15/01/2020

dimedis GmbH

EuroShop 2020: dimedis presents digital and innovative Smart Retail solutions

Cologne, 19 December 2019 - At the world's leading trade fair for retail, EuroShop in Düsseldorf, dimedis will present the use of digital displays and wayfinding systems for retail and introduce important innovations and trends in the field of smart retail. From February 16 - 20, 2020, dimedis will show the multiple award-winning digital signage software kompas as well as the retreaded wayfinding system kompas wayfinding at its own booth (Hall 1 / C96).

EuroShop visitors will learn on site how kompas Digital Signage supports them to strengthen the communication to the customer. Another central topic: an intelligent digital signage strategy based on Big Data analysis. Thus, kompas uses automated algorithms to control targeted digital signage campaigns in order to actively advertise products and thus efficiently manage stock levels thanks to smart stocking. dimedis will be demonstrating on site specifically how digital signage applications can reduce purchase cancellations and how the advantages of online retailing will also find their way into stationary retailing. Special features that will be presented at EuroShop are interactive applications such as a new wayfinding system for shopping malls, digital signage and RFID, the seamless and easy integration of all screens and digital door signs into digital signage. With kompas Satellite, digital signage screens no longer need to have their own player to play and display booked content. This solution is optimal for POS and enables an affordable solution for simple applications.
kompas Door Signage presents a complete solution for meeting rooms and door signage and is part of the Smart Building strategy of dimedis GmbH.

Patrick Schröder, Head of Digital Signage at dimedis, about the showcase at EuroShop: "EuroShop is the world's leading trade fair for the retail industry. We want to show with kompas: In addition to information and inspiration, digital signage today must offer more, namely a clear added value in the value creation. With Smart Stocking, for example, merchandise can be actively and automatically advertised via kompas. This helps retailers effectively and increases profits. With kompas, we offer solutions for the entire customer journey. From advertising and emotional videos and images to wayfinding, product configuration and the integration of smartphones and RFID. We will show these concrete implementations at EuroShop."

EuroShop visitors will be able to test the latest version of the award-winning software for themselves and get to know the features that are particularly relevant for the POS.

kompas RFID
To be seen for the first time at our booth: the integration of RFID at the POS. kompas plays out the content exactly as soon as the customer takes the product from the shelf or lifts it up. The screen can then display further information or start a video to whet the customer's appetite for the product. An ideal tool to stage products at the POS and to support sales. With the help of Peakmedia, we have already successfully supported a specialist sports shop in Austria with this technology.

kompas Feature "kompas Satellite
With kompas Satellite, digital signage screens no longer need to have their own player that plays and displays booked content; instead, this content is streamed via the connected network at the moment of display. This means that various monitors in any format can be controlled within the network. This solution is ideal for POS and provides a low-cost solution for simple applications.
The most important feature is that the player does not store the content locally, but kompas streams content such as images, videos or HTML content live from a so-called hub to the corresponding end devices.

Re-launched wayfinding system at the dimedis booth
As a further highlight, dimedis presents a world premiere: the latest version of the kompas wayfinding on a stele shines for the first time completely in HTML5 and in a revised design. The EuroShop visitor can try out the wayfinding solution for a shopping centre. kompas wayfinding is an intuitive and intelligent wayfinding system. The interaction with the wayfinding system takes place via a touch screen. The software anonymously documents all actions and searches of the users and is thus a permanent survey tool.

kompas Door Signage
With kompas Door Signage, simple e-paper labels become digital signage door signs for a clear display of appointments and room assignments. Using an advanced HTML5 template architecture, there are no technological limits to how information can be graphically presented on the e-Paper Labels. In addition, the data is always up-to-date thanks to the corresponding interfaces. The e-Paper Labels used are battery-powered and feature a high-contrast display, with power only being consumed when the content displayed changes. As a result, the batteries last up to five years. Since the e-Paper Labels are updated via WLAN, no wiring is required. This makes them ideal as flexible digital door signs. So also ideal to retrofit existing buildings. kompas Door Signage offers a connection to all common calendar tools (e.g. Exchange and CalDAV). The mixed operation of conventional kompas players and e-paper labels is possible without any problems.
at the EuroShop, dimedis and its partner simple will also present specially designed housings with scratch-resistant acrylic glass, which can be screen-printed as desired. The housings can be mounted in different ways - screwed to walls, attached to glass with suction cups or fixed to ferrous surfaces with magnets.

More information about the kompas features can be found online here: www.kompas-software.de/kompas

About kompas
kompas® was developed by dimedis GmbH from Cologne and is one of the most powerful and flexible digital signage software solutions on the market. kompas is intuitive and easy to use for digital signage users via drag&drop and is used on more than 10,000 players with over 16,000 screens in Europe. kompas thus controls one of the largest digital signage networks in Germany. The kompas software is completely based on HTML5. The kompas product family includes the award-winning kompas wayfinding.
kompas has won several awards: in 2008, 2011 and 2015 the software received the viscom Digital Signage Best Practice Award and in 2011 the POPAI Digital Award Gold for "Best Digital Media Technology". More information is available at www.kompas-software.de

About dimedis
dimedis stands for digital media distribution. The software company, founded in Cologne in 1996, develops web-based software solutions. The main focus is on digital signage, digital wayfinding as well as visitor and admission management for trade fairs and events. The main products are kompas, kompas wayfinding and FairMate. Among the references of dimedis GmbH are the trade fairs in Düsseldorf, Stockholm, Cologne, Hamburg and Stuttgart, Messe Dortmund, Reed Exhibitions Deutschland, Bosch, snipes, EnBW, Lanxess, BVB, HUESKER, Stadtwerke Karlsruhe, K+S as well as shopping centre operators such as Abu Dhabi Mall. The company currently employs over 70 people. Information is available at www.dimedis.de or blog.dimedis.de.

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