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September 15th, 2014

TSL Mobile RFID Readers Click With Clarity™ Inventory Retail App From Xterprise

Retailers Look to Reduce Out-of-Stock Occurrences, Increase Sales With Item-Level Inventory Management Software and TSL’s Bluetooth-Enabled RFID Readers

LEICESTERSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – Sep 15, 2014) – Today, Technology Solutions UK Ltd (TSL), a developer of best-in-class RFID readers and mobile data capture solutions, announced that their high-performance Bluetooth®-enabled UHF RFID Readers have been fully validated for use with Clarity™ Inventory software for retail inventory management across national retail chains.

Retailers can achieve fast, accurate, item-level inventory counts using TSL’s 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader or 1153Bluetooth® Wearable UHF RFID Reader paired with Clarity™ Inventory. Developed by Xterprise (SML RFID), the Clarity™ software is now available for iOS-powered devices, such as iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone, and will soon be available for phones and tablets running the Windows 8 operating system. (more…)

September 9th, 2014

Dean Frew Featured in 2014 Apparel Software Guide Industry Perspectives

In this interview for Apparel Magazine’s Industry Perspectives, Dean is asked about the impact of trends like big data and omnichannel within retail. These are things that will change the way people shop in incredible ways, and both rely on something that only item-level RFID can make possible in a practical way: accurate, up-to-date inventory data.

Download the guide from Apparel™ here, or get the PDF of Dean’s segment directly on our website here.

August 25th, 2014

Item-level RFID Is The Cure For Out Of Stocks

Let’s start with the “disease!” Once deemed incurable and just treatable, out of stocks and overstocks for retailers have always been a big hairy problem. If you do not have the right mix of product – or specifically the style, size and color as in the case of footwear and apparel – you pretty much lose the sale, add unneeded cost and in many cases lose the customer too! How bad is this “disease?” IHL’s President, Greg Buzek, discussed key points of an inventory distortion study in a recent webinar titled, “Inventory Distortion ― Retail’s $800 Billion Global Problem.” The key points included: (more…)

July 28th, 2014

The Number One Thing About RFID in Retail

RFID, mobile, omnichannel, payment systems, and the list of initiatives go on and on. Brick and mortar retailers are fighting for their lives to compete with online companies by offering services like order online and pick up at the store or fulfillment from store for next day delivery. It is all about serving the customers’ expectations of near-instant gratification. We as customers wait and take our time while we research a product’s functionality and quality as well as friends’ and strangers’ opinions. When we are ready though to pull the trigger and purchase, we then want it now! Because there are so many choices of where you can purchase a product and its alternative, the days of being forced into one or two retailer options are over. (more…)

July 1st, 2014

4 Clear Business Benefits of RFID

RFID business benefitsOur own Will Roche recently wrote an article featured on RIS News’ front page. The post covers four key business benefits of RFID that can be objectively quantified for help in making investment decisions.

For a lot of retailers, linking new IT-related initiatives to real ROI is difficult, if not impossible. (And while RFID touches on a lot more than just IT, it often comes under scrutiny from the IT side at one time or another.) How, for example, do you quantify the value of a mobile tablet POS system over time Clearly, it can be done – but the math gets a little spooky, fast.

Click here to read Will’s article in full on the RIS News site.

May 19th, 2014

SML Announces Grand Opening of United States RFID Technology & Innovation Center

SML Group, the global supply chain and retail solutions provider, hosted a multi-day event on May 12-14 to commemorate the grand opening of its RFID Technology & Innovation Center in Clayton, North Carolina. The center showcases cutting edge RFID technology, including tags, item-level RFID software, and hardware configurations, allowing partners, customers and SML Group employees to get hands-on experience with RFID in real-world environments.

This facility was constructed in response to the growth in demand by SML’s customers for item-level tags. SML saw high double-digit growth in revenue from sales related to its RFID solutions business, and expects continued strong growth due to increased RFID deployments in the retail sector. (more…)

May 14th, 2014

SML Opens U.S. RFID Technology & Innovation Center

SML’s new RFID Technology & Innovation Center in North Carolina features a simulated factory, warehouse and store where end users can view how RFID technology is used, as well as a laboratory for testing and innovating and a production facility for new inlays.

Read a full write-up about the new facility by Claire Swedberg at RFID Journal.

March 28th, 2014

Sponsored Report: Three Consumer Expectations That Are Transforming Online Shopping

The free Cross Channel Report 2014 from PWC and Apparel Magazine explains how retailers are addressing omnichannel (aka cross-channel). Note that the number one technology shoppers would like to have available in store is the ability to search inventory in real time, whether in their store, other stores, or online.

Download the Cross Channel Report 2014 report here.

March 19th, 2014

Xterprise’s Clarity™ Suite to Power SML Global RFID Technology and Innovation Centers

Xterprise’s Clarity™ Suite is already active in SML’s Corby, United Kingdom RFID Technology and Innovation Center, and will roll out in additional centers in the United States and Hong Kong later this year.

Carrollton, TX (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 – Xterprise, the Texas-based item-level RFID solutions provider known for its Clarity™ Item-Level RFID applications, has announced that its software will power all of SML Group’s RFID Technology and Innovation Centers, including the recently opened center in Corby, UK, where Clarity Inventory™ and Clarity ARS™ are already deployed. The centers are designed to serve the dual purpose of allowing SML Group to design and develop new innovations for RFID tagging applications, software, and solutions, while also enabling customers to get a hands-on understanding of Xterprise products, their ease of use, and the value they create for customers. (more…)

February 4th, 2014

Xterprise’s Clarity™ Item-level RFID Software Setting the Foundation for Omnichannel Fulfillment

Xterprise LLC, a subsidiary of SML Group, has seen its Clarity™ solution suite successfully integrated with e-commerce systems, enabling hundreds of stores worldwide to offer click-and-collect services and ship-from-store fulfillment of online orders facilitated by the reliable and precise inventory accuracy RFID provides. With discussions around RFID and omnichannel fulfillment taking center-stage at this year’s NRF, brand owners and retailers alike are maneuvering to keep on top of what promises to be an exciting and important way of delivering value to customers and dramatically improving inventory utilization. (more…)