Gerry Weber, one of the most prominent and successful German fashion and lifestyle companies, has selected Tyco Retail Solutions, provider of integrated retail performance and security solutions sold and serviced in Europe by Tyco Integrated Fire & Security, for its RFID initiative to enhance item-level inventory visibility and accuracy in 800 stores.
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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Checkpoint Systems' Sense + Respond solution provides multi-channel retailers with real-time insights, predictive analytics
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Checkpoint Systems, Inc., the global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, has collaborated with Microsoft Corp. to bring Checkpoint RFID Merchandise Visibility solutions to the cloud, and enhance them utilising Microsoft analytical tools.
Dec 15, 2015 Comments (0)
Have you ever lost your wallet? If you have, the security issues of a traditional wallet can cause irreparable harm in the form of identity theft, stolen cash, skimmed credit card data and more.
Nov 18, 2015 Comments (0)
Seagull Scientific has announced the immediate availability of BarTender 2016, the latest version of its software for creating and automating labels, barcodes, RFID, cards and more.
Nov 18, 2015 Comments (0)
Designed specifically to help new users understand the ease and flexibility of configuring RFID solutions, the development kit contains everything they need to get started.
Oct 20, 2015 Comments (0)
RFID tracking can greatly increase manufacturing and logistics productivity, often paying for itself in three to six months.
Oct 20, 2015 Comments (0)
By Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx.
RFID is thriving, reaching total sales of $10.1bn in 2015 with a large scope ahead for continued roll-out in many established markets and growth in new markets.
Sep 30, 2015 Comments (0)
Nordic ID has launched Nordic ID AR55, the first area reader in its product portfolio. The Nordic ID AR55 is a part of the Nordic ID AR series, which consists of different types of fixed RFID readers and antennas.
Sep 22, 2015 Comments (0)
RFKeeper, the global provider of Plug & Play RFID Solutions for Fashion Retailers, and Nordic ID, have announced Giks Mode in Belgium has deployed RFKeeper's Plug & Play RFID Solutions for automated inventory counts, supply chain visibility, and stock replenishment.
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SATO and Cadi Scientific have announced that they will launch a jointly developed PJM RFID Thermo IC Tag this coming September at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Asia Pacific 2015.
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.