Scandit Expands into the Japanese Market to Enable Digital Transformation Through Computer Vision and Augmented Reality

RealWire recently reported that leading technology platform for Augmented Reality solutions for enterprise, Scandit, has announced its expansion into the Japanese market. Scandit GK was expected to be completed at the end of November.

Scandit is focusing its marketing, partnership activities, and sales on the following industries of Japanese companies:

  • Transport
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Logistics

The machine learning and computer vision platform combines AR, text recognition, object recognition, and barcode scanning for any smart device equipped with a camera, such as mobile phones or wearables. Advantages of the software mentioned in the article include:

  • Speed
  • Accuracy
  • Ability to scan in bad light
  • Ability to scan at any angle
  • Ability to scan with damaged labels
  • Reduces time and cost of operations
  • Empowers employees
  • Improves customer engagement / satisfaction

Masahiro Sekine, Senior Sales Director at Scandit GK, has said that early results in Japan showcase “tremendous opportunities”. Digital transformation accelerates once companies witness the benefits of AR smart devices to replace dedicated scanners.

Enterprises in the aforementioned industries are using Scandit for the following:

  • Powering mobile apps
  • Mobile shopping
  • Self-checkout
  • Inventory management
  • Proof of delivery
  • Asset tracking

AEON Retail Co. Ltd. is a leading user of Scandit in the Japanese market. Operating Officer and Chief Officer of System Solution Division, Minoru Yamamoto, has stated expectations for the company with their application “RegiGo”. It integrates Scandit and enables customers to scan products while shopping before they pay, allowing for faster and more convenient shopping. AEON anticipates usage and productivity to improve as a result of Scandit’s Japanese office.

Each year, Scandit performs tens of billions of scans on 100+ million active devices, involving over 20 Japanese companies (mainly in distribution and retail), starting from AEON. Some of Scandit’s other 1,000 international customers include:

  • FedEx
  • Toyota Motors USA
  • Levi Strauss & Co
  • 7-Eleven, Inc
  • Macy’s
  • Alaska Airlines

CEO of Scandit, Samuel Mueller, has said that COVID-19 has made contactless transfer essential. The company’s presence in Japan increases accessibility to contactless scanning solutions in the present and future.

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