Nedap applies for global patent for new Virtual Shielding™ technology

The Netherlands, Groenlo, 30 April 2019 

Smart, proven technology in !D Cloud, Nedap’s leading RFID platform, eliminates a multi-million cost component from retail RFID deployments 

Nedap announces that the patent application is pending in over 120 countries for !D Cloud’s latest functionality: Virtual Shielding™. This smart allocation technology in the Nedap !D Cloud software platform, allows store staff to easily read RFID tags by using RFID handheld devices and automatically determine the actual (sub) location within a store of RFID tags in an accurate way. This solves the problem of reading RFID tags through walls. The industry has long denied the feasibility of reliably determining individual tag locations without physical shielding however, Nedap has cracked the code on this.  

Rob Schuurman, Managing Director Nedap Retail, comments: “Our main competitive edge is that we are more than willing to invest in Research & Development. We are convinced by doing so we add more value to our solutions and help our customers to become more successful in their business. Last year alone we spent over 25 million Euros at Nedap in R&D, resulting in many new technological breakthroughs. One of them is Virtual Shielding. In our view, this is another breakthrough to make it easier and more cost-effective for retailers to deploy RFID. We are proud to say that our first customers have already successfully implemented this technology, saving significant amounts of money.” 

Proven technology, redefined  

RFID is a proven technology to raise the stock accuracy and quickly get insights on the available stock-items in a retail store. However, RFID also has its challenges when it comes to determining the correct (sub-)location of a stock items in the store. That means that retailers need to apply physical shielding like aluminum foil or metallic paint to prevent ‘leakage’ and to ensure reliable insights regarding what stock is available on the sales floor and which stock-items are available in the stockroom.  

Virtual Shielding eliminates the need for physical shielding and allows for faster RFID roll-outs across the globe. The patent-pending Virtual Shielding technology developed by Nedap lowers the RFID deployment and investment costs. This significantly increases the ROI of RFID-projects and making RFID financially feasible for more retailers.   

Virtual Shielding has been officially launched during the NRF trade show in the US, which was held on January 13-15 this year. 

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Media contact:
Ilse Protsman
Marketing Communications Manager
 +31 (0)544 47 19 18
+31 6 55 41 51 67
ilse.protsman@nedap.com
www.nedap-retail.com 

Nedap integrates Zebra technology in !D Cloud RFID retail platform

The Netherlands, Groenlo, 25 April 2019 

Free choice of RFID devices allows retailers to use best of breed solutions for stock counting

Nedap announces that it has now completed the integration of all cornerstone Zebra RFID technology for retail in-store stock management within !D Cloud, Nedap’s leading RFID platform. The integrations spans the RFD2000 and RFD8500 series handheld RFID sleds, the TC5x and TC2x series Touch Mobile Computers and the ZD500r and ZT400 series RFID printers. 

Remarkable is deep level of support that !D Cloud offers for the RFD sled devices, where even the firmware updates are managed through the !D Cloud solution. For the printers !D Cloud uniquely offers in-app printing of individual RFID labels or complete shipment that come into a store without RFID labels for the manufacturer. Here the label template and Zebra Programming Language (ZPL) print commands are managed directly from the !D Cloud App via in-store Wi-Fi to the printers, thus eliminating the requirement and costs of label print software.  

Jeroen Struycken, Global Director of Business Development at Nedap Retail comments: We see an increased demand for RFID solutions in retail and as the leading RFID provider we want to offer our customers the choice of the best products out there. By nature !D Cloud is hardware agnostic and support a multitude of RFID devices, but having the width of the Zebra equipment as a standard in our toolbox is a big plus.“ 

The recent Zebra TC20 PDA and RFD2000 handheld UHF RFID sled, combined with Nedap’s !D Cloud solutionwill presented at the Nedap booth #5B60 at RetailEXPO 2019, which will be held at the Olympia in London on May 1-2. 

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Media contact:
Ilse Protsman
Marketing Communications Manager
 +31 (0)544 47 19 18
+31 6 55 41 51 67
ilse.protsman@nedap.com
www.nedap-retail.com 

Nedap and MishiPay join forces to accelerate market adoption of secure mobile self-checkout

MishiPay mobile self-checkout integration with !D Cloud, Nedap’s cloud-based RFID platform, presented at RetailEXPO Groenlo, The Netherlands, 18 Apr 2019 Nedap, the global leader in RFID-based retail solutions, teams up with MishiPay to present its mobile self-checkout integration solution at RetailEXPO, May 1-2 in London. The deep integration with !D Cloud, Nedap’s cloud-based RFID platform, […]

Nedap announces five-year extended warranty on EAS products

Groenlo, The Netherlands, 9 April 2019

Nedap today announces, warranty on all new iSense-based EAS systems will be extended for up to 5 years. This applies to connected systems opted with a Fast Remote Service subscription, installed after March 31st.

It is essential for retailers to make sure their EAS systems are well-ran, in order to prevent losses by e.g. theft. Nedap provides an online platform, allowing to solve 81% of the service calls remotely, without the need to dispatch a technician to the store. This keeps system downtime to a minimum, saving retailers both time and money on maintaining EAS systems.

Rob Schuurman, Managing Director of Nedap Retail explains: “Connectivity already is widely adopted amongst retailers in order to give their customers the best possible shopping experience. You can tell by the fact that data-driven concepts such as Secure Mobile Payment are gaining popularity.
We decided to extend warranty on connected iSense systems in our belief that connectivity is also key in unburdening the modern retailer. Trouble-free operation enables retailers to do what they do best: serving their customers.”

Nedap iSense EAS products have a standard warranty term of 1 year. Extended Warranty will be available for new stores with connected systems for the period of a Fast Remote Service contract (3 or 5 years) after March 31 2019.

For more information about Nedap’s warranty service please visit: www.nedap-retail.com/warranty

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Media contact:
Ilse Protsman
Marketing Communications Manager
+31 (0)544 47 19 18
+31 6 55 41 51 67
ilse.protsman@nedap.com
www.nedap-retail.com

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