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RFID Lets Managers of American Apparel Stores See Real-Time Locations of Items

RFID start-up Senitron has installed a fixed RFID solution at two American Apparel stores, enabling the retailer to view the real-time locations of all tagged items within predetermined zones throughout both sites.

RFID Lets Managers of American Apparel Stores See Real-Time Locations of Items

The technology, installed this spring at two Los Angeles shops, includes fixed Impinj readers and Senitron's antennas, as well as a software platform that manages data related to each read event.

Most RFID solutions in use by retailers still provide inventory-tracking and out-of-stock data via fixed ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) reader portals installed at such locations as doorways between the stockroom and the storefront, or via handheld readers, operated periodically by store personnel to determine what merchandise is available on shelves. Senitron's solution is intended to supply RFID location data indicating not only which goods are in the store, but also in which particular zone within the backroom or storefront. And it does so using fixed readers, thereby eliminating the need for staff members to conduct inventory audits with handhelds.

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The technology, installed this spring at two Los Angeles shops, includes fixed Impinj readers and Senitron's antennas, as well as a software platform that manages data related to each read event.

Most RFID solutions in use by retailers still provide inventory-tracking and out-of-stock data via fixed ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) reader portals installed at such locations as doorways between the stockroom and the storefront, or via handheld readers, operated periodically by store personnel to determine what merchandise is available on shelves. Senitron's solution is intended to supply RFID location data indicating not only which goods are in the store, but also in which particular zone within the backroom or storefront. And it does so using fixed readers, thereby eliminating the need for staff members to conduct inventory audits with handhelds.

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RFID Lets Managers of American Apparel Stores See Real-Time Locations of Items