Innovative hardware extends the power of RFID across the store floor and into the supply chain
NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland & New York, NY—NRF Big Show & EXPO—January 12, 2015—Tyco Retail Solutions (www.tycoretailsolutions.com), a leading global provider of retail performance and security solutions, today unveiled its TrueVUE v.6.0 release supported by new RFID fixed infrastructure offerings which will be featured at NRF Big Show 2015. As more and more retailers realize value from their initial RFID investments, many are ready to take their inventory visibility programs to the next level and extend the benefits of RFID across the store floor and into the supply chain. Tyco will feature on-site demonstrations of the new Sensormatic RFID Antenna and the latest dual technology AM/RFID pedestal, working in concert with Tyco’s existing portfolio of hardware offerings, to illustrate the value of these solutions to facilitate second generation RFID use cases for retailers worldwide. With a network of valued industry partners, Tyco offers retailers many options for complete RFID solutions that will fulfill their unique business needs now and as they and grow.
Fitting Room Visibility
New RFID use cases extending visibility into fitting rooms provides retailers with the power to better serve clients, while also minimizing losses in this traditional “high risk” security zone. Fitting rooms furnished with the new Sensormatic RFID antenna and reader, can track merchandise in the room, then compare what is sold with what is returned to inventory, to better understand product fit, quality and/or style issues. From a loss prevention perspective, retailers have visibility to merchandise entering a fitting room but not sold and no longer in inventory which could identify shrink at the individual item level. With this approach, retailers also can locate items that are left in the fitting room and therefore not available on the sales floor.
The latest Sensormatic RFID solutions give retailers extended data visibility into fitting rooms to better serve customers and minimize losses.
Receiving Accuracy and Stockroom Visibility
Having to manually receive, count and check incoming shipments is both time consuming and prone to errors. By using one or more connected new RFID antennas and readers, store associates can receive items quickly and accurately. By using the directional capabilities of the RFID antenna, items can be easily located, newly received merchandise can be promptly moved to the sales floor, and the inventory system automatically updated with the new item locations. Retailers can reduce costly out-of-stock conditions by ensuring the right merchandise is on the sales floor and not in the stockroom.
The new Sensormatic AM/RFID pedestal is a high-performance device combining industry-leading Sensormatic EAS security with RFID technology for unprecedented storefront item-level shrink visibility. This near real-time shrink insight provides retailers a complete picture of loss events in their retail stores with a detailed explanation of what, when and how specific items go missing. Armed with this actionable data, retailers can replenish missing products in a timely manner, thereby reducing out-of-stocks and increasing customer satisfaction.
“From increased inventory accuracy to improved customer experiences, RFID is undoubtedly a game changer. But the long term benefits of the technology extend beyond basic inventory counting and locating,” said Nancy Chisholm, President, Tyco Retail Solutions. “New high value RFID use cases are a viable option for retailers who understand the power of accurate in-store item visibility across the store and supply chain. With more than 2,000 global customers/deployments, Tyco is continuing to unlock value from RFID technology by delivering compelling solutions that support the evolving needs of our retail customers.”
To learn more about the portfolio of Tyco Retail RFID solutions, please visit us at NRF booth 1363.