Checkpoint’s Wind RFID Label Debuts for Retail Cosmetic, Other Merchandise Visibility Applications

Checkpoint Systems, a global supplier of electronic article surveillance (EAS) and RFID solutions for the retail industry, announced 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 reportedly delivers an excellent read range and encoding speed, as well as 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.

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“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, and 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.

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