer based in Irvine, California, USA. Also, watch their videos and see their picture gallery (link resides outside of ibm.com).
Digital Spectrum Solutions, Inc. is dedicated to bringing cutting edge digital signage to businesses at affordable pricing. Drawing on over a decade of experience in research and development of Digital Picture technology, DSI is a pioneer in the field. DSI offers broad families of wireless and web-enabled digital signage. DSI brand names are: DigiSign™, and SignPak™.
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Winstars Inc. (link resides outside of ibm.com), a California USA corporation, presents the Pleiades family of networked digital signs to operate across the broadest range of commercial environments and optimized for use in the DSM solution series to seamlessly deliver near real time product and pricing information that is synchronized with the other store systems (POS, ESL, scanners, etc.).
Additionally, the Pleiades digital sign family supports split screen content where product and pricing information is presented in one portion of the screen while other content, such as infomercial or other video advertising/promotion is playing independently in another portion of the screen. This is particularly advantageous to foster branding strength or cross-sell and up-sell promotions.
The Pleiades 15” (PDF, 430KB) (link resides outside of ibm.com) and 22” (PDF, 429KB) (link resides outside of ibm.com) all-in-one digital signs utilize the latest innovations in screen technology to deliver a digital signage solution that is easy to install, inexpensive to operate, and can be used in a wide range of venues and environments. The Pleiades family incorporates LED backlight technology exclusively to guarantee the highest reliability with lowest operating cost and carbon footprint. By embedding both wireless and wired Ethernet networking the broadest range of standards based connectivity needs are provided to satisfy all in store environments.
The Pleiades family is packaged in an attractive shock resistant case with slim design, narrow bezel, and VESA standard mounting receptacle. In addition to DSM certification, the Pleiades family is also compliant with CE, FCC, and RoHS standards.