Claire Swedberg: Japanese Retailer Aeon Tries Out Checkpoint's RFID-enabled Robot

Feb 22, 2016—Japanese general-merchandise chain Aeon Retail is piloting an RFID-enabled robot to track inventory at its flagship store in Chiba, as well as rolling out an RFID-based electronic article surveillance (EAS) system, using technology provided by Checkpoint Systems.

Since December 2015, the robot—a prototype provided by Checkpoint—has been capturing the ID numbers of tagged goods as it moves throughout the store. The robot then matches that information with the retailer's inventory-management software data.

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