Mirva Saarijärvi and Teemu Ainasoja were in New York meeting up with contacts and visiting NRF13 and an GS1US event. Hielke van Oostrum visited Infratech 2013 in Rotterdam.
RFID retail events in the Big Apple
Mirva Saarijärvi and Teemu Ainasoja have been busy in New York
City this week. Besides from meeting up with friends and contacts,
they have visited
NRF13 and attended the GS1US event;
Item Level RFID Initiative - Working Group Meeting. The
Item Level RFID Initiative is an inter-industry group of leading
retailers, suppliers, industry associations, academia and solution
providers, dedicated to quantifying the benefits of EPC-enabled
RFID at the item level, and to exploring how the technology can
improve business processes along the retail value chain.
Honoring the week of retail - here are a few of our favorite
retail goodies that have been spreading on Twitter and shown on the
Twitter screen at NRF13 during the event:
The smart fitting room concept
RFID - 5 most common applications on the shop floor
RFID projects do affect the company personnel
business on the upswing
Out-of-stocks: An XL problem for apparel retailers
"Smart shelves" - The store shelf of the future
- What's in it for the customers?
RFID: Spurring Business Transformation in Fashion Retail
Hielke van Oostrum present at Infratech
The market-leader in piping, Pipelife, showcased new and
innovative gas-piping and couplings with an UHF RFID tag on the
tradeshow Infratech 2013
in Rotterdam this week.
The system allows Pipelife to automatically track which
parts have been supplied to which contractor and when. With the GPS
equipped Nordic ID Merlin and Nordic ID Morphic, it is possible to
accurately track where and which coupling is used, when they are
deployed outside. This is a big plus in the densely populated
Netherlands. When a pipe or coupling is identified, the tag
data and the GPS coordinates are directly transferred online to the
back office mapping database.
The full solution, including software for real-time tracking over
3G, is created by system-integrator (and Nordic ID partner) Mieloo
& Alexander. Pipelife expects to roll these out during
Winter is full on in Finland!
Here in Finland it's a beautiful, but absolutely freezing day
(about -25 °C). Too cold for
skiing, but perfect for looking at the view through a
double/triple-glass window with a good book, a nice warm cup of tea
and a super thick woolen blanket. I wish you all a nice weekend of
rest, good tea and reading.