SOURCE: ZoomSystems


April 20, 2011 13:00 ET

ZoomSystems Named "Cool Vendor" by Leading Analyst Firm

Vendors Selected for the "Cool Vendor" Report Are Innovative, Impactful and Intriguing

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - ZoomSystems, the global leader of automated retail solutions, today announced it has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the Cool Vendors in Retail, 20111 report by Gartner, Inc.

"We consider our selection in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner as confirmation of our mission to enable retailers and brands to leverage our new channel for customer engagement, product sales, service and brand promotion," said Gower Smith, Founder and CEO of ZoomSystems. "We look forward to continuing to promote innovative technologies and services that delight consumers and complement existing online and traditional retail channels."

According to Gartner, "This research highlights five vendors with technologies that could inspire new ways for retailers to engage with a customer. Retailers should use this research to evaluate how these emerging concepts fit into their overall strategies for engaging customers and improving their shopping experience."

About ZoomSystems
ZoomSystems is a San Francisco based technology and services company that develops the automated retail software and hardware that power ZoomShops. ZoomShops are unmanned retail stores and fixtures which use touch screens to provide the high level of customer service of the Internet combined with innovative dispensing systems to provide the immediate gratification of a retail outlet. The network of branded ZoomShops can be found in high-traffic, high-demand locations such as airports, shopping centers, military bases, and retail stores. For more detailed information about ZoomShops visit

ZoomSystems, ZoomShops, eCenter, the ZoomSystems logo and all related indicia and marks are trademarks of NewZoom, Inc. dba ZoomSystems. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between ZoomSystems and any other company.

Cool Vendor Disclaimer
About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

1Gartner "Cool Vendors in Retail, 2011" by Gale Daikoku, Mim Burt, John Davison, Van Baker and Hung LeHong, April 2011.

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