|Project Title:||RFID Enabling Technologies for Retail & Logistics Industry|
|Hosting Institution:||The University of Hong Kong (HKU)|
|Abstract:||RFID technology is widely used in logistics industry. To achieve total supply chain visibility and efficiency, the retail industry needs to deploy RFID technology effectively. In retail and logistics environment, it is very likely that multiple RFID applications will be housed under the same roof. While people are focusing on single-purpose solutions, effective software integration technologies that facilitate deployment of multiple RF technologies under the same environment need to be addressed.
The RFID Enabling Technologies for Retail & Logistics Industry is a software platform that includes: 1) Environmental Configuration Modeler that describes the relationships among multiple RFID hardware infrastructures for RFID applications; and 2) Environmental Configuration Manager that orchestrates the RFID hardware devices based on the prescribed relationships at runtime.
The project will effectively promote the wide adoption of RFID technologies in Retail and Logistics industry in both Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta region through the following ways:
1. Provision of a ready-to-use Software Platform that facilitates deployment of RFID application with multiple RF technologies in single premise;
2. Provision of Retail & Logistics application prototypes, such as backroom management, smart shelf, point-of-sales for easy adoption;
3. Provision of multiple RFID applications showcases through pilot implementation.
|Project Coordinator:||Mr Edward Wong|
|Approved Funding Amount:||HK$5.85M|
|Project Period:||1 Jul 2007 - 30 Sep 2008|