Welcome to 2017! We hope you had a good start! Let's get going with a philosophical question. Is possible to take an IoT prototype into the virtual world? Our colleagues from Solution Experience had a crack at it. Take a look!
...and emotions lead to interest. That is one of our thoughts behind Funky Retail. This video should explain what we mean. So please, see for yourself! Just a short note on the analytics: The data we collect is merely an example to show that it is possible to connect the... read more →
HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!! Here's something nice to get this year started. It's show&tell with Sven and Nick. This time featuring Funky Retail. Check it out and tell us what you think! Check out our brand new Funky Retail video here!!
Now that we have all major events (except the hybris xmas party) behind us, we can finally focus on getting a few projects really finalized. Tiles made huge progress over the last weeks and I just got the fully-colored tiles in, plus I have a finalized architecture poster that I... read more →
Our project Tiles, little BLE-connected platforms for customer interaction tracking, is entering a project phase which allows me to blog and inform you a bit more. Since yesterday night, the Raspberry PI and Arduino in the hub uses one power source. This makes the overall design easier. We also have... read more →
I started blogging bits and pieces about BLE - Bluetooth Low Energy - a few weeks ago. The research we're doing right now will help us to connect little, battery-powered "tiles" (hence the name) to a hub that collects data from these sensors. This prototype is part of our vision... read more →
The next hybris labs prototype is coming soon. You might have read about the idea already here on our blog, but there have been a couple of developments. Funky Retail's the name, in-store analytics is the game. With the Smart Wine Shelf we aimed to improve the customer experience by... read more →
Lights. Colours. Changing colours. Flashing lights. We could just as well open a dance club! But then some genius suggested we should add some analytics… I mean, honestly… That slightly spoilt our groovy party mood (and the dancing), but gave us a great idea. We call it “Funky Retail” and... read more →
We recently finished our first IoT prototype, the smart wine shelf. It was a big success and it enabled us to have many many insightful discussions with people in the IoT industry and our customers. After a bit of thinking, we realized that it makes a lot of sense to... read more →