As shopper expectations continue to grow, inventory accuracy and visibility is a business imperative -- and it starts with RFID.
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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SATO and GemBox RFID has announced that SATO's PJM RFID technology has been integrated into DiaAdmin, an administrative and tracking application developed by XSS. DiaAdmin users can now enjoy full compatibility with select SATO PJM RFID readers and printers.
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Jamison RFID (a division of Jamison Door Company), the manufacturer and integrator of rugged, purpose-built RFID portals and communications enclosures, has announced a new partnership and solution set with Active Identity, of Fort Myers, Florida.
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Siemens is expanding its RFID product range, Simatic RF600, with new transponders that have considerably greater memory capacities and a compact mobile read/write device.
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Tyco Retail Solutions, the global provider of integrated retail performance and security solutions, has partnered with management consulting firm Kurt Salmon and digital partner Mobispoke.
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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.
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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.
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.