NEW ORLEANS - Last week at NACtech, retailers voted for the most exciting products and companies found at the expo. Attendees chose from more than 100 exhibiting companies, with the winning results revealed at the EXPO Trends 2010 workshop on Friday, May 7. The five winning companies are:
- Abierto Networks Inc. - Booth 649
Abierto Networks offers a wide variety of digital marketing solutions including digital signage, mobile couponing and a system that interacts with your current POS system. The new integrated digital signage and mobile marketing platform delivers targeted, high impact messaging and promotions directly to your customersï¿½ï¿½ cell phones. Customers can redeem coupons electronically while you easily access metrics on promotions. Learn more at ab-net.us.
- Cybera - Booth 525
Cybera is a provider of cloud-based security and network solutions. Its hosted security as a service (Saas) applications greatly reduce the upfront and overall costs of network security by eliminating the need for expensive on-site equipment and software. Two new products were the main focus of the presentation: SECURE|LINK, a system that eliminates risk to the brand and reduces the cost of a security breach and SECURE|WAVE, a Wi-Fi scanning service. Learn more at cybera.net.
- Gilbarco Veeder-Root - Booth 821
Gilbarco Veeder-Rootï¿½ï¿½s Wisdom Intelligent Device Management product is a new innovation from Gilbarco that helps retailers manage their business and operating risks, improve site uptime and sales, lower total cost of operations and "future" proof technology that adapts as your company evolves. For more information, visit gilbarco.com.
- KickBack Rewards System - Booth 837
KickBack Rewards Systems is a loyalty provider for the convenience store industry. Several new products had retailers interested in learning more about points based programs, instant discounting, partner programs including: TRAFFIC COP, the industryï¿½ï¿½s first electronic loyalty service; Concierge, a loyalty kiosk that registers customers for the loyalty program; Signature, a customer-specific pump top media solution that is driven by the customerï¿½ï¿½s profile; and mobile couponing that is triggered by a loyalty card swipe. Learn more about KickBack Rewards System solutions at kickbacksystems.com.
- The Pinnacle Corporation - Booth 737
Pinnacle solutions highlighted several services including: AndalÃ©, a system that eliminates errors, speed time to billing and helps track inventory in real time; Dispatcher Workstation, a "mission control" for fuel buyers; Loyalty, a consumer Web interface loyalty program complete with an mobile app that turns a customerï¿½ï¿½s smartphone into a loyalty card; EPM, provides real-time business intelligence; and Signature Capture, which is an advanced PED support system for Palm POS. For more information about Pinnacleï¿½ï¿½s solutions, visit pinncorp.com.
"All of these companies are excellent examples of technological innovations available that are designed to increase speed, maximize profits and keep your company competitive," commented Derek Gaskins, vice president of marketing at NACS and workshop moderator.
NACStech ended Friday, May 7. For more information about NACStech, visit nacstech.com.