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Perakendede RFID İle Konteyner Takibi

Auchan-Fransız süpermarketleri 1,8 milyon ürün konteynerini RFID ile takip ediyor


Nov. 4, 2011—Fransız süpermarketler zinciri  Auchan Group, üreticiden dağıtıcılara, dükkana gelişlerinden yıkama süreçlerine kadar olan tüm tedarik zincirinde RF teknolojilerini kullanıyor.

Son iki yıldır kullanılan RFID çözümü hem konteyner takibi, hem bu konteynerlerin varış zamanlarını hem de AB normlarına göre yıkanıp yıkanmadığının takibi için konumlandırılmış durumda.

Yaklaşık 1,317 dükkanıyla  Auchan Group dünyanın 12. büyük gıda perakendecisi konumunda. 2007 yılında o zamanlar kullanılan kartlı sistem ve tahta palletlerin kullanımı durduruldu ve tekrar kullanılabilir plastik konteyner kullanımına geçildi. Bu sayede depolama alanlarında verimlilik, ürün ve sebzelerin daha iyi korunması ve ürünler dükkanda sergilenirken daha ilgi çekici bir sunumla müşteriye sunulması sağlanmıştır.

Hangi konteyner ne zaman geldiğinin bilgisini alabilmek için daha önce gelen her konteyner üzerindeki barkod görevli personel tarafından tek tek okutuluyordu. RFID teknolojisi ile birlikte gelen konteynerler ve içeriklerini tanımlama ve geliş zamanlarını öğrenme işi otomatize olmuştur. Auchan, konteynerlerini  Cogit LGCden kiralıyor ve bu konteynerler Fransa ve İspanya genelindeki birçok dağıtım merkezi ve dükkana gönderiliyor. Bu karışık gönderim sırasında konteynerlar kaybolabildiği gibi çalınadabiliyor. Buna ek olarak AB standartları gereği , her konteyner kullanıldıktan sonra dezenfekte edilmelei ve yıkanmalı. Otomatize edilmiş bir takip sistemi olmadan, her bir konteynerin bu süreçten geçip geçmediğinin takibi pek mümkün değildi.

Auchan, yükleme kapılarına RFID okuyuclar takarak mal kabulu ve sevkiyat süreçlerini otomatik olarak kayıt altına almış oldu.
RFID sistemi hayata geçirilmeden önce 100% okuma oranına en yakın konumlandırmaları test etti ve şu anda sistem yaklaşık %98 doğruluk oranı ile çalışmaktadır. Her bir okuyucu her geçişte  paletler veya forkliftler içinde  12km/s hıza kadar geçen yaklaşık 200 kadar konteyneri okuyabilme kapasitesine sahip. 2011 yılı sonuna dek 130 dükkanında bu sisteme geçen Auchan, 2012 yılı içinde üreticlere de el terminalleri vererek ve konteyner kiralaması yapılan Cogit şirketinin yıkama ünitelerende de okuyucular yerleştirerek sistemin otomazisayon oranını arttırmayı planlamaktadır.

Ek olarak yazılım sayesinde perakendeciler istatistiksel verilere bakarak konteynerlerin hangi hızlarda üretici, dağıtım merkezi, dükkan   ve yıkama istasyonlarından geçtiği bilgisini alabiliyorlar. Bu sayede olası gecikmelere karşı sistemde değişikliklere gitme şansı doğmuş oluyor.

RFID Park Çözümleri

IBM RFID li Park Çözümlerini Daha Akıllı Bir Dünya İçin Kullanıyor

IBM, Streetline şirketi ile birlikte  belediyelerin park yöneticilerine kendi işlerine odaklanma şansı tanırken, sürücülere de boş park yerlerini daha kolay bulduruyor. 

Streetline’ın ParkSight çözümü manyetik sensörler ile bir park alanında bir aracın var olup olmadığını belirleyebiliyor. IBM ise kendi yazılım platformu Cognos üzerinden Streetline sisteminden gelen istatistiksel verilere dayanarak  değişik park lokasyonlarında parketme alışkanlıkları hakkında analizler yapıyor.

IBM’in”Akıllı Dünya” konsepti dahilindeki “Akıllı Şehirler” açılımı, özellikle kentsel yerleşim alanlarında verilecek olan servislerin ve altyapının iyileştirilmesi konusuna odaklanıyor.  Bu iyileştirme servisleri arasında akıllı elektrik şebekeleri, su yönetim sistemleri, yeşil binalar ve trafik  sıkışıklığı çözümleri bulunuyor.  Stokholm’de trafik akışını IBM sensörler, kamerlar ve lazerler ile çözmüş bulunuyor. Şimdi de Streetline ortaklığı ile park yönetimi konusunda ki çözümlerde bu “Akıllı Şehirler” çözümlerine eklenmiş oluyor.

IBM son zamanlarda yaptırdığı anketler doğrultusunda şehirlerdekiş tarfik sıkışıklığının %30’unun boş park yeri bulmak için tur atan araçlar tarafından yaratıldığı sonucuna ulaştı.  Yetersiz park sistemleri sadece sürücüleri değil, dükkanlarına müşteri çekmek isteyen iş sahiplerinide etkilemektedir.

Streetline bugüne kadar ParkSight çözümünü San Fransico’nun da dahil olduğu birçok kentte kurdu (bu çözümün detayları için SF Uses Wireless Sensors to Help Manage Parking).
Çözüm, 2.4 GHz frekansında pille çalışna kablosuz sensörlerin mesh network üzerinden IEEE 802.15.4 air-interface  protokolu üzerinden haberleşmesi üzerine inşaa edilmiştir. Streetline’ın kendi RF etiketlerine sahip sensörler park yerine yerleştirilmekte ve sinyalleri yakınlardaki bir ışıklandırma direği veya kalıcı yapılar üzerindeki okuyucu-tekrarlayıcılar tarafından alınır. Her sensör park yerinin boş olup olmadığını belirler ve bu bilgiyi tekrarlayıcıya iletir. Bu tekrarlayıcılar ise bu bilgiyi bir gateway cihazına iletir, Bu cihaz da bu bilgiyi bir internet bağlantısına yönlendirir. Bu sayede bilgi merkezi bir veritabanına işlenir.
Streetline Sensor
Tipik bir park çözümünde Streetline yaklaşık 120 ila 200 sensör, 15-20 tekrarlayıcı ve bir gateway cihazı  yerleştirmektedir.Son 12 ay içinde 14 yeni müşteri bu sistemi kullanmaya başladı.  Yeni müşteriler arasında Kaliforniya şehrindeki sürücüler Streetline’ın ücretsiz akıllı telefon uyuglaması olan “Parker” i kullanarak hangi park yerinin boş olduğunu öğrenebilmektedir.ParkSight verilerine şehir yöneticileri de ulaşabiliyor ve örneğin hangi yerde hangi aracın park süresini aştığını ve bu sayede park elemanlarının araca gerekli ücretlendirmeleri zamanında ve eksiksiz yapmasını sağlayabilmektedir.
IBM’in analiz çözümü sayesinde belediye park çözümleri yöneticileri hangi park görevlisinin verimli çalıştığını, en çok ücret verimliliğinin hangi bölgede olduğunu  ve belirle alanlarda park sürelerinin uzunluğunu hızlı, ve doğru olarak ölçebilmektedirler.
Streetline sensor

Havayolları ve Raylı Sistem Sektörlerinde RFID Kullanımı Yaygınlaşıyor

RFID GAINS TRACTION IN AIRLINE AND RAIL SECTORS

OCTOBER 13, 2011

The transportation sector continues to be a hotbed of activity for RFID. This week Avery Dennison announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract by McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nev., to continue to supply RFID tags for its baggage handling system.

Although McCarran doesn’t represent a new deployment, additional airports are lining up for rollouts. Alien Technology shipped product to five major international airports in 2011. While most are pilots, two of them represent long-term contracts.

The rail sector is also seeing increased activity, especially in Europe where TagMaster announced a deal to deliver its UHF track-side readers to the Swedish Transport Administration.

VDC Research says the RFID solutions market in transportation was worth more than $1.1 billion in 2010, and is expected to expand 17 percent this year. Nearly one billion tags were consumed globally in 2010, and that number could exceed 15 billion by 2015.

The uptick in baggage handling follows several years of inactivity after airports in Hong Kong, Lisbon, Italy and Las Vegas — the U.S. pioneer for bag tagging — all experienced great success with RFID. In Hong Kong, handling costs per bag have declined from $7 to less than $4.

The major benefit of RFID use at airports is for baggage tagging, thereby reducing the amount of bags that go missing each year. Eventually, customers will benefit additionally from RFID-enabled check in at airports, which is currently being piloted by Qantas Airways in Australia. Other consumer facing use cases, like using RFID to track the progress of trips from start to finish, are longer term projects.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says that RFID bag tags could save the aviation industry more than $700 million each year. IATA estimates that the ROI for these systems is about 12 months. Typically, it costs about $100 to recover a lost bag, and mishandled bags are a key issue affecting customer satisfaction.

At the Lisbon airport in Portugal, misplaced bags have been reduced by more than 50 percent, and the time it takes for customers to receive their bags has been reduced by two-thirds. The primary reason for the increased efficiencies is the near 100 percent read rates offered by RFID, as opposed to the bar code systems that often misread three out of every 10 bags.

Airports are discovering interesting use cases for RFID. This summer, Copenhagen Airport deployed RFID to handle large volumes of baggage from passengers on cruise ships. When passengers depart a cruise ship in Copenhagen to fly home, the airport must process a large volume of baggage in a short period of time. During the peak of tourist season this summer, 16 RFID-enabled check-in positions were installed to receive the baggage, where an RFID tag is attached before the bag proceeds to the carousel. Once a piece of baggage reaches the right chute, the RFID system visually alerts the operator to confirm which flight the bag is on.

The airport is considering expanding the system to the entire airport in the future.

“The RFID solution has proven to be so robust that we have not had a single day of interruption in operations,” Søren Elkjær, department manager for baggage administration, CPH, said in a press release. “For CPH, the spin-off benefit from the project is that the RFID technology has now been tested in a limited, but live production environment.

Shifting from Demark to Sweden and the rail industry, TagMaster, has been awarded a supply contract to deliver its new UHF track-side readers to the Swedish Transport Administration. The readers will be used to automatically identify both Swedish and international goods wagons as they pass detection sites on the Swedish mainline rail network.

The STA, along with several other infrastructure owners in Europe, are implementing wagon tracking systems conforming to the EPC Gen2 standard, paving the way for the introduction of a European wide system where interoperability is a the primary requirement.

While it could take years to nail down standards, leaders in the European rail community are working hard to set EPC as the de-facto standard. Earlier this year at an RFID in rail meeting in Stockholm, most participants agreed that UHF 18006-C should be the European standard for the identification of wagons.

“There is a need for a European standard if RFID in Rail projects are to maximize their benefits,” says Alice Mukaru, business manager for AIDC?at GS1 Sweden. “If a standard is not used, each infrastructure manager will have to install readers capable of reading the different tags on  wagons that it wants to get information from, which would make implementation complex and expensive.”

Sweden has elevated the need for rail car tracking due to the fact that 60 percent of the cars travelling on the 10,00 kilometers (about 6,200 miles) of rail in the country are from other European countries. The STA has identified the need to track goods wagons both on its own network and those of other European networks due to requests from train operators who want to know where their cars are, and from freight shippers seeking accurate and timely information about wagon movements and inventory tracking, as well as the need to link information from their detector systems to the right wagon.

Complicating the task is the fact that some rail projects currently operating in Sweden and the EU were in place long before EPC technology was developed.

“This is part of an ongoing project within Europe to adopt the UHF Gen 2 standards for identifying goods in wagons,” said Richard Holt, director of transportation at TagMaster AB. “Previously there hasn’t been a standard in Europe, so we are working closely with GS1 on standards. It is quite a complex process especially in Europe because you have so many interested parties.”

According to GSA, estimates that they will need approximately 700 readers to cover all tracks at stations hubs and marshalling yards. The initial pilot will begin by deploying 30 readers, and will be expanded to include 200 more readers in 2012-13. The remaining readers will be rolled out the following year.

In addition to using RFID to track rail cars and their contents, several companies in Europe are already evaluating the use of AIDC technologies such as barcode and RFID to enable automatic data capture of their MRO processes. Some of these companies have identified the need to coordinate these activities so as to standardize how to identify critical parts and which technologies to use.

RFID_Kasa Kuyruklarına Son

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Friday, October 28, 2011

ShelfX announced the debut of its self-checkout and inventory management solution. Using the combination of RFID and NFC technology, the self-titled ShelfX system enables retailers improved inventory management, real-time pricing updates and enhanced customer loyalty.

When a shopper approaches the ShelfX Smart Shelf with an RFID-enabled ShelfX Card the ShelfX system greets them by name, offers discounts and makes additional suggestions based on their customer profile. It then processes their payment and, on the back-end, the inventory is automatically updated.


Retailers no longer have to send inventory personnel through aisles to check stock levels. The ShelfX Smart Shelf tracks stock and knows the exact item and quantity of the item being stocked. The real-time solution also broadcasts an alert if items are running low and require re-stocking.

Similarly, since shopper checkout is processed automatically, retailers are able to optimize staffing levels and avoid the time-consuming practice of scanning bar codes and manually entering SKUs. [end]

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Eğitimde Performans Ölçüm Yazılımı

Teacher Katie Rieser once purchased a $700 student response system, better known as “clickers,” for her high school classroom with money she raised online. Now a new startup called Socrative is offering a way for teachers like her to create a similar tool with smartphones or laptops — for free.

Buying the clickers several years ago allowed Rieser to ask students an “exit” question at the end of each class that checked for both individual understanding of new concepts and common mistakes.

“It’s really helpful for me to have that right in front of me and be able to see what kids are understanding and what they’re not,” she says. “Even if it just comes down to, ‘Did he understand directions?’ ”

Other benefits of using a clicker system are obvious: Like students who might be too shy to raise their hands participate. It’s easy to track individual performance. And a teacher can theoretically give the class instant feedback. Plus, it makes grading quizzes easier. For all of these reasons, clickers have become a common teaching tool on many college campuses. One company announced last year that it had sold more than 1 million of them.

But $700 is a price that most classrooms can’t pay. And passing out hardware or setting up a system can be disruptive. It’s the latter point that eventually persuaded Rieser to favor Socrative’s free clicker solution, which she uses two or three times a week.

Socrative makes a web, iPhone and Android app that functions as a clicker system. After a teacher sets up an account, he or she receives a classroom number to give students. They simply enter the number in their phones or on a laptop and are ready to answer multiple choice questions, write short answers and compete in team challenges.

“They don’t have to create a user name and a password, it doesn’t have to be approved by an administrator, it doesn’t have to go through the school, we didn’t have to spend 45 minutes setting it up. … I get an excel sheet that I know what to do with,” she says.

Socrative co-founder Amit Maimon, who made the prototype while he was teaching a class at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, says about 3,000 teachers have signed up for the app since its beta launch without marketing in April. Eventually the company would like to sell a premium service with individualized performance data for schools, parents and students.

Is Socrative viable for all classrooms? Probably not. A 2009 survey by Blackboard and Project Tomorrow found that about 31% of ninth- to 12th-grade students had smartphones with Internet access. Rieser uses Socrative with a cart of laptops that travels between classrooms, but many schools don’t have as easy access to technology — even if such access is generally improving.

Still, launching a web application is a much smaller barrier to what Maimon calls “visible thinking” than purchasing specific hardware or complicated software for the task.

“There are no bells and whistles,” Rieser says. “And I think that’s intentional.”

Sanal Çalışma Grupları_Sosyal Medya ve Eğitim

Baked In: How BenchPrep Is Turning e-Textbooks Into Virtual Study Groups

BY E.B. BOYDFri Jul 29, 2011

In the future, students will use social networks for more than planning keggers. If Groupon’s backers have anything to say about it.

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About the “Baked In” series: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg likes to say that social dynamics are going to work their way into every industry, and the companies of the future will be the ones that bake them in from the beginning, rather than slapping them on as an afterthought. This series takes a look at companies that are discovering new opportunities by using social components in the foundations of their businesses.

Remember studying for the GMATs? Or AP Biology? Or even English 101 your freshman year? How about poring through those old textbooks and every now and then wishing you had a buddy close by you could ask for help on the parts that befuddled you?

BenchPrep is making that happen. The Chicago-based startup, backed by Lightbank (whose founders bankrolled Groupon), has been digitizing test prep materials for the last two years. But it’s not just making your SAT or MCAT textbooks more portable. It’s also adding social features that act as a real-time virtual study groups to get you the help you need when you need it.

Among the features: The ability to ask questions of other people studying the same textbook as you–whether they’re in the library next door or halfway around the world. You can also add notes or even append YouTube videos to various parts of the texts and share your additions with other learners.

“We take the flat content and enhance it by adding interaction and social conversations,” cofounder Ashish Rangnekar tells Fast Company.

Also in the works: leaderboards for practice tests. The materials BenchPrep provides–which they get from established content providers like McGraw Hill and Wiley–already include interactive quizes that users can take to test their knowledge. Ultimately, BenchPrep plans to make it possible to form groups–whether of your own friends, for example, or everyone at your university–so you can see how you’re doing relative to others.

“You might get a 7 out of 10 on a test. But is that good? Or is it bad?” Rangnekar says. “You don’t know unless you know how everyone else is doing.”

So far, BenchPrep has 17 courses on offer, all of them involving test preparation. Users buy the individual courses and then access them via the company’s website or through a free app they can download to their smartphones or iPad.

About 100 more courses are in the pipeline, including some for professional certification and some for high school Advanced Placement classes. About 150,000 people are using the service so far.

The company’s ambitions, however, are to ultimately provide as many as 10,000 courses.

“We want to capture the whole education lifecycle,” Rangnekar says. This means starting with high school students, and then providing them materials during college, as they prepare for graduate school, and even as they enroll in continuing education for their chosen professions.

Tekstil RFID

DAZZLE fashion equips item-level RFID with UPM inlays

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Friday, December 9, 2011

International fashion brand DAZZLE has implemented an item-level RFID project in their China retail chain using UPM RFID inlays. The fashion brand collection will carry hang tags equipped with UPM ShortDipole and UPM Belt RFID inlays to improve supply chain and sales channel management.

With the item-level RFID system in place, the DAZZLE fashion group aims to improve efficiency and optimize shipping and receiving operations, and improve inventory accuracy. Using handheld RFID readers, retail shop personnel can also easily check inventory levels to improve on-shelf availability and replenish of sold-out items.


At its warehouses, the company will use trolleys with RFID readers to confirm that the right apparel has been selected. Once delivered to each store, every box will be read and verified, further enabling accuracy and efficiency of storage, and EAS functionality will also support anti-theft purposes.

In addition, a combined RFID reader and antenna at the checkout will permit multiple garments to be scanned simultaneously for fast customer service. At the next implementation phase, DAZZLE will develop RFID-enabled smart displays that show customers’ purchases, provide product information and offer matching accessories in interaction with the customer. [end]

Burger Kıng_RFID li İçecek Otomatları

BURGER KING ROLLS OUT RFID-ENABLED SODA MACHINES TO 850 UNITS

DECEMBER 11, 2011

RFID technology is entering the fast food business in a big way. Last week Burger King announced that is installing Coca-Cola’s RFID-powered Freestyle soda dispensers at all 850 of its U.S. owned restaurants.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the high-tech soda machines will be rolled out by April. The machines rely on Indy chips produced by Seattle-based Impinj.

RFID-powered soda machines will be arrive at many Burger Kings by April.

The move will boost the install base for the soda machines by nearly 50 percent. The machines are currently operating in 1,772 locations, including movie theaters and restaurants. In what could be a huge endorsement for the Freestyle machine, Burger King has also reccomended that its 7,000 US franchisees also install the machines.

Freestyle is a touch-screen operated soda dispenser that allows users to mix and match their own personal drinks, dispensing more than 120 sparkling and still beverage brands from one machine. Users will be able to test flavors never before available in the U.S., such as caffeine-free Diet Coke with Lime, Fanta Peach and Minute Maid Light Orange Lemonade.

The Freestyle system is an example of the vast market opening up for applications that add RFID to devices that are not primarily RFID readers. The Freestyle system uses RFID to track the flavor cartridges inside the machines. Each drink dispenser has four Impinj Indy chips inside that provide the ability to read the tags in syrup cartridges so that the machine can trigger supply chain replenishment.

The solution also allows Coca-Cola to guarantee that flavor cartridges are authentic, and to recall or shut off a tap for a certain flavor when necessary. The Freestyle machine is a great example of UHF RFID’s value – the technology is embedded and used in such a way that it provides real business value and improves consumer experience.

“The ability to customize your own beverages combined with the quality that Coca-Cola Freestyle delivers to our guests is a perfect addition to our most recent new menu offerings,” said Steve Wiborg, president North America, Burger King Corp. “Adding Coca-Cola Freestyle further enhances our guest experience. We’re excited to be the largest franchise system in the U.S. to roll out the fountains in all company owned restaurants.”

Burger King hopes that the The Freestyle machiens will jump start beverage sales, which have been falling for several years. The NPD Group reports that there has been a six percent drop in total beverage servings (excluding tap water) at restaurants over the last five years, representing a decline of 2.7 billion servings.

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