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The Walmart Mandate: Tipping Point for RFID Adoption? (Webinar)

Posted May 13, 2022

Webinar:

The Walmart Mandate: Tipping Point for RFID Adoption?

Thursday, May 12th, 2:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. ET

Presented By:

Todd Muscato – Barcodes Group

Ashley Burkle – Impinj

Ensure Your RFID Labels and Tags are Compliant Before September Deadline

After success using RFID for apparel, Walmart is expanding its RFID mandate to scores of additional products. Could it be a tipping point for RFID adoption in U.S. retail?

With heightened omnichannel demands and continued supply chain disruptions, retailers with inventory accuracy and visibility are thriving. How do you thrive instead of just survive with RFID in retail?

In this webinar, Barcodes and Impinj discuss the following:

  • How RFID is helping big brand retailers adapt and thrive
  • What retailers and their suppliers need to get started on their RFID journey
  • How Barcodes can help with RFID solutions, including devices, software, tags, and support

Watch the Retail RFID Webinar Recording

Learn more about Barcodes’ Walmart RFID solutions, and contact us if you would like to have an exploratory discussion.

How RFID Increases Shipment Accuracy (Webinar)

Posted March 24, 2022

Webinar:

How RFID Increases Shipment Accuracy

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Presented By:

Jeff Hudson – Barcodes Group

Matt Seltz – Zebra Technologies

Reduce Shipping Chargebacks with Integrated RFID Portal Solutions from Zebra and Barcodes

When your inventory is hard to identify or locate in the warehouse, it leads to incomplete, inaccurate, or delayed shipments. The annual cost of chargebacks due to mistakes in shipping is estimated to be $36B.

Reading RFID tags as they pass through portals or chokepoints is quickly becoming the most efficient and effective means of automating inventory and asset tracking.

Easy to implement and support, Zebra’s new Integrated RFID Portals easily validate shipments as they are loaded on or unloaded from trucks.

During this webinar, we discuss the following ways in which RFID increases shipment accuracy:

  • Why RFID drastically reduces the need for human intervention and manual scanning
  • What steps companies take to reach a 25% efficiency increase with RFID
  • How Zebra’s new Integrated RFID Portals monitor inventory, control costs, and optimize workflows

Watch the Webinar Recording

RFID is a key technology platform that we would love to discuss in more depth with you. In a landscape with lingering supply chain delays and rising labor costs, RFID is one of the most cost effective, scalable, and reliable solutions available today. Learn more about Barcodes’ RFID solutions, and contact us if you would like to have an exploratory discussion.

Increase Speed and Accuracy with Impinj RAIN RFID

Posted July 31, 2019

Impinj’s RAIN RFID collects accurate, real time data, so businesses can gain critical insight to make intelligent decisions whenever and anytime they need.

Manual data can cause inventory errors, mis-shipments, and low visibility in your supply chain. Deploy Impinj’s RAIN RFID the future of supply chains begins at the dock door, configurations to suit any operation environment. Up to 100% pallet level accuracy, and automated proof of shipment compliance and up to 30% increased in dock door output.

Increase efficiency in your supply chain with RFID and drive immediate result to your operations. Ideal for applications in retail, healthcare, supply chain, logistics, industrial manufacturing, hospitality, and air transportation, and more.

Benefits:

  • Can achieve up to 99% accurate inventory data
  • Always know where items are located at
  • Reducing out of stock and unnecessary markdowns
  • Make critial business decisions with confidence

Contact Barcodes if you need an RFID solutions, we can help with product solution that fits your budget and installation.

Improve efficiency with Impinj RAIN RFID to speed up inventory collection and automated proof of shipment compliance.

Meet the Zebra MC3330R UHF RFID Reader

Posted June 27, 2019

Make real-time inventory visibility a reality with Zebra’s MC3330R UHF RFID Reader! With RFID reading you can bring efficiency up to 25% faster and 40% more accuracy. Capable of reading UHF RFID tags and both 1D and 2D barcodes, you can now simplified all your tasks on one device. The MC3330R RFID mobile computer is ideal for warehouse, distribution, and logistic environments for applications like asset and inventory tracking, picking and shipping orders, and managing workflow. Maximize your investment with Mobility DNA, built on the Android platform you can use all the enterprise applications to connect every element of your mobile platform. Contact Barcodes if you have any questions or interested to see how the Zebra MC3330R UHF RFID reader can improve your daily operations.

Alien ALR-F800-X Series Enterprise RFID Reader

Posted April 29, 2019
With Wifi and RFID reader deployments to create the modern warehouse

The Alien ALR-F800-X Series Enterprise RFID reader with Emissary is the industry’s first dynamic reader and peripheral management platform. It simplifies RFID infrastructure, installation, operations, and maintenance by combining an enterprise RFID reader and Edge service to a multiple- reader visualization and management platform.

What is Emissary?

Emissary allows visualization of readers, antennas, and peripherals such as traditional I/O devices (light stacks, motion sensors, door switches, etc.) into an easy to use graphic user interface (GUI). It also allows configuration and support of additional readers and read points without the need of a traditional Edge Server. All built in to the ALR-F800-X with no extra cost, downloads, installation, or setup.

The Alien ALR-F800-X with Emissary RFID reader allows facilities to simplify multi-reader workflow creation and reduces overall cost of deployment and on-going maintenance. The reader serves as both a middleware and an application host. By processing data elements at the source, the value of the data is exponentially increased, and the individual read points can be examined and evaluated in real time. The data captured can enable detailed analytics that play a vital role in critical decision making.

Alien ALR-F800-X with Emissary Enterprise RFID Reader with built in common activities and simplify I/O device workflows

Features:

  • Reader and multiple reader configuration and management in one device
  • Logical/ user friendly location naming
  • Built in common activities (ex: read tag, turn on light, and send data)
  • Flexibility to change workflow
  • Automatic interpretation of the correct tag data standard when tags are read
  • Manage tag read data (reports) can be transferred to the cloud or server (minimizing data transferred)

The ALR-F800-X with Emissary brings in the benefits to manage multiple readers and read points from a single Emissary unit, reduce overall cost of deployment, on going maintenance, flexible workflow, and simplified IT integration. With 3 configurations of the ALR-F800 RFID reader to choose from for any application size and budget requirements that your business may need.

Contact Barcodes if you have any questions on the Alien ALR-F800-X RFID reader or need an RFID solution. We can help find a solution that fits your application size and budget to construct a more efficient RFID solution for your business.

Advantages of RFID for Retail

Posted March 27, 2019

Apply the power of RFID (Radio frequency identification) in your retail environment! RFID technology goes beyond barcode scanning. It automates data collection without the risk of human error. With an RFID handheld scanner, you can read tags simultaneously and without direct line of sight increasing efficiency and productivity in a store.

Alien RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Sled Handheld Reader with smart mobile device attached.

All RFID tags within range can be tracked and located immediately to ensure the correct location from supply chain to on the floor. Retailers can have access to product information, item location, availability, item level tracking, stock maintenance to ensure greater efficiency and sufficient supply level to meet consumer demand.

Introducing the Alien ALR-S350 Sled RFID handheld reader, it is an robust, simple, cost effective RFID reader that is designed for all day use. Supports Apple iOS or Google Android via smart device you will be able to gain the flexibility and accuracy you need on the retail floor. Unlike competitive sled units, the Alien ALR-S350 RFID reader comes with everything required to begin to use, the kit comes with charging kit, cradle dock, and micro USB cable. All the user need is the smart phone or tablet device to bring visible information on the go.

Alien ALR-S350 Sled RFID (Radio Frequency Idetification) Scanner.

Features:

  • Capable of scanning 1D and 2D barcodes (QR codes)
  • Reads up to 200 tags per second
  • 3 LEDs and buzzer for user feedback
  • Supports Apple iOS and Google Android Devices
  • Robust Design IP54 feat Quadlock for phone mounting
  • Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity for simple smart device pairing
  • Up to 24 hours of intensive use- long battery life

Manually scanning barcodes or counting products is time extensive, employees must move aisle to aisle, locating items individually. With RFID scanners, workers can read tags as far as 20 feet away and at hundreds of tags per second. Contact Barcodes to learn more about how the Alien ALR-S350 Sled RFID reader can help you to increase accuracy and gain more visibility in your data collection.

Simplify RFID Deployments with Alien’s RFID Readers

Posted May 9, 2018

Alien Readers are built for challenging environments that commonly appear in the real world. Robust, tough, and high-performing for even the most challenging conditions. Alien readers come with advanced filtering and intelligence which benefits users with less network traffic, fewer additional pieces of network equipment, lower setup, and lower maintenance costs.

The ALR-F800 is Alien’s self-optimizing enterprise RFID reader. With a discrete architecture that intelligently adapts and configures based on its environment. The ALR-F800 has the industry’s best Power over Ethernet transmit power and performance. The ALR-F800 has the flexibility for system enhancements and future proofing such as the industry standard MicroSD and USB slots for adding memory along with additional capabilities such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular.

ALR-F800 Features:

  • Global EPC Gen 2 platform.
  • DSA (Dynamic Self-Adapting) real-time read optimization.
  • Alien GateScape ease-of-use.
  • f800Power source agnostic and auto-switching.
  • Automatic inventory optimization.
  • Feature-rich Alien Reader Protocol.
  • Dynamic Authentication of Higgs ICs.
  • Exceptional sensitivity and performance.
  • Automode, with on-board state machine.
  • High read rates for demanding applications.
  • Enhanced noise rejection for reliable data capture.
  • RSSI & speed filters.
  • Easy RFID software integration.
  • Easily configurable and upgradable.
  • Industrial, installation-friendly I/O connector.
  • Antenna reflection cancellation optimization.
  • Supports extended / custom Higgs IC features.
  • Auto “Seek” function for low duty cycle applications.
  • RoHS EU 2002/95/EC compliant.
  • Plenum Rated (EAHS) per UL 2043.

The ALR-F800-X builds on the ALR-F800 with a revolutionary solution that simplifies RFID infrastructure installation, operations, and maintenance. Combines an Enterprise RFID reader and edge service to provide multiple-reader visualization and management. The ALR-F800-X comes with emissary which is Alien’s multi-reader configuration, management, and work-flow description solution. This means users can create names for each reader instead of using the standard serial number that a RFID reader normally identifies by. Making the management of multiple readers easy.

ALR-F800-X Features:

  • f800-xReader + Multiple Reader Configuration and Management in one device.
  • Class leading Global EPC Gen 2 4-port RFID Reader.
  • Same footprint as Alien’s ALR-F800 UHF Enterprise Reader.
  • Built in handling of common chores.
  • DSA (Dynamic Self-Adapting) real-time read optimization.
  • Power source agnostic and auto-switching.
  • Feature-rich Alien Reader Protocol.
  • Dynamic Authentication of Higgs ICs.
  • Exceptional sensitivity and performance.
  • Automode, with on-board state machine.
  • RoHS EU 2002/95/EC compliant.
  • Plenum Rated (EAHS) per UL 2043.

For any questions or a quote on any of your RFID needs, please contact us at Barcodes, Inc.

Zebra’s New FX9600 Fixed RFID Reader

Posted April 9, 2018

Following the FX 9500, Zebra Technologies has announced the New FX9600 Fixed RFID Reader. The new FX9600 has a rugged design for any industrial space. High read performance easily tracks the highest volume of densely tagged case, pallets, and items that goes in and out of your warehouse and docks daily.

What makes FX9600 the Best Fixed Reader?

Top of the Line Performance
High RF sensitivity for faster pick, pack, and ship. The more efficient the more profitable your operation can be.

Deployment Simplicity
FX9600 can parse data directly on the reader, so less data transmitted to backend servers, increasing bandwidth, and improving network performance.

Connect to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices
Can support Bluetooth dongle, so no need for excessive hard-wired connections to the access point.

More Read Points Per Reader
Four- port and Eight Port Model, enabling you to cover more dock doors and portals with fewer readers- lowering your initial investment, as well as deployment time and costs.

Rugged Design for Tough Environments
IP53 rating to ensure uptime even in damp, dusty work areas, extreme heat or subzero temperatures.

Get the most out of your investment, contact our dedicated account managers for more information.

 

RFID Tags Made to Monitor Vital Signs

Posted December 4, 2017

Sensor2IMG_9317The possibility of being able to continuously monitor a person’s vital signs to detect early warnings on potential abnormalities is coming. All thanks to researchers at Cornell University that have been working on a new project. For this to really get off the ground it’ll have to be as noninvasive as possible with no interference of wires and electrodes. With RFID technology that’ll be possible. Researchers have created a new touch free monitoring system that’ll be able to monitor an individual’s breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure all with a RFID Tag small enough to fit in someone’s shirt pocket.

A professor of electrical and computer engineering at Cornell University, Edwin Kan and graduate student Xiaonan Hui developed the technology. Their method relies on near-field coupling. Near-field is the region of the electromagnetic field right around an RFID Antenna with a distance of up to 35 centimeters, or one wavelength, away. Kan and Hui’s demonstrations were able to pick up an individuals’ blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing measures with a high level of accuracy. All of it was possible using a small RFID antenna and RFID tag placed within 10 centimeters of an individuals’ body, and a RFID Reader located up to two meters away. According to Hui this method increases the sensitivity and the signal quality.

In the long term there could be life changing uses that come from Kan and Hui’s research. “There are several potential real-world applications for this, such as the next generation wearable devices, smart garments, healthcare monitoring, and clinical studies,” Hui continued. “The convenience and the high performance could be particularly helpful for smart garments. Imagine if your daily garments were able to gather your vital signs directly, and then report them straight to your cell phone.”

In the short term Kan and Hui are interested in using this RFID technology in hospitals. It could be used to monitor a large number of patients without hooking them up to separate machines and devices to check their vitals. The study also showed that their system could detect up to 200 RFID tags at once, all over the same wireless communication channel.

To read more about Edwin Kan’s And Xiaonan Hui’s research, click here.

For any questions or a quote on any of your RFID needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.

Buckeye Mountain Selects Janam XM2-RFID for its RFID Tag Reading Solution

Posted May 24, 2016

Janam and Buckeye Mountain, a company that develops, deploys and manages mobile technology for the railroad industry, announced today that Janam’s XM2-RFID for Rail mobile computer is a recommended mobile computing hardware for Buckeye Mountain’s Automatic Equipment Identification (AEI) Quick Read application.

Buckeye Mountain has been designing, installing and supporting innovative solutions for the railroad industry for more than 15 years. With its focus on providing a customized approach to address customer needs, Buckeye Mountain works closely with Class I railroads to ensure they have a rugged and reliable solution to perform detailed railcar inspection and maintenance functions, as well as asset tracking. Buckeye Mountain selected Janam’s XM2-RFID for Rail mobile computer because its size, battery life, tag reading performance and computing power provide enormous improvements over what’s available in the market.

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