David Savastano, Editor11.21.12
For major retailers, Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) devices are a necessary inconvenience in order to cut down on theft. However, for consumers, bulky “hard tag” plastic attachments are an irritation that can even damage the goods, and thin and light “soft tags” are notorious for continuing to send signals even after they have been deactivated.
However, Kovio has developed a high-tech solution to this problem. Nedap Retail, a European specialist in anti-theft systems, unveiled !FaST, its new EAS tag system based on Kovio’s EASD technology.
A privately held Silicon Valley company, Kovio designs, develops and manufactures printed silicon products for the near field communication (NFC) and EAS markets, including RFID tags and NFC barcodes. Kovio combines its high-performance silicon inks with low cost graphics printing technology.
The new !FaST tags, which are embedded into clothing, shoes and other products, wi
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