PeopleVox launches RFID reader for retail

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PeopleVox has launched a new range of RFID-enabled hand-held wireless readers dedicated to the fashion retail industry.

The PVX-Series, which has been developed in conjunction with Motorola, is designed to offer higher levels of combined read rate and accuracy, as well as the option of having RFID, barcode and voice on a single device.

Pre-launch tests were carried out by RFID tag manufacturer Avery Dennison, which evaluated the PVX-100 against the current market-leading RFID readers.

According to the study the PeopleVox reader consistently scanned rails of tightly-packed garments “faster than its competitors”, with a read accuracy of greater than 99.99 per cent.

It was also found that the PVX-100 took less than 40 seconds to read all 350 items, while its nearest competitor picked up an average of 325 tags, an error rate of more than seven per cent.

Jonathan Bellwood, managing director of PeopleVox, said: “Industry demand is typically for 99.96 per cent or better read accuracy, which until now was an unattainable goal in a standalone handheld device.”

The hand-held uses a hybrid design of antenna, which is smaller and operates at around one quarter of the power level of a standard antenna, offering additional weight and energy savings.

Development of the PVX-Series was led by PeopleVox chief engineer Dr Andrew Dean, who previously designed and implemented Marks & Spencer’s RFID system.

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