Creative Agility

Replace time-sapping, friction-filled infrastructure with a dynamic collaboration platform – combining Dell EMC PowerScale and Projective Strawberry which is delivered via CAE  – to provide 24/7 high-performance, scalable file storage, reliable remote editing, production collaboration and secure control of media data. 

Creative Agility for IT

Creative Agility combines the storage power of Dell EMC PowerScale, intelligent remote production from Strawberry and the orchestration and management of the complete solution by CAE.

Some of the key benefits for IT departments that support creative agencies production teams are:

Shrewd investment - get rid of hidden waste
Creative Agility removes hidden cost; resource time, eliminates duplication and storage costs, while massively increasing secure access on-premise and out-premise.
Best of both worlds - have your cake and eat it (without a cloud)
Creative Agility rivals a solely cloud-based solution. Storage simplicity and an intuitive production platform all in one.
Effortless scalability - room to grow
Moving to modern scale-out storage from Dell offers agencies a powerful, yet simple way to install, upgrade, manage data storage systems. Adding new nodes to existing storage to scale capacity and performance takes minutes.
Reliability - switch capacity up with no disruption
Creative Agility is simple to configure, with no loss of data and hardware (node) replacement is automated without need for configuration or disruption.
Cost-saving - shave off your infrastructure costs
Creative Agility means one admin can manage petabytes of data, lowering costs and allowing staff to focus on managing data, not storage. Project sharing and editor archiving and retrieval in Strawberry lowers storage cost.
Speed - produce content faster
Creative Agility delivers high-speed in-line data compression and deduplication to improve storage use. It out-performs the competition 8 times over.
Efficiency - streamlined production workflows
Creative Agility saves tech time by empowering editor driven workflows, archiving and assets retrieval. 
Adaptability - respond easily in a changing world
Creative Agility enables you to easily add the right mix of performance and scale. It also allows you to provide an efficient and flexible shared storage infrastructure to support a wide range of applications and workloads.

Creative Agility for Production Teams

Creative Agility combines the storage power of Dell EMC PowerScale, intelligent remote production from Strawberry and the orchestration and management of the complete solution by CAE.

Some of the key benefits for Production Teams in creative agencies are:

Time saving - increase productivity
With Creative Agility, footage is found quickly through features like file scrubbing to quickly navigate to audio or visual production files.
Control your IP - be secure in the knowledge your work is protected
Creative Agility increases security for content developers and editors. Be in control of your media.
Flexibility - work anywhere
Creative Agility gives you the optimum infrastructure and software combination, so you can work independently or collaborate, no matter where you are, in the office, at home or on the moon.
Consistency - work in the same intuitive way
Creative Agility provides consistent project structures and an intuitive UI which is easy to implement.
Efficiency - streamlined production workflows
Creative Agility saves editors time finding approved footage/graphics and suite prepping time.
Security - extended collaboration outside the office walls
Creative Agility increases security for content developers and editors. It also supports home working and facilitates approvals with clients outside the agency.
Integration - one-stop shop for all working needs
Creative Agility integrates with Adobe, MAMs, and communications tools like Slack.

Talk to our Experts

When it comes to improving the performance of IT and Production teams in Creative Agencies we’ve got it covered.

Our partnership has the people and the approach to deliver the solution to meet your desired outcome. 

Retail – Our DNA

Solving retail challenges with technology has been our DNA for over 20 years. Today many of the places you shop, eat, visit or take services from are underpinned with technology delivered by CAE’s retail experts.

You’re in safe hands with CAE.

Store Platform

Break free from the burden of legacy, disjointed systems.

It’s time to create a single flexible, unified platform that already meets your future needs.Retail operations have traditionally been powered by multiple disjointed systems.

As your business grows and evolves, IT management can become increasingly complex due to lack of visibility in remote IT installations along with this lack of interconnectivity. The increasingly chaotic estate requires a range of expertise across a number of locations to keep the operation running successfully.

In order to simplify your IT infrastructure, CAE can implement a complete end-to-end solution, running multiple systems within a single flexible, unified platform.

A single, integrated, system
Simplify your operations with seamless integration. CAE’s Store Platform is a simple, comprehensive IT solution for retail stores. The platform offers key infrastructure components, with seamless integration, all fully customised to your specific business needs. The Store Platform typically includes Security, Software Defined Networking, Wired & Wireless LAN, Cameras and Analytics, all controlled through a single intuitive management interface.
Programmability
A robust base that evolves with your business. Built upon an open standards based programmable software foundation, the malleable infrastructure allows limitless creativity with easy integration of apps to deliver additional business value. From inventory management to web and store sales, additional functionality can be integrated into the platform with ease, along with bespoke customer-facing apps that are tailored, designed and developed to your specific requirements.
Centralised visibility & management
Monitor and control your entire network from a single dashboard. Detecting malware as it enters the network is not enough, because advanced threats don’t activate until they’ve already breached your defences. Our solutions enable you to continuously monitor your network, so you can detect dormant infections as they become active, using the latest threat intelligence.
Improved speed of deployment & ease of scaling
Scale your solution as you grow. Offering simplicity, speed and consistency of deployment at the touch of a button, the Store Platform allows you to scale at pace, supporting agile business evolution and growth, and allowing rapid reactions to changing business models and new opportunities.
Consistency across the retail estate
Ensure every store is in your desired state. A centralised approach allows you to streamline processes for improved efficiency and consistency across your entire estate. Configuration templates deliver a pre-defined desired state and ensure complete parity between your stores, minimising the need for store visits to deploy new equipment, saving time and reducing operating costs.
Automation for efficiency
Build automation into your network. Automation drives further efficiency and lowers costs - upgrades and compliance checking can occur automatically over the web, and troubleshooting tools allow problems and system failures to be diagnosed and resolved remotely. There is no need for local IT support – instead, business disruption is minimised with quick resolutions from your remote IT operations team.

SD-WAN

Simple, secure and scalable, SD-WAN is available as a standalone solution, or as a component of the Store Platform. Either way, it provides you with the increased bandwidth required for the multitude of new devices connecting to the network – from in-store tablets to POS, IOT cameras, digital signs and customer in-store app engagement. Offering increased flexibility and efficiency, SD-WAN finds the best network route available and prioritises different traffic types based on its specific needs and thresholds, while intelligently adapting to changing performance conditions.

Offering affordable and intelligent connectivity with enhanced performance and resiliency, SD-WAN’s agile delivery also allows new-store setup in just minutes.

Wireless & Bluetooth

A robust retail Wi-Fi system allows visitors to receive customised marketing messages for an enhanced in-store experience, and Bluetooth beacon technology allows device location awareness for effective proximity marketing.


Available as discrete solutions or as a critical component in the Store Platform, CAE provides easy to manage next generation wireless technology, to take advantage of Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, to deliver superior performance, enhanced efficiency and optimised capacity. As well as benefiting your customers, this streamlines operations, improving staff productivity and maximising revenue.

Analytics

CAE’s analytics solutions provide you with an efficient, centralised way to rationalise large quantities of data, and are included in CAE’s Store Platform for clear visibility and valuable insights, ensuring that both your infrastructure and business are running optimally. Rich retail analytics include simple footfall statistics through to motion heat maps, conversion rates, bounce rates and more, for every store across your entire estate.

Location analytics, real time statistics and device information can be used to further improve the customer experience, and data can be extracted. The Store Platform is industry standard based so you can integrate with existing retail-focused applications.

Technical level analytics provide complete control of the Store Platform, for example preventing wireless bottlenecks. Available through a customised dashboard, additional aggregated data reports offer actionable insights for improved business efficiency.

Camera as a Sensor

Whether used alone or included in the Store Platform to offer valuable business insights along with reliable in-store security, powerful onboard processors and computer vision applications allow the bandwidth conscious cameras to act as an IoT sensor, seeing and recording what’s happening in front of them. By analysing and interpreting images, the cameras can trigger events or outcomes based on defined parameters – all customised to fit your specific business requirements.

The Store Platform drives more value out of your cameras and removes the need for people to make sense of the data available. Multiple use cases range from motion heat maps to next generation footfall demographics, monitoring effectiveness of displays, age and gender identification for hyper-personalised marketing, and object detection for gap scanning and loss prevention. All the data is then presented in a simple dashboard that allows you to securely monitor and manage your stores from anywhere.

Security

Rigorous multi-layer security solutions across all stores, warehouses and offices is essential to prevent financial loss, reputational damage and costly downtime.

CAE’s security solutions are included in the Store Platform, featuring comprehensive security integrated across every layer of your network. From cloud-delivered edge security to intrusion prevention and malware detection, powerful, rigorous and automated security is applied to protect your business in an ever-evolving threat landscape.

Offering widescale compliance and a single, uniform standardised setup across every store, security settings can be synchronised throughout the entire estate by utilising configuration templates. These can be centrally managed through an intuitive dashboard, and changes can be pushed out quickly and effectively once stores are in the desired state.

Talk to our Experts

When it comes to technology solutions for retail operations we’ve got it covered.

At CAE we have the people and the approach to deliver your desired outcome. 

Retail – Our DNA

Solving retail challenges with technology has been our DNA for over 20 years. Today many of the places you shop, eat, visit or take services from are underpinned with technology delivered by CAE’s retail experts.

You’re in safe hands with CAE.

Store Platform

Break free from the burden of legacy, disjointed systems.

It’s time to create a single flexible, unified platform that already meets your future needs.Retail operations have traditionally been powered by multiple disjointed systems.

As your business grows and evolves, IT management can become increasingly complex due to lack of visibility in remote IT installations along with this lack of interconnectivity. The increasingly chaotic estate requires a range of expertise across a number of locations to keep the operation running successfully.

In order to simplify your IT infrastructure, CAE can implement a complete end-to-end solution, running multiple systems within a single flexible, unified platform.

A single, integrated, system
Simplify your operations with seamless integration. CAE’s Store Platform is a simple, comprehensive IT solution for retail stores. The platform offers key infrastructure components, with seamless integration, all fully customised to your specific business needs. The Store Platform typically includes Security, Software Defined Networking, Wired & Wireless LAN, Cameras and Analytics, all controlled through a single intuitive management interface.
Programmability
A robust base that evolves with your business. Built upon an open standards based programmable software foundation, the malleable infrastructure allows limitless creativity with easy integration of apps to deliver additional business value. From inventory management to web and store sales, additional functionality can be integrated into the platform with ease, along with bespoke customer-facing apps that are tailored, designed and developed to your specific requirements.
Centralised visibility & management
Monitor and control your entire network from a single dashboard. Detecting malware as it enters the network is not enough, because advanced threats don’t activate until they’ve already breached your defences. Our solutions enable you to continuously monitor your network, so you can detect dormant infections as they become active, using the latest threat intelligence.
Improved speed of deployment & ease of scaling
Scale your solution as you grow. Offering simplicity, speed and consistency of deployment at the touch of a button, the Store Platform allows you to scale at pace, supporting agile business evolution and growth, and allowing rapid reactions to changing business models and new opportunities.
Consistency across the retail estate
Ensure every store is in your desired state. A centralised approach allows you to streamline processes for improved efficiency and consistency across your entire estate. Configuration templates deliver a pre-defined desired state and ensure complete parity between your stores, minimising the need for store visits to deploy new equipment, saving time and reducing operating costs.
Automation for efficiency
Build automation into your network. Automation drives further efficiency and lowers costs - upgrades and compliance checking can occur automatically over the web, and troubleshooting tools allow problems and system failures to be diagnosed and resolved remotely. There is no need for local IT support – instead, business disruption is minimised with quick resolutions from your remote IT operations team.

SD-WAN

Simple, secure and scalable, SD-WAN is available as a standalone solution, or as a component of the Store Platform. Either way, it provides you with the increased bandwidth required for the multitude of new devices connecting to the network – from in-store tablets to POS, IOT cameras, digital signs and customer in-store app engagement. Offering increased flexibility and efficiency, SD-WAN finds the best network route available and prioritises different traffic types based on its specific needs and thresholds, while intelligently adapting to changing performance conditions.

Offering affordable and intelligent connectivity with enhanced performance and resiliency, SD-WAN’s agile delivery also allows new-store setup in just minutes.

Wireless & Bluetooth

A robust retail Wi-Fi system allows visitors to receive customised marketing messages for an enhanced in-store experience, and Bluetooth beacon technology allows device location awareness for effective proximity marketing.


Available as discrete solutions or as a critical component in the Store Platform, CAE provides easy to manage next generation wireless technology, to take advantage of Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, to deliver superior performance, enhanced efficiency and optimised capacity. As well as benefiting your customers, this streamlines operations, improving staff productivity and maximising revenue.

Analytics

CAE’s analytics solutions provide you with an efficient, centralised way to rationalise large quantities of data, and are included in CAE’s Store Platform for clear visibility and valuable insights, ensuring that both your infrastructure and business are running optimally. Rich retail analytics include simple footfall statistics through to motion heat maps, conversion rates, bounce rates and more, for every store across your entire estate.

Location analytics, real time statistics and device information can be used to further improve the customer experience, and data can be extracted. The Store Platform is industry standard based so you can integrate with existing retail-focused applications.

Technical level analytics provide complete control of the Store Platform, for example preventing wireless bottlenecks. Available through a customised dashboard, additional aggregated data reports offer actionable insights for improved business efficiency.

Camera as a Sensor

Whether used alone or included in the Store Platform to offer valuable business insights along with reliable in-store security, powerful onboard processors and computer vision applications allow the bandwidth conscious cameras to act as an IoT sensor, seeing and recording what’s happening in front of them. By analysing and interpreting images, the cameras can trigger events or outcomes based on defined parameters – all customised to fit your specific business requirements.

The Store Platform drives more value out of your cameras and removes the need for people to make sense of the data available. Multiple use cases range from motion heat maps to next generation footfall demographics, monitoring effectiveness of displays, age and gender identification for hyper-personalised marketing, and object detection for gap scanning and loss prevention. All the data is then presented in a simple dashboard that allows you to securely monitor and manage your stores from anywhere.

Security

Rigorous multi-layer security solutions across all stores, warehouses and offices is essential to prevent financial loss, reputational damage and costly downtime.

CAE’s security solutions are included in the Store Platform, featuring comprehensive security integrated across every layer of your network. From cloud-delivered edge security to intrusion prevention and malware detection, powerful, rigorous and automated security is applied to protect your business in an ever-evolving threat landscape.

Offering widescale compliance and a single, uniform standardised setup across every store, security settings can be synchronised throughout the entire estate by utilising configuration templates. These can be centrally managed through an intuitive dashboard, and changes can be pushed out quickly and effectively once stores are in the desired state.

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When it comes to technology solutions for retail operations we’ve got it covered.

At CAE we have the people and the approach to deliver your desired outcome. 

Thermal Vision

A thermal screening solution needs more than just a smart camera.

We know that effective and scalable thermal screening needs a people first approach. We need to understand how the people move to and from the screening area and what to do with their personal data.

At CAE we’ve thought of this. We built a solution combining the best technology from Dell with smart AI driven analytics from Intellisite to deliver a solution that can be relied upon. We have brought in our colleagues from Movement Strategies to help you plan how the people will flow through the screening zone safely and at speed.

The technology is proven in high traffic areas and can fully integrate with your building and access control systems if required.

Our Thermal Vision solutions is available in two versions to make it easy to deploy regardless of the size of your site.

Mobile
The mobile solution gives you an easy way to deploy a reliable, high volume screening solution at a temporary location or where mobility is needed. It has all the same AI driven analytics and power of an integrated solution but with the freedom and flexibility of a self-contained mobile offering.
Integrated
The integrated solution is part of your building safety system using smart combined thermal and optical cameras to provide thermal screening at entry points throughout your building. The same AI driven analytics are used to ensure measurements are quick and accurate. The integrated solution offers further options for combining with smart building solutions, door access controls and personnel systems to fully automate detection and validation of people entering your facility.

Planning for safe movement

Temperature screening is increasingly being used as part of routine entrance processes at workplaces and venues. But one-to-one screening with handheld devices may not be practical for large numbers of people, leading to delays and build-up of queues.

CAE have built a partnership of the best technologies and leaders in the industry to help get people back safely inside your facility.

No matter what tech is used, adding new processes on entry will require people movement planning to make sure the system works, and that your visitors and staff can get through the screening zones safely and quickly, while maintaining social distance. There is not a one-size-fits all approach.

The team at Movement Strategies brings this expertise. The world leader in people movement and crowd dynamics consultancy, they have been helping governing bodies to provide people movement guidance during the pandemic, whilst also helping customers to design, deliver and operate large scale venues around the world.

The team is already helping hospitals, construction sites, retail, offices and cultural venues reopen with social distancing. These solutions can be applied to high streets, manufacturing, transport or any facility trying to operate during these difficult times.

NOTE:  Temperature screening cannot diagnose COVID, but it can help you shortlist those to test.

Talk to our Experts

When it comes to thermal vision solutions we’ve got it covered.

Our partnership has the people and the approach to deliver the solution to meet your desired outcome. 

Retail – Our DNA

Solving retail challenges with technology has been our DNA for over 20 years. Today many of the places you shop, eat, visit or take services from are underpinned with technology delivered by CAE’s retail experts.

You’re in safe hands with CAE.

Store Platform

Break free from the burden of legacy, disjointed systems.

It’s time to create a single flexible, unified platform that already meets your future needs.Retail operations have traditionally been powered by multiple disjointed systems.

As your business grows and evolves, IT management can become increasingly complex due to lack of visibility in remote IT installations along with this lack of interconnectivity. The increasingly chaotic estate requires a range of expertise across a number of locations to keep the operation running successfully.

In order to simplify your IT infrastructure, CAE can implement a complete end-to-end solution, running multiple systems within a single flexible, unified platform.

A single, integrated, system
Simplify your operations with seamless integration. CAE’s Store Platform is a simple, comprehensive IT solution for retail stores. The platform offers key infrastructure components, with seamless integration, all fully customised to your specific business needs. The Store Platform typically includes Security, Software Defined Networking, Wired & Wireless LAN, Cameras and Analytics, all controlled through a single intuitive management interface.
Programmability
A robust base that evolves with your business. Built upon an open standards based programmable software foundation, the malleable infrastructure allows limitless creativity with easy integration of apps to deliver additional business value. From inventory management to web and store sales, additional functionality can be integrated into the platform with ease, along with bespoke customer-facing apps that are tailored, designed and developed to your specific requirements.
Centralised visibility & management
Monitor and control your entire network from a single dashboard. Detecting malware as it enters the network is not enough, because advanced threats don’t activate until they’ve already breached your defences. Our solutions enable you to continuously monitor your network, so you can detect dormant infections as they become active, using the latest threat intelligence.
Improved speed of deployment & ease of scaling
Scale your solution as you grow. Offering simplicity, speed and consistency of deployment at the touch of a button, the Store Platform allows you to scale at pace, supporting agile business evolution and growth, and allowing rapid reactions to changing business models and new opportunities.
Consistency across the retail estate
Ensure every store is in your desired state. A centralised approach allows you to streamline processes for improved efficiency and consistency across your entire estate. Configuration templates deliver a pre-defined desired state and ensure complete parity between your stores, minimising the need for store visits to deploy new equipment, saving time and reducing operating costs.
Automation for efficiency
Build automation into your network. Automation drives further efficiency and lowers costs - upgrades and compliance checking can occur automatically over the web, and troubleshooting tools allow problems and system failures to be diagnosed and resolved remotely. There is no need for local IT support – instead, business disruption is minimised with quick resolutions from your remote IT operations team.

SD-WAN

Simple, secure and scalable, SD-WAN is available as a standalone solution, or as a component of the Store Platform. Either way, it provides you with the increased bandwidth required for the multitude of new devices connecting to the network – from in-store tablets to POS, IOT cameras, digital signs and customer in-store app engagement. Offering increased flexibility and efficiency, SD-WAN finds the best network route available and prioritises different traffic types based on its specific needs and thresholds, while intelligently adapting to changing performance conditions.

Offering affordable and intelligent connectivity with enhanced performance and resiliency, SD-WAN’s agile delivery also allows new-store setup in just minutes.

Wireless & Bluetooth

A robust retail Wi-Fi system allows visitors to receive customised marketing messages for an enhanced in-store experience, and Bluetooth beacon technology allows device location awareness for effective proximity marketing.


Available as discrete solutions or as a critical component in the Store Platform, CAE provides easy to manage next generation wireless technology, to take advantage of Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, to deliver superior performance, enhanced efficiency and optimised capacity. As well as benefiting your customers, this streamlines operations, improving staff productivity and maximising revenue.

Analytics

CAE’s analytics solutions provide you with an efficient, centralised way to rationalise large quantities of data, and are included in CAE’s Store Platform for clear visibility and valuable insights, ensuring that both your infrastructure and business are running optimally. Rich retail analytics include simple footfall statistics through to motion heat maps, conversion rates, bounce rates and more, for every store across your entire estate.

Location analytics, real time statistics and device information can be used to further improve the customer experience, and data can be extracted. The Store Platform is industry standard based so you can integrate with existing retail-focused applications.

Technical level analytics provide complete control of the Store Platform, for example preventing wireless bottlenecks. Available through a customised dashboard, additional aggregated data reports offer actionable insights for improved business efficiency.

Camera as a Sensor

Whether used alone or included in the Store Platform to offer valuable business insights along with reliable in-store security, powerful onboard processors and computer vision applications allow the bandwidth conscious cameras to act as an IoT sensor, seeing and recording what’s happening in front of them. By analysing and interpreting images, the cameras can trigger events or outcomes based on defined parameters – all customised to fit your specific business requirements.

The Store Platform drives more value out of your cameras and removes the need for people to make sense of the data available. Multiple use cases range from motion heat maps to next generation footfall demographics, monitoring effectiveness of displays, age and gender identification for hyper-personalised marketing, and object detection for gap scanning and loss prevention. All the data is then presented in a simple dashboard that allows you to securely monitor and manage your stores from anywhere.

Security

Rigorous multi-layer security solutions across all stores, warehouses and offices is essential to prevent financial loss, reputational damage and costly downtime.

CAE’s security solutions are included in the Store Platform, featuring comprehensive security integrated across every layer of your network. From cloud-delivered edge security to intrusion prevention and malware detection, powerful, rigorous and automated security is applied to protect your business in an ever-evolving threat landscape.

Offering widescale compliance and a single, uniform standardised setup across every store, security settings can be synchronised throughout the entire estate by utilising configuration templates. These can be centrally managed through an intuitive dashboard, and changes can be pushed out quickly and effectively once stores are in the desired state.

Talk to our Experts

When it comes to technology solutions for retail operations we’ve got it covered.

At CAE we have the people and the approach to deliver your desired outcome.