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Innovative Technology are all set to exhibit at NRF on 15th - 17th January 2023 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. NRF – Retail’s Big Show, is organized by the National Retail Federation (NRF), who are the world's largest retail trade association.

Rebecca White, VP Sales & Business Development for Innovative Technology’s US operations commented, “We are delighted to have our largest ever booth at NRF 2023 as we continue to expand throughout America. NRF is one of the most important retail exhibitions in our calendar and it gives us the opportunity to network with some of the largest retail organizations and OEMs from across the globe.  We will have representatives from both our cash handling and biometrics divisions to demonstrate our latest solutions to NRF visitors.”

Continuing Rebecca said, “For the 2023 exhibition, our new NV4000 Spectral will be center stage. This advanced, compact, high volume mixed bill recycler is designed specifically for the retailer to accelerate customer throughput.  With a large cashbox and recycling capacity of up to 5 denominations, this solution ensures fewer refills to increase staff efficiency. An additional replenishment cassette can hold up to 300 bills of mixed denomination for a total of 420 bills capacity. Ideal for auto floating, especially for the dollar, it ensures cashflow to keep machines running. Plus, clever on-board diagnostics for troubleshooting and quick, no-tools module replacement means expensive service calls are avoided. Our Twin SMART Coin System (SCS) can be used alongside the NV4000 Spectral for a complete solution to validate and recycle both bills and coins. The Twin SCS has market leading coin hopper capacity and fast payout speeds, giving retailers the ability to discriminate and store mixed coins, eliminating coin starvation and the need for multiple hoppers.”

Referring to ITL’s biometrics offerings, Rebecca said, “We will be joined in New York by our biometrics specialists who will be showing the full range of solutions for age estimation, access control and targeted advertising to US retailers for the first time.  Our age estimation solutions can assist anyone selling or providing age restricted goods and services such as liquor or tobacco and can be utilized either standalone at the cash register or integrated in self-service kiosks. Come along to the booth to find how facial recognition technologies can benefit your business at an affordable price!”

Rebecca concluded, “As we continue to expand our operations across the Americas, we are keen to maintain and grow our business and test out our new products with new and existing customers.  We look forward to welcoming NRF visitors to booth # 959 to showcase our innovative range to the dynamic and ever-changing retail industry.”


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Innovative Technology’s (ITL) range of biometric products can be used for age estimation and access control applications. With the increasing deployment of biometric technology in many sectors to validate information or identity people, the need to detect any fraud attempts or ‘spoofs’ intended to fool the system is vital. ITL have recently upgraded their full biometrics range with a unique fraud detection technique.

Commenting on the upgrade, Andrew O'Brien, Product Manager - Biometrics said, “When providing facial analysis devices that can accurately estimate age and give secure access control, it is crucial to ensure that any person trying to trick the system is immediately identified and all processing halted. Presentation Attack Detection or PAD, is the comprehensive approach to spoof-detection which includes anti-spoofing/liveness detection technologies, designed to identify a valid face and reject any invalid faces. Fraudsters can use a photo, video, 3D model or any substitute for a live person’s face to deceptively purchase age restricted goods or wrongfully gain access to restricted areas.”

There are two main types of Facial Liveness Detection. Firstly, active Liveness Detection whereby a user actively needs to confirm their presence by interacting with the system as part of the process. This technique can be seen as intrusive in that it disrupts and prolongs the end-user experience. The second type is Passive Liveness Detection. This method does not require any specific actions from the user and is often referred to as non-intrusive, as the process for the end user is seamless. It can use either single or multiple images and the user is unaware that the liveness check is happening.

Giving more detail on the upgrade, Andrew commented, “Our approach to anti-spoof detection uses single-image passive liveness detection. We have built, trained and tuned our own neural networks using an extensive data sample containing millions of images, to create an in-house, bespoke PAD technique. Using multiple parameters to analyse the full scene, we can determine a genuine subject or conversely identify potential fraudulent activity. The same frame used for facial analysis is also used for spoof detection, resulting in minimal processing. By not having a separate dedicated method for spoof detection, fraudsters have no information on how the technique operates, making it more secure. Many organisations use a third party to supply their spoof detection technology, for an additional fee, but our products have this included. With only a single USB camera and no additional hardware, our solutions give accurate and reliable results in real-time.”

Concluding Andrew said, “It is understandable for organisations, especially SMEs, to worry about investing in biometric solutions with the technology still in its infancy. Therefore, we have decided to include our anti-spoof technology as standard and at no additional cost.  Facial analysis has a huge opportunity in bringing positive benefits to businesses in various vertical sectors and with our low-cost edge devices our customers have world class accuracy in performance, complete control on costings and now added confidence and security in relation to attempts to defraud the system.”

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Tuesday, 13 December 2022 15:49

LM Control & ITL secure partnership in France

Leading cash handling equipment provider Innovative Technology Ltd. (ITL) are pleased to announce their latest Trading & Service Partner, LM Control, based in Lyon, France.

LM Control is a leader in the distribution of payment solutions for self-service terminals.  Established for 30 years, the organisation is well-known for supporting its customers by offering solutions that combine advanced technology with efficiency.

Stephan Rosseneu, dedicated Business Development Manager for France and Benelux said, “I am delighted to welcome LM Control as our official Trading and Service Partner for the region. They will distribute the ITL range of products and provide a service centre for customers based in France.  Using their 30 years of experience of automating transactions, they aim to provide a first-class service for our customers.  They will distribute our traditional, well-established cash handling solutions including the NV9, NV10, NV200 Spectral and Smart Coin System range as well as some of our upcoming solutions such as the new NV4000 Spectral, high volume mixed denomination bill recycler.” 

Commenting on the partnership, Richard Ouillon, Business Unit Development Director for LM Control said, “We are pleased to secure the agreement with ITL to distribute their advanced solutions and look forward to developing a long-term partnership.  We are excited to introduce the innovative and cost-effective solutions from ITL to all customers in France and are already seeing first successes since our co-operation started.”

Concluding Stephan said, “I am looking forward to working with LM Control and expanding our brand throughout France. They will focus on all market segments including Vending, Retail and Transport, and we will work closely together to ensure customers achieve efficiencies using our products”



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