August 3, 2016

Freedom News

Skip Vaccaro to Head Up Software Solution Sales

NEW SALES DIRECTOR

Skip Vaccaro to Head Up Software Solution Sales

STATESVILLE, NC – February 13, 2017: Skip Vaccaro, a 30 year veteran of the AIDC/POS, RFID (Radio Frequency) and Digital Signage market and formerly with Symbol, Motorola as well as a Business Development Manager at BlueStar Inc., has joined Freedom RFID to head up their Software Solution Company, GopherWerx. He will be responsible for the development of strong partnerships, alliances and strategic sales with an emphasis on the SouthEast Supply Chain industries along the Atlantic coast. “I’m delighted to be joining a seasoned, well-trained organization that provides great products for our customers.”, said Skip. “Freedom RFID has a great reputation in this industry. They have a great business model that will help maximize their revenues and will help their core customer, resellers, and partnerships.”

Freedom RFID has worked regularly with other developers and integrators to assist in custom builds or enabling existing MRP and WMS systems. Currently, they are launching a new division of their company called GopherWerx that solely focuses and develops flexible, out of the box software solutions for asset management and supply chain management. This is a natural progression from their RF (Radio Frequency) Surveys and custom solutions for retail and manufacturing.

“We are very excited about Skip joining GopherWerx.”, said Adam Ramsey, CEO of GopherWerx. “Skip’s experience at a company like BlueStar will be extremely helpful as we strengthen existing relationships and leveraging new alliances. He brings energy and a wealth of knowledge to the team. We are glad to have a Sales Director with a vast experience in Solution and Reseller Management.” Read Here...

Business Wire

Fast Track Convenience
Solution poised to revolutionize
the self-checkout experience

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in specialty printing and automatic identification solutions, the Danby Group, a value-added reseller specializing in automatic identification solutions, and Freedom Shopping, an RFID retail solutions provider were recognized last month by Retail Solutions Provider Association (RSPA) and Vertical Systems Reseller (VSR) at RetailNow with the Innovative Solution Award for Quick Service. RSPA and VSR honored the group’s work on the Fast Track Convenience solution for Sterling Services. The award pays tribute to VARs that have developed multi-vendor retail technology solutions for small-to medium-sized businesses... READ MORE

Uptown Cycles Deploys
Inventory Management System
From UPM Raflatac

Uptown Cycles recently deployed an RFID-enabled inventory management system from UPM Raflatac, Freedom Shopping and Zebra Technologies at its store in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The FLiP system, designed by Freedom Shopping, integrates seamlessly into Uptown Cycles' POS system, enabling the merchant to harness the power of item-level RFID tagging for electronic article surveillance (EAS) in order to increase inventory accuracy, reduce out-of-stocks, enhance customer experience and improve store security.

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Freedom Announces
OEM Offering for Retail RFID Checkout & Security

Freedom Shopping, Inc, the leading consumer RFID solution provider, today announced the availability of the retail industry’s first OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) offering that plugs into existing cash registers and point-of-sale terminals to enable RFID checkout, inventory tracking and security. Freedom Shopping showcased their solution at Microsoft’s RFID Solution Days.

The core of the solution is a software wedge (Freedom-ID) that operates on the point-of-sale (POS) terminal. It communicates with a counter-top RFID reader pad (EasyRead Pad) and/or other readers in the checkout lane. Inventory is monitored with mobile RFID readers and security gates also are RFID-enabled. Data is passed to existing cash registers and POS infrastructure at all points in a SKU format so it can be instantly integrated. Consumer privacy is protected using a variety of technical safeguards...

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Checkout This Checkout:
RFID-enabled kiosks deliver more than just a cool factor

A metro Detroit Food Service company, worked with Freedom Shopping and 365 Retail Markets to break new ground creating self-service convenience stores that employ RFID technology. Sterling Services wanted to offer food service to their third shift employees without affecting their first and second shift employees’ current cafeteria. In working with 365 Retail Markets to develop and deploy a self-checkout RFID-based kiosk system with item-level tagging, they created a solution called SmartShop™.  Adding SmartShop into their cafeteria allowed Sterling to enhance their employees’ experience by offering a much larger variety of products than vending machines with the convenience of 24/7 operations in addition to multiple payment options...

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Luxury Retail Management

Luxury Retail Management

Freedom RFID mentioned in published book
Noted experts offer invaluable insights into the glamorous world of luxury retail

Luxury Retail Management is your gold-plated ticket to the glamorous world of luxury retail. Defining all the tools that are necessary to manage luxury stores, from the analysis of location and design concept to the selection, training, and motivation of the staff, the book covers everything you need to know to enter, expand, understand, and succeed in the world of luxury retail. 

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RFID for the Supply Chain and Operations Professional

RFID for the Supply Chain and Operational Professional

Freedom RFID mentioned in published book

"The quality and effectiveness of decisions made within an organization and its supply chain depend upon the accuracy and timeliness of the information upon which they are based. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology that can provide more accurate information in near real time and thus increase the quality and timeliness of decisions based on that information. RFID systems are currently in use in areas such as inventory management, process control, asset tracking and monitoring, and retail point of sale."

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Supply Chain Brain

UPM RFID Forms Online Store
With Freedom Shopping

UPM RFID has joined with Freedom Shopping, Inc. to offer UHF and NFC radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and inlays through a new online store, NFC Freedom. Located at nfcfreedom.com, the store features a wide range of products, including UPM's BullsEye, Circus and RaceTrack NFC tags, as well as UPM Web and ShortDipole UHF tags in a variety of delivery formats. The site offers customized encoding and printing services, known as FreedomTag, for each order. The tool allows customers to quickly upload instructions for their NFC tag or smart poster orders. Part of UPM's Engineered Materials business group, UPM RFID is a producer of HF, NFC and UHF RFID tags and inlays. It has production plants in 16 countries. Freedom Shopping, Inc. specializes in the development of RFID-enabled point-of-sale, security and self-service products for the retail market... READ MORE

The Danby Group, Freedom Shopping,
Zebra Technologies
Win Award for Quick Service

Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in specialty printing and automatic identification solutions, the Danby Group, a value-added reseller specializing in automatic identification solutions, and Freedom Shopping, an RFID retail solutions provider were recognized last month by Retail Solutions Provider Association (RSPA) and Vertical Systems Reseller (VSR) at RetailNow with the Innovative Solution Award for Quick Service. RSPA and VSR honored the group's work on the Fast Track Convenience solution for Sterling Services. The award pays tribute to VARs that have developed multi-vendor retail technology solutions for small-to medium-sized businesses.

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UPM RFID announces collaboration with
Freedom to deliver RFID and NFC tags
via new NFC Freedom store online

Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in specialty printing and automatic identification solutions, the Danby Group, a value-added reseller specializing in automatic identification solutions, and Freedom Shopping, an RFID retail solutions provider were recognized last month by Retail Solutions Provider Association (RSPA) and Vertical Systems Reseller (VSR) at RetailNow with the Innovative Solution Award for Quick Service. RSPA and VSR honored the group's work on the Fast Track Convenience solution for Sterling Services. The award pays tribute to VARs that have developed multi-vendor retail technology solutions for small-to medium-sized businesses.

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RFID Revitalizes the Vending Machine Business

Fast Track Convenience teamed up with Freedom Shopping to create a self-service RFID kiosk for the food service market. They discovered that they were the first. The conventional wisdom is that item-level tracking with RFID is ten years away,” says Rob Simmons, co-founder of Freedom Shopping. “We’ve been doing this for two years, with a strong return on investment.”

“The only practical way to do an unmanned application like this is to use RFID,” says Simmons. “

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Nordic ID RFID Friday Blog - This week Nordic ID
attended two great events and discussed the concept of smart homes

Yesterday Nordic ID attended the 4th Annual Auto-ID & Sensing Solutions Expo hosted by the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge. Nordic ID partners Freedom Shopping, Confidex, SML Group Limited, Truecount Corporation, Global RFID Systems North America and Smartrac were also present at the event.

Besides from attending panel discussions, visitors could get familiar with the outstanding products at the stands. The event was a true success. Big thanks to the organizers and the visitors!

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Micro-markets Promise Macro Impact

One of the fastest growing industry trends is not even considered a mainstream hospitality offering. Best of all, technological advancements are credited with enabling the successful latent development of the micro-market concept. Micro-markets, also termed self-checkout centers and at-work retail units, offer convenience, speed and product selection not usually available at hospitality locations. Basically, a micro-market strategically places an array of snacks, meals and refreshment services in a hotel pantry setting for guests and/or breakroom for employees. The concept, which often replaces auxiliary foodservice operations as well as vending machines, has proven extremely popular in hospitality business settings.

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Freedom (Shopping) RFID Kiosk
Awarded Kiosk Excellence Award

MEI Retail’s self-service system customer Freedom Shopping LLC (www.freedomshopping.com) received the Kiosk Excellence Award for “Best New Innovation” at the 2007 KioskCom Self-Service Expo. These awards distinguish companies and individuals across multiple industries for their leadership, innovation and success within the self-service kiosk industry. Recipients were honored at KioskCom's 6th Annual Excellence Awards ceremony on April 22-25 in Las Vegas.

KioskCom awarded Freedom Shopping for its Freedom Shopping Kiosk, a compact, wall-mounted, self-checkout kiosk that automatically detects radio frequency identification (RFID) 10 seconds, with a thumbprint version of the system averaging less than five seconds. The unit is ideal for  vendors wanting a speedy checkout without the need for security features... READ MORE

UPM RFID Forms Online Store
With Freedom

UPM RFID has joined with Freedom Shopping, Inc. to offer UHF and NFC radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and inlays through a new online store, NFC Freedom. Located at nfcfreedom.com, the store features a wide range of products, including UPM's BullsEye, Circus and RaceTrack NFC tags, as well as UPM Web and ShortDipole UHF tags in a variety of delivery formats. The site offers customized encoding and printing services, known as FreedomTag, for each order. The tool allows customers to quickly upload instructions for their NFC tag or smart poster orders. Part of UPM's Engineered Materials business group, UPM RFID is a producer of HF, NFC and UHF RFID tags and inlays.

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UPM RFID and Partners Exhibit
Innovative RFID Solutions to
Streamline Inventory Management, Reduce Shrink
and Theft at NRF's 100th Annual "BIG Show"

UPM RFID, Tampere) - Exhibiting at the retail industry's "BIG Show" requires that companies deliver game-changing results. UPM RFID together with leading RFID solution providers Seeonic, Pittsfield ID Technologies, Retailers Advantage and Freedom Shopping are doing just that at the National Retail Federation's (NRF) 100th Annual Convention and Expo, held January 9-12, 2011, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, New York. Each year, the event draws around 18,500 attendees, including 10,000 retailers. From RFID systems that optimize inventory management and streamline customer checkout to EAS-RFID tags that reduce shrink and theft, UPM RFID and its partners will demonstrate how the technology is being used today to boost profitability for retailers of all sizes. Visitors to UPM RFID's booth (#2909) will experience: o A jeans wall, which uses Seeonic's inventory management system comprising its SightWare(TM) electronic module, Seeniq(TM) software platform and UPM's RFID UHF ShortDipole and Web tags sourced through Shore To Shore(TM), a full-line provider of finished encoded RFID hangtags and labels to the apparel and retail industries.

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Piedmont Vending Tries New Ideas

Necessity, according to the proverb, is the mother of invention.

In the automatic merchandising industry, veterans are realizing the need to adopt new tools and business models to address new business realities.

Many veteran operators are tired of hearing about these "new business realities" — fewer viable locations, more competition, and rising costs — but some are actually doing some things about them.

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