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Indian Jeweler Seeks 100 Percent Security From RFID

Hoping to eliminate all shrinkage, Jewelex India is testing a system that uses active tags to track high-value items in real time, while utilizing less expensive passive tags for lower-cost jewelry.
By Claire Swedberg
When an item is sold, the store's personnel detach and deactivate its tag through the software. The tag can then be reused on another item.

Although the ceiling-mounted interrogators have a long read range, they have been designed so that they can not detect a tag's signal the moment a tagged item passes the exit, thereby triggering an alarm. This function provides an additional layer of security with redundancy to the exit door reader, which also sets off an alarm if an active tag passes through that door.

To enable the ceiling readers to do this, Agrawal notes, Orizin has designed special reader antennas and a patent-pending software algorithm. "We achieved this after rigorous testing," he says.

The benefits Jewelex India is seeking are 100 percent security—through tamper-proof and foolproof detection of tagged items passing through the exit—as well as real-time inventory that reduces mistakes and the amount of time the store's staff spends manually checking each item. The company would not comment for this article.

According to Agrawal, the system is commercially available worldwide and can transmit at 915 MHz in the United States.

USER COMMENTS

Oey Tjui Kiong 2009-02-16 02:27:52 PM
Jewel Store Project From Indonesia Dear Sir / Madam : I am Sudrajat from Nagatech System Integrator - Indonesia (www.nagatech-si.com). Recently I got an RFID Project from my client who's running a jewel biz , could anyone inform me what should we do to start this project,our client's need is almost the same with the above case. If you do have any information or products that we could use, please inform me by mail to : info@nagatech-si.com Regards, Sudrajat
Jeffrey Weiss 2009-03-24 06:10:52 PM
ceo i think RFID is a great solution for jewelry inventory. i would want to try! jeffglenn323@gmail.com

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