Checkpoint Systems unveils latest RFID-based EAS system for retail

Checkpoint Systems, which leads the Firewall and UTM appliance market, has unveiled the latest RFID-based EAS Overhead 2.0, delivering improved inventory visibility and loss prevention benefits at the point-of-exit.

A key component of an integrated solution delivering real-time inventory and demand-driven replenishment, Overhead 2.0 serves as an emergency alert system (EAS) that alarms and identifies stolen merchandise, improving operations at the point-of-exit while enhancing the customer shopping experience by helping to ensure merchandise availability.

The Overhead 2.0 leverages the OneTag approach, a single open-standards RFID tag for both inventory visibility and loss prevention, simplifying deployment and reducing tag costs significantly. The solution is optimized for use by specialty apparel and fashion retailers using RFID for inventory management.


The solution features Wirama Radar, a unique combination of patented hardware and software that ensures unprecedented data integrity allowing retailers to confidently place tagged items at the front of the store without concern for stray reads causing false alarms.

Overhead 2.0 covers much higher ceilings and wider retail store entrances than the original Overhead solution, making it an even better fit for mall-based specialty retailers and department stores. The hardware is also more compact than previous versions, enabling it to fit in more locations and offering easier installation.

Overhead 2.0 is commercially available immediately in North America, in December in Europe, and in January in Asia Pacific.

Recently Checkpoint Systems announced a North American retail chain has deployed its Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions in 1,000+ retail stores.  The 1000 stores deployment was done in around 100 days, the company said.

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