Checkpoint Systems recently announced at the RFID Journal Live event its Windlight 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.
Windlight is smaller than Checkpoint’s recently introduced Wind label and works with a range of systems, including hand held, as well as fixed readers such as Checkpoint’s Wirama-based Point of Exit (PoE) pedestals (E10 2.0). It features an inlay size of 43mm x 18mm with a label size of 45mm x 30mm, which is midrange for some of the popular apparel form factors. It is ISO18000-6C compliant and can be can be encoded and printed to carry EPC data in several formats, including RFID EPC air protocol, printed bar code and human readable text.
“We are excited that following the success of Checkpoint’s Wind label, its Windlight label is also based upon our Monza R6-P chip featuring AutoTune™,” said Carl Brasek, senior director of product management, silicon at Impinj. “Our 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, business development, Checkpoint Systems, “Our customers have shown strong interest in broadening RAIN RFID categories to include Health/Beauty/Cosmetics. The new Windlight as well as the Wind RFID tags are designed to help them realize auto replenishment and inventory management goals.”
Windlight RFID labels are available immediately.