Superior Tags from Retailers Advantage

Retailers Advantage will be demonstrating the benefits of their double locking A3 tag (with EAS/RFID) in the city where they invented it, at the Retail Risk – Toronto conference next month.

In a masterclass session on 22nd June, the inventors and developers of this new reusable intelligent tag will be sharing the results of trialing the tag at Macy’s.

A study conducted by the University of Florida found the A3 tag can reduce shrink by as much as 83% compared with control stores fitted with other EAS systems.

The A3 is a patented combination of technologies – essentially a double locking system that requires two locks to open at the same time.

Tags that employ just one technology are prone to attack. Magnetic release tags can be released with a magnet, which is freely available on the internet, and hard tags can be released using a simple hook, a method of illicit removal that can even be seen on YouTube.

But by combining mechanical release with magnetic release the A3 defeats thieves, and came out way ahead in the trials conducted at six stores, the research shows.

In their session, Sheila Barry, Inventor sustainable packaging, Glen Garner Inventor of RFID/EAS tags, and Michael Garner, Intelligence with RFID, Retailers Advantage will also be looking at issues surrounding poor inventory control and management, and exploring the full range of capabilities of the A3 tag, including:

How intelligence is added to the A3 tag and the new STPLUS1
How the technology can work seamlessly
Backward compatibility

This will be a hands on, touch, feel and learn session, free to attend but places are limited so early booking is advisable. For booking details go to www.retailrisk.com/toronto/

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