Checkpoint’s Micro RFID Labels Designed for Smaller Health, Beauty, Cosmetic Retail Merchandise Applications
Meets Difficult Size, SKU Complexity and Densely Packed Merchandising Display Challenges
NEW YORK – Jan. 18, 2016 – Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CKP), a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, today announced here at NRF’s Annual Convention & EXPO its Micro RFID label for health/beauty/cosmetics categories such as hair care, over-the-counter medication and mid-size cosmetics.
Because of small sizes, SKU complexity and densely packed merchandising displays, these categories have specific inventory management challenges. The Micro and its previously released companion labels – the Whisper and Slim – cover the full gamut of products that fall within this merchandise category, allowing retailers to tag more merchandise than ever before to maximize their inventory visibility.
The Micro features a tiny inlay size of 25mm x 10mm and is integrated with the Impinj® Monza® RAIN RFID R6 chip for optimal performance with Checkpoint’s RAIN RFID solutions and other Merchandise Visibility solutions. Micro tags can be applied over the packaging of numerous health/beauty/cosmetics products or directly on the products themselves.
The Micro is ISO18000-6C compliant and can be encoded and printed to carry EPC data in several formats, with a 2D printed bar code and human readable text.
“Our ongoing partnership is exciting as Checkpoint continues to launch new solutions, including the Micro,” said Craig Cotton, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Impinj. “The Monza R6 Chip includes Integra technology that enables RAIN RFID labels to deliver higher reliability and accuracy, which is crucial for labels like the Micro in resolving challenging retail deployments.”
According to Uwe Sydon, Senior Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer, Checkpoint Systems, “We have been working with major health and beauty retailers to provide expanded coverage for their health/beauty/cosmetics categories. These new RAIN RFID tags accomplish that and will help them better achieve their goals of auto replenishment and inventory management.”
Micro RFID labels are available immediately.
Impinj is a leading provider of RAIN RFID solutions. We deliver Item Intelligence, physical items’ unique identity, location and authenticity, to the digital world, which we believe is the essence of the Internet-of-Things. Our platform connects billions of everyday items such as apparel, medical supplies, automobile parts, drivers’ licenses, food and luggage to applications such as inventory management, patient safety, asset tracking and item authentication, delivering real-time information to businesses about items they create, manage, transport and sell. 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 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.