In The News

September 12th, 2016

SML Featured in The Grocery Trader Magazine

the grocery traderSML’s CTO & SVP RFID Solutions, Dean Frew, was featured in an article for the September 2016 issue of The Grocery Trader magazine. The Grocery Trader is a UK-based monthly magazine that covers issues, news, events and developments within the UK multiple grocery industry. It is distributed to senior buyers and trading directors within UK supermarkets, convenience store chains, co-ops and other grocery organizations. (more…)

August 24th, 2016

SML’s Clarity™ RFID Launches Support for iOS, Android and Windows 10 Mobile Devices in Multiple Languages

Enterprise-class retail RFID platform Clarity expands to support multiple operating systems and languages to further simplify using RFID for retailers and brand owners.

Clarity™ RFIDDallas, August 24, 2016 – In-line with the rise of consumer device use in retailer operations, RFID leader SML today launches enhancements to its industry leading Clarity™ RFID application platform to support iOS, Android and Windows 10- powered mobile devices that are coupled to RFID sleds from Zebra.

“The consumer device market is gaining greater market share among retailers and Clarity is evolving to support the latest devices that retailers want to use as they migrate to RFID”, says Dean Frew, CTO and SVP, RFID Solutions. “Clarity has proven to be the most scalable and feature rich RFID application platform for retail with over 1000 stores using every day processing over 5 billion transactions in 2016, this next iteration of Clarity maintains our march toward more flexible, higher performance and cost effective RFID deployments for retailers and brand owners.” (more…)

August 9th, 2016

SML RFID Announces New RFID Inlays for Managing Tracking Apparel, Cosmetics and Accessory Inventory

-SML designs unique retail RFID inlays for greater versatility for managing merchandise inventory, enhanced performance and brand protection-

rfid inlaysDALLAS, TX August 09, 2016 – Today, leading RFID technology and total brand identification solution provider SML RFID announced the release of seven new inlays for RFID retail supply chain management. The new inlays have been customized to fit the size, performance and requirements for inventory management of small cosmetics, poly bagged apparel and accessories. (more…)

August 9th, 2016

Internet of Things Retail Discussed in Computerworld

computerworld indiaComputerworld India recently featured an article titled “The role of IoT in Retail and Disruptive Innovation in the Sector.” The piece details how brick-and-mortar stores are using retail technology to implement the Internet of Things, leading to valuable benefits for both employees and customers alike. SML is proud to be a key player in bringing the IoT to the retail industry all over the world.

In fact, the article is written by Rajesh Ramesh, head of engineering and technology at Tesco. This is a clear endorsement of SML’s technology, as we’ve implemented our retail inventory management system at hundreds of Tesco locations.

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.