November 2015 Innovative Retail Technologies
Dual EAS/RFID technology adoption is on the rise, helping retailers protect and maintain their inventory.
Retailers are adopting dual technology EAS/RFID (electronic article surveillance/radio frequency identification) hard tags at a double-digit growth pace, according to Kim Warne, director of global marketing at Tyco Retail Solutions and Su Doyle, industry program manager at Checkpoint Systems. Dual technology tags contain either AM (acousto-magnetic) or RF (Radio Frequency) EAS and RFID elements, which are applied and encoded at the source to provide EAS anti-theft protection along with RFID for inventory counting, location, and tracking.
Warne says combining EAS and RFID technology in this way provides several unique benefits, including: