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Pica8 Plans to Introduce Retailers to PicOS

November 09, 2017

With Thanksgiving around the corner, Black Friday – and Cyber Monday (News - Alert) – and the official opening of the holiday shopping season is coming in short order. Retailers spent the previous year prepping for this consumer spending spree, with shows like the National Retail Federation’s annual trade show and conference serving to add insight for innovation in the industry.

Pica8 plans to unveil, PicOS network operating system for retailers at the January trade show. The preeminent provider of open networking solutions is providing the retail industry with a value proposition that is difficult to deny.

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Pica8 possesses an expanding retail ecosystem. The separation of hardware and software purchases puts retailers in a position to avoid vendor lock-in and cuts cost dramatically. With the Pica8 white box networking solution in place a retailer’s network in future proofed with SDN features ready for future activation; the retailer is in complete control of network configurations and operating system; due to hardware commoditization Capex is reduced; portability to Ethernet switch hardware from a number of suppliers; automated activation cuts Capex; and increased security via switch-secured Point of Sale terminals and transactions.

“We are seeing increasing demand for our networking solutions among retailers who need automation and security in their locations,” said Niraj Jain (News - Alert), VP of sales and business development at Pica8. “The features of PicOS have been optimized to support unique requirements in the retail environment, and enable operational savings as well as zero-touch provisioning and centralized control and management.”

The National Retail Federation’s annual trade show takes place at the Jacob Javitz Center from January 14-16; the Pica8 team will be in booth 1480, make sure to stop by, say hi and see what its new white box networking solution for retailers is all about.

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Edited by Mandi Nowitz