Solidcore 'runtime control' secures the POS

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Solidcore Systems Inc., provider of software to detect and prevent unwanted change, has released POS Check and Control for easily securing and controlling distributed retail POS systems and kiosks. The solution is based on Solidcore's "runtime control"...

Bit9 unveils kiosk, POS security solution

BOSTON — Enterpirse application specialist Bit9 has introduced a security solution for companies with kiosks and point-of-sale systems. According to a news release,the Bit9 Parity for POS allows retailers with a POS system or kiosk to control and secure information,...

ID Insight launches next-gen ID verification tool

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Identity-fraud risk assessment company ID Insight has launched CompleteID, a verification solution that not only analyzes the "who," but also the "where" and "when." "While traditional verification solutions focus solely on identity, CompleteID uses more data and...

Web shoppers swayed by site design

Bluhalo: Some 80 percent of online shoppers are willing to use sites that are well presented and easy to use, according to research by A total of 69 percent said they were "inclined" to purchase items from a "well-designed" site.

Checkpoint acquires OAT to become one-stop RFID shop

RFID Journal: Checkpoint Systems of Thorofare, N.J., announced that it would acquire OATSystems of Waltham, Mass. Checkpoint is best known for its leadership as a provider of electronic article surveillance and related anti-theft solutions to retailers; the publicly-traded company booked $834 million in revenue in 2007.

Report sheds light on tricky security issues

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Consumer fraud and identity theft numbers have risen steadily over the past few years, and, whether you realize it or not, your customers are taking notice. In fact, according to "Data Security and Privacy: Best Practices for...

Retailers pilot new shrink management tech

THOROFARE, N.J. — Checkpoint Systems Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of identification, tracking, security and merchandising solutions for the retail industry and its supply chain, announced that a number of major retailers are now piloting its Evolve shrink management technology,...

Opinion: Changing the POS security burden

SC Magazine: Rosen Sharma, CTO of Solidcore, writes about the need for retailers to always stay a step ahead of thieves in their use of payment technology: "POS payment devices, servers and self-service kiosks have enjoyed rapid deployment. Most make use of off-the-shelf components and readily available operating systems.

New report details ROI for in-store digital signage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Digital Signage Association has published "Retail Digital Signage ROI: Finding the break-even point," an exclusive research report that uses real-world numbers to estimate ROI and benefits for various types of retail. "The one question that gets...

Shortlist announced for 2008 European Retail Solutions Awards

Nominees have been announced for the eighth annual European Retail Solutions Awards, which will be awarded in a ceremony June 25 at Old Billingsgate Market in London. The ERSAs are "focused on recognizing retailers and suppliers for excellence and innovation...

More retail technology on the way, and soon

Arizona Daily Star: More new technologies are likely on the way for retail stores, speakers said Thursday at this year's Global Retailing Conference, held by the University of Arizona's Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing.

Inaugural Customer Experience Summit announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The inaugural Customer Experience Summit, co-hosted by RetailConnections and by Cathy Hotka & Associates, will take place August 17-19, 2008, in Nashville, Tenn.

Pay By Touch shuts down all biometric retail services

SAN FRANCISCO — Solidus Networks Inc., dba Pay By Touch, announced that it will no longer process biometric transactions on behalf of its merchant customers and consumer membership base, as of 11:59:59PM March 19, 2008. On December 14, 2007, Solidus Networks filed for U.S.

EU may require deactivation of RFID tags at the POS

Reuters: RFID tags embedded in items ranging from pets to retail products will have to be deactivated at the point of sale to protect purchasers' privacy under draft guidelines proposed on Thursday by the European Commission.

Critics worried about retail RFID potential

Associated Press: RFID tags at retail can improve supply-chain efficiency, cut theft, and guarantee that brand-name products are authentic, not counterfeit. At a store, RFID doorways could scan your purchases automatically as you leave, eliminating tedious checkouts. The problem, critics...

Cisco unveils new tools for retail at NRF

NEW YORK — Cisco announced a series of new technology solutions and multivendor architectures that will help retailers improve security and reduce complexity of store systems in addition to increasing employee productivity to enhance their customers' experience. Cisco is launching...

ARTS releases SOA blueprint for retail

NEW YORK — The Association for Retail Technology Standards, the standards division of the National Retail Federation, announced the release of the SOA Blueprint for Retail and associated SOA Best Practices technical reports. Developed by 26 of the world's leading...

Celerant announces retail RFID solution

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Retail software provider Celerant Technology Corp.

LaneHawk bottom-of-basket security tool now works with Windows

PASADENA, Calif. — Evolution Robotics Retail Inc.

Top source of retail shrink: employees

Progressive Grocer: Retailers suspect that their own employees are the main source of retail shrink, according to a new Retail Systems Research Benchmark report. The report, "Winning Trends in Loss Prevention: Benchmark Study 2008," found the worst-performing retailers are more worried about employee theft than other retailers.

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