Checkpoint Systems Expands Counterpoint iD Point-of-Sale Deactivation Solutions
Process RFID, Dual RF/RFID Labels at POS;
Enhance Merchandise Availability, Customer Experience
YORK - Jan. 12, 2015 -
Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of merchandise
availability solutions for the retail industry, today announced here at NRF's
Annual Convention & EXPO the latest additions to its
Counterpoint iD (CPiD) point-of-sale (POS) deactivation solutions which
address the needs of specialty apparel and department stores for Merchandise
Visibility and loss prevention.
In addition to the current Counterpoint iD-RF electronic article surveillance
solution already widely used and well-known by leading retailers globally,
Checkpoint is introducing Counterpoint-RFID (CPiD-RFID) and Counterpoint iD Dual
(CPiD-Dual) for RFID and dual RF/RFID POS deactivation needs, respectively.
Given retailers' increasing reliance on RFID for inventory accuracy and loss
prevention, the new CPiD solutions address a critical challenge retailers face
in integrating these key business processes with POS transactions. With its
compelling benefits including 99%+ item level inventory accuracy in store
operations as well as for use as a loss prevention solution, retailers have
sought a way to leverage RFID at the POS and enhance the consumer's shopping
experience. Their objectives include streamlining customer transactions at the
POS, maintaining inventory accuracy and deactivating RFID labels on purchased
merchandise to ensure alarm integrity. With multiple configuration and
deactivation options, Checkpoint's CPiD family is designed to meet retailers'
needs at POS regardless of their RFID adoption strategy and label formats.
The CPiD family of Solutions
CPiD-RFID enables retailers to process RFID tags at POS for better merchandise
visibility by triggering reorders/restocking when needed. It also enables RFID-based
EAS functionality by altering label data or by "virtual deactivation," a process
by which the item is uniquely identified as sold in the inventory system so that
the alarm at the exit door does not sound, although the label itself does not
need to be altered. A patented antenna at POS is designed to prevent nearby
labels from being read, written, or killed, to significantly reduce stray reads
and improve POS accuracy.
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