SML Group has launched GB24U, a dual tag technology combining item-level tracking abilities of RFID with the loss prevention capabilities of an Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) tag.
Incorporating UCODE8 capabilities from NXP, the GB24U8 enables retailers to use EAS technologies to combine traditional EAS functionality with the benefits of item-level RFID, including cycle counts, inventory management, auto-replenishment, and omnichannel and BOPIS fulfillment.
Measuring 37.8x70.5mm, the tag has a marked EAS tag area staying within a marked rectangle, delivering loss prevention and brand protection capabilities. As a result, apparel retailers can utilize the GB24U8 to provide an enhanced customer experience focused on convenience and efficiency.
The GB24U8 is approved by the RFID Lab at Auburn University and meets a number of eight active ARC categories, including F, G, I, K, L, M, N, and Q. The ARC categories set an industry standard needed to ensure that the RFID technology meets or exceeds a level of performance that benefits both retailers and partners.
‘The apparel industry has shifted in many ways in this last year, and retailers now have to navigate a number of challenges. For example, a significant shift within the last year has been the way retailers look at improving inventory accuracy, elimination of hard tags, and more effective BOPIS models,’ commented Dean Frew, CTO and senior vice president of RFID Solutions for SML Group.