Checkpoint Systems has launched a broad portfolio of solutions to meet the needs of retailers and vendors that are deploying large-scale RFID initiatives. The portfolio includes three different services for encoding and printing tags, new RFID tags, and new RFID tag inlays.
Checkpoint System now offers three different ways for its customers to encode and print their RFID tags: high-speed bulk encoding at the customer's distribution centers, encoding and printing services through Checkpoint's service bureaus, and management of in-plant encoding and printing.
For companies that want to encode RFID tags at their own distribution centers, Checkpoint reviews the DC's existing operations and then implements a high-speed bulk encoding system that ensures fast and accurate encoding of Electronic Product Code (EPC) numbers without the need to open boxes and handle individual garments.
Checkpoint can also encode and print RFID tags for its customers at expanded service bureaus in Asia, Europe, Central America, and North America. Checkpoint encodes unique EPC numbers, prints variable data on labels in the company's own print shops, and then ships the labels to suppliers' tagging locations worldwide.
Finally, in some cases, apparel brands and closed-loop retailers need to manage the tagging process from remote locations that may not have reliable Internet service, inhibiting their ability to obtain EPC numbers needed to print and encode RFID on demand. Checkpoint's new in-plant services enable companies to locally manage the complete process, including number serialization and tag printing from these sites.
Checkpoint is now also offering a line of fully integrated RFID tags which combine the benefits of hard tags with RFID. These tags can provide the same branding information, tactile qualities, and loss prevention benefits of existing hard tags and apparel labels. At the same time, they also offer RFID for inventory management and loss prevention.
The company is also now offering three new tags for use on apparel merchandise, called High-Kick, Whirl, and Triumph.
Company: Checkpoint Systems
Company URL: www.checkpointsystems.com