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Shekel teams with Imbera, Parlevel to deliver smart refrigerators to European retail group

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Shekel, a provider of digital and unattended retail technology, has teamed with Parlevel Systems, a vending software provider, and Imbera, a refrigerator manufacturer, to supply dozens of smart refrigerators to the Colruyt retail group operating in Belgium, Luxembourg and France, according to a press release.

The smart refrigerators, known as Hubz, are based on a product recognition technology developed by Shekel, and are installed with shelves that are able to automatically identify products,

The Hubz door unlocks when identifying a payment method. The inventory of the refrigerator is monitored by a remote management software.

The Hubz refrigerators were developed through a cooperative venture between Shekel, which developed the product recognition and weighing technology, Imbera, a refrigerator manufacturer and Parlevel Systems, which develops software for managing vending machines.

Colruyt purchased 54 refrigerators and placed them at fitness centers in Belgium. In addition, it placed 13 refrigerators at company sites and at the main headquarters for Sabena at the Brussels Airport. In addition, 44 additional refrigerators were ordered for Colruyt's next organizational client.



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