Checkpoint Systems Introduces New High-Speed, High-Quality RFID Tag and Label Production Capabilities
Speed, Quality, Efficiency and Service Improved for Retailers With EVO, Check-Net Mobile and New Printshop in Asia
THOROFARE, N.J. – April 28, 2016 – Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CKP), a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, today announced EVO, its new high-speed, high-quality production capabilities for RFID tags and labels.
The company also announced Check-Net® Mobile App, an order-tracking mobile app, and its expanded RFID printing capabilities in Asia.
As more retailers realize the benefits RFID delivers, its adoption has skyrocketed. To support their initiatives, retailers are requiring high-quality, high-performance tags that are of heavier weight and often uniquely shaped, which makes them unable to be printed with conventional RFID thermal printers. Checkpoint’s new EVO printing capability is able to encode, verify and print variable data on high-quality, high-performance RFID labels at ten to fifteen times faster than conventional RFID thermal printers.
“Up until now, high-quality RFID tags required large formats and high volumes of printing,” said James Wrigley, President and Chief Operating Officer, Apparel Labeling Solutions, Checkpoint Systems. “EVO’s advanced technology uses templates for a retailer’s specific variable data, such as SKU, style code, department, size, color, barcode and price. That, coupled with its high speed, enables a more efficient printing process that provides retailers with significant cost savings and a faster turnaround on orders. This is the EVOlution of RFID.”
EVO printing is performed to the retailer’s exact specifications, and tags can be printed on both sides. EVO allows for printing of lower volumes of high-quality tags, reducing costs for retailers. As with all of Checkpoint’s innovative RFID production capabilities, EVO’s sophisticated encoding and verifying processes, tags are double checked for RFID Electronic Product Codes (EPC), and tag data is verified to be correct, unique and matching any barcode on the tag that supports Quality Assurance (QA) practices.
Checkpoint provides an Open Enterprise EPC Number Management Solution (EENMS) that helps apparel retailers and their suppliers manage the complex array of Enterprise Product Code (EPC) numbers critical to providing the data integrity needed to extract the full value of RFID.
Check-Net Mobile App Helps Improve Usability
Checkpoint’s cutting-edge global IT infrastructure, Check-Net®, now has a new Mobile App. Check-Net Mobile is a real-time app for smartphones and tablets that allows retailers to quickly and easily access account information, check order status on the fly as well as receive push notifications regarding orders. With Check-Net Mobile, retailers can track orders all the way through the production cycle, check orders across multiple Check-Net accounts, and review and approve or decline orders. Both iPhones and Androids are supported.
Expanding RFID Printing Capabilities in Asia
Checkpoint’s ALS Vietnam facility now offers thermal printing of RFID Tags and label production capabilities.
The EVO printing capability is available immediately.
Checkpoint Systems will be discussing the new EVO machine at its Booth #204 at RFID Journal Live May 3 – 5, 2016.
About Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (www.checkpointsystems.com)
Checkpoint Systems is a global leader in merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, encompassing loss prevention and merchandise visibility. Checkpoint provides end-to-end solutions enabling retailers to achieve accurate real-time inventory, accelerate the replenishment cycle, prevent out-of-stocks and reduce theft, thus improving merchandise availability and the shopper’s 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 merchandise availability solutions to ensure the right merchandise is available at the right place and time when consumers are ready to buy. Listed on the NYSE (NYSE: CKP), Checkpoint operates in every major geographic market and employs more than 4700 people worldwide.