Challenges & Requirements
The same requirements exist for entertainment machines in casinos and arcades. These machines process data quickly and should be protected from any tampering by unauthorized third parties.
When Covid is over, all of us are going out. Cooped up in our homes, we are ready for sun, fresh air, and human interaction. Despite increasing consumer preference for online shopping, brick-and-mortar stores are here to stay. Post-Covid, going to a retail store will be an excursion, an excuse to spend time outside after probably more than a year of doing almost everything at home. So, what will the post-Covid store look like? The Tech Trends Shape the Future of the Retail Many trend forecasters and retailers expect technology to be an integral part of the future store, even perhaps the highlight. In other words, physical stores will focus on retailtainment, a combination of retail and entertainment wherein experiencing and engaging with the product is key. AR/VR, AI-driven Facial Recognition Redefined In-store Experience The use of AR/VR technology, for instance, is a way that consumers can engage with a product like never before without leaving the confines of the store. Other technological applications include AI-driven facial recognition to enhance the personalized shopping experience. Smart Mirrors Reflect New Ways to Shop Of course, a valuable lesson we have learned from Covid is that we can do with being more hygienic. Makeup samples and testers, while previously a staple at most pharmacies and drugstores, are being replaced because of their role in spreading germs and bacteria. This shift could take advantage of the technology of smart mirrors so that customers can see what the product looks like on them without actually trying it on. Unmanned 24/7 Stores Technology can provide a more convenient, expedient, and hygienic shopping experience through contactless payments, self-service checkout, and even unmanned stores which meet customers’ demand optimally and operate stores economically. As more and more vaccines start rolling out and hopefully more regions get their Covid cases under control, retail businesses are looking to reopen. The key to a successful reopening is to focus on the experience, making consumers feel safe and stimulated by what the store can offer that online platform can’t. Retailers are constantly looking for a competitive edge and better ways to reach customers, more efficient customer journeys, and opportunities to proactively meet customer needs. Brick-and-mortar retail must be re-imagined to stay alive so that consumers could enjoy global experiences, interactions, and social connections in a networked physical setting close to home.
Cervoz Granting Passengers the Smooth Journey They Deserve Always Up to Date In a fast-growing tech-dependent world, travelers demand the most up-to-date, real-time transport information. The passenger information display offers all travelers a variety of information, not only train or flight-related, but also fruitful daily information such as news, weather forecast, and advertisements. Based on different data sources, the passenger information display continuously shows visual content to passengers in real-time: arrivals, departures and delays. Challenge & Requirement However, Passenger Information Display Systems (PIDS) face a variety of challenges; for storage and memory requirements, products need to overcome the below challenges: Service stability under indoor-to-outdoor temperature operations. Withstand outdoor environmental hazards such as dust, humidity, and vibration. Mass real-time travel information transmission. Based on the specific requirements above, Cervoz memory and storage products are the right choice for PIDS. Cervoz's Solution & Advantage Considering that the Passenger information display systems (PIDS) must be operated indoors or outdoors, Cervoz T380 family that offers both high performance, large capacity, and wide temperature support (-40°C~ 85°C) with conformal coatingand anti-vibration fill value-added services which allow products against, moisture, dust, and vibration. T380 family also provides high transmission speed ability to meet the requirement of presenting real-time travel information, public announcement and advertisements for passengers. On the software front, the Cervoz FlashMonitor is a monitoring software that shows in real time how Cervoz storage modules are doing in the passenger information display systems. This trusted software presents important information such as disk capacity, temperature, and health status (including power cycle count and estimated lifespan). To add more endurance, we recommend the Cervoz DDR4 DRAM module for increased performance and durability. It has a small form factor, very low power consumption and is reliable. It also comes in the wide temperature series, to facilitate the speedy transmission of volumes of data. All features make it ideal for space-constrained industrial applications, including PIDS. Contact Cervoz for further information. Find out more Cervoz solutions for transportation: ▪ Cervoz Smart Bus Solutions ▪ Solutions for Smart EV Chargers ▪ Parking Lot Solutions ▪ Cervoz Flash and DRAM products for smart traffic management
Upon arriving at a casino, what most patrons will see are rows and rows of game machines. These electronic gambling machines, though easy to use, are hard to beat, which is why casinos have so many of them. Most gambling machines are slot machines, which feature a simple game of chance whereby you win if you get a certain combination of the randomly generated symbols. Essentially, this is a game of probability, especially as these machines have been computerized, so what makes it hard to win is the sheer number of combinations available. What keeps these machines going? With these gaming machines digitized, the one thing that casinos cannot have is a fail in the flow of data. The excitement that players get with these machines is that they can play, seemingly with no end in sight, and every time they pull the lever, the reels will spin and stop on a symbol. If, for some reason, the reels freeze, or the machine restarts, this may delay the gratification of the players. For the casino, the machine's failure may accidentally help a player win a fortune, which would be a costly problem for the business. As such, businesses need to protect against these failures as well as any attempts that someone may make to try to hack or rig the machines. Cervoz's solutions for electronic gaming machines Cervoz has worked with a number of customers specializing in making these machines. We generally recommend the T376 family of products: 2.5" SATA SSD and mSATA modules with a power loss protection as well as layers of data protection. Otherwise known as the Powerguard products, these Flash modules provide the extra boost of energy during a power failure to ensure that data being processed gets stored away. This mechanism is useful even in a casino where backup generators should be plentiful because in that split second between the electricity going out and the generator kicks in, data can easily be lost. The lost data presents a weird situation for both players and the casino where the odds of beating a game may change, which is why casinos try their best to avoid any data loss. In a similar way, data can be lost or manipulated by hackers. Once again, this would affect the probability of winning, which is why Cervoz's Powerguard products also come with a physical write-protect function and AES-256 bit encryption. When switched on, the write protect makes these products read-only so that no one can tamper with them. Similarly, the AES-256 bit encryption is the largest bit size encryption currently available, which makes the products virtually impenetrable by brute force. Contact a Cervoz Sales Rep. to learn more!