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Press Release -- September 13th, 2017
Source: Comba Telecom


Intelligent Innovations Set to Empower Retailers, Hospitality Owners and Enterprises to Fuel Smart City Development in the Age of the Internet of Things

(12 September 2017, Hong Kong and San Francisco, United States) – Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited (“Comba Telecom” or “the Group”, Hong Kong stock code: 2342), a global leading wireless solutions provider, today announced the launch of ScanViS, a series of computer vision AI solutions designed specifically for retailers, hospitality owners and enterprises to capitalize on opportunities brought by the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart City initiatives during Mobile World Congress Americas 2017 (MWCA 2017) in San Francisco, USA.

Globally, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market is expected to be worth US$16.06 billion by 2022 according to a Research and Markets report.1 Industry analysts at Gartner were particularly bullish about AI opportunities in the retail industry, predicting that 85% of customer interactions in the retail industry will be managed by AI by 2020.2

Mr. Simon Yeung, Executive Director and Senior Vice President of Comba Telecom and the President of Comba Telecom International said, “The Americas have long been at the forefront of technology innovation, and we are proud to present our new computer vision AI solutions for the first time at this world-renowned summit. With Smart City initiatives topping government agendas globally, Comba is gearing up to bring the most innovative and advanced solutions to address the real needs that come with building next-generation telecommunications, laying solid technology foundations for building Smart Cities, and capitalizing on new business opportunities presented by IoT.”

Leveraging cutting-edge facial recognition and data analytics technology, Comba Telecom is pioneering the development of AI-enabled end-to-end solutions. At MWCA, the Group presented a series of intelligent computer vision solutions known as ScanViS, a multi-application facial recognition product that can help cross-industry businesses to streamline operations, enhance customer experience and/or provide surveillance security. ScanViS has three specialized functions that can be applied separately or in combination for more versatile solutions:

ScanViS Analyze: Businesses can tap into the power of gathering audience data with ScanViS Analyze. ScanVis captures real time data to log audience gender, age, expression, dwell time, foot traffic and head count, giving businesses new insight into their operations. Multiple cameras at different locations can be deployed and can “talk” to one another to avoid double counting the same person, providing an accurate head count. This solution is especially powerful for brick-and-mortar retail shops who usually do not know who enters their shops. It also provides insights into which displays are most popular, and how close customers come to making a purchase. By collecting this information, businesses can make data-driven marketing decisions and create closer ties with their clients, which will be a key factor in the success of retailers going forward. This solution can also be applied in industries such as Education and Health or specialized functions such as queue management.

ScanViS Display: Whether it is for hotels, retail shops, hospitals or large-scale events, ScanVis Display creates captivating digital signage that interact with audiences through facial and gesture recognition. Depending on the who is standing before it, ScanViS Display shows targeted ads or messages to specific combinations of gender, age, facial expression, dwell time and time of day. Personalized messages or information can be shown to a specific individual, creating a unique welcome experience. Fun applications using Augmented Reality and gesture recognition (hand movements and positions) provide a unique interaction experience that audiences will remember. ScanViS Display cultivates personalized experiences that will impress customers and boost brand appearance for any business.

ScanViS ID: A powerfully accurate tool that verifies a person’s identity for applications in access control, attendance and VIP recognition. Our highly trained algorithm can recognize an individual known in the database to a degree of 99.5% accuracy. ScanViS ID is used for access control to residential properties, senior living homes or other authorized areas, this application can overcome the security concerns associated with using RFID cards and passcodes. When used for attendance in commercial buildings or schools, it is a convenient solution that allows individuals to simply pass by a camera for their presence to be recorded. The solution is ideal for companies looking to ease admin resources to reduce operational costs, improve attendees’ check-in experience or cater to valuable clients.

For further information about the solution, please visit Comba Telecom at booth S.1256 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, USA, during Mobile World Congress Americas

1Source: Research and Markets 2016 December report:—global-forecast-to-2022-artificial-intelligence-ai-market-is-expected-to-be-worth-usd-1606-billion-by-2022-at-a-cagr-of-629—research-and-markets-300378922.html

2Source: Gartner for Marketers: Predicts 2017: Marketers, Expect the Unexpected

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