Industry Leading Connected NEO Electronics Platform Delivers Unparalleled Performance
24 January 2019
THOROFARE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Checkpoint Systems, a leading supplier of source to shopper solutions for the global retail industry, will showcase the latest range of high performing antennas on the NEO electronics platform at this year’s NRF Big Show, designed to deliver enhanced detection and connectivity to retailers’ EAS systems.
Already being piloted by 32 retailers around the world, the powerful electronics represent a seismic shift in the way radio frequency-based (RF) EAS solutions perform in store and enable the sensors to become a key part of the connected store environment.
NEO pushes the capabilities of RF-based EAS solutions, boosting the standard detection range by up to 35 percent. The unique electronics deliver superior detection and mean the sensors are capable of protecting the smallest of labels – including those used on cosmetics products – against theft, in either the current aisle width setup or wider.
A first for the retail industry, all NEO-enabled antennas feature wireless Bluetooth connectivity. This means that stores no longer have to connect antennas via underfloor cabling – a costly and time-consuming process. Its remote connectivity ensures that the EAS investment is maximized, with Checkpoint providing a live system health check and online service support, while alarm-related data can be synchronised to the cloud to provide real-time actionable insights.
With smaller, more efficient electronics, antenna footprints are minimized. The new NP10 and NP20 sensors are the first to include NEO electronics, with the former capable of delivering 2.7m wide aisles and the latter 2.4m.
Simon Edgar, senior director of product management for EAS/RFID systems and software at Checkpoint Systems, commented, “We designed the blueprint for the very first RF EAS antenna and it’s exciting to be the one ushering in a new era for the technology. The challenges faced by retailers 50 years ago are inherently different than those faced today. Retailers are now led by data, and NEO is pivotal to loss prevention sensors becoming part of the connected store. The revolutionary electronics that we’ve developed allow for the seamless transfer of data to the cloud, which ultimately helps stores to make informed business decisions, based on analytics.”
The NP10 and NP20 sensors are available immediately, and Checkpoint will unveil further designs and RFID-based models in 2019. For more information visit www.checkpointsystems.com
About Checkpoint, Inc. (www.checkpointsystems.com)
A division of CCL Industries, Checkpoint Systems is the only vertically integrated RF/RFID solution provider for retail. With consumer demands accelerating at an extraordinary rate driven by technology, Checkpoint delivers intelligent solutions – bringing clarity and efficiency into the retail environment anytime, anywhere. Through a unique offering of software, hardware, labels, tags and connected cloud-based solutions, Checkpoint optimizes retail operations and efficiencies with real-time intuitive data delivered throughout the supply chain and in-store resulting in improved profitability and an enriched consumer experience. Checkpoint's intelligent retail solutions are built upon 50 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.
About CCL Industries
CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small businesses and consumers, employs approximately 19,000 people and operates 150 facilities in 25 countries on six continents with corporate offices in Toronto, Canada, and Framingham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.cclind.com.