Paris Retail Week

Paris Retail Week : Innovative Technology’s Debut Hailed a Success

Paris Retail WeekParis Retail Week, which describes itself as ‘the meeting for all the retailing ecosystem’, took place from Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 September 2021 and once again, Pavilion 7.2 of the Paris Porte de Versailles Exhibition Center was thronged with visitors.

Leading cash handling and biometrics solutions provider ITL, attended the event for the first time to showcase their latest innovations.  ‘We are pleased we decided to participate at Paris Retail Week’, Thorsten Labusch, VP of Sales & Business Development at ITL said. ‘The event provided us with the long-awaited opportunity to meet with new and existing customers to demo retail and kiosk offerings that can deliver real business efficiencies. The retail sector is ever-changing and technology-led , so Paris Retail Week was an important platform to network.

‘We need customer opinion to ensure we are providing the solutions that the sector requires’, Thorsten said. ‘We received positive feedback on our ICU biometrics range, especially the age verification and face covering detection functions, plus CashGenic, which enables hygienic cash payments, as well as classic OEM business potentials for our NV200 Spectral cash handling range.’

Stephan Rosseneu, dedicated Business Development Manager for the French region, was similarly positive: ‘Paris Retail Week was my first exhibition for ITL after joining the company only a few months back, so this was a great way to introduce myself to our customers and partners. We had a steady flow of people over the three days, many showing a keen interest in our ICU biometrics solution.’

That’s no surprise: ICU Pro performs world leading accurate age verification and facial recognition-based functions to control access to entry points and premises. The more compact ICU Lite is used at machine level to ensure retailers prevent underage customers accessing age restricted goods, with no internet connection necessary and no reoccurring cost. ‘Retail and kiosk delegates were particularly excited to see the live view at Paris Retail Week, enabling them to see the technology in action’, Stephan said. ‘ICU successfully being able to detect face coverings was also a great advantage for many retailers as masks are still compulsory in many settings in the region.Paris Retail Week

‘We had a productive time collaborating with our new Partner in France – IPM, and together we made plans to work with them todistribute our retail offerings, including CashGenic – hygienic cash automation, to French customers’, Stephan added. ‘This affordable solution enables customers wanting to pay by cash to do so safely and hygienically. The pay-in and pay-out is easily managed by staff via a mobile tablet device. It was a hit on the ITL stand at Paris Retail Week and we look forward to working with IPM over the coming months to provide this solution to end customers ensuring payment choice and helping businesses save time, money, and resources.’

There’s more from ITL HERE on Planet Vending


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