The demand for flexible fulfilment is growing. Consumers expect inventory availability information and flexible fulfilment options that support their busy lifestyles, whether it’s shopping online with a view into local store inventory, selecting to pick up their online purchases in-store or opting for same-day delivery to meet an immediate need.
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.
Feb 07, 2020 Comments (0)
Omni-ID, the developer of passive industrial radio frequency identification (RFID) tags that are relied on by major global organisations to provide information on the location and identity of assets, has announced the launch of a new range of, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Long Range (LoRa) - enabled devices.
Jan 15, 2020 Comments (0)
Checkpoint Systems has launched a new version of its unique UNO RF/RFID label that will enhance supply chain visibility and loss prevention.
Nov 19, 2019 Comments (0)
DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED and RFKeeper conclude a business collaboration agreement aiming at expanding their RFID solutions and increasing their awareness level in the market.
Oct 30, 2019 Comments (0)
New standards will be set when the RFID & Wireless IOT tomorrow 2019 opens its doors: the largest event for RFID & wireless IoT technologies, with more than 100 exhibitors this year, is more comprehensive than ever.
Sep 17, 2019 Comments (0)
Checkpoint Systems has launched the G40, a small footprint acrylic antenna specifically designed to tackle theft in convenience stores.
SML announces RFID TotalCare to enable retailers and brand owners to simplify RFID adoption and maximise returns
Aug 28, 2019 Comments (0)
SML RFID, the full-service RFID solution provider, has announced the launch of its RFID TotalCare offering, an all-in-one systemic package of its item-level RFID tagging and software solutions. This is aimed to better serve retailers by simplifying compliance, adoption, reducing risk and maximising value across a range of retail environments.
Aug 20, 2019 Comments (0)
SICK has launched what it claims to be the smallest industrial UHF RFID read/write device of its kind, the RFU610, creating new opportunities to integrate RFID track and trace capability in automated machines and mobile vehicles in warehousing, materials handling, and logistics environments.
Aug 13, 2019 Comments (0)
Airlines want to use RFID technology to create solutions for lost baggage. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that from 2020, each piece of luggage will be equipped with an RFID tag.
Jul 02, 2019 Comments (0)
International supply chain solutions provider TouchPath is launching ‘Touch Facility Evacuation and Verification’, a system that uses Active RFID (radio frequency identification) badge-and-reader technology to record and track personnel entering, leaving and using warehouse and logistics, manufacturing or other supply chain facilities.
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.