Janam Technologies announced it is integrating Sensormatic electronic article surveillance (EAS) tags from ADT Security Services within the body of all of its new XG100 series of gun-shaped rugged mobile computers. The devices from Janam scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly to enterprise networks.
Janam reports that in partnering with ADT, a provider of retail loss prevention technologies, it is the first mobile computer company in the world to meet loss prevention challenges with an integrated EAS tag solution.
The Janam-ADT approach is designed to enable retailers and other businesses to utilize a Sensormatic detection system to proactively protect against theft or the accidental removal of Janam's mobile computing devices. According to the companies, if someone attempts to exit a store or warehouse by walking through a Sensormatic detection system while carrying Janam's XG100 device, the integrated EAS tag will trigger the system's alarm.
In announcing the integration, Janam cited a survey conducted last year by the University of Florida, noting that retailers in 2007 lost almost $12 billion to approximately 27 million shoplifters. The company noted also that a proliferation of anonymous seller Internet web sites specializing in used equipment makes it even easier for thieves to find buyers for non-traditional items.
for more information: www.janam.com, www.adt.com