SECO Northern Europe develops and manufactures first-class embedded systems adapted to the respective customer requirements. The portfolio ranges from single board computers, system on modules and human machine interfaces to fully customized integrated systems and payment solutions. With additional solutions for data processing at the edge and in the cloud, the company offers its customers future-oriented technological solutions in the simplest and fastest way. An important aspect of the future is the integration of AI in all relevant developments. Customers are in particular OEMs and system integrators from the target markets of vending machines, medical and laboratory technology, coffee and catering technology, security technology and industrial automation.
SECO is a comprehensive partner for manufacturers and operators of vending machines and offers modular or fully integrated solutions around hardware, telemetry, AI and payment. The portfolio includes the directly deployable SaaS AI and IoT platform CLEA, a modern payment solution for credit cards and girocards, and a selection of easy-to-integrate human machine interfaces (HMI). The experience of more than 20 years in the vending market is used to develop new business models that generate added value for the customers.
At VendCon 2022, the company will demonstrate how AI can be used to recognize consumers in front of vending machines. With the help of a camera, the person in front of the machine is recognized and a product selection adapted to age and gender is presented. We also show how an analysis of walking by customers, interested and buying customers is made in our backend. This is done, using, among other things, a detection of Bluetooth devices in the environment. This technology is based on our innovative SaaS AI and IoT software ecosystem CLEA and is executed directly on the device in compliance with data protection regulations.
Another highlight at the booth is the KarL4. The device enables contactless payment with the girocard, MasterCard and Visa card. The payment terminal runs entirely without a PIN pad (TOPP) and also allows quick age verification on request. It enables your customers to make secure and intuitive contactless payments of amounts up to EUR 50 without entering their PIN. This makes for very customer-friendly handling: pull out the card, apply it and make cashless payments. The system is characterized on the one hand by its particularly simple integration into modern HMIs, and on the other hand by the fact that it can be retrofitted very easily. In addition to the hardware, our solution also includes all payment processing services such as telemetry and the acceptance and settlement of payment transactions via an acquirer.
The company emerged from the acquisition of the Garz & Fricke Group by the listed Italian embedded specialist SECO (IOT.MI). SECO employs over 800 people worldwide and operates through 5 production plants, 9 R&D hubs and sales offices in 9 countries.
SECO Northern Europe represents the SECO group of companies in the Northern European market, including the German-speaking DACH regions, and combines an outstanding portfolio of products and services with the corporate strength of a listed pioneer in IoT and AI solutions. This enables the company to create significant added value for its customers. The SECO Northern Europe head office is in Hamburg.