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The cost associated with logistics is a significant part of the retail distribution and sales process. The optimization of supply chain and logistics management systems is an important issue for the retail industry, and significant investments are made to track and monitor goods both during distribution and in the warehouse. By far, the most common technologies used to manage and simplify logistics are barcodes and RFID tags. HF (13.56 MHz) RFID tags are used mostly at the counter (PoS), while UHF (800 MHz) tags are used mostly in warehouse and external spaces.

Very often, barcode scanners and RFID readers are integrated into portable data terminals to facilitate the reading of tags and codes, making it easier and more efficient for the personnel involved.

The ST has several key products targeting logistics applications such as NFC tags, dual-interface dynamic NFC tags, NFC readers, and RAIN (RAdio frequency IdentificatioN) readers for UHF tags.

Barcode Scanners
Barcode Scanners
Virtually all goods sold in retail have 1-D codes carrying electronics product identification codes (EPC) according to various standards...
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Electronic Shelf Labels
Electronic Shelf Labels
To ensure prices displayed on store shelves are always accurate or to instantly launch promotional campaigns, the use of Electronic Shelf Labels (ESLs)...
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Goods Guarantee
Goods Guarantee
Tracking and monitoring goods and their integrity during transport and throughout their lifetime, and even on how it is used by the final user...
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NFC HF Readers
NFC HF Readers
NFC-HF readers are used for short-range communications where the device on one end – the NFC tag – is completely passive...
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Pallets and Container Tracking
Pallets and Container Tracking
Products and assets may travel worldwide for long periods of time in containers and pallets before reaching their final destination...
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Portable Data Terminals
Portable Data Terminals
Portable Data Terminals are battery-operated, handheld data terminals used in many applications including manufacturing chain, stock management...
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RAIN UHF Readers
RAIN UHF Readers
RAdio Frequency IdentificatioN (RAIN) is an Ultra-High-Frequency (UHF) RFID technology ensuring reading ranges up to 10 m...
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