SATO, the barcode printing, labelling, and EPC/RFID solutions provider, has appointed Andreas Gimpel as Business Development Manager, Retail Food and Non-Food, and Holger Brasse as Business Development Manager, Fashion.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is relatively a new AIDC technology which was first developed in 1980’s. The technology acts as a base in automated data collection, identification and analysis systems worldwide. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the wireless non-contact use of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data. Unlike a bar code, the tag does not necessarily need to be within line of sight of the reader, and may be embedded in the tracked object. It can also be read only or read-write enabling information to be either permanently stored in the tag or it can be read-write where information can be continually updated and over-written on the tag.
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Tyco Retail Solutions will showcase the latest RFID in-store visibility solutions, delivering new actionable insights into inventory, shoppers and shrink at the RETAILTECH JAPAN 2015 event, (Booth RT1409).
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Tyco, provider of retail performance and security solutions, will be exhibiting at Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) 2015 on the 10th and 11th March in London.
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PDC will showcase its RFID solutions and consultation services at the Pollstar Live! 2014 trade show and conference in Booth #108-109 from 19-21 February at the Omni Hotel in Nashville, TN.
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Cross Point and RFKeeper have announced Intersport Jan Bols in the Netherlands, has deployed RFKeeper's Plug & Play RFID Solution for automated inventory counts and stock replenishment.
Oct 29, 2013 Comments (0)
RFID label maker Tageos has announced the launch of a new item level apparel label set to cut retailers' RFID budget while delivering improved tag performance.
Mar 27, 2013 Comments (0)
Implementing RFID just became a lot easier for businesses worldwide. SML Group Ltd., a global supplier of brand identification labels and RFID data solutions, and Nordic ID, an RFID technology specialist, have joined forces to bring a new range of cost effective and easy to use RFID applications designed for the apparel retail and brand owner supply chain markets.
Mar 13, 2013 Comments (0)
This year at CeBit Nordic ID will be represented by its partner Warok. At the event a new small and compact UHF RFID reader will be introduced.
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Barcoding, Inc. has announced the agenda for the 2nd Annual Executive Forum: Accelerating the Supply Chain with Barcoding and RFID, presented in conjunction with Motorola Solutions, Zebra Technologies, and Verizon.
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Smartrac N.V., the developer, manufacturer and supplier of RFID transponders and inlays, has broadened its product range of hard tags for industrial applications by another high-temperature RFID tag.
Benefits of RFID in Retail
Inventory Shrinkage (Shrink) Reduction
• Ability to track items in real-time between manufacturer and point of sale.
• Real-time notification of any breaches in security for non-payment.
• Reduces shrinkage of stock caused by theft.
Monitor unattended inventory
• Automatic item identification on mixed pallets
• "Smart Shelf" systems – designed to provide real time tracking and lovating of tagged items on shelves
• Shipping and Receiving applications
• Real-time notification of out-of -stock items
• Improvement of product replenishment
• Improved product forecasting from product stock tracking
• Reduce labour/time cost of employees
• Reduce time in queue
RFID Smart Labels - extremely flat configured transponder under a conventional print-coded label, which includes chip,antenna and bonding wires as a so-called inlay. The labels—made of paper, fabric or plastic.
Types of RFID Tag
UHF (Ultra High Frequency) Tags, Labels and Cards operate at a frequency of 915 MHz. These types of tags are considered “Passive” –with no on-board power source. Commonly specified by retailers within the supply chain, these tags must comply with the international recognized standard set by EPCglobal.
HF (High Frequency) Tags, Labels and Cards operate at a frequency of 13.56 MHz. These types of tags are also “Passive” with no onboard power source. RFID applications that use HF RFID tags are typically the applications that require read distances of less than three feet. HF tags work better on objects made of metal (RFID Metal Tag) and can work around goods with high water content.
LF (Low Frequency) Tags, Labels and Cards are low-frequency tags (125khz) use less power and are better able to penetrate non-metallic substances. These types of tags are also “Passive” –with no on-board power source. They are ideal for scanning objects with high-water content, such as fruit, but their read range is limited to less than a foot.