Carrollton, TX (PRWEB) March 11, 2014
Xterprise, the Texas-based item-level RFID solutions provider known for its Clarity™ Item-Level RFID applications, has announced that its software will power all of SML Group’s RFID Technology and Innovation Centers, including the recently opened center in Corby, UK, where Clarity Inventory™ and Clarity ARS™ are already deployed. The centers are designed to serve the dual purpose of allowing SML Group to design and develop new innovations for RFID tagging applications, software, and solutions, while also enabling customers to get a hands-on understanding of Xterprise products, their ease of use, and the value they create for customers.
According to SML UK General Manager Shane Clarke, customers and prospective clients are being encouraged to take advantage of the centers for demonstrative purposes or to utilize SML Group’s state-of-the-art technology to test their unique product and solution configurations that make use of Xterprise’s Clarity™ software and SML tags. Said Mr. Clarke, “We’ve had numerous brand owners and retailers visit the UK Corby center, and without exception they have come away impressed by the level of innovation demonstrated in the Technology Center as a whole and the practical functionality and usability of Clarity™ in particular.”
In addition to the Corby location, which opened December 12 of last year, SML plans to open two additional RFID Technology and Innovation Centers in 2014, including one in North Carolina, USA and another at SML World Headquarters in Hong Kong.
The RFID Technology and Innovation Centers will feature sleek and modern store mockups complete with thousands of RFID-enabled retail items for demonstrating various applications available to both Retail and Supply Chain Operations through the Clarity™ suite. Handheld readers, POS terminals and back stock workstations running Clarity™ software will also be available, and can be used to demonstrate cycle counting, replenishment, transfers, receiving, carton auditing and numerous other inventory management functions. SML Group plans to offer its RFID Training Academy at these centers, to educate customers on the latest RFID best practices and innovations, and give them hands-on experience using Clarity™ technology in order to make solution deployments more efficient.
When SML Group acquired Xterprise in June of 2013, it was with the intent of obtaining one of the most highly-regarded item-level RFID application suites on the market: Clarity™. With the announcement of its Global RFID Technology and Innovation Centers and the use of Clarity™ software to power the centers’ solutions, SML Group is taking another step in implementing its strategy to become the world’s leading full-suite item-level RFID solution provider.
About Xterprise (USA) LLC (a member of the SML Group): Xterprise was founded in 2002 and was acquired by SML Group in 2013. The company offers item-level RFID solutions with a focus on brand owners and retailers. Built on top of the Clarity™ application platform, Xterprise applications have been deployed in big box retailers, specialty retailers and brand owners across hundreds of sites, utilizing thousands of RFID readers and managing hundreds of millions of RFID mission critical inventory transactions every month around the world.
About SML: SML is a global total brand identification solutions provider serving an international clientele consisting of top fashion brands and some of the largest retailers in the world. Its wide range of high quality products includes woven labels, printed fabric labels, EAS, RFID, heat transfer, packaging, specialty trims, printed paper products, etc. With presence in over 30 countries and wholly-owned manufacturing facilities around the world, it is committed to effectively and efficiently serving the worldwide needs of clients and exceeding their expectations in quality, price, service and speed. The SML brand provides for RFID item visibility with EAS-type loss prevention and includes RFID-enabled labels/tickets/hangtags, as well as EPC serial-number chip encoding which is provided through a network of globally located service bureaus. A cloud-based IT data management solution completes the SML's RFID package.