BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, and Scala, a leading provider of intelligent digital signage technology, announced they will work together on a global scale to supply digital solutions.
Tom Nix, CEO of Scala, said “Retailers today understand that many customers are doing research online prior to entering a store to make a purchase.The challenge for retailers is to provide the same level of customer experience in the store as the consumer is finding online. The same is true for retail banking, restaurants and hotels. Scala selected BT as its global provider for immersive intelligent digital experience because of its global networking capabilities and its deep expertise in the retail industry. BT is already a provider of Scala-based solutions supporting customers world-wide and delivers innovation and rich content services, from media production through to fully managed multinational end-to-end support, in various sectors all around the world.”
“Businesses are continually looking for ways to enhance the customer experience, drive loyalty and increase sales,” Hubertus von Roenne, vice president of global industry practices for BT, said. “Research shows that digital technologies influence 36 percent or $1.1 trillion of in-store sales. Successful retailers must therefore blend digital and physical worlds so that customers have the same amazing experience however and wherever they shop. From intelligent fitting rooms to digital displays where the content is triggered and personalized by age, race and gender, there is a lot to choose and it is a real challenge for businesses to choose the right technology, make everything work seamlessly as they expand worldwide.”