Checkpoint Systems’ New RFID Labels for Health/Beauty/Cosmetics Categories Based Upon Latest Impinj Chip for Inventory Management
San Diego – April 15, 2015 – Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CKP), a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, today announced at RFID Journal Live its new Slim and Whisper RFID labels for Health/Beauty/Cosmetics Categories. These categories have specific inventory management challenges based on their small size, SKU complexity and densely packed merchandising displays.
The Slim is offered with a label size of 88x7mm and integrated with the latest Impinj® Monza® R6 chip. It has been optimized for performance with all of Checkpoint’s RAIN (standing for RA-dio frequency I-dentificatio-N) RFID solutions, including its RFID EAS Overhead Solution, the EVOLVE® E10 Exclusive pedestal and other Merchandise Visibility solutions. The Slim tags can be applied over the packaging of numerous health/beauty/cosmetics products and are tamper proof.
The Whisper is offered with a label size of only 12x12mm and integrated with the Monza R6 chip. It is the smallest form factor in its category and comes with removable adhesive so that no marks are left on cosmetics products.
“We are excited to see Checkpoint driving always-on inventory management solutions using the Slim and Whisper labels with our Monza R6 chip featuring AutoTune™,” said Craig Cotton, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Impinj. “We look forward to a continued partnership with Checkpoint to enable new solutions and tagging of new categories of items. The Monza R6 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 Uwe Sydon, Senior Vice President of Innovation, Checkpoint Systems, “Major retailers have expressed a strong interest in expanding RAIN RFID categories to include Health/Beauty/Cosmetics categories and the new RAIN RFID tags specifically designed for these products will help achieve the goals of auto replenishment and inventory management.”
Slim and Whisper RFID labels are available immediately.
Impinj is the world’s leading provider of RAIN RFID solutions that deliver Item Intelligence to retail, pharmaceutical, healthcare, food and beverage, and many other industries. We enable the Internet of Things to identify, locate and authenticate billions of items, and our Item Intelligence platform comprises the most comprehensive and widely adopted RAIN RFID product portfolio in the world. For more information about Impinj, visit www.impinj.com.
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 RFID hardware, software, 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.
George Cohen (for Checkpoint)