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xArray - Gateway to Item Inteligence


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The xArray gateway drives competitive advantage with new heights of business visibility and automation. This presentation will explore how xArray enables Item Intelligence with “always on” identification and location of RAIN RFID tagged items within retail, healthcare and manufacturing environments. xArray based solutions create continuous visibility throughout a facility, or across a global supply chain, building confidence in item data and allowing businesses to improve process efficiency, deliver better customer service, and increase employee productivity.

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xArray - Gateway to Item Inteligence

  1. 1. xArray The Gateway to Item Intelligence December 2014
  2. 2. © 2014 Impinj 2 Agenda Martin Dobler Chief Technology Officer Craig Cotton VP of Product Marketing Ø  Item Intelligence Overview Ø  Introduction to xArray Gateway Ø  Partner Use Case: noFilis CrossTalk Solution
  3. 3. © 2014 Impinj 3 At the Confluence of Megatrends DEVICE CONNECTIVITY ITEM CONNECTIVITY AuthenticateLocateIdentify ITEM INTELLIGENCE
  4. 4. © 2014 Impinj 4 Delivering the World’s Item Intelligence
  6. 6. © 2014 Impinj 6 Item Intelligence is Transforming Retail Item Intelligence Addresses Key ChallengesRetail Under Siege Out-of-stocks, mark-downs On-shelf availability drives revenue growthü Store inventory utilization Accurate inventory enables omni-channelü In-store experience Real-time information improves customer engagement ü0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% Top 100 US Retailers Avg. Growth in Sales Avg. Growth in # Stores Retail Sales Growth Note: Based on data from National Retail Federation.
  7. 7. © 2014 Impinj 7 Item Intelligence is Transforming Healthcare Item Intelligence Addresses Key ChallengesOut-of-Control Costs Utilization of Capital Equipment Find critical resources such as IV pumps and crash carts quickly ü Compliance Automation Accurate inventory, alerts on expired and recalled productsü Quality of Service Reduced wait times and adverse events for high quality scorecards ü Citations:; Health at a Glance, 2013 © OECD OECD is the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development. 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12% 14% 16% 18% 20% 1980 2000 2010 US OECD Healthcare Expenditures as a %GDP
  8. 8. © 2014 Impinj 8 Item Intelligence is Transforming Manufacturing Item Intelligence Addresses Key ChallengesGlobal Competition Manufacturing Process Improvement Address bottlenecks and improve working capital utilization ü Inventory Management Enable lean manufacturing with highly accurate inventoryü Supply Chain Complexity Reduce supply chain errors with real-time item information ü Citation: .
  9. 9. © 2014 Impinj 9 What is xArray? Industry leading fixed RFID reader Dual Linear Phased Array Antenna with 52 Beam States Install One xArray… …or many Up to 1500 ft2 coverage each
  10. 10. © 2014 Impinj 10 xArray is One of a Kind Unique Features •  Unobtrusive ceiling mount •  Up to 1,500 ft2 coverage, increase with more xArrays •  Tag location •  Simple PoE installation •  Unique beam pattern and uniform RF power delivery Benefits •  Unprecedented inventory/item visibility with Always-On reading •  Real time item location within 1.5 meters •  Reduce out of stock events in retail and line stop events in manufacturing •  Simple installation and management = low TCO Personnel location heat map
  11. 11. © 2014 Impinj 11 Enables Competitive Advantage Item Intelligence drives business advantages © 2014 Impinj •  Provides multiple ROI opportunities •  Item Intelligence supports top line benefits •  Low TCO
  12. 12. © 2014 Impinj 12 New xArray Gateway xArray Monza R6 Built for Item Intelligence •  Broad coverage •  Locates items •  Always on •  Easily deployed
  13. 13. © 2014 Impinj 13 Tag ICs Impinj Item Intelligence Reader ICsReaders Gateways Retail Use Cases Stock Zone Management Automated Replenishment Sell & Return Inventory Item Intelligence in Retail Raise Your Inventory IQ Cycle Count & Inventory Update Planogram Compliance Omni Channel Fulfilment Customer Experience Retail Business Intelligence Everyday Items
  14. 14. © 2014 Impinj 14 xArray is Automation xArray constantly inventories items – no human intervention necessary! Is the item available to sell? Yes, available on shelf No, charged to loss account No, discounted for shop wear Yes, but in shoe department
  15. 15. © 2014 Impinj 15 Healthcare Items Tag ICs Impinj Item Intelligence Reader ICsReaders Gateways Healthcare Use Cases Item Availability & Maintenance Elderly & Infant Tracking Pharmaceuticals Management Item Intelligence in Healthcare Tracking Critical Healthcare Assets Hand Washing Stations OR Consumables Staff Location & Availability Tracking Mobile Assets Patient Flow / Queuing
  16. 16. © 2014 Impinj 16 Who We Are Impinj & noFilis Leader in Item Intelligence Definitive UHF RFID Portfolio Leader in AutoID Device Management Pioneer in Track & Trace visualization
  17. 17. © 2014 Impinj 17 Warehousing and Supply Chain Automation Work-in-Process / Re-work Yard & Lot Management RTLS and Object Tracking Fleet Management Reports&Analytics noFilis  &  Impinj  Solu/ons:   Manufacturing  Workflows  
  18. 18. © 2014 Impinj 18 Improving Enterprise Planning & Control Faster & better-informed supply chain choices Integration of Supply Chain & Enterprise Applications noFilis  &  Impinj  Deliver:   Processes  Impera7ve  for  Manufacturing  Success  
  19. 19. © 2014 Impinj 19 CrossTalk 3.0 •  noFilis CrossTalk – an integrated suite for AutoID device management and Track & Trace visualization. CrossTalk AppCenter ü  Modern modular web-based architecture ü  OS/DB independent, scalable ü  PlugIn Apps interface ü  Device Integration & Management ü  Object-/Event- Repository ü  RTLS infrastructure and location designer ü  Rules engine CrossTalk Agent ü  Runs on device level ü  Realtime data capturing ü  Multiple filtering and buffering ü  Device independent ü  Dynamic custom extension CrossTalk Mobile ü  On- Offline apps ü  Device independent ü  UI application framework ü  Centralized apps and user management
  20. 20. © 2014 Impinj 20 Business Integration & Apps •  Robust and reliable system with a huge track record •  Focus on standard and custom solutions Vehicle  Tracking   RTI   Retail   JDBC,  ALE,  EPCIS,   IDoc,  WebService,   …   Build  your  own   App  
  21. 21. © 2014 Impinj 21 Why xArray and CrossTalk? 1.  Seamless integration, consolidation and monitoring of multiple xArrays in multiple sites 2.  Mapping and transformation of physical X/Y data into logical zones and business events 3.  Reduction of data streams from local devices to centralized business systems using cascaded filtering levels 4.  Run xArray POCs “out of the box”, using the generic CrossTalk ObjectTracking App 5.  Focus on RFID deployment and business process optimization utilizing a very innovative and stable software architecture
  22. 22. © 2014 Impinj 22 System Architecture CrossTalk Agent CrossTalk AppCenter App App App App Adapter Event Object Listener WAN/Cloud Deploy Site Datacenter Legacy Systems Consolidation of multiple xArrays in multiple sites Integration into Business Apps or legacy systems
  23. 23. © 2014 Impinj 23 Network Traffic Optimization CrossTalk AppCenter Agent App App App App Adapter Event Object Listener WAN/ Cloud Agent Agent Datacenter X/Y  data   stream   Business events Zone events Location algorithm Tag filtering Zone mapping X/Y  data   stream   Legacy Systems
  24. 24. © 2014 Impinj 24 CrossTalk xArray Test Package •  Ready-to-run POC and test package •  Pre-configured software – Embedded database and JVM – Unpack and run •  “RTLS” use case support – Location configuration – X/Y to logical zone mapping – Multiple xArray support – Analysis and reporting •  “Tag movement” use case – Dynamic antenna configuration – Observation recording and playback
  25. 25. © 2014 Impinj 25 Contact To download the demo / POC package please contact: Or Visit
  26. 26. © 2014 Impinj 26 xArray Certified Partners
  27. 27. © 2014 Impinj 27 To Learn More About xArray Contact an xArray Partner Contact your Impinj Representative •  Product information and datasheets •  Case studies © 2014 Impinj