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Smart Shelves via RFIDs

January 12th, 2003 · No Comments

Writes News.com:

Gillette, Wal-Mart and the U.K.-based supermarket chain Tesco plan to install specially designed shelves that can read radio frequency waves emitted by microchips embedded in millions of shavers and related products.

In one scenario envisioned by retailers and manufacturers, computers sensing that stock is running low could automatically place an order for more–either by informing an employee to retrieve more products from a storage room or by notifying the manufacturer that another shipment is needed.


Tags: Emerging Technologies

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