Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Charlotte's T1Visions plants high-def touchscreen tables in Neiman Marcus

T1Visions, a Charlotte-based maker of interactive touchscreens, has landed its latest creation in a chain of deluxe department stores.

Interactive 32-inch high-definition retail tables now adorn the shoe salons of three Neiman Marcus stores in Austin, Chicago and Topanga, Calif. They allow customers to scroll through in-store and out-of-store inventory and add items to their 'My Favorites for Wishlist' at the touch of a finger, according to a news release.

The tables give store associates access to the most current inventory information, including what isn't in the store and what is "coming soon."

All the tables are touchscreen and built with a single continuous pane of glass that is customized in color.

T1Visions, founded by Mike Feldman in 2008 after a career in electrical engineering and micro-optics, worked with Neiman Marcus' Innovation Lab (iLab) to develop the tables.

OneShop, T1's proprietary retail software, powers the tables, giving them the infrastructure for customers to browse and filter through the store's inventory. It also supports a recommendation engine based on customers' browsing habits.

More updates to the tables are expected later this year. Makers hope the tables will one day be able to conduct transactions, functioning as a stand-alone point of sale in the store.

Last summer, T1 Visions was ranked at No. 456 on the Inc. 500, a list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. The company generated $2.4 million in revenue last year, up from $212,000 in 2010.