Today, Xovis, a world leading people counting and in-store analytics sensor technology provider announces a new generation of AI-powered people counting and tracking sensors featuring deep-learning technology starting with the original PC2S sensor model. The device is exclusively showcased at the NRF 2018 in New York. From January 13th to 16th the new AI-powered 3D smart sensor PC2S is demonstrated live at booth #547.
«You will see devices featuring 3D technologies like TOF and Lidar, but the future will be in the hands of vision sensors featuring AI capabilities based on Deep Learning. The market demand to detect the exact behavior of shoppers in brick-and-mortar stores can only be targeted with the new generation of 3D Smart Sensors», Christian Studer, CPO of Xovis state.
«Based on the powerful Xilinx Zynq processing platform, we were able to integrate a Deep Net with a classification accuracy of over 99.5% on the edge device. Compared to the technologies available today, this process significantly enhances people detection. This forms the base for many new features and applications to come. At the same time, we completely redeveloped the tracking algorithms as mathematically closed-form solutions, allowing to handle even the most challenging tracking situations such as occlusion and heavily cluttered situations. This leads to the required accuracy to realize full-path customer analytics» Markus Herrli, CTO of Xovis explains.
Together with the new Xovis platform "Spider" for the Multisensor full-coverage in-store analytics, those sensors will be the base for the next generation of Xovis in-store analytics. This innovation will be available to retail analytics solution providers and integrators worldwide.
Swiss-based Xovis is the market leader in people flow monitoring. More than 50 international airports, as well as 130 system integrators in the retail and other industries, count on the combination of Xovis 3D sensors and software solutions to move people more smoothly through their facilities, optimize resource planning and ultimately increase customer satisfaction.
Customers capitalize on Xovis’ unmatched accuracy, reliability and ease of use to measure a broad range of KPIs such as customer frequency, dwell times, waiting times and passenger throughput. The Xovis system also includes a sophisticated data privacy concept and does not depend on signal emitting devices. Founded in 2008, Xovis has evolved from a three-man start-up to a high-tech company with more than 80 employees.