Cologne, March 21, 2017 – The retail trade is facing huge challenges coping with the digital transformation. With the new version of the digital-signage software solution kompas, dimedis has introduced new functions that are especially useful for the retail trade and communication at the POS. With kompas POS.Pointer, dimedis has integrated interactive digital signage into modern shopfitting. When a user selects a product on the column or an interactive kiosk system, the product is illuminated in the adjacent shelve. It also works the other way round: the customer can scan in the product via the barcode and the relevant data such as price, availability, accessories or alternative products is displayed on the digital-signage screen. With version 8.0.20 of kompas, dimedis has introduced additional features such as a mobile version of kompas in order to receive status displays or to improve the integration of audio.
Patrick Schröder, Head of Digital Signage at dimedis, talking about the new version of kompas: “It is no longer possible to imagine the retail trade without digital signage. Besides being used for advertising purposes, interactive applications also serve as a bridge between stationary and online retail outlets. kompas provides everything you need to combine merchandise management and the online shop. With kompas POS.Pointer, we have enhanced our software with direct control of a physical medium on the shelf, i.e. the seamless integration of interactive digital signage with modern product presentation on the shelf. If the user selects a product on the column, the product is lit up on the adjacent shelf. The user can now try out the product and put it into his shopping basket straight away. Moreover, kompas is the ideal tool with which to manage dynamic content and the digital-signage network.”
Further highlights of the new kompas version 8.0.20
Kiosk: Hardware support for jog dials to control kompas player & kiosk menus. A jog dial is a control element on electronic equipment in the form of a wheel that can be rotated with the finger.
Booking: Display of spots that have already been played in the playlist dialogue and deletion of these spots via a context menu.
As the first function of our Mobile First strategy, we have expanded the smart.desk plug-in: Status display of a kompas player on the smartphone by scanning a QR code that can be affixed to the player or the monitor housing.
Player: Standard screen configuration templates (Full HD portrait/landscape).
Audio: Improved integration of content control into the kompas user interface.
Safety: Flash plug-in deleted from the kompas user interface and improved login.
This video explains how kompas works: https://youtu.be/tbeLxqgt4-M