NEWS: New RFID Tag Aimed at Cosmetics Applications


Checkpoint Systems has announced the availability of its Windlight RFID label for cosmetics categories and other merchandise-visibility applications. The new label features Impinj's Monza R6-P RAIN RFID tag chip, which is designed for serializing apparel, electronics, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and jewelry. The chips support privacy, loss-prevention and brand-protection capabilities for retailers and brand owners, says the company. These RFID labels are available immediately.

The Windlight is smaller than Checkpoint's Wind label and works with a range of systems, including handheld readers, as well as fixed models. It features an inlay size of 43mm x 18mm, with a label size of 45mm x 30mm—which is midrange for some apparel formats. It is ISO 18000-6C-compliant and can be encoded and printed to carry Electronic Product Code (EPC) data in several formats, including EPC RFID air-interface protocol, printed bar code and human-readable text.

Carl Brasek, Impinj's senior director of product management for silicon, stated, "Our partnership with Checkpoint enables new solutions and tagging of new categories of items. The Monza R6-P chip includes Integra technology that enables RAIN RFID labels to deliver higher data reliability and accuracy, which is a must for retail deployments."

"Our customers have shown strong interest in broadening RAIN RFID categories to include health/beauty/cosmetics," said Umesh Cooduvalli, Checkpoint's senior director for business. “The new Windlight, as well as the Wind RFID tags, are designed to help them realize auto replenishment and inventory management goals."