SCO terminals provide a mechanism for retail customers to process their own purchases with minimal or no assistance, as shown in the following figure:
Figure 4. SCO terminal
The SCO terminal that is used with this Ready Solution includes the following components:
This Ready Solution is agnostic to the camera model. SCOs are typically equipped with fixed-dome cameras. Cameras support H.264 or H.265 video compression and the video stream is decompressed/decoded in the T4 GPUs for further processing and inference. Dell Technologies recommends cameras that require Power over Ethernet (PoE) for ease of consistent deployment across all retail branches. Dell EMC PowerSwitch N3000 series or S3100 series switches can be used to power the camera and provide network connectivity.
If SCOs across various retail branches have similar camera positioning, scanner positioning, lighting, and environmental factors, it is easy to train and deploy the initial model rapidly across all the retail stores, without needing further customization.
At Dell laboratories, we tested this solution with an AXIS P1275 network camera with HDTV 1080p. The camera comes with an adjustable field of view that is enabled by rotating and tilting the camera sensor to the desired viewing direction.