In The News

August 4th, 2016

SML Featured in South China Morning Post

SML has been featured in the August 1 issue of the South China Morning Post, which is the leading English newspaper in Hong Kong. The article, titled “The research firms breathing new life into Hong Kong’s garment industry,” describes SML’s role in how Hong Kong’s garment manufacturing industry is overcoming its status as a “dying sector” via innovation and technology. SML is described as a “new face” whose “forward-thinking” technology is helping revitalize a once-thriving industry. It then goes on to describe how SML’s RFID tags, labels and software have already benefited like J.C. Penny and Tesco.

SML is proud to be a key player in the reinvigoration of apparel and textiles in China. Check out the full article at the South China Morning Post.

July 12th, 2016

SML Unveils Three Flexible RFID Solution Purchasing Models to Further Remove Barriers to Adoption

— New SML retail RFID purchasing options enable lower cost of entry and faster return on investment—

DALLAS, TX — July 13, 2016 — Today, leading RFID technology and total brand identification solution provider SML announced three new flexible purchasing models to help retailers accelerate adoption of RFID technology, reduce upfront costs and realize a faster return on investment (ROI). As more and more retailers across the U.S., Europe and Asia recognize how RFID improves elements of inventory efficiency throughout the supply chain, adoption of the technology is intensifying. SML will encode and deliver over 1 billion RFID tags and will have  over 5Billion RFID transactions on its Clarity™ software platform in retail deployments in 2016. (more…)

June 20th, 2016

Clarity 3.X’s Cloud-Based Technology Featured in RFID Journal Magazine

cloud-based retail rfidSML’s cloud-based RFID solution for item-level inventory management, Clarity 3.X, has recently been featured in an issue of RFID Journal Magazine. The article, titled “Retail Software Grows Up,” is an in-depth look into how Clarity’s cloud capabilities allow retailers to take advantages of all the data provided by item-level retail management without having to maintain their own servers. The cloud-based system, which is already in place in over 500 F&F retail stores, allows for a lighter technology footprint, which simplifies deployment and support while also reducing costs.

Check out the article at RFID Journal, or click on the image to the right to download the latest issue of the magazine as a PDF. The article begins on page 36.

May 6th, 2016

Apparel Magazine Names Herman Kay and F&F Top Innovators

2016 retail top innovatorsRetailers Herman Kay and Tesco’s F&F Clothing have been named by Apparel Magazine as Top Innovators in the world of retail. Both companies cite the use of SML RFID’s Clarity solution as the impetus for being listed as an innovator in retail technology. SML has partnered with these companies to drastically improve their inventory accuracy, leading to reduced out-of-stocks, greater focus on customer service, optimization of their entire supply chain, and many more benefits across hundreds of locations. Read more about how SML has played an integral role in the success of two huge retailers by downloading a PDF of the latest issue of Apparel Magazine.


May 6th, 2016

SML’s New RFID Inlays Featured in RFID Journal News Roundup

After displaying the new RFID inlays at this week’s RFID Journal LIVE! event in Orlando, SML has been highlighted in RFID Journal’s News Roundup.  The new inlays allow for item-level tagging of very small health and beauty products. Their size – as small as 14 millimeters by 14 millimeters – allow for tagging of items as small as lipstick caps. Until now, items of this size have been largely left out of item-level inventory management systems. Check out the whole piece at RFID Journal.

May 4th, 2016

SML Featured in Labels and Labeling Magazine

SML and its Clarity technology has recently been featured in Labels and Labeling Magazine. The piece includes an interview with Dean Frew, where he explains how RFID is the biggest development in retail technology in over three decades. He goes on to talk about how SML’s momentum in the retail industry has been consistently growing, leading to unprecedented levels of inventory accuracy for SML partners. Notably, he predicts that Clarity software will handle 300 billion transactions in a few years. Check out the whole piece on page 57 of Labels and Labeling Magazine here.

May 3rd, 2016

SML Group Launches New, Smaller RFID Tag Inlays

Now, even the smallest health and beauty items can be reliably tracked in-store for loss prevention and faster replenishment

Today, leading RFID technology and total brand identification solution provider SML Group announced the release of new RFID tag inlays with NXP Semiconductors UCODE IC for smaller RFID tags and labels. These new inlays offer outstanding RFID performance for item-level inventory management and loss prevention of small retail items, such as cosmetics, jewelry, sunglasses and fragrance bottles. (more…)

April 28th, 2016

SML’s Use of Cutting-Edge Alien Technology Featured in RFID Journal

Alien’s new Higgs-EC chip is a cutting-edge advancement in RFID item-level tagging technology, allowing for the creation of RFID tags that are smaller, more sensitive, faster at reading and encoding, and have longer read and write distances. The new chip has error-correcting memory, can be written to 200,000 times, and allows for the creation of RFID tags that can be read at high volumes. (more…)

April 26th, 2016

SML Group Announces RFID Tag Products Based on Alien Technology


Today, leading RFID technology and total brand identification solution provider SML Group announced a strategic partnership with Alien Technology, enabling SML early access to the latest generation of Higgs®-EC technology, as well as Alien’s portfolio of fixed and handheld RFID reader solutions.

A proven leader in retail deployments, SML is a leading provider of complete RFID solutions including RFID tags and labels for the top fashion brands and retailers in the world. Incorporating the new Higgs technology allows SML to develop smaller labels and tags with expanded memory capacity, enabling additional information to be stored on the SML RFID label for enhanced loss prevention and brand protection. (more…)

April 20th, 2016

SML Group Delivers Retail RFID Inlays and Labels with the Latest Impinj Monza R6 Chip

New SML RFID inlays and labels are based on advanced Impinj Monza R6 technology

DALLAS, TEXAS (PRWEB) APRIL 20, 2016 – Today, leading RFID technology and solution provider SML Group announced the availability of its new GB3R6 50*30mm inlay, the latest in a family of retail RFID inlays based on Impinj RFID IC designs. This inlay has been certified by the University of Auburn RFID Lab, and includes the all-important Category ‘F’ which is required by most retail operations. (more…)