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SML Predicts RFID Demand, Opens 'Innovation Centers'

As the global retail market continues its march to adopt RFID, SML RFID has announced its opening of three RFID solution innovation centers, and has launched two RFID retail pop-up store demonstrations to provide information, guidance and production assistance, the RFID technology company says.

The RFID solution innovation centers are complete RFID resources, SML says, housing RFID tag testing, RFID hardware and software demonstration and application, including the ability for retailers to test RFID in the configurations they require for their own use.

"Whatever question a retailer has about RFID, they'll find the answer at our innovation centers and with the help of the SML team," said Dean Frew, chief technology officer of RFID solutions. "In 2015 only six percent of retailers used RFID systems, but the massive RFID retail rollouts coming in 2016 and 2017 mean more companies will move forward following their peers. They'll be looking for answers."

The new center in Shanghai, China opened in October and Mettmann, Germany opened this week. The new center in Plano, Texas, opened in August and is housed in the company's new SML RFID headquarters. These join the existing RFID innovation centers in Clayton, N. C., and Corby, England. SML says it chose these locations because of their proximity to major apparel brands' headquarters and distribution centers.

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The RFID solution innovation centers are complete RFID resources, SML says, housing RFID tag testing, RFID hardware and software demonstration and application, including the ability for retailers to test RFID in the configurations they require for their own use.

"Whatever question a retailer has about RFID, they'll find the answer at our innovation centers and with the help of the SML team," said Dean Frew, chief technology officer of RFID solutions. "In 2015 only six percent of retailers used RFID systems, but the massive RFID retail rollouts coming in 2016 and 2017 mean more companies will move forward following their peers. They'll be looking for answers."

The new center in Shanghai, China opened in October and Mettmann, Germany opened this week. The new center in Plano, Texas, opened in August and is housed in the company's new SML RFID headquarters. These join the existing RFID innovation centers in Clayton, N. C., and Corby, England. SML says it chose these locations because of their proximity to major apparel brands' headquarters and distribution centers.

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