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Digital Twins and Decentralized Pricing for ESLs

EasyChair Preprint no. 11466

6 pagesDate: December 6, 2023


Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL) are the new way of displaying pricing in the stores. Going digital helps in improving store employee productivity and accuracy in pricing displayed in the stores. However not all retailers can invest in setting up expensive infrastructure for custom shelf labels at scale. This paper discusses how we can use low-cost mobile devices to overcome expensive shelf label infrastructure setup. In addition to that the paper proposes a way to overcome reliability of the low-cost mobile devices to display consistent pricing in the stores. With patchy network connectivity in stores devices can easily go out of sync and end up showing different pricing for the same items. The proposed solution uses an iBeacon/BLE based solution to make sure the mobile devices-based ESLs can build a consensus and show consistent pricing for the merchandise in the store. The paper also discusses how one can build a Digital Twin for the ESLs to track, monitor and correct pricing.

Keyphrases: Bluetooth Low Energy, Digital Twins, Electronics Shelf Labels, iBeacon, Internet of Thing, labels, Wireless

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Sandeep Shekhawat},
  title = {Digital Twins and Decentralized Pricing for ESLs},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 11466},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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