THOROFARE, N.J., Jan. 30, 2013 – Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CKP), a leading global supplier of shrink management, merchandise visibility and apparel labeling solutions for the retail industry and its supply chain, today announced its latest innovation: the Interactive Public View (IPV) Enhanced monitor.
Improving on popular features from the original IPV monitor, like stylish look, remote low-voltage power and the ability to integrate with additional Checkpoint products, the IPV Enhanced now offers programmable pre- and post-event recording, triggered or sequenced media playback, and a built in file browser.
The IPV Enhanced was designed to be used as a loss prevention tool and an in- store marketing communication vehicle, where ads, videos and announcements can be displayed through any combination of customized looping still images and video clips. Loss prevention partners helped Checkpoint Systems design the alarm-driven screens, complete with audio, video, images and/or live camera feeds when someone enters a high-shrink aisle or activates a nearby system, such as an EAS pedestal or smart shelf. Alarms may be activated by video motion, up to four contact closure inputs or by Checkpoint’s innovative wireless option. The new monitor also displays live video full-screen or as a picture-in-picture.
To enhance theft deterrence, the IPV Enhanced can record, playback, and store event video to removable flash memory. Retailers can show an “instant replay” of a triggered event as it is occurring—a unique feature that tells would-be shoplifters that their actions have been captured. The new monitor produces video that may be recorded by any standard surveillance system—allowing it to function as a stand-alone device or as part of a building-wide security solution.
Its network capabilities allow easy management of new media and interactive functions via LAN/WAN or Internet connections using Checkpoint’s IPV Network Application, a utility software that allows the customer to transfer information. Messaging rollouts to stores are now easily accomplished by configuring a setup file and loading it at a central location and downloading it to the monitors chain-wide.
“Public view monitors are a proven tool to combat shrink in retail,” noted Farrokh Abadi, president and COO, Checkpoint Systems’ Shrink Management Solutions business. “Working closely with our retail customers allowed us to prioritize the key features they most wanted in an IPV that will allow it to be used to sell more and lose less. The additional capabilities offered by the IPV Enhanced allow retailers flexibility in their branding messaging as well as an effective shoplifting deterrence tool.”
The IPV Enhanced monitor is available immediately.