NEC provides smart payment system at shopping malls

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Jakarta/ Tokyo, Jan.8 (ANI): Japanese multinational provider of information technology services and products, NEC, provides smart payment system at a shopping mall in Indonesia.

“We have business history here in Indonesia more than 50 years and also having the huge experience in Japan and other countries. We have very good knowledge about mall business,” Takayukikano, the president director of PT NEC Indonesia, said.

NEC’s cloud based e-money solution provides easy and smart shopping experience to the visitors at the food court.

“The benefits from this solution are very positive to us. It increases the convenience to the customer, the cash-less payment solution contributes to tenants for easy operations and sanitations at food court,” Mall Operation Department, PT AMSL Indonesia, Daisuke Isobe, said.

NEC also provides integrated solutions for shopping mall management and marketing, such as a visitor trend analysis. The passer counting system visualises the movement of the guests and crowded areas.

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The CCTV captures customers’ images at every gate, which is monitored at central security control.

“The CCTV image recognition system provides information of the customers such as gender and ages for our marketing analysis purposes,” Isobe added.

AEON mall has decided to open three malls and is planning another 20 malls, aiming at the continuous growth of retails in Indonesia.

“We believe that we can provide not only the hardware or software, but also the solutions for the mall business,” President Director, PT NEC Indonesia,” Takayukikano said.

The first Japanese shopping mall in Indonesia, “AEON mall BSD” was opened in Tangerang, the suburb of Jakarta in May 2015.

Retail business, including hotels and restaurants, is Indonesia’s largest single sector, contributing 16 percent of GDP in 2011.

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The retail sector employed 22.5 million people, becoming the second largest employer in the country.

By 2030, retail is expected to overtake agriculture and become the largest employer in Indonesia’s economy.

Meanwhile, the agriculture sector in Japan is facing labour problem and is compelled to transform to modern agriculture.

Farm tractor’s big company YANMAR has developed robot tractor named ROBOTORA. It enabled driverless operation utilising GPS.

ROBOTORA is operated by accompanying tractor. In accompanying tractor, the operator controls ROBOTORA by tablet device. Cultivation is undertaken by both tractors. It enables double productive effect.

One worker operates two tractors. It cultivates double ridges in the field. ROBOTORA is expected to compensate lack of labour power in agriculture.

ROBOTORA is under experiment of practical use.

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Applying Robot technology to agricultural field is also undertaken by cooperation between administration and private sector.

Utsunomiya University developed strawberry picking robot 10 years ago. Afterwards, it is improved to harvesting strawberry robot. It differentiates the bad or good crop and also packs strawberries.

“We aim to realise distribution and export of high quality strawberry. It means development of high quality product and high quality technology,” Yoheitakahashi, a graduate student of Utsunomiya University, said.

The robot distinguishes size and colour of strawberry by camera.

The use of robots will transform the farming sector in the world. (ANI)

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