While our blog was down

Note: These events have been in beginning and at the end of March.

Behind the curtain of the Revenue Cloud Demo

Four weeks before the SAP Hybris Live Digital Summit we received the following ‘simple’ request:

  • a drill connected to the internet
  • in 4 weeks
  • at the Digital Summit in New York

In my ‘previous’ life as Software Developer the answer would be easy: NO, too vague requirement, too short notice for a live demo in an unknown location. Continue reading

Project X-Ray

Two of our Hybris Labs prototypes need a tag-to-YaaS mapping. Infinite Cart  uses NFC (Near field communication) where the Tag ID is mapped as product code (SKU number). For the Changing Room prototype we are using RFID (Radio-frequency identification) tags. When we started with this prototype you had to hold a RFID tag near an RFID scanner and then had to check the log files to find its ID.

With the RFID Action Reader, which we’re also using for our Expose prototype, you can read the RFID ID on a Raspberry Pi. But I also built a custom made Arduino Shield with an Indy RS500 chip (from Impinj), which sends the the RFID value via USB port. This made life much easier and gave me the idea for Project X-Ray. Continue reading