AT&T and Badger Technologies™, a product division of Jabil, are working together to accelerate retail automation using autonomous robots with 5G wireless networking capabilities, the company said.
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.
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.
Badger Technologies is a product division of Jabil (NYSE: JBL), a manufacturing solutions provider that delivers comprehensive design, manufacturing, supply chain and product management services. Badger Technologies´ retail automation solutions feature autonomous robots that capture and share valuable data designed to improve store operations and financial performance.