Retailer’s next generation WiFi platform will feature WiFi3™ technology
Ottawa, Canada & Cincinnati, OH – January 16, 2018 — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), the nation’s largest operator of supermarkets, is collaborating with Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. (YFI; TSX.V) to enhance its in-store infrastructure with the next generation WiFi platform, powered by Edgewater’s WiFi3™ technology.
Kroger is an innovative retailer that is transforming its business using advanced technology to create a more seamless shopping experience for its customers. Kroger’s customer-first approach has driven several award-winning in-house innovations: QueVision, a solution to speed up checkout wait times; EDGE, a digital engagement shelf; and FAST (Food at Safe Temperature), an IOT sensor technology, which monitors temperatures in freezers and coolers to ensure continuous and safe temperatures helping to preserve food quality. These technologies and others will be enhanced by the WiFi3™ powered next generation platform to continue giving customers an industry-leading shopping experience.
Chris Hjelm, Kroger’s Chief Information Officer stated – “One of the key strategic drivers of our Restock Kroger plan is to expand partnerships to create customer value, which includes forming alliances to accelerate our digital and e-commerce platforms. We are focused on in-house innovation and partnering with global industry leaders like Edgewater Wireless to build the best technology infrastructure that will help us to deliver next generation shopping experiences to our customers and associates.”
The next generation WiFi platform will give Kroger customers top WiFi performance on their personal smart devices to enhance their shopping experiences.
“Playing such a big role in the development of the next generation of the WiFi platform has been tremendous and the level of innovation we have seen from the entire team at Kroger is very impressive,” said Andrew Skafel, President & CEO of Edgewater Wireless. “We are excited to continue to work with them as they prepare to bring new and never-before seen innovation to not only Kroger stores but across the retail sector.”
For high-density environments, such as retail stores, arenas or offices, Edgewater Wireless aera™ access points, and WiFi3™ radio cards and chipsets are the best solution to handle the growing interference and network densification issues in WiFi. Edgewater’s patented WiFi technology reduces interference caused by multiple WiFi networks operating in a high-density environment. WiFi3™, is ultra-wideband WiFi which enables multiple, concurrent channels of transmit and receive from a single standards complaint radio. Delivering the highest channel density in the industry means less hardware is required to deliver the highest quality of service to users. For more information on high-density WiFi solutions and OEM packages, visit: www.edgewaterwireless.com.
About The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR):
The Kroger Co. is 453,000 associates who serve nearly nine million customers every day in 2,793 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
About Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. (TSXV: YFI):
Edgewater Wireless develops and commercializes leading edge technologies and intellectual property for the communications market. Edgewater Wireless delivers advanced solutions designed to meet the high-density, high quality of service (QoS) and high-reliability needs of service providers and their customers. Leveraging over twenty (20) patents, Edgewater’s WiFi3™ is redefining WiFi technology with its wide-band, multi-channel radios for OEMs and high-capacity Access Point solutions. We are delivering next generation WiFi, today.
Do more with less! Fewer access points delivering high quality service at a lower overall deployment cost make our patented WiFi3™ technology the right choice for your next WiFi network.
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