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Companies Trialing Zebra Technologies' IoT Savanna Platform
Reflexis is among five partners selected by Zebra to launch trials of a new Internet of Things edge-based platform designed to make RFID and other sensor-based deployments easy to install and integrate, with low security risk.
Reflexis' customers using the MyWork software with Savanna functionality could receive data from a variety of sensors, including fixed RFID readers around a store. That information would be collected and made actionable through MyWork for managers, or for employees directly, on handheld devices such as a Zebra TC51 mobile computer or ET50 tablet.
Reflexis' real-time execution platform, Walker says, coupled with analytics and data culled from a variety of IoT devices around a store, "is a powerful combination." Savanna, he explains, will help Reflexis "tame the IoT chaos that has been a barrier for retailers up to this point."
In the future, Walker reports, "We are also working on bringing additional levels of intelligence to our solutions through things like machine learning and predictive analytics."
"Our plans include further integration with our vision for retail segments—food safety being one area," Walker says. Savanna looks promising, he adds, even in its early stages, "and we are confident that our joint solutions will continue to help retailers streamline their processes, create better lines of sight for managers and simplify work for store associates so that they can better serve customers."
Reflexis' efforts will focus on use cases that its customers need to better address retail complexity. "We believe that we are coming into a period where we will begin to see accelerated adoption of these types of solutions," Walker says. "[The] IoT is an important part of our product strategy to help retailers better respond to the exceptions that happen every day in stores."
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