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NRF Press Release

  • By Alex Goodwin

Aila Technologies Unveils New In-Store Retail Devices that Enable the Omnichannel Shopping Experience

First Comprehensive Suite of Retail Devices for Apple’s iPads and iPod Touch

Natick, MA - January 15, 2016 - Aila Technologies today announced the release of their new iPad Pro-based Interactive Kiosk for in-store retail shoppers and an iPod Touch 6-based handheld device for sales associates. These products round out Aila’s suite of retail devices to create the most comprehensive Apple device-based line-up in the industry, further enabling tier one retailers to create exceptional in-store experiences and connect with customers.

The new products will be unveiled at the National Retail Foundation’s Big Show in New York on January 17, 2016 and can be seen in the Direct Source Booth, #2829. Direct Source, a tier-one retail technology consultant and solutions provider, called Aila’s product suite one of the “Hot Retail Technologies at NRF 2016.”

"We're excited to introduce our clients to Aila's new products. As Aila continues to turn heads in the industry, Direct Source is happy to offer clients these truly innovative devices which enable retailers to create rich and unique in-store environments," said Brad Fick, president, Direct Source.

Aila’s Interactive Kiosks and Mobile Imagers feature the company’s TrueScan™ technology which delivers clear, reliable scanning without the bulk of traditional scanners, giving Aila’s products the sleekest form factors on the market. Combining this leading technology with the most advanced iOS devices creates powerful tools for retailers.

With the addition of the iPad Pro and iPod Touch to its lineup, Aila is now the only company to offer retail devices in all of Apple’s iPad and iPod form factors.

  • iPad Pro Interactive Kiosk Aila’s Interactive Kiosk is already in-use or in-test with four of the top 20 US retailers in fitting rooms and on the floor as product information kiosks, next-gen price scanners and customer order stations.The new iPad Pro version, an industry first, offers 78 percent more display area. The kiosk can also be customized to accept payments when configured for payment terminals such as the Verifone e355.
  • iPod Touch 6 Mobile Imager This product boasts a sleeker form factor
    supported by new imaging technology. It is the lightest, smallest device on the market for professional grade imaging and employs Aila’s proprietary scanning technology, featuring a high-quality aimer with field illumination, vibration alerts, physical scanning buttons and confirmation beeper.

“By offering devices that power the latest in iOS technology, we’re enabling retailers to harness the market’s premier mobile platform to create truly unique shopping experiences,” said Jason Gulbinas, chief executive officer and co-founder, Aila Technologies. “Aila’s product line allows retailers to transform mobile devices into interactive kiosks, associate handhelds, point-of-sale terminals, and digital advertising portals, thus building the type of immersive, interactive shopping experiences that customers are increasingly demanding.”

About Aila

Aila’s devices enable retailers to create exceptional shopping experiences. These devices transform Apple's familiar mobile products into powerful retail devices by adding proprietary barcode imaging technology and store-ready design. The products not only lead the market, they’re changing the way brands and customers interact in brick-and-mortar stores. Aila is sparking the integration of tablets and mobile devices into the retail environment and helping brands meet customers where they are - in the aisles. For more information please visit

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