ELECTRONIC ARTICLE SURVEILLANCE (EAS)

Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) includes electronic systems aimed at deterring in-store thefts.

Models:

EAS RF 8,2Mhz (Radio frequency)

EAS AM 58Khz (Acousto-magnetic)

EAS EM 70Hz-1Khz (Electromagnetic)

Functionality is mostly similar for all three technologies.

On one side, labels or alarms are applied with adhesives or otherwise placed on the items that need control and protection.

On the other side, two antennas are installed—one transmitter and one receiver (single antenna solutions are also available).

When the item approaches the antennas, the transmitter sends out a frequency, which is answered by the label and ultimately detected by the receiver. This process immediately triggers the alarm signal, be it acoustic or visual.

The growing standard of using woven labels nested between the composition labels is based on a number of factors:

Need for smaller investments in theft prevention.

Cheaper solution compared to constant re-applying of tags in store—the labels are applied directly by the manufacturers and removed by the end users in their own home.

Considerably less aggressive than hardtags, since they do not damage the item during transport and manipulation.

Reduced need for manipulation by employees, who are no longer required to remove, store and re-apply the labels and can therefore concentrate on other tasks, such as store surveillance, register operations and customer service.

Improved customer experience—unobtrusive, lightweight tags make trying the item on easier.

RFID AND TEXTILES

The fashion, shoes and accessories industry is, without a doubt, one of the fields where RFID technology is enjoying the greatest success.

According to recent studies, the world produces over 15.000 millions pairs of shoes and 10.000 millions articles of clothing, for a capital displacement of over 2.500 billion dollars. These statistics prove this market is a valuable niche for RFID solutions providers.

Decentralization of both production and sales for this kind of product calls for ever increasingly automated mechanisms in order to streamline management control processes.

The prominence of RFID technology in this market is due to the numerous benefits it provides in terms of organization. Fast and automated data capture, reduction of human error to a minimum, cutting of management costs, control of unaccounted losses—these and many other advantages make this technology an almost essential tool for short-term business development.

The market is pushing companies to be ever faster, more efficient and agile, to offer competitive prices and to reduce human errors to a minimum in order to comply with the needs of increasingly demanding clients.

According to ABI RESEARCH, RFID provides a number of benefits that ultimately translate into a significant sales increase.

IRIS – OUR NEW TRACKING PLATFORM

IRIS is a Web-based system for order management, tracking and verification, allowing clients to check production status in real time.

We receive orders from our clients through different means: via FTP (file transfer protocol server), a specifically implemented Web application or a simple e-mail to our sales department.

When orders are computed in the system, a validation process takes place to ensure that they were correctly received.

Order processing in our system:

Automatic input of sales order in our ERP software.

Population of order sheet and pro forma invoice.

Order information sent to client.

Population of information sheet for data validation.

Data preparation for production.

Notice sent to manufacturing department.

At this point, information is propagated through two channels: one internal, for production purposes, and one external, allowing the client to access and track the status of their order.

Benefits:

Automation to cut delays.

Completely automated system, to avoid data manipulation errors caused by manual processing.

Visibility and traceability on the client’s side—you will always know exactly where your order is.

Adaptability to different production needs.

Shorter delivery brackets.

Streamlined order tracking.