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Global Fashion Company Implement Denso RFID Solutions for their Point of Sale & Stock Control

Retail Fashion RFID

Global Fashion Company Implements Denso RFID Solutions for their Point of Sale & Stock Control

January 8, 2019


In 2018/19 Denso RFID Solutions have been implemented throughout the warehouses and stores of a multi-national fashion chain. Implementing RFID at the checkout and within the warehouse has resulted in time savings, increased sales and improved accuracy. From humble beginnings in 1984, the retailer has aspired towards excellence in quality, design and technology and is leading the way.


What RFID Product did they select for POS?


The Denso UR21 RFID Table Top Reader was selected for all stores around the World after extensive tests and trials. The Denso reader is positioned at the POS and is ultra-thin in design.


Download UR20 EPOS RFID Brochure


The UR21 RFID table scanner means there is no need to read each RF tag manually. Before using a table scanner, all items were scanned one at a time. With the UR21, all the cashier has to do is lay the products on the counter, which saves the retailer time and labour.

Over 550 Denso UR21 RFID Readers have currently been installed within the stores across the UK & Europe


Benefits of Denso UR21 Table-top RFID Reader

  • The UR21 has a thin antenna which avoids the problem of finding an installation location
  • Antibacterial case remains in a clean condition
  • The communication range can be adjusted to ensure only items on the counter are read
  • OPOS driver helps users connect the table scanner directly to a POS register


What Denso RFID Handheld Device did they select for their Stock Management?

Accuracy has been enhanced at the retail chain and working hours reduced by 90% or more with the BHT-1281QULWB-CE RFID handheld terminal.


Download Denso BHT-1200 Brochure


The Enterprise class BHT-1281 Handheld RFID mobile reader from Denso has a scanning distance of 5 metres. The key features of the reader include:


  • Pistol grip for ease of use
  • Drop tested 30 times from 1.2m to concrete
  • 5 inch large display


The exact model that was chosen was the Denso BHT-1281QULWB-CE (Part Number 104969-2290).


Over 250 Denso RFID handheld devices are now in operation at the retailer within the UK. If you’re interested in how Denso RFID technology can improve your business, contact one of our RFID specialists today.





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Introducing the Unitech EA500/EA502 Series: The Ideal Solution for Couriers & Delivery Drivers

Introducing the Unitech EA500/EA502 Series: The Ideal Solution for Couriers & Delivery Drivers


January 3, 2019


Delivery drivers have a demanding job. They need to work quickly and efficiently with a device that is fast and responsive. They need a device that won’t run out of battery or break if dropped or exposed to water. They need a device that can use the latest apps and has integrated scanning capability to maximize their workflow. They need a device that works as hard as they do.

Introducing the Unitech EA500/502 series, the ideal solution for couriers and delivery drivers.



Powerful Processor

Speed is everything in the logistics industry and the EA 500 and 502 are lightning fast. They boast a 1.4 GHz Quad-Core processor with the option to upgrade to an Octa-Core 1.4 GHz, enabling a user to run multiple tasks without slowing down. They pack an impressive 2GB of RAM, which provides the processing power to minimize lag in the working environment, so delivery drivers can get on with the work that really matters.



All-Day Battery Life

There are few things worse for a delivery driver than having a device run out of battery halfway through the day. You don’t have to worry about that with the EA 500/502. Their 3800mAh Li-ION battery lasts 10-12 hours non-stop. In addition to this, vehicle mounts are available for vehicle charging.





Rugged and Durable

Unloading deliveries in working environments can be rugged work and accidents happen. Delivery drivers need a device that can handle the hazards of working environments. The EA 500 and 502 can withstand whatever is needed. Both have been tested to withstand multiple 5-foot drops to concrete. The units are also IP67 rated against dust and water, meaning they’ve been submerged in water as deep as 1 meter for half an hour and kept working.






Modern Operating System

Mobile computers often run on older operating systems, making it difficult to use the latest apps or find custom software. Not so with the EA500 and 502, which run Android 7 Nougat, giving you the flexibility to use your device to its maximum capacity.



Integrated Scanning

Delivery drivers need to scan dozens of barcodes a day to provide proof of delivery. They need a device with powerful and seamless scanning. The EA 500 uses the built-in Scan Cam to capture barcodes and the EA 502 has a powerful built-in scanner which can capture all standard 1D and 2D barcodes. To maximize efficiency, a pistol grip accessory is available, to make scanning even smoother and more seamless.





Additional Benefits

The EA 500/2 provide the key features delivery drivers need. In addition to everything mentioned, key features include:

  • 16 GB ROM
  • MicroSD slot / TF expansion (up to 32GB storage capacity)
  • HF/NFC RFID reader/Writer
  • GPS
  • High Res 8.0 MP camera (13.0 MP in the EA 502)
  • Bluetooth
  • Dual Band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • 3G / 4G LTE connectivity


Product Profiles

For more information on each unit, view our pages for the EA 500 and the EA 502 series mobile computers.



Unbelievable Pricing

Working in partnership with Unitech, we strive to provide the best value possible for our customers. Professional mobile scanning terminals are a big investment in a business. The EA 500 provides a low-cost solution that does it all, starting at as little as £300 per unit.


Start Today

If the EA 500/2 sound perfect for you, we’re happy to help. We provide on-site product demos and consultation for your business’s needs. We also work with independent software companies, so we can help you develop custom software to perfectly match your company’s needs. The units are available in stock on a next day shipping service.





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Launching the DENSO SP1 Series


Launching the New DENSO SP1 Series RFID Sled

December 18, 2018


The way we buy is changing rapidly. With e-commerce growing daily, retailers need to modernize their processes to maximize efficiency and stay competitive. Enter Radio Frequency Identification scanning.


A study from the University of Leicester found that using RFID led to a boost in sales for retailers of 1.5-5.5% and increased inventory accuracy by 20 to 30%. Retailers need scanning technology that can keep up with the times.


World-Leading Scanning Performance

Introducing the DENSO SP1 Series RFID sled. Connect an iOS or Android device by scanning a QR code and you’re ready to take your stock control to the next level.


The SP1 provides world-leading scanning performance of 700 tags a second and an 8-meter scanning distance. It reads 1D and 2D barcodes with ease. Cut stocktaking time by up to 50% compared to previous models.


Built-in Memory

The memory function sets the SP1 apart from other RFID sleds. If the pairing with the host device is broken, the scanned data is saved locally in the SP1.

Ordinary devices do not store data. If the Bluetooth connection is lost during use, the scanned data may get lost. The SP1 stores up to 80,000 tags and 1,000 barcodes in its built-in memory so the unsent data can easily retransmit. – Viv Bradshaw, Technology Consultant at DENSO



Accidents do happen and it’s important to have equipment that can handle the stresses of the workplace. The SP1 RFID sled can survive up to 30 falls of 1.2 meters and is IP54 certified against water and dust.


Comfortable Long-Term Working

When working long hours, it’s important to have a lightweight and easy to use device so employees can work at their best. The SP1 series is lightweight at 400 grams and ergonomically designed for comfort, maximizing efficiency even near the end of a shift.

The combination of outstanding reading performance and the most suitable RFID tag for the environment ensures maximised efficiency. And thus, we are very excited to present our new SP1 RFID sled to our customers and potential new clients. – Viv Bradshaw


The DENSO SP1 RFID sled can take your business to the next level. Contact us for a Product Demo.




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Prepare for the Falsified Medicines Directive

Falsified Medicines Directive

Prepare for the Falsified Medicines Directive

December 13, 2018


The EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) will come into effect in February 2019 and will impact over 400,000 pharmacies throughout Europe.


In the UK, it will impact 15,000 community pharmacies, 260 acute NHS hospitals, 190 private hospitals, 1,200 dispensing doctors, 7,500 GP practices and surgeries, 1,500 authorised wholesalers/distributors 790 market authorisation holders, and 66 million patients (Royal Pharmaceutical Society). Any company in the Pharmaceutical industry needs to be ready for the changes brought by the FMD.


The purpose of the FMD is to prevent illegal medicines from entering the supply chain, which could include medicines with the wrong ingredients or that have been tampered with.


The FMD will require that all new medicines will have to include two new safety features.


  • A Unique Identifier (UI)

The UI requires the use of a 2D barcode, which means your pharmacy may need to upgrade from 1D scanners


  • Anti-Tampering Device (ATD)

This is a sticker that ensures that the product package has not been opened before sale. The medicine cannot be sold if the ATD is broken.


The FMD will require pharmacies to authenticate products at the time of sale by visually checking the ATD and by scanning the UI for verification and decommissioning.


What does this mean for your business?

You will need to make sure that your scanning technology is up to date. Upgrading to 2D scanners will not only help with complying with the FMD but will also future proof your business as barcode technology continues to advance.


Speak to one of our barcoding specialists today




Here are our top recommendations for scanners that will comply with FMD:


Zebra DS2200 Series

A simple and affordable solution to 2D barcode scanning that comes with corded and cordless versions.


Zebra DS8100 Series

The ultimate in performance, innovation and manageability. Enquire about Zebra products.


Unitech MS352 Bluetooth 2D Kit

A very affordable and good value solution to cover all your needs. Enquire about Unitech products.


Denso AT20Q

Outstanding performance and high-speed scanning. Enquire about Denso products.


Opticon 2D L-46X

A fast hand scanner with a beautiful stand. Enquire about Opticon products.

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Zebra TC25: The Rugged Smartphone For Business

Zebra TC25

Zebra TC25: The Rugged Smartphone For Business

The popularity of mobile devices, most especially the smartphone is not waning. Faster communications, real time information and applications that make everyday tasks such as paying for parking or booking an appointment faster and easier are clear reasons why.


Utilisation of the consumer smartphone for work has steadily been increasing alongside the overall popularity of the device. The multipurpose nature of the smartphone and the Android OS has clear applications for the business world. Emails, voice communications and calendar management are some of the easier crossover usages. (Deloitte, 2017)


However, what the “off the shelf “consumer smartphone cannot always deliver is a device capable of boosting productivity and efficiency of work processes in a work ready form factor.


Zebra have the answer with the TC25 Rugged Smartphone.


Designed with the mobile worker in mind – a perfect blend of smartphone simplicity and business class features.




Running Android Nougat 7.X; a familiar interface your workers will instantly recognise from their own smartphones. Training is limited, productivity and task efficiency maximised right from the start. With a range of apps at your fingertips through Zebra’s Mobility DNA ecosystem the TC25 is ready to help you streamline work processes and provide outstanding security and OS support (LifeGuard for Android).




Save time scanning with an enterprise class scanner; omni-directional and fast, capture 1D and 2D barcodes in practically any condition and even on mobile screens from up to 30 inches away (model dependant). More work, more efficiency, more happy customers.




Incorporating a high capacity 3000 mAh battery that can last a full shift (10hrs), and charges in under 4 hours.


Zebra understands that mobile workers are always on the go, time is precious and sometimes putting a device on charge doesn’t happen. With the optional PowerPack Battery – crisis averted: just snap on the TC25 for an additional 8-10 hours of battery life. For complete efficiency and lower total cost of ownership all cradle options, holsters and the hand straps are supported with or without the PowerPack.


The TC25 can keep working as long as you do.




The TC25 doubles as a walkie-talkie with Zebra’s Workforce Connect PTT Pro. Operating on virtually any cellular and Wi-Fi network employees can connect where ever they are. Additional features include secure text messaging, real-time map positioning.


Bluetooth 4.2 BLE give users great performance for Bluetooth headsets and printers. Operating on 802.11ac means that for voice and data, wherever you are, your device will utilise the fastest connection possible.


Supporting 4G and VoLTE, make and receive calls with exceptional voice clarity and fast connections deliver optimal application performance. Process mission critical information first time and ensure work processes are completed efficiently.




The thin, lightweight and damage resistant Corning Gorilla Glass display and imager window provide ultimate protection and durability. IP65 rated for complete dust ingress and short periods of immersion in water. Drop tested from 1.2 metres to concrete and operable at -10 degrees centigrade to 50 degrees centigrade.


The TC25 can handle it all.