In conventional retail settings, manual checkout processes often lead to long queues, resulting in reduced overall store efficiency and frustrated customers experiencing decreased satisfaction. Additionally, traditional checkout methods may be prone to errors and inefficiencies, further exacerbating the shopping experience.

Solution: A Self-service Checkout with 3D Vision and AI Algorithms

Unlike traditional kiosks that require customers to manually scan each barcode individually, AI-powered self-service kiosks leverage advanced AI algorithms and a 3D vision system to capture detailed information about each item's shape, size, color, texture, and specular reflection, leading to unprecedented accuracy. With 3D vision technology, customers can place multiple items at once, significantly reducing the time required for item identification and enabling lightning-fast transactions.

EAI-I133: Ultra-Compact Edge AI Appliance

To enable the AI-powered 3D vision system at the kiosk, a compact yet powerful edge AI appliance is required to be deployed close to the data source for low-latency, real-time AI inference. With an ultra-compact form factor (16.7 x 17.9 x 3cm), this edge AI appliance can fit into the most space-constrained areas. Through automatic updates for the store database and the latest algorithms, the edge AI device ensures the most accurate item identification.

Powered by NVIDIA® Jetson Orin™ NX or Jetson Orin Nano™ system-on-modules, the EAI-I133 is purpose-built for smart retail. This compact device boasts an impressive capability of up to 100 TOPS in AI computing performance, perfectly suited for optimizing AI inferencing in retail POS kiosks.

The fanless EAI-I133 offers a range of connectivity options. These include 2x 2.5 GbE LAN ports, 1x GbE LAN port, 2x COM ports, and 4x USB 3.2 ports, ensuring reliable connectivity. Additionally, this compact Edge AI computer supports LTE, 5G Sub6, and WiFi wireless connectivity via M.2 slot expansion, providing versatility in networking solutions.

The NVIDIA® CUDA® Toolkit

Moreover, the EAI-I133 seamlessly integrates with the NVIDIA JetPack™ SDK, providing a comprehensive suite that includes NVIDIA Jetson Linux, developer tools, NVIDIA CUDA-X™ accelerated libraries, and various other state-of-the-art NVIDIA technologies. These integrations facilitate end-to-end acceleration for AI-based video analytics in retail settings.


AI-powered self-service kiosks with 3D vision technology provide substantial advantages in terms of operational efficiency. By automating the checkout process and decreasing the necessity for manual intervention, these kiosks optimize staff resources and diminish wait times for customers. This ensures unparalleled convenience and service for customers, available day or night, 24/7, enhancing the overall shopping experience.

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