Commerce requires reliable camera technology. Machine vision cameras can be used in a number of ways, such as in a cash register system, in money changers or in automatic teller machines (ATMs), and also support the detection of the number and behavior of customers.

Automated retail systems

Automated retail systems directly support the end user throughout the sales process and simplify purchasing and payment. Examples are ATMs, kiosk systems or so-called check-out solutions in supermarkets. In these systems, digital image processing is used to support the interaction with the customer and, if necessary, to control and monitor the output of the goods. Automated retail systems also include machines for returning products, such as canned bottles. These devices use a variety of digital cameras that must meet certain requirements.

Recognition and counting

In stores or malls, it is often important to understand how many shoppers are present in the store or location and where they are going. Digital cameras help store operators determine where to place certain products to effectively target customers. Access can also be monitored by automated census, using cameras only. The information available to the company is important information for the logistics of the goods. Here, in supermarkets, for example, cameras can help assess the level of shelves.