NEW YORK -- Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) and RFID solutions for the retail industry, today announced here at NRF's Annual Convention & EXPO its Wind RFID label for cosmetics categories and many other merchandise visibility applications.
The new label features the use of Impinj’s Monza® R6-P RAIN RFID tag chip, which is optimized for serializing items such as apparel, electronics, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, jewelry and various other products. The chips support privacy, loss-prevention and brand protection capabilities for retailers and brand owners. Monza R6-P also delivers the industry's best read range, fastest encoding speed and outstanding data integrity.
Wind is unique in that it works with a range of common systems, such as hand held, as well as increasingly sought after fixed readers such as Checkpoint’s Wirama-based Point of Exit (PoE) pedestals (E10 2.0), ceiling-mounted (OH2) sensors and RFID DC Tunnels. It features an inlay size of 50mm x 30mm, is ISO18000-6C compliant and can be can be encoded and printed to carry EPC data in several formats – RFID EPC air protocol, printed bar code and human readable text.
“We are thrilled to see Checkpoint driving always-on inventory management solutions using its Wind label with our Monza R6-P chip featuring AutoTune™,” said Craig Cotton, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Impinj. “Our strong, ongoing partnership with Checkpoint enables new solutions and tagging of new categories of items. The Monza R6-P chip includes Integra technology that enables RAIN RFID labels to deliver higher data reliability and accuracy, which is a must for retail deployments.”
According to Umesh Cooduvalli, senior director, Checkpoint Systems, “Several large retailers have expressed a strong interest in expanding RAIN RFID categories to include Health/Beauty/Cosmetics categories. The new Wind RFID tags designed for these products will help them achieve their goals of auto replenishment and inventory management.”
Wind RFID labels are available immediately.
Impinj (NASDAQ: PI) is a leading provider of RAIN RFID solutions. The Impinj Platform connects billions of everyday items such as apparel, medical supplies, automobile parts, drivers’ licenses, food and luggage to applications such as inventory management, patient safety, asset tracking and item authentication, delivering real-time information to businesses about items they create, manage, transport and sell. The Impinj Platform wirelessly delivers information about these items’ unique identity, location and authenticity, or Item Intelligence™, to the digital world, which Impinj believes is the essence of the Internet of Things.
About Checkpoint Systems (www.checkpointsystems.com)
Checkpoint Systems is a global leader in EAS and RFID solutions for the retail industry, encompassing loss prevention and merchandise visibility in a growing omni-channel environment. A division of CCL Industries, Checkpoint provides source-to-shopper solutions enabling retailers to achieve accurate real-time inventory and accelerate the replenishment cycle, while preventing out-of-stocks and reducing theft throughout the supply chain -- thus improving the shopper experience. Checkpoint's solutions are built upon 45 years of radio frequency technology expertise, innovative high-theft and loss prevention solutions, market-leading software, RFID hardware and comprehensive labeling capabilities to brand, secure and track merchandise from source to shelf. Checkpoint's customers’ benefit from increased sales and profits by implementing on-shelf availability to ensure the right merchandise is available at the right place and time when consumers are ready to buy.
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