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Electronic Shelf Label
, also known by the acronym ESL
, is a system used by retailers for displaying product pricing on shelves
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. Typically, electronic display modules are attached to the front edge of retail shelving. These modules use Liquid Crystal Display
A liquid crystal display is a flat panel display, electronic visual display, or video display that uses the light modulating properties of liquid crystals . LCs do not emit light directly....
(LCD) or similar technology to show the current product price to the customer. A communication network allows the price display to be automatically updated whenever a product price is changed. This communication network can be based on radio, infrared or even visible light communication. Automated ESL systems reduces pricing management labor costs and improves pricing accuracy.