Grabango’s Checkout-Free Technology is the 2022 Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Award Winner in the Enterprise Edge AI End Products category. Grabango’s system for existing, top-tier grocery and convenience stores is pure computer vision (CV), based on machine learning with targeted retrainings (AI).
With a handful of other startups boasting a basic proof-of-concept here and there, Grabango has leapt ahead to announce 5 mature stores with Giant Eagle, 6 stores with Circle K, and 10 stores with bp, with additional announcements pending from two more convenience chains, and two major grocery chains. All of these stores are fast retrofits, serving the same customers as before installation. Since going live, Grabango remains the only provider delivering high-volume operations, in true retrofit settings, with exceptionally accurate receipts. Many alternative solutions rely on shelf sensors. Those sensors, tied to a tightly curated planogram, tell their systems what was picked up and from where. Their tech is IoT, but not AI. Using shelf sensors allowed those systems to arrive quickly at a proof-of-concept (POC) from a technical standpoint but left each company with a product that is extremely expensive to install and operate.
“Grabango is honored to be recognized as a 2022 Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year winner. Powered by advanced computer vision technology, Grabango’s checkout-free solution offers a differentiated, technical approach to a seemingly simple problem – eliminating lines and saving shoppers time.”
Will Glaser, Founder and CEO, Grabango
Grabango is the leading provider of checkout-free technology for existing, large-scale store chains. Grabango delivers a next-generation shopper experience and is the only enterprise-class, checkout-free solution deployed at multiple store chains coast to coast. The Grabango platform is a fault-tolerant, edge computing network that accurately processes millions of simultaneous transactions. The system places no limits on who can enter the store, what can be sold there, or how the shelving is configured.
This award was presented at the 2022 Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Awards Ceremony; the program is organized by the Edge AI and Vision Alliance. The Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Awards celebrate the innovation and achievement of the industry’s leading companies that are enabling and developing products incorporating edge AI and computer vision technologies.