Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company and Excelion Partners unveiled three new technologies during the INTERVISION salon at LUXURY, Elite Enclave, and throughout JCK Las Vegas from May 31 to June 6, 2016.
“We are honored to be participating in INTERVISION,” said Benjamin DeBoer, director of corporate development at Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company. “The new technologies we are debuting bridge the gap between digital and physical shopping experiences, providing a memorable experience for tech-savvy consumers.”
Jewelers Mutual partnered with Excelion Partners to offer these new compelling and relevant innovations: the JM JourneyTM App, a holographic technology branded as HolojemTM, and the Connected Display case.
“We enjoyed engaging in conversations with the jewelry professionals, who recognize superb technology can delight, engage and reassure their valued customers. Developing interactive solutions is about making ideas a reality. We’re happy to have done this for not one, but three innovative products, that will enhance and protect the most important assets for the retail jeweler,” states Greg Oppermann, president of Excelion Partners.
JM Journey App
The JM Journey App (available for download in the Apple and Google Play app stores) is one of the first tangible mobile applications created specifically for the jewelry market. Leveraging beacon technology, it delivers an immersive customer experience at retail.
INTERVISION and JCK Las Vegas 2016 attendees who download the app explored its features by participating in a scavenger hunt. Participants had the opportunity to win prizes with each “virtual diamond” found at specific locations tagged with beacons at the show. The more diamonds users collect, the more chances they had to win.
Holojem, selected as the 2016 JCK Think Tank winner at INTERVISION, is designed to enable jewelers to readily combine digital shopping and in-store experiences. Using 3D holographic projection, Holojem allows jewelers to share their designs with their customers who in turn can share them on their mobile devices and tablets. This novel approach will appeal to high-end consumers and millennials who expect personalized shopping and customized product offerings.
The Connected Display Case
The Connected Display case, includes a smash-resistant glass with an embedded vibration sensor. When the case is struck, the technology detects vibrations, providing digital security.. Once the vibrations go above a certain level, notifications of incident type and time will be sent to staff, owners, and authorities. With the increasing number of smash and grab crimes, this Connected Display Case could help apprehend and deter criminals.
In addition to the display case, Jewelers Mutual and Excelion Partners have developed sensors that can be placed inconspicuously in any area which would benefit from protection. The sensors act as digital security guards, detecting patterns in movement, light, weight, temperature, humidity and pressure, and initiating a desired response with video and audio capture. Jewelers can also use these sensors to monitor the number of items taken out of the display case at the same time or the required items needed to put in the safe at night. The Connected Display Case and sensors keep confidence up and risk of loss down.
ABOUT JEWELERS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY
Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, the only insurer dedicated solely to serving the jewelry industry in the United States and Canada, was founded in 1913 by a group of Wisconsin jewelers to meet their unique insurance needs. Today, Jewelers Mutual remains the trusted insurance advisor and loss-prevention expert for jewelry businesses including retailers large and small, wholesalers, manufacturers, custom designers and appraisers. Consumers also put their trust in Jewelers Mutual to protect their personal jewelry and the special memories it represents. The company’s strong financial position is reflected in its 29 consecutive ratings of “A+ Superior” from A.M. Best Company and more than $14 billion of jewelry coverage in force. To learn more, visit JewelersMutual.com.
ABOUT EXCELION PARTNERS
Excelion provides custom technology solutions and consulting. Their team specializes in the Internet of Things (IoT), business data intelligence, cloud development services and mobile application development. Businesses benefit from their technical team’s proven architecturally driven design, seamless integrations, and rigorously tested code that adheres to top industry standards. Have a need? Have a vision? Excelion Partners can make it happen with innovative technology solutions.