Purpose built for the edge, our powerful software virtualizes back and front office store technology, with intelligent automation to deliver software defined stores. Specific virtualization solutions include Store, POS, mobile POS Tablet, Kiosk, Self-Checkout and Enhanced PCI-DSS Compliance.

Defined Store

The retail battleground has moved to the edge – in the physical store. There is a growing need for the digitization of the store to deliver the shopping experiences of tomorrow while driving greater operational efficiencies. Retailers require a secure in-store technology platform that can cope with constant change, is less expensive to setup, can be rolled out easily across new stores and avoids costly hardware refresh cycles. Software Defined Store leverages the latest developments in edge technology to enable retailers to modernize their stores without having to rip and replace their existing store IT.

Software Defined Store comprizes three integrated components: Intelligent Edge, a virtualized server that each store edge device points to; Intelligent Control Plane, a cloud hosted controller that manages the Intelligent Edge server in each store, and the Intelligent Edge Client which securely connects each peripheral to the virtualized software running on the Intelligent Edge server.

It reduces the in-store IT bill of materials and operating costs significantly, while delivering a platform for continuous innovation. All of this is provided with PCI-DSS conformance built in.

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society is building for the future, and by deploying Zynstra’s powerful retail edge technology, we are solving today’s operational challenges and providing a platform for powerful new in-store applications.

Nigel Holland,
Head of Technology Services at The Channel Islands Co-operative Society

Store Challenges

Software Defined Store Benefits

Legacy store technology was built for a different age and stifles innovation

Simplify store IT management and innovation at scale with less cost

Restricted ability to adapt checkout options to meet new customer demands

Launch new self-checkout options easily including multi-function devices to boost staff productivity

The cost of maintaining traditional store IT infrastructure is manual and expensive

Centralized management of retail stores and their IT workloads significantly reduces cost to serve

No Microsoft Windows 10 support upgrade for many POS systems results in expensive hardware replacement

Virtualization decouples the hardware from software eliminating enforced hardware upgrades

Maintaining a secure IT infrastructure in-store is difficult and the cost of downtime significant

Intelligent automation of patches, updates and upgrades reduces lane down times by up to 60-80%.

What is the economic value of the Software Defined Store?

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Optimize your existing store IT and deliver software defined stores.

Extend the life of your existing point of sale and improve its performance by 30%.

Reduce lines, increase sales and improve customer service.

Transform Self-Checkout integration, performance, reliability & serviceability.

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