At the partner meeting in Prague 2018 a number of priorities were set for R&D, in order to
find a quantum step forward in performance and capabilities of the Tagit EM Systems.
This was required to be able to help develop new niche retail markets around the globe.
These markets included drugstores, cosmetic chains, supermarkets, Ironmongers, garden
centers and fishing tackle stores, where the Tagit EM label isthe only label that is able to detect
on small, metal/foil products, is the only one that be used in all food weigh-scale printers and
is the only one that can be detected even when placed inside foil/booster bags.
NEW REQUIREMENTS REQUESTED:
The following were the key new pointsrequested at the meeting:
• To be able to detect at 1.2m aislewidth
• To be able to connect to the system, via the internet to allow for remote monitoring, installation, maintenance and data management
• Reduction in false alarms, when the system is close to electronic interference, without the
requirement to turn the sensitivity down and reduce detection.
• Improve ease of installation and reduce maintenance costs.
NEW FEATURES DEVELOPED:
1. Turbo-Twin EM Strip Labels
Tagit have developed a new breakthrough “Turbo” label format which has a very high detection signal for its length. The 51x10mm deactivatable clear strip is the shortest and narrowest label on the market, which can detect at close to 1.2m aisle width in the Tagit EM System. These labels work very well on small, metal/foil products and even detect inside foil booster bags.
2. Optical Sensors
Tagit have developed a new optical sensor kit which can be retrofitted on existing antenna or
ordered with new antenna. These sensors require the beam to be broken by someone walking
through the system before the system will alarm. This is especially useful where there is intermittent high electronic noise which can set off the system and would normally require the system to be turned down, therefore reducing the detection performance. This system is therefore very useful in reducing false alarms, whilst optimizing detection performance, essential for a wide aisle system.
3. IOT Connectivity
Tagit has developed a new IOT Board that can be retrofitted to existing antenna orsupplied with
new antenna. This board allows the system to connect by wifi to the internet. Once connected
the system can be accessed remotely and the system monitored or tuned by the end user, the
partner or Tagits technical team. This lowers the cost to install and maintain the system and
reduces the number of site visits required. It allows the end user to improve the management
and up time of the system and to compare data store by store. The new board also has an
external relay and allows you to connect to external CCTV or alarm system.
4. Security Guard Alarm Response Management System
As part of our IOT development we were asked to develop a simple system for measuring
the response to alarms by the security guards. After the alarm goes off the security guard
now has to acknowelge this alarm by touching a small hidden magnetic button and the
system measures in the cloud the % of alarms acknowledged within a certain period of time.
This helps to improve alarm response and therefore increases the level of system
5. AC/DC Adapters
The previous power supply unit had a large footprint, required regular maintenance and was
expensive. Tagit now has a range of AC/DC adapters that are smaller, quieter, lower cost and
easier to maintain.
SUMMARY OF BENEFITS:
The following were the key new points requested at the meeting:
• 3D EM System with aisle width closer to 1.2m
• Ability to protect all high risk products in a store delivering >ROI
• Ability to detect products even placed inside foil bags
• New lower TCO (total cost ofownership)
• Lower total losses due to less downtime and improved management of systems
• Lower false alarms