AT&T and Badger Technologies Bringing 5G-Enabled Autonomous Robots to Retail
Faster, more reliable access to actionable business insights improves store operations and elevates customer service
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Badger Technologies, a product division of
Badger Technologies’ robots empower retailers to improve operational efficiencies and customer experiences by identifying out-of-stock, mispriced or misplaced inventory as well as store hazards. These advanced mobile data collection systems can fill major gaps in the collection and sharing of vital in-store data and images, but also can tax a store’s existing Wi-Fi network.
To better enable seamless, uninterrupted network connectivity, the AT&T Foundry is testing 5G connectivity with Badger Technologies’ robots in a multi-access edge computing (MEC) environment. The goal is to demonstrate how 5G using millimeter wave spectrum and edge computing could provide Badger Technologies and retailers with the lower latency and high throughput required to process and share vast amounts of data while running concurrently with other in-store network applications.
“5G is an important next step to helping ensure shared visibility across critical inventory, POS and operational systems,” said
AT&T’s multi-access edge computing solutions could also help Badger Technologies increase hyper-local data processing by providing a more private network connection than typically associated with in-store Wi-Fi. This gives Badger Technologies more control over what data travels beyond the walls of the store and what data stays onsite, which effectively addresses mounting privacy and security concerns among retailers.
“In-building cellular solutions, including 5G and edge computing, are critical drivers of digital transformation for retailers,” said
For more information on MEC in retail, visit: https://businessdigital.att.com/industry-solutions/retail-mec. For more information on Badger Technologies’ retail automation solutions, including Badger™ Retail Insight and Badger™ Retail Inspect, visit: https://www.badger-technologies.com/resources.html.
About Badger Technologies
Badger Technologies is a product division of
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