Tooploox announced that it has selected MediaTek’s i500 AIoT platform to power its smart self-checkout application for big-box retail stores. The smart self-checkout application uses camera sensors attached to i500 Artificial Intelligence (AI) vision hardware to quickly recognize and categorize products for pricing by Point of Sale (PoS) systems. MediaTek’s i500 is a powerful edge-processing platform which supports deep learning, neural network acceleration and computer vision applications such as facial recognition, object identification and scene analysis.
Thanks to the i500’s advanced processing capabilities, Tooploox’s smart self-checkout application enables users to simply point the camera sensor at a product for instant scan and price entry into the PoS system. This eliminates the need to first locate the barcode on each product and then scan the bar code, thereby speeding up the checkout process and making self-checkout systems even easier and intuitive for customer usage. The smart self-checkout application can also be adapted to weighing scales to process products sold by weight.
“Through our AIoT program, we’re making it easier for companies like Tooploox to innovate and develop AI-powered products for commercial applications,” said Mohit Bhushan, VP and GM of US Business Development, MediaTek. “With Tooploox’s self-checkout application, powered by the i500 chipset, retailers can harness advanced edge-AI capabilities to speed up checkout process and revamp customer experience.”
“AI has the potential to revolutionize the retail industry to make shopping more enjoyable for consumers and boost retailers’ bottom line by reducing inefficiencies,” said Tomasz Trzciński, Chief Scientist of Tooploox. “MediaTek’s i500 chipset enabled us to accelerate the development of our smart self-checkout application so we can bring advanced multimedia and vision capabilities to the next generation of PoS systems.”
Tooploox is continuing to train its application to recognize different products at big-box stores to create fast, accurate product recognition models for the i500 chipset platform.
To see a demo of Tooploox’s self-checkout application, visit MediaTek’s booth at Hall 4, stand 670 at Embedded World, taking place Feb. 25-27, 2020 in Nuremberg, Germany.
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