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Innovative concepts and technologies at a glance: the brochure "Welcome to the real,- Future Store – A journey into the future of retail" focuses on the hypermarket in the town of Tönisvorst as seen through the eyes of the popular comic family, the Taylors.
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As part of the Future Store Initiative, a platform for pioneering retail innovations, METRO GROUP has pushed ahead with the development of mobile shopping. The single projects are described in this broschure.
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Customers at the real,- Future Store in Tönisvorst can now use their NFC cards as a method of payment: METRO GROUP has made it possible for them to effect payments involving contactless payment in its 'hypermarket of the future'. A new standard developed by the GS1 task force 'Mobile Payment' is being used for the first time in this field trial.
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The companies BMW Forschung und Technik, Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund, Deutsche Bahn, Nokia and METRO GROUP, which achieved on the basis of NFC (Near Field Communication) diverse projects, have released an information paper to provide insights into the technology development and opportunities of NFC in Germany.
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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is helping real,- and METRO GROUP fulfil customer wishes even better. At the real,- Future Store in Tönisvorst, Germany, the automatic product recognition technology ensures that meat products are always of the highest quality. RFID also helps ensure that products are available in the store at all times.
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This 40 page brochure introduces the basics of Radio Frequency Identification and presents possible areas of application. Interested consumers can find additional detailed information explaining how METRO GROUP currently uses the technology. Potential users can find out which support they can expect from the METRO GROUP RFID Innovation Center in Neuss.
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RFID technology is already being used in a number of industries. More than 80 applications, from the consumer goods sector, manufacturing, agriculture and forestry, as well as in the leisure business are highlighted in this publication.
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Thanks to RFID and the Electronic Product Code (EPC) the route taken from the manufacturer to the store shelf can be tracked without any gaps. This four-page consumer information pamphlet describes how the technology works.
METRO Group RFID Innovation Center – Information and development platform for the future of retailing
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Since its opening in July 2004 the METRO GROUP RFID Innovation Center has established itself as the hub for parties interested in deploying the technology. This brochure describes in detail about 40 RFID solutions on show in Neuss.
High read rates for RFID transponders on retail units can be achieved in everyday application. This case study describes which conditions are required to achieve this. It is based on a joint pilot project between METRO GROUP and Intel Solution Services dating back to 2006. pdf (2,4 MB)