RFID

18 Jan 2005 - 9:23pm
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Listera
2004

Is anyone working with RFID in any significant way? Or know of any public
examples of such?

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

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18 Jan 2005 - 9:45pm
Clay Newton
2004

Bit of a broad topic... anything in particular you are curious about?

FYI, Sun just released a new RFID framework...
http://www.sun.com/software/solutions/rfid/index.html

-Clay

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18 Jan 2005 - 9:54pm
Listera
2004

Clay Newton:

> Bit of a broad topic... anything in particular you are curious about?

Because it has such broad potential/use, I'm dying to see a focused
application in any industry. I don't care if it's a museum walkthrough with,
ahem, headphones detecting specific paintings to tell their stories or an
inventory system or terrorists tattooed with RFID tags...anything.

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

18 Jan 2005 - 10:05pm
Zachary Benz
2004

Prada uses RFID technology in their flagship store in New York, and IDEO had
a large hand in the design:

http://www.ideo.com/portfolio/re.asp?x=50120

Googling "IDEO Prada" will turn up more articles about the technical
details.

-Zach

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>> Bit of a broad topic... anything in particular you are curious about?
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> Because it has such broad potential/use, I'm dying to see a focused
> application in any industry. I don't care if it's a museum walkthrough with,
> ahem, headphones detecting specific paintings to tell their stories or an
> inventory system or terrorists tattooed with RFID tags...anything.
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18 Jan 2005 - 10:11pm
Coryndon Luxmoore
2004

My favorite site for this technology is
http://radiofrequencyidentification.org/ a news blog dedicated to RFID.
Mostly the technology is focused on supply chain but there was a demo
grocery store in Germany that fully used the technology to do everything
from pricing to checkout (http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2003/0825store.html)
There was also a bit of a scandal over Gillette and Walmart's test run of
RFID to track stock using the chips and cameras
(http://www.rfidnews.org/news/2003/08/11/whos-watching-what-youre-buying-rfi
d-technology-and-privacy-issues-subject-of-senate-hearing/)

--Coryndon

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Clay Newton:

> Bit of a broad topic... anything in particular you are curious about?

Because it has such broad potential/use, I'm dying to see a focused
application in any industry. I don't care if it's a museum walkthrough with,
ahem, headphones detecting specific paintings to tell their stories or an
inventory system or terrorists tattooed with RFID tags...anything.

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

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18 Jan 2005 - 10:28pm
Listera
2004

Zachary Benz:

> Prada uses RFID technology in their flagship store in New York,

Excellent, thanks.

I guess a trip to the Prada store this week is in order, instead of
K-Mart.:-)

Coryndon Luxmoore:

> Mostly the technology is focused on supply chain but there was a demo
> grocery store in Germany that fully used the technology to do everything
> from pricing to checkout

I had heard of Metro. Great, thanks.

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

19 Jan 2005 - 1:02am
Manu Sharma
2003

Ziya:
"Is anyone working with RFID in any significant way? Or know of any
public examples of such?"

I'd love to see RFID employed across the airline industry to prevent
loss of baggage. This is a huge and a ridiculous problem that causes
enormous strife to passengers everyday. A problem that all airlines
seem to take for granted.

Of every 200 bags handled, one is lost. About 7000 bags are lost
everyday by the airline industry.

One would think that such an old problem would have been solved by now.
But thankfully, things are looking good now
http://www.google.com/search?q=rfid+airline+baggage

Manu.

19 Jan 2005 - 5:10am
Suresh JV
2004

>Ziya
>Is anyone working with RFID in any significant way? Or know of any public
>examples of such?

I had worked with RFID tags in School Attendance monitoring system.
Initially we had the Barcode Swiping on ID cards, which took a significant
time for all the kids to swipe and get inside. Then we considered RFID and
system was developed. The project was to capture the attendance and post it
on a website for the parents to check out their kids performance.

Due to prohibitive costs of tags at that time, it was not fully implemented.
But the client was happy with initial results. The kids could run in any
numbers between the gates and we had the attendance data. ;)
[It was fun for them and us.]

Regards,
Suresh JV.
Interaction Designer,
Bangalore,
India.

19 Jan 2005 - 12:32pm
John Vaughan - ...
2004

This is one of those moments when it's helpful to explain - if only briefly - what you mean when you use an acronym or abbreviation.

RFID = ?

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19 Jan 2005 - 12:46pm
Listera
2004

vaughan1 at optonline.net:

> RFID = ?

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a method of remotely storing and
retrieving data using devices called RFID tags. An RFID tag is a small
object, such as an adhesive sticker, that can be attached to or incorporated
into a product. RFID tags contain antennas to enable them to receive and
respond to radio-frequency queries from an RFID transceiver.

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RFID>

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

19 Jan 2005 - 3:14pm
John Vaughan - ...
2004

Thanks, Ziya

BTW, try:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uxp
or
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/iXd

"There is no 'there' there..."

John

> > RFID = ?
>
> Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a method of remotely
> storing and
> retrieving data using devices called RFID tags. An RFID tag is a small
> object, such as an adhesive sticker, that can be attached to or
> incorporatedinto a product. RFID tags contain antennas to enable
> them to receive and
> respond to radio-frequency queries from an RFID transceiver.
>
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RFID>
>
> Ziya
> Nullius in Verba

19 Jan 2005 - 3:22pm
Listera
2004

vaughan1 at optonline.net:

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uxp
> or
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/iXd
>
> "There is no 'there' there..."

According to Dell's CEO, UXP/IXD/all that stuff are just fads.

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

20 Jan 2005 - 12:33pm
Listera
2004

Brian Ghidinelli:

> The in-store kiosk used RFID-tagged carpet swatches

There are 'price-readers' in many industries based on conventional barcodes,
did RFID offer anything over that?

Did the reader-PC interface work without hiccups and maintenance issues?

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

20 Jan 2005 - 12:16pm
Brian Ghidinelli
2005

Listera wrote:

> Because it has such broad potential/use, I'm dying to see a focused

> application in any industry. I don't care if it's a museum walkthrough
with,

> ahem, headphones detecting specific paintings to tell their stories or
an

> inventory system or terrorists tattooed with RFID tags...anything.

In addition to the Prada store mentioned (which IconMedialab also did a
lot of work on - as well as about 98 other firms...), we recently used
RFID in a project for Solutia, the company that manufactures Weardated
carpet fiber. We built a multi-channel RIA that used the same
underlying services to support both a web-based "room configurator" and
an in-store kiosk. The in-store kiosk used RFID-tagged carpet swatches
to reduce the amount of interaction required with the touch-screen
interface. Bringing a carpet swatch into "view" of the RFID reader
would load that carpet sample into your virtual room and show you how it
would look. While on the web the room image is somewhat small and
low-res, in the showroom it's displayed on a 42" plasma. I can provide
more details if interested...

RFID in the scenario you suggested above (museum) is difficult to make
work well. At least the current crop of readers and tags do not have
very good range and accuracy. One way to improve this is by adding
multiple readers from multiple brands and then programming an aggregator
to ensure you only get one "hit" in a reasonable time frame from your
array of hardware. This of course increases cost.

Brian

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