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Today Show Segment on Supermarket Technology
July 3, 2001

Nice 3 minute segment on the Today Show with Matt Lauer and Phil Lempert on new consumer technology aimed at the supermarkets. cc99 Began with IBM NetVista kiosk and Matt introduced the "IBM Kiosk". Upside of speed and downside of releasing personal information was brought up. Phil swiped the card on the NetVista which was running the Freshnex application from Netkey. The Netkey logo was visible at several points in the camera shots.

Also showed the store managers PDA/Palm getting instant message that "Phil" was in the store. Thus giving the store the opportunity to visit with Phil. cc99 Next up was personal handheld barcode scanner. User scans products and stores up a shopping list. Before visiting the store they connect with the internet and upload the shopping list. They visit the store and are given a Symbol scanner which already has their shopping list and aids them in checkout. cc99 Last up was checkout and they had a new U-Scan there. Swiped their loyalty card, scanned in their merchandise and then for Payment opted for a biometric transaction using their thumbprint which authorized the consumers checking account (pretty cool!).


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