RFID and Sushi...a natural fit

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RFID is here, RFID is now, we are at the gates of mass adoption with Microsoft leading the charge making this viable and useful for a large audience. James Allard, co-founder of Blue C sushi used his business smarts and his creative talent to blend two of my favorite things: technology and sushi! This is clearly an indication that the RFID technology is mature and ready for primetime.

 
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    Matthew Mushall

    Wow...that's actually really cool.  I love sushi.  As a matter of fact, I was in Japan during August and must have been in and out of at least a dozen sushi bars between Tokyo, Kyoto, and Chiba.  It's just such a tasty and quick meal...especially rapped in nori with white rice.

    Keeping tab of what’s on the belt and how fresh is a great way to integrate new RFID technology.  What's next would be touch screens at every seat that let you select what you want and the belt would automatically drop it off when it comes around by you.  It would also inform the sushi chef to make certain types if absent.

    Good segment.  I was totally unaware you ever worked as a waitress.

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    Matthew Mushall

    Wow...that's actually really cool.  I love sushi.  As a matter of fact, I was in Japan during August and must have been in and out of at least a dozen sushi bars between Tokyo, Kyoto, and Chiba.  It's just such a tasty and quick meal...especially rapped in nori with white rice.

    Keeping tab of what’s on the belt and how fresh is a great way to integrate new RFID technology.  What's next would be touch screens at every seat that let you select what you want and the belt would automatically drop it off when it comes around by you.  It would also inform the sushi chef to make certain types if absent.

    Good segment.  I was totally unaware you ever worked as a waitress.

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    Barry Hawkey

    Haha, that's great!  Like a barcode reader at a UPS facility.  

    1) All the sushi is going around on the belt.

    2) You enter your choices on your touchscreen station.

    3) When one of your choices is approaching, a flapper engages and kicks it off the main belt and onto your table.  The rest of the sushi keeps flowing by.

    4) If you select an item that's not currently on the belt, the chefs get automatically notified.  Also if the total current demand for that item exceeds total current inventory on the belt.

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    Barry Hawkey

    Haha, that's great!  Like a barcode reader at a UPS facility.  

    1) All the sushi is going around on the belt.

    2) You enter your choices on your touchscreen station.

    3) When one of your choices is approaching, a flapper engages and kicks it off the main belt and onto your table.  The rest of the sushi keeps flowing by.

    4) If you select an item that's not currently on the belt, the chefs get automatically notified.  Also if the total current demand for that item exceeds total current inventory on the belt.

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    Matthew Mushall

    Exactly dude.  You got the idea!

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    Matthew Mushall

    Exactly dude.  You got the idea!

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