Company Data

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Part
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Company Data Part 1

Using credible sources, we have provided the required information for the companies Alert Systems, Attensi, and Solink. On the attached spreadsheet, our findings are available in columns C through O of rows two through five. To identify the requested details for Alert Systems, Attensi, and Solink, we scrutinized each of their corporate websites for their presentation, competitive advantage, product offerings, and additional details. Next, we ranked every category according to our assessment to present a precise evaluation of their offerings. We have provided our justification for each section below.

JUSTIFICATION FOR EACH SECTION

COLUMN C (INCREASE SALES)
We ranked the companies based on their offerings for increasing sales. A rating of 5 was given to all three businesses. Alert Systems prevents shoplifting and restricts profit loss from theft, which serves as additional income. Both Attensi and Solink's products help to improve companies, which enhances sales.

COLUMN D (MORE EFFICIENT/REDUCES COST)
For this section, we examined the companies' solutions for advancing efficiency or diminishing expenses. Since their products benefit the customers and are efficient, a rating of 5 was given to all the companies.

COLUMN E (ENHANCES CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE)
We analyzed the companies' solutions for improving the customer experience for this section. Alert Systems was rated 1 as it is for anti-crime purposes, which does not directly enhance the customer experience but it is for their benefit. Both Attensi and Solink were given a rating of five since their products are for monetizing and retail purposes.

COLUMN F (GAME CHANGING/CUTTING EDGE SOLUTION)
We evaluated the innovation of the companies' offerings and granted each of them a rating of 5 as their products are technology-driven and continuously developing.

COLUMN G (STANDS OUT FROM ITS COMPETITORS)
After analyzing the companies' competitive advantages, we awarded each of them a rating of 5 as they are leaders in their respective fields.

COLUMN H (AVAILABILITY/READINESS)
After reviewing the availability of the companies' offerings, we gave all of them a rating of 4 as they depend on emails for communication.

COLUMN I (BRICK & MORTAR, WEB, AND MOBILE)
We explored their channels for this section and awarded all the companies a rating of 3 since we only identified innovations in their web channels and not mobile.

COLUMN J (DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL)
The companies were ranked according to their geographic coverage.

COLUMN K (LOW POTENTIAL FOR LIABILITY)
Analyzing the businesses' offerings on licensing, we gave Attensi a three since the company introduced its products internationally. Alert Systems and Solink were given a rating of 5 as they have established a market globally.

COLUMN L (OUTCOME OF PILOT COMPELLING)
Searching for the product/service pilot runs of each company, we gave them all a rating of 3 since the results of their pilot runs are not publicly available.

COLUMN M (COMPREHENSIVE PROPOSAL)
We gave all three companies a rating of 5 after examining their product/service packages. All of their services and products are readily available.

BONUS

COLUMN N (COMPELLING PRESENTATION)
Analyzing the companies' overall presentation, we provided a rating of five for Alert Systems, Attensi, and Solink. Based on their official websites, the presentations are precise and contain video displays of products, along with images and customer testimonials. We approve of Attensi for some of the statistical data it uses to promote its products.

COLUMN O (USE OUTSIDE RETAIL)
For the final section, we reviewed their offerings and awarded all the companies a rating of 5. Alert Systems provides crime prevention and Attensi offers entertainment apart from learning with its "Gaming+Learning" interface. Meanwhile, Solink supplies fraud and crime prevention with its data and video analysis.

Part
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Part
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Company Data Part 2

We have summarized the required information and ranked the following companies: Signatrix, Defendry, and Rapitag in rows 5-7, columns C-O of the attached spreadsheet. For each of the categories, we have provided a rank of 1 to 5 for each company depending on whether the company meets that criteria or provides that particular feature.

Research methodology

In order to update the attached spreadsheet with the details for Signatrix, Defendry, and Rapitag we commenced our research by scanning through the official websites of the companies. We websites provided us with most of the information that we required to update the spreadsheet. However, additional details were gathered through other authoritative sources such as Crunchbase, DB Hoovers, CBInsights, news articles, and product reviews websites.

The scale used for rating the individual attributes for the companies is:
1 = Not at All
2 = Somewhat
3 = Average (neither good nor bad)
4 = Mostly
5 =Very Much

We primarily relied on compelling information that includes customers reactions or prospective customers' demand for the products/ services in determining the applicable rating for each category on the spreadsheet.

SIGNATRIX

  • Increases Sales — A rating of 1 was given because the product does not translate to an increase in sales.
  • More Efficient/ Reduces cost — A rating of 5 was given because the product offers protection through monitoring customers movement, identify theft which reduces the cost to store.
  • Enhances Customer Experience — A rating of 3 was given because at the cash register, a cashier can respond promptly and courteously about goods remaining in the cart thus improving efficiency in operations. However, there are no other benefits that customers can derive that enhances their purchase experiences.
  • Game-Changing/ Cutting Edge Solution — A rating of 5 was given because the product has a unique and innovative features that includes being faster than the human eye, confidential alert system, and ability to identify theft based on unpaid goods, as opposed to human suspicion.
  • Stands out from its Competitors — A rating of 4 was given because the product has unique features such as speed and technology to check unpaid goods via camera.
  • Availability/ Readiness — A rating of 5 was given because judging from some of its partners, it is believed that the services/products are readily available. Partners include EHI Retail Institute, AWS activate, Microsoft BizSpark, Intel Movidius.
  • Brick & Mortar, Web, Mobile — A rating of 5 was given because the product is available for use in brick and mortar stores as well as on online platforms including mobile compatibility.
  • Domestic & International — A rating of 3 was given because the product seems to largely serve the domestic market. Its investors are also domestic investors and there are no mentions of its customers being international.
  • Low Potential for Liability — A rating of 3 was given because Signatrix received two seed funding rounds in 2018 while the company was not able to generate better revenues. As of March 2019, they made US$0.3 million in sales.
  • Outcome of Pilot Compelling — A rating of 4 was given because the company has managed to earn revenues from Germany's largest discounter and is still providing demos to prospective customers.
  • Comprehensive Proposal — A rating of 3 was given because the information provided about its products and how it can be a benefit to consumers is not very detailed but provides enough information to get someone interested.
  • Compelling Presentation (Bonus) — A rating of 4 was given based on what it offers, the images used to depict it and their partners, the presentation of the products is good.
  • Use Outside Retail (Bonus) — A rating of 2 was given because at the moment, Signatrix is focusing on the retail industry with the use of artificial intelligence.

DEFENDRY

  • Increases Sales — A rating of 1 was given because the product does not translate to an increase in sales.
  • More Efficient/ Reduces costs — A rating of 5 was given because it offers protection through AI monitoring movements, detecting weapons and thieves/intruders in masks, discourages criminals, identify theft which reduces cost to store, and notifies the police in a short time. All these features enhances efficiency in the store operations and helps reduce costs associated with robberies.
  • Enhances Customer Experience — A rating of 3 was given because while the product provides optimal security, a customer doesn't always feel insecure inside a store, therefore, there is no additional benefit to the customer conducting business in the store although it improves the efficiency of the store.
  • Game-changing/ Cutting Edge Solution — A rating of 4 was given because it uses Deep Neural Networks which provides cutting-edge AI detection for weapons, masks and the ability to notify the police of threats. However, there are no other innovative features.
  • Stands out from its Competitors — A rating of 4 was given because it has speed in response to threats, and the product uses advanced technology to specifically recognize weapons and masks by cameras without human intervention.
  • Availability/ Readiness — A rating of 4 was given because judging from its partners (Deep Science AI and Avnet) and the recent comments made by Sean Huver (Deep Science AI co-founder), the product is functional but still needs improvements in its infrastructure.
  • Brick & Mortar, Web, Mobile — A rating of 5 was given because it is available for use in brick and mortar stores, online platforms and secured communication channels.
  • Domestic & International — A rating of 3 was given because the product seems to largely serve the domestic market. One investor of the company, Deep Science AI is also a domestic company and there are no mentions of its customers being international.
  • Low Potential for Liability — A rating of 3 was given because Defendry acquired one company, Deep Science AI, and received funding from a global technology solutions leader, Avnet.
  • Outcome of Pilot Compelling — A rating of 4 was given because the company has managed to gain traction from large and reputable companies within the retail industry and have the potential to become future clients.
  • Comprehensive Proposal — A rating of 4 was given because the information provided about its products and how it can be a benefit to consumers is detailed but didn't have enough information about the infrastructure.
  • Compelling Presentation (Bonus) — A rating of 5 was given based on what it offers, the images used to depict it and their partners, the presentation and demo of the products are good.
  • Use Outside Retail (Bonus) — A rating of 5 was given because at the moment, Defendry is focusing on all business types as customers/ clients with the use of artificial intelligence.

RAPITAG

  • Increases Sales — A rating of 4 was given because the product enhances ease of access to shopping while eliminating checkout queues thus can lead to increased sales.
  • More efficient/ Reduces cost — A rating of 4 was given because the product enhances ease of shopping without queues while providing protection through Anit-Theft IoT Security which reduces cost to store, increases sales in a short time and increases efficiency of the store. However, the product doesn't provide as many details about the security as it does about shopping.
  • Enhances Customer Experience — A rating of 5 was given because it provides exactly what customers would love and are now able to do — shop online and receive goods immediately, with no hassle.
  • Game-changing/ Cutting Edge Solution — A rating of 5 was given because the product uses Anti-Theft IoT Security to provide a game-changing service, "Scan, Pay, Remove & Go", that helps customers shop with a lot of comfort and ease.
  • Stands out from its Competitors — A rating of 5 was given because the product enhances speed in shopping, increased security and can be operated from anywhere with a mobile device without human intervention.
  • Availability/ Readiness — A rating of 4 was given because Rapitag already has a few partners, its product has helped the company win "Audience Choice" award while its product has had more than 7000 downloads.
  • Brick & Mortar, Web, Mobile — A rating of 5 was given because the product is available for use in brick and mortar stores, on online mobile platforms and provides secured payment channels.
  • Domestic & International — A rating of 3 was given because the product seems to largely serve the domestic market. Rapitag's partners are also domestic companies and there are no mentions of its customers being international.
  • Low Potential for Liability — A rating of 3 was given because Rapitag received funding from one investor and made sales of US $0.06 million as at January 2019.
  • Outcome of Pilot Compelling — A rating of 5 was given because the company has managed to gain traction from more than 7000 users and even received an award for its use of innovative technologies.
  • Comprehensive Proposal — A rating of 4 was given because the information provided about its products and how it can be a benefit to consumers is detailed. However, the information about customers' security using the app is not detailed.
  • Compelling Presentation (Bonus) - A rating of 5 was given based on what it offers, the images used to depict company, its product and their partners as well as the presentation and demo of the product.
  • Use Outside Retail (Bonus) — A rating of 2 was given because at the moment, Rapitag is focusing only on retail customers/clients with the use of artificial intelligence.

Part
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Part
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Company Data Part 3

We have provided the required information and ranked the following companies: Ocucon, Detective Analytics and Vendlytics in the attached spreadsheet in rows 8-10, columns C-O. For each of the categories, we have provided a rank 1 to 5 for each company depending on whether the company meets that criteria or provides that particular feature. Below is our methodology, and the key findings that we used to update the attached spreadsheet.

METHODOLOGY

In order to update the attached spreadsheet with the required information for Ocucon, Detective Analytics and Vendlytics, we checked each company's corporate website for its product offerings, competitive advantage, presentation, and other requested details. When ranking each company in each of the categories, we leveraged the company website and assessed the company's product offerings. We then ranked each category as best as we could by performing an accurate assessment of its offerings and how they are specifically tailored to meet that particular criteria or provide that particular feature. We also supplemented our findings with external searches through press and media sources. Below are our key findings.

INCREASES SALES

To rank the companies for column C (Increase Sales), we first determined their offerings for increasing sales. Both Ocucon and Detective Analytics ranked 1 (not at all) because they do not offer solutions to specifically increase sales. Vendlytics ranked 5 as it provides solutions that are aimed at increasing sales for retail customers.

MORE EFFICIENT/REDUCES COST

To rank the companies for column D (More Efficient/Reduces Cost) we analyzed their solutions for improving efficiency or reducing cost. We gave all the companies a 4 because they all offer solutions that improve efficiency and reduce costs.

Ocucon has an innovative pixelation service that reduces redaction times making it cost effective, helps clients to comply with GDPR and avoid being fined. The pixelation service does not need special hardware thus saving on costs. Detective Analytics is “by far the best and easiest solution to stop repeat criminals and organized criminal groups.” Vendlytic is "easily build on top of the video hardware and software you already use."


ENHANCES CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

To rank the companies for column E (Enhances Customer Experience), we analyzed their solutions for enhancing customer experience and ranked them accordingly. Ocucon ranked 5 because it has customer-centric features such as easy-to-use and user-friendly platform that can be used with most web browsers and is compatible with iOS, Android and Win8 apps. Detective Analytics and Vendlytics ranked 4 due to less emphasis on customer experience yet offering similar product features. Vendlytics has personalized advertising and offers deep insights into each customer in real-time.

GAME CHANGING/CUTTING EDGE SOLUTION

To rank the companies for column F (Game Changing/ Cutting Edge Solution), we analyzed the innovation of their offerings. All the companies were ranked 5 because they all offer advanced solutions such as AI powered platforms. Ocucon has a powerful, cloud-based platform for storage and retrieval that gives organizations a one-stop shop to “see everything and know everything”. Detective Analytics provides "multiple patent-pending AI-powered crime linking and investigative software." Vendlytics has AI proprietary algorithms which" track customer body motions, gaze and product interactions using computer vision."

STANDS OUT FROM ITS COMPETITORS

To rank the companies for column G (Stands out from its Competitors), we analyzed their competitive advantage. We gave a ranking of 4 for Ocucon because it is the "world’s first video surveillance as a service" and it was given recognition by UK business awards for its innovation in digital technology. We also gave Vendlytics a ranking of 4 as it offered deep insights on customer behavior in real-time and this gives it a leg up over the competitors. Compared to Ocucon and Vendlytics, Detective Analytics did not provide a similar competitive advantage so we gave it a ranking of 1.

Availability/READINESS (COLUMN H)

To rank the companies for availability/readiness, we analyzed their offerings for availability. We ranked 4 for both Ocucon and Vendlytics since their offerings are available commercially in retail customers, while we ranked 2 for Detective Analytics as its commercial offering for crime detection services is constrained.

BRICK AND MORTAR, WEB AND MOBILE

To rank the companies for brick and mortar, web and mobile, we analyzed their channels. We ranked 5 for Ocucon because it offers brick and mortar stores as well as web and mobile. We gave a ranking of 3 for Vendlytics since it offers just brick and mortar stores and web channels but no mobile channels. Detective Analytics is only offered in the web so we gave it a ranking of 2.

DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL

To rank the companies for domestic and international offerings we analyzed their geographic coverage and ranked them accordingly. We ranked 5 for Ocucon and Vendlytics as both of these companies offered their products in domestic and international territories, while Detective Analytics was available only for domestic territories so we gave it a ranking of 1.

LOW POTENTIAL FOR LIABILITY

In order to rank the companies for low potential for liability, we analyzed their offerings and ranked them accordingly. We gave Ocucon a 3 as the company only states that it provides video surveillance as a service and nothing was mentioned concerning licenses and liability. We gave a ranking of 2 for both Detective Analytics and Vendlytics as they do not mention license in their offering.

OUTCOME OF PILOT COMPELLING

To rank the companies for the outcome of pilot compelling, we analyzed their product/service pilot runs and ranked them accordingly. We ranked 3 for Ocucon as it is currently delivering number of pilots but results are yet to be obtained because the pilot is in its first month. We ranked 1 for both Detective Analytics and Vendlytics since none had publicly available outcomes nor media coverage for their pilot runs.

COMPREHENSIVE PROPOSAL

In order to rank the companies for comprehensive proposal, we analyzed their product/service packages and ranked them accordingly. We ranked 5 for Ocucon and Vendlytics since both companies provides complete list of solutions and services for their customers while we gave a ranking of 3 for Detective Analytics since it offered limited packages.

COMPELLING PRESENTATION

To rank the companies for compelling presentation, we analyzed their overall presentation and ranked them accordingly. We ranked 5 for Ocucon and Vendlytics since both companies provides compelling information for their retail customers such as features and benefits of their products and services. We ranked 3 for Detective Analytics as it only provided informative data of how it works without emphasizing on the benefits and advantages of its offerings.

USE OUTSIDE RETAIL

To rank the companies for the use of outside retail, we analyzed their offerings and ranked 1 for Ocucon and Vendlytics since both companies' product offerings are mainly used in retail environments. We gave Detective Analytics a ranking of 5 since it is also used in solving crime.

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Part
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Company Data Part 4

We have provided all the required information for ThirdEye, Vaak, and DeepCam in the attached spreadsheet.

Methodology

To provide required information for the following companies ThirdEye,Vaak, and DeepCam, we checked each company's corporate website for its product offerings, competitive advantage, presentation, and other requested details.
We got creative in ranking each category for the assigned companies. As this was a company analysis request, we leveraged each company's website and assessed it's product offerings. We then ranked each category as best as we could assess to provide an accurate assessment of its offerings. We also utilized external research strategies such as press search and media coverage among others to supplement our findings.
This is how we justify for each category:
COLUMN C: To rank the companies for column C (Increase Sales), we first determined their offerings for increasing sales. Both ThirdEye, Vaak, and DeepCam ranked 1 (not at all) since none offered solutions to specifically increase sales.
COLUMN D: To rank the companies for column D (More Efficient/Reduces Cost:), we analyzed their solutions for improving efficiency or reducing cost. All were ranked 5 since the companies offered solutions that promised efficiency and cost reduction.
COLUMN E: To rank the companies for column E (Enhances Customer Experience), we analyzed their solutions for enhancing customer experience. ThirdEye and Vaak were ranked 5 since the companies offered solutions for enhancing customer experience. DeepCam was ranked 2 as it had no offerrings specific to customer experience enhancement. For example, ThirdEye's data Analytics "initiatives can help businesses increase revenues, improve operational efficiency, optimize marketing campaigns & customer service efforts, respond more quickly to emerging market trends and gain a competitive edge over rivals."
COLUMN F: To rank the companies for column F (Game Changing/ Cutting Edge Solution), we analyzed the innovation of their offerings. All were ranked 5 (very much) since all companies offered advanced solutions such as AI powered platform etc.
COLUMN G: To rank the companies for column G (Stands out from it's Competitors), we analyzed their competitive advantage. We gave a ranking of 4 for ThirdEye, Vaak, and DeepCam based on testimonies from their clients. for example, a client stated that "ThirdEye demonstrated an ability to produce a highly specialized application in a timely manner. They also exhibited extensive knowledge of algorithms, mathematical principles and admirable work ethics."

COLUMN H: To rank the companies for column H (Availabilty/ Readiness), we analyzed their offerings for availability. We ranked 4 for DeepCam since their offerings are available commercially in retail customers, while we ranked 2 for Vaak and DeepCam as it had a constrained commercial offering for crime detection-related service.
COLUMN I: To rank the companies for column I (Brick & Mortar,Web and Mobile), we analyzed their channels. We ranked 5 for DeepCam as its offered Brick & Mortar stores as well as Web and Mobile. We gave a ranking of 4 for ThirdEye and Vaak as they offered just Brick & Mortar stores and Web channels, without mobile.
COLUMN J: To rank the companies for column J (Domestic & International), we analyzed their geographic coverage and ranked them accordingly. We ranked 4 for ThirdEye as it has geographical locations in london united kingdom and US. We ranked 1 for Vaak and DeepCamall as the companies had only one location.
COLUMN K: To rank the companies for column K(Low potential for Liability), we analyzed their offerings and ranked them accordingly. We ranked 3 for all listed companies as they did not state for licenses but it provides surveillance system as a service.
COLUMN L: To rank the companies for column L(Outcome of Pilot Compelling), we analyzed their product/service pilot runs and ranked them accordingly. We ranked 1 for all companies since none had publicly available outcomes nor media coverage for their pilot runs.
COLUMN M: To rank the companies for column M (Comprehensive Proposal), we analyzed their product/service packages and ranked them accordingly. We ranked 5 for DeepCam and ThirdEye since both companies provides complete list of solutions and services for their customers while 3 for Vaak since it offered a more limited package.
COLUMN N: To rank the companies for column N (Compelling Presentation (Bonus), we analyzed their overall presentation and ranked them accordingly. We ranked 5 for ThirdEye and DeepCam since both companies provids compelling information for their retail customers such feature and benefits of their offering, while 2 for Vaak Analytics as it only provided informative data of how it works with no emphasis on benefits and advantages.
COLUMN O: To rank the companies for column O (Use outside Retail (Bonus), we analyzed their offerings . We ranked 5 for ThirdEye and DeepCam since it is also used in crime solving and 1 for Vaak
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From Part 01
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  • "Alert Systems distribute through global partnerships and end-users are deploying our products in every corner of the world, where crime is a challenge. All research and development is made in Denmark with input from all over the world."
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  • "Our gamified training programs help managers with large-scale organisational change, creating long-lasting impact."
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  • "4.6% increased shop revenue from Attensi BEHAVIOUR sales training. 8% improved customer satisfaction score from Attensi BEHAVIOUR simulation. Attensi’s 3D gamified training has demonstrated real world change in user behaviour, consequently impacting key performance indicators."
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  • "75% lower cost compared to traditional combined classroom and e-learning approach."
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  • "Attensi was founded by serial entrepreneur Odd Skarheim in 2009 in Oslo, Norway, and has grown to be a leader in the use of gamified solutions for workforce training. With Viking Ventures owing 34% of the company, Attensi will be able to facilitate international growth."
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  • "Reduce wait times at queue lines and keep customers happy during service delays"
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  • "Using data + video, pinpoint potential fraud and theft; receive alerts about motion in the back office, and even audit cleanliness and uniforms from a distance—our mobile app gives you the ability to virtually view all your sites from anywhere you are, and initiate investigations as needed. By aligning your video with your point of sale (POS) systems, Solink provides perfect insight into every cash register, order, and sector of the dining room as well as the back of the house. It’s why we’re the platform of choice for thousands of quick service (QSR), fast casual, and fine dining restaurants. Our platform is a powerful tool for reducing shrink in bars, nightclubs, and hotels, too."
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  • "Solink is a data-driven security platform that captures and audits 100% video and transactional data to reduce fraud proactively. Solink’s unique Video Discovery application allows users to search for any event, putting an end to manually retrieving evidence by time and location. For a monthly fee, the platform provides everything users need to collect, analyze, investigate and manage their data. Solink’s fraud prevention as a service offering is the first one of its kind to be data driven instead of incident driven. "
From Part 03
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  • "Finally, the impact of TRL is assessed over the long-term. Ocucon’s cloud storage solution provides long-term evidence, as opposed to data being traditionally stored over the short-term. Ocucon supports every data point behind retail loss. The retailer simply logs-in to the Ocucon portal and is able to take a long-term analysis and view of losses and any evidence. To learn more about Ocucon’s cloud storage solution, contact us today. "
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  • "Since its launch, Ocucon has seen significant interest in both the UK and US and has been recognized by leading UK business awards for its digital technology innovation."
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  • "Ocucon is expected to be of interest to any organisation capturing significant amounts of CCTV data, and since its launch has seen significant interest from both UK and US supermarkets and retail chains."
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  • "Personalized advertising Vendlytics allows you to understand who is interacting with your products by gender, age, geography or store type to better target potential buyers and drive sales and marketing ROI."
  • "Increase sales Bring customers back with truly personalized retail experiences. See how different customers respond to product packaging, placement, special promotions and prices."
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  • "Vendlytics uses artificial intelligence and computer vision to reduce shrinkage in retail stores across North America."
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  • "“We don’t care about providing high-level crime stats or dashboards showing how much crime happened today, and how much more is predicted to happen tomorrow. We care about providing intelligent end-to-end crime solving solutions that directly take down criminals. We provide the software that actually drives those numbers down.”"
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  • "Since its launch Ocucon has seen significant interest in both the UK and US and is currently delivering a number of confidential pilots for supermarkets and retail chains."
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  • "Our technology helps brick and mortar locations better prevent theft and improve the in-store experience for their customers."