Checkpoint Systems announced the latest additions to its Counterpoint iD (CPiD) point-of-sale (POS) deactivation solutions at NRF 2015.
The new addition addresses the needs of specialty apparel and department stores for Merchandise Visibility and loss prevention.
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Checkpoint’s latest retail solutions include Counterpoint-RFID (CPiD-RFID) and Counterpoint iD Dual (CPiD-Dual) for RFID and dual RF/RFID POS deactivation needs, respectively.
The main benefits of CPiD solutions include better item level inventory accuracy in store operations as well as for use as a loss prevention solution to retailers. Retailers can streamline customer transactions at the POS, maintaining inventory accuracy and deactivating RFID labels on purchased merchandise to ensure alarm integrity. With
This apart, CPiD-RFID enables retailers to process RFID tags at POS for better merchandise visibility by triggering reorders/restocking when needed. It also enables RFID-based EAS functionality by altering label data or by virtual deactivation. An antenna at POS is designed to prevent nearby labels from being read, written, or killed, to significantly reduce stray reads and improve POS accuracy.
“Department stores and specialty apparel retailers face significant price and margin pressures and are constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency, inventory availability and revenue, and they recognize the need for their POS to provide a competitive advantage in each of these areas,” said Uwe Sydon, senior vice president Innovation and Technology, Merchandise Availability Solutions, Checkpoint Systems.
Checkpoint Systems RFID labels get ARC certification
Meanwhile, the company said its new RFID labels – showcased at NRF 2015 in the U.S. — are certified by ARC at the Auburn University RFID Lab for four apparel categories, including footwear, in order to streamline source tagging.
The company said it new RFID labels have integrated UCODE 7 chips from NXP Semiconductors, and come with optimal read/write sensitivity for accurate counting and quicker encoding. They are ideal for retailers deploying large-scale implementations.
The Zephyr 3, offered with a label size of 50x30mm, has received certification from the Auburn University RFID Lab’s ARC program for the newly created M category in North America, which includes denim, polybagged apparel, hanging apparel and footwear. This allows retailers to use the same tag across much of their merchandise, streamlining their source tagging operations.
Meanwhile, Checkpoint’s Breeze label offers the same capabilities and is offered in an extremely small form factor of 42x16mm to meet special requirements.