As the NANONEWS.NET reported the "Future Store" or "PePyaKa" was shutdown on April 26. X5 Retail Group announces full compliance with its obligations under the project, which is to provide a test site within its Moscow office. RFID equipment dismantled and moved to the headquarter of the "Future Store", which is a joint venture between RUSNANO, X5 Retail Group and RTI, a subsidiary of "Sitronics".
The project started in June 2011 and lasted almost two years. Total for the project was supposed to spend 350 million rubles (12.5 million dollars at the exchange rate on June 2011). For comparison, the Moscow Metro is planning to equip the station 181 cardio equipment to provide on-site emergency care for heart attacks. The amount allocated is 31 million rubles.
X5 Retail Group said that "As a result the trial in its corporate store RFID technology has proven its efficiency. But in order to use it in its «Perekrestok» convenient stores, there is need to make arrangements with suppliers of RFID tags attach on packages at the production stage", X5 reported.
By the way, it was clear even without trial of the Technology. And why is it impossible to implement in practice - it was already written before.
There are a number of solutions for the creation of "Store without cashiers" that do not require the building of complex ecosystems across the country, such as shown in the photo.
Interesting coincidence, but the date of shutdown of the store fell on the date of consideration of the Collegium of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, chaired by Sergei Stepashin, the results verify the effectiveness of the use of a public company « RUSNANO » (State Corporation « The Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies » ) of the federal budget received in 2007 - 2012 years.
"Materials indicate the improper performance of «RUSNANO» assigned to it the goals and objectives for the development of the national nanotechnology."
By the way, the funds allocated to the test of RFID technology in a X5 pilot store, many times higher than the volume of the Russian RFID market itself (not taking into account the cards and library projects, but only industrial RFID solutions). It should be noted also that during its tenure, RUSNANO has not come to a dialogue with other players on the market. This become the first example in the history of the RFID and nanotechnology, when government using its own resources for direct competition with national companies. Thus, it is unlikely that role of state-owned company can be considered as facilitating the development of technology market.