Cantaloupe Inc., a digital payments and software services company that provides end-to-end technology solutions to power self-service commerce, announced it will introduce its newly branded Cantaloupe Go product line of solutions that bring the self-service experience directly to consumers — to buy it and go – at The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) Show 2023, held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta this week, May 10-12.
The Cantaloupe Go offering includes Cantaloupe’s modern line of self-checkout kiosks, Smart Store concepts and Cantaloupe Go management platform. This is the first time Cantaloupe’s advancements in Smart Store technology using artificial intelligence (AI) and Smart Lock features are debuting publicly. NAMA Show attendees can experience Cantaloupe Go solutions at Cantaloupe’s booth in Building C, Level 1 #1221, and demo Cantaloupe’s Smart Market in NAMA’s Imagination Way.
“The new Cantaloupe Go branding better aligns with our overall mission to power self-service commerce, both in the United States and globally,” Elyssa Steiner, chief marketing officer with Cantaloupe Inc., said in the announcement. “It provides one cohesive brand for Cantaloupe and showcases our innovative Smart Store technologies prominently, which positions Cantaloupe as a major player in both the micro market and self-service retail space.”
NAMA show attendees can experience Cantaloupe’s Smart Store technology including:
- The Cooler Café, which uses a payment terminal to link up to three connected coolers for buying food and beverage products. Using Smart Lock technology, The Cooler Café remains locked until payment is processed, and operators can monitor cooler temperature in real-time.
- The Smart Café, which is being displayed for the first time at the show, uses dynamic vision and AI technology to charge the consumer for products they select out of the cooler. Consumers simply present their payment, grab the item, and walk away.
- The Smart Market, a completely locked micro market, allows consumers to log into a user account or unlock the market with a credit/debit card. Once the consumer has made their selections, they complete their purchase at the kiosk. The Smart Market is currently available from Cantaloupe in Europe and is being showcased for the first time in the United States.
All Cantaloupe Go self-service solutions integrate directly into Cantaloupe’s Seed platform, enabling operators to expand their self-service options while maintaining a high level of efficiency in servicing, routing and overall store performance.
“We are so excited about our self-service kiosk solutions and Smart Store technologies,” Steiner added in the announcement. “Cantaloupe is truly creating a one-stop-shop for self-service retail products and is delivering a cohesive shopping experience for our operators and their customers. Globally, this presents a strong and recognizable brand that showcases how Cantaloupe technology powers self-service commerce.”