Intel has made its retail sensor platform generally available after piloting the technology in three bricks-and-mortar stores owned by US jeans chain Levi Strauss & Co.
The Levi's proof-of-concept, which is ongoing, was announced in September last year. It uses RFID tags to keep tabs on what is selling and therefore has to be replenished.
"All this means that when the consumer comes into the store looking for a perfectly fitting pair of jeans in a specific size and colour, it’s on the shelf, and the store associates can spend more time delivering a great shopping experience to the consumer and less time checking the back for sizes," Levi's said at the time.
Fast forward four months and the technology appears to have proven its value enough for Intel to publicly launch it at a major US retail show.
Architecturally, the platform consists of an Intel-based retail sensor and gateway, and the company's open source Trusted Analytics Platform (TAP).
Intel also used the show to demonstrate some proof-of-concept implementations of its RealSense 3D depth-sensing camera technology.
One demonstration showed how the camera, in combination with software by Size Stream, could measure a customer's body to fit a custom Brooks Brothers shirt.
US department store Nordstrom also showed off a foot-scanning system using a third-party system that is underpinned by some Intel technology.