Checkpoint Systems’ NEO electronics deliver better detection, wider aisle widths, enhanced connectivity and cost savings
Jan. 9, 2019 – Checkpoint Systems, a leading supplier of source to shopper solutions for the global retail industry, will showcase the latest range of high performing antennas on the NEO electronics platform at this year’s NRF Big Show, designed to deliver enhanced detection and connectivity to retailers’ EAS systems.
Already being piloted by 32 retailers around the world, the powerful electronics represent a seismic shift in the way radio frequency-based (RF) EAS solutions perform in store and enable the sensors to become a key part of the connected store environment.
NEO pushes the capabilities of RF-based EAS solutions, boosting the standard detection range by up to 35 percent. The unique electronics deliver superior detection and mean the sensors are capable of protecting the smallest of labels – including those used on cosmetics products – against theft, in either the current aisle width setup or wider.
A first for the retail industry, all NEO-enabled antennas feature wireless Bluetooth connectivity. This means that stores no longer have to connect antennas via underfloor cabling – a costly and time-consuming process. Its remote connectivity ensures that the EAS investment is maximized, with Checkpoint providing a live system health check and online service support, while alarm-related data can be synchronised to the cloud to provide real-time actionable insights.
With smaller, more efficient electronics, antenna footprints are minimized. The new NP10 and NP20 sensors are the first to include NEO electronics, with the former capable of delivering 2.7m wide aisles and the latter 2.4m.
Simon Edgar, senior director of product management for EAS/RFID systems and software at Checkpoint Systems, commented:
“We designed the blueprint for the very first RF EAS antenna and it’s exciting to be the one ushering in a new era for the technology. The challenges faced by retailers 50 years ago are inherently different than those faced today. Retailers are now led by data, and NEO is pivotal to loss prevention sensors becoming part of the connected store. The revolutionary electronics that we’ve developed allow for the seamless transfer of data to the cloud, which ultimately helps stores to make informed business decisions, based on analytics.”
The NP10 and NP20 sensors are available immediately, and Checkpoint will unveil further designs and RFID-based models in 2019.
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