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Several stores and brands are already piloting the company's new TurboAntenna with Mojix's STARflex reader to capture items' locations within a store or stockroom in real time, Mojix says. The firm is also releasing the 1.0 version of an app known as Retail Task Management, that enables store employees to view inventory and replenishment details, based on the Retail Task Management software platform, on an iOS- or Android-based device, thereby making stock management easier.
In addition, Mojix is teaming with Microsoft to offer a Blockchain-enhanced version of its solution so that members of an enterprise supply chain — retailers, suppliers and logistics providers, for example — can view their transactions related to RFID tag reads via Blockchain-empowered smart contracts.
Mojix's new technology centers around making inventory management in the retail environment a reliable, real-time, hands-free proposition, the company reports, thereby sparing workers from having to carry handheld readers around a room to capture inventory data.
"The original premise of RFID was about automatic data capture," says Scot Stelter, Mojix's product marketing VP. However, he adds, handheld readers have been the low-cost option for many retailers. Deploying fixed readers has been challenging not only due to their cost, but also in terms of functionality.
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