Technology gains continue to push the adoption of RFID technology, particularly in the retail sector, where item-level tagging is driving inventory accuracy to new highs by enabling regular cycle counting to establish and maintain true merchandise quantities on the retail floor.
Today Tyco Retail Solutions unveiled the latest release of its TrueVUE software product with an eye on accelerating large scale retail deployments. TrueVUE version 5.1 facilitates centralized setup and control of inventory management to drive accuracy, visibility and operational efficiencies.
In addition, new features enable retailers to maximize existing investments in iOS devices for RFID inventory transactions and to support in-store mobility strategies. The new release allows retailers to leverage mobile devices already in use in the store, such as an iPhone or iTouch.
“Proven to increase inventory accuracy, decrease out-of-stocks, and amplify on-floor availability, RFID is quickly becoming a critical enabler for retail success today,” says Nancy Chisholm, president of Tyco Retail Solutions. “With our strategic focus on RFID technology innovation, we continue advancing our solutions to help retailers’ worldwide gain a competitive advantage and achieve store excellence.”
As RFID technology continues to increase inventory accuracies as high as 99 percent, the technology is gaining momentum as a critical IT enabler of omni-channel retail strategies.
Tyco’s v.5.1 was designed to deliver capabilities that enable scalable, large retail deployments. The latest enhancements improve cycle counting and allow many more simultaneous users and inventory count sessions across all stores on a single centralized server. This further ensures accuracy and efficiency with all inventory counts, reducing data contention across large retail environments. Additional performance reporting provides insight into cycle counts for optimizing processes, employee productivity and operational efficiency.
Through centralized system deployment and increased mobility, information is delivered from the enterprise to the stores, empowering personnel to easily access information at any time and from any device.
The v.5.1 enhancements also extend the value of mobile technologies in the store by expanding mobile RFID inventory management capabilities to drive efficiencies and empower store associates. The updated platform leverages retailers’ existing investment in cost-effective iOS devices combined with add-on RFID readers, strengthening corporate in-store mobility strategic objectives. A newly supported RFID sled reader is designed to communicate with a variety of host devices via Bluetooth wireless technology.