NRF, NEW YORK – 14th January 2019: SML RFID, a global leader in delivering high-performance RFID solutions for the retail market, has today announced the latest addition to its range of high-performance RFID inlays
NRF, NEW YORK – 14th January 2019: SML RFID, a global leader in delivering high-performance RFID solutions for the retail market, has today announced the latest addition to its range of high-performance RFID inlays, the GB5U8. Measuring at just 42 x 24 mm, the GB5U8 is the smallest RFID inlay aimed at broad use in the retail market enabling state-of-the-art inventory management for omnichannel retailers. The tag is a foundational element in the pragmatic revolution of retailing and supports both item-level inventory management and loss prevention. Due to its size and performance, the tag is applicable to a number of retail market segments including; apparel, accessories, cosmetics, eyewear, homeware, sporting goods and more.
The GB5U8 inlay meets a number of active ARC categories including; A, B, C, D, F, G, M, Q, I and K. Set by Auburn University, the ARC categories are a set of industry-wide performance requirements needed to ensure that the RFID technology meets or exceeds a level of performance that benefits both retailers and suppliers. The inlay is the smallest of its kind that has passed categories F and I within the marketplace in addition to utilizing the full capabilities of a new, highly-sensitive RFID chip, UCODE8 from NXP.
SML RFID continues to create ARC-approved tag technology in a bid to find the best ways to serve the ever expanding set retailers’ needs. With the largest service bureau network in the market, a wide spectrum of tag format options, state-of-the-art research centers and an industry leading in-store solutions business, the company continues to pragmatically revolutionize the retail market.
“Retailers want smaller price tickets/labels/sew-ins and want to use these carriers to simultaneously support both item-level RFID inventory management and loss prevention,” says Dean Frew, CTO and Senior Vice President of RFID solutions for SML Group. “We already have a number of customers that are asking for both RFID only and the RFID+RF EAS inlays and see this need for flexibility and configurability as an accelerating trend in the future.”