Saturday, March 1, 2014

EuroShop 2014 in Dusseldorf Germany

RTF's Corner Stand at EuroShop
RTF attended the world class, retail show EuroShop last week and demonstrated quite a transformation from the exhibition in 2011.

2014 is a year of change at RTF. RTF's success has been attributed to maintaining our customer focus, paying close attention to every detail and providing aesthetically pleasing hardware through new innovative designs. 

Vise4 in white running
SC Digital Price Tag
Above all, strategic partnerships are the foundation that RTF plans to continue to build upon going forward. 

During the retail trade show RTF focused on what was truly important, our customers and partners. Over the last year product advancements had slowed, now with a smaller more dynamic team and stronger supplier partnerships RTF will again lead in both hardware as well as software technologies.

In 2014, RTF gets back to basics with providing the best experience for the customer as well as leading the loss prevention industry in software and hardware innovation.

“Bigger is not always better” and “one size does not necessarily fit all”. These statements ring true for many aspects of our business. This year we plan to take a “boutique” approach to the products we carry and the way we service our customers. Our hardware will “showcase” the Smartphones and Tablets like jewelry, not restrain them in a cage. Our customer service experience will be personal and customized to how our clients want to be engaged.
RTF's full product offering of hardware and software solutions
Exciting advancements shared at EuroShop included the new Vise4 system. V4 is the next evolution of the successful Vise line that changed the market in 2001. Like the Porsche 911, V4 hasn't changed considerably in overall appearance but attention to ease of use, quality, security and freedom of choice has been added in our latest Vise product.

Samsung Note 3 opposite
Galaxy Tab 8
The new V4 line has complete mechanical solutions starting as low as $29 per device. System flexibility has never been greater and simple upgrades can be added to increase functionality and security.

Display4 is introduced at EuroShop 2014 and from initial input and excitement this new RTF display product will see considerable worldwide success. Forged out of aluminum the beauty of the Display4 is clearly evident as it accents current wireless retail store design. Access to the recoiler is above counter so all maintenance is simple and easily accessible.

SmartCircle demonstration
for Italian Partners
SmartCircle truly stole the show. All that participated in a demonstration of RTF's new mobile device management software left with a new perspective of how the innovative network harnesses the power inside displayed Smartphones and Tablets.

SmartCircle is a cross platform device management system that appeals to mobile store operators because the system is wireless, sets up in a matter of minutes, organically collects device data, manages digital media as well as having a simple Enterprise interface.

Smart Price Tags really grabbed attention at the booth. All smart device pricing can be managed remotely and verified for accuracy directly through the web. Gone are the days of relying on store associates to print out paper price tags for new promotions or competitive market changes.

Triangle Wireless, RTF's own wireless virtual store shared the message of being the Smartest and Greenest Store on the planet asking other wireless retailers to adopt our philosophy. Visit our site [trianglewireless.netto see our goal to reduce energy consumption in retail stores as well as sharing the rewards of saving operational dollars.

South American team reviewing new features of SmartCircle
All in all, the reconnection to what truly matters, relationships was the success of RTF's participation in EuroShop 2014. From here the industry will see distinct changes in RTF, its products as well as how its relationships are cherished.

For more information on SmartCircle of Vise4 please contact RTF Global 1-888-826-7773

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Smart Digital Price Tags now available for Apple and Android

Smart Digital Price Tag is a fast, simple and cost effective method to manage pricing in wireless retail stores.

Today's cumbersome approach includes pricing requests from head office, printing of price tags and positioning price tags correctly beside the displayed Smartphone or Tablet. Many steps mean a greater chance that the pricing campaign may not be successfully implemented.

How do Smart Price Tags work?

A Smart Price Tag is an app connected to the SmartCircle network. SmartCircle is a device management system linking cross platform devices such as Android, Apple, Blackberry and Windows together. Once in control of the device through a secure wireless network, SmartCircle has the ability to push and pull data to and from each individual device on display.

Media campaigns are added through the intuitive SmartCircle Metrics web interface and this robust Enterprise solution can effortless manage 1 or 1000 device's.

Smart Planogram
Once the campaign is running and is directed to the server pricing and feature management is effortless. Log in to your customer admin area, choose the device, a template and change the information, save and review the final Smart Price Tag online to guarantee accuracy.

iPad running Smart Price Tag 
Smart digital price tags save time, money as well as help the environment plus simplify operations and increase price campaign accuracy.

SmartCircle works seamlessly with the new Vise4 system as well as all industry suppliers of retail anti-shoplifting or loss prevention equipment such as Invue, MTI and Vanguard.

RTF's device management system is easy to use both at the store and head office level, very powerful providing:
  • Device Security 
  • Device Protection 
  • Device Management 
  • Store Planogram 
  • Up time/ charging data 
  • Customer Metrics 
  • Smart Price Tags 
  • Digital Signage 
  • Full store and head office control
Android OS running Digital Price Tag
Most importantly is the value and ROI potential of the SmartCircle device management system because control of each device, whether Apple, Android, Windows or Blackberry, full and unlimited access to SmartCircle Metrics and full RTF support is only 9.95, per device, per month -

The future is Smart, start with Smart Price Tags for only 9.95 per month and we'll show you so much more potential that can be unlocked in the SmartCircle device management software solution.

For more information on Smart Digital Price Tags contact RTF Global 1-888-826-7773

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

2014... the Year of Vise4

Not many companies are able to state they've molded an industry but we can. Since 1997 RTF has guided the retail merchandise, loss prevention marketplace in many innovative directions.

Late in the 1990's Boomerang became a successful, tape based security solution and first in sensor technology by introducing and patenting disconnectable, display alarms to protect cellular phones.

RTF then predicted a shift to purely universal, mechanical solutions and introduced the iconic line, Vise, to the world in 2001. Vise, throughout its evolution became a strong, locking, reusable security bracket for expensive wireless cell phones.

In 2007, the same year the iPhone was launched, RTF unveiled its Smartphone display security solution and commenced the industries most identifiable shift to electronic, mechanical and charging solutions for Smartphones. Vise3 incorporated the same adjustable, locking bracket technology as in the earlier version but added an electronic circuit to the aircraft cable recoiler boggling the competitions mind with how alarm and charging was conducted through a rigid aircraft cable.

Industry firsts such as PreTheft detection where the Vise system predicts theft through sensing an attempt to cut the strong, reinforced cable with scissors set RTF apart from the rest in the retail, loss prevention industry.

    Vise4 7 Phablet Security and Digital Price Tag 
In 2014 RTF will undeniably be the leader in Smart Retail Automation as the Canadian based company introduces Vise4 to the world, in Germany, next month. Dusseldorf hosts the 2014 EuroShop retail trade fair and RTF will be spotlighting the latest industry direction. Vise4 is the perfect symphony of beauty, intelligence and a solution so secure and smart that current loss prevention systems will appear archaic.

Going back to RTF's roots and providing the most aesthetically pleasing display merchandise solution RTF moves forward and manages the technology in devices unleashing the true potential of a Smartphone or Tablet on display in retail stores.

SmartCircle is an Android based software solution that manages its own OS or platform along with Apple iOS, Blackberry and Microsoft.

The in store benefits include:

  1. Easy to use as well as manage. A wireless retail automation system where you can 
  2. Data reported in store
  3. configure an entire store in under 10 minutes.
  4. Works on all operating systems such as Android, Apple, Blackberry, Microsoft and provides seamless device management, metrics data collection and media control.
  5. A perfect solution for in store security such as monitoring Smartphone and Tablet charge, alarm status as well as ensuring the Planogram is perfect and device media campaigns run flawlessly.
  6. The accurate, organic collection of store data and customer activity through the on board sensors found in merchandised Smartphones and Tablets.
  7. Digital Media Signage and Content Management control where on screen marketing campaigns are as easy as selecting the Device, What, Where and When.

    Head Office View - SmartCircle Metrics
From head office full, remote access analysing the stores condition, status, battery levels, uptime, customer lifts, touches and interaction is managed from a desktop, Smartphone or Tablet; 1 or 1,000 kilometers away.

Review your stores Planogram to see when the plan was implemented, analyze former

Planograms and gauge the success of previous retail layouts to ensure future Planogram grab the customers attention. Through Vise4 and the Smart Controller4 RTF can now GUARANTEE the store's Planogram and Freport back on accuracy and compliance.

Vise4 focuses on the strengths of a solution and not the individual parts.

We are excited to share our accomplishments so with 2014 being the "Year of the Horse", saddle up and visit RTF booth in Dusseldorf Germany for a glimpse of the future.

View the new Vise4 on Pinterest
Display4 - Above Counter Solutions 
Vise4 X - Tablet Solutions
Vise4 - Smart Watch Solutions 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Trade Show and Exhibit Security

Trade shows and exhibitions where high numbers of excited spectators flood exhibition halls such as at CES every year in Las Vegas are major targets of theft.

The Consumers Electronics Show [CES] will have thousands of Tablets, Smartphones, e-Readers and other gadgets on display spotlighting the latest technology from Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, Samsung, LG and Google. When expensive consumer electronics are within reach, the chance of theft of laptops, wireless devices, smart watches, small LCD TV's and other personal electronics increases dramatically.

RTF provides solutions to manufacturers such as Microsoft as well as exhibition companies such as Freeman, and supplies loss prevention systems to trade shows around the world.

From Boomerang, a simple and affordable loss prevention system where display merchandise is protected and controlled by a very high bond 3M tape and autocorrected by rare earth magnets to Vise, Trade Show security ideas are limitless.

Introducing Display4 in 2014, RTF now brings the recoiler above the counter making installation and remerchandising simple as well as recoiler and display maintenance.

Link to the iPad or Samsung Tablet configuration for more information on hardware security solutions, or contact RTF to learn about electronic and exhibition software solutions such as SmartCircle.

RTF invites you to join our Social Media networks and keep up to date on all social, environmental, new technology, current worldwide projects as well upcoming launches and events.

We suggest downloading our the RTF Social App for your Android and Apple device - link here on your iPhone or Android Smartphone.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Samsung Gear... Smart Watch Display Security

Galaxy Gear is here.

Smart Watches like the new Galaxy Gear are wrist worn, command centers that connect to our Smartphone allowing us to keep our smart device stowed.
Flexible and adjustable

Quick status updates such as texts, calls and Facebook news feeds are now wearable with the introduction of the Galaxy Gear Smart Watch, and retail stores are merchandising this expensive time piece.

Listed at around $299.95 the chance of theft is very high. RTF offers a simple, aesthetically pleasing secure merchandising solution to present the wrist watch securely and in a way that won't dissuade customer interaction.
Install in minutes

Part of the Vise line, Vise LC is a mechanical locking collar that secures aircraft cable in a security loop. Using 1.5mm or 2.5mm reinforced cable the Smart Watch can be worn providing ultimate comfort and feel.

Available in various finishes such as black, chrome and matte aluminum, Vise LC takes a back seat to your display merchandise and is an attractive retail anti-theft solution that resembles a piece of jewelry.
Allows watch to be worn

Vise and SmartCircle work together to provide the best loss prevention solution, and as the Galaxy Gear is Bluetooth tethered to a Note 3 or Galaxy S4 SmartCircle will alarm if the connection is lost.

For more information on Smart Watch security or other retail display security solutions visit RTF.

RTF invites you to join our Social Media networks and keep up to date on all social, environmental, and technological current worldwide projects as well as upcoming launches and events.

We suggest downloading our the RTF Social App for your Android and Apple device - link here on your iPhone or Android Smartphone.

Monday, September 23, 2013

The history of RTF's longest standing product worldwide - Boomerang

RTF’s first product was a simple retail display solution, made of a pad that comes back, every time.

Original Boomerang
Boomerang simply defined is a small, low-profile security pad that attaches to merchandise using a very high bond 3M tape called VHB. These pads match with mounts using magnets along with an intuitive mechanical design to ensure display merchandise always comes back to the spot it started.
The original Boomerang was a cost friendly, fast, easy, and effective visual merchandising solution. After improvements throughout the years Boomerang2 was introduced and our current rendition, Boomerang3 appeared in 2007. This store fixture merchandising system is still going strong today - the solution has been so effective and successful that the basic concept hasn’t changed in 6 years.

chatr Wireless display using Boomerang2

Boomerang3 is available in black, white and grey.

Target Mobile display
using Boomerang3
In 2011, as the popularity of Tablets increased, so did the rate of theft. The Boomerang3X reduced Tablet shoplifting and is compatible with both electronic and mechanical recoilers and supplies both charging and alarming functionality.

Boomerang3X is available in black and white.

In late 2012 RTF released Boomerang3X+, incorporating charging through the mount and used  electronic, aircraft cable recoilers, charge caps along with Apple as well as Micro USB cables.

Boomerang3X+ is available in black and white.

Boomerang is a simple, cost effective approach to cleanly display and protect Tablets, Smartphones as well as other handheld devices. This tested merchandising technology is designed for reliability, quick installation, and flexibility to secure product and enhance the shopper experience.

Check out RTF Global on Facebook and YouTube for more product updates!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Apple introduces a new version of the iPhone 5

Apple has officially announced that September 10 will be the date it launches its much anticipated new iPhone 5S.

The event will take place at the Apple Campus in Cupertino and, according to rumors, will see the unveiling not only the new and improved Smartphone but also the low-cost iPhone, dubbed the 5C.

The 5S will reportedly come with an improved camera and in different colored options, while the iPhone 5C will feature a plastic backing and remain essentially the same technology-wise as the iPhone 5.

The firm sent out invites to the press featuring the phrase "This should brighten everyone's day", along with a graphic depiction of multi-colored dots, which has led some to suggest an indication that the new iPhone 5 will come in a variety of colors, including one that resembles RTF's product brand color, blue.

From now until the end of October, RTF offers our app-based shoplifting prevention software solution, SmartCircle, at a special rate.

Available on Apple's Business to Business Volume App Store, SmartCircle protects the Apple iPhone 5S Smartphone while on display. In retail stores Smartphone merchandise theft is a problem, and March 2013 marked the launch of a solution that uses the intelligence in the iPhone or iPad to fight crime.

At theft, the iPhone 5C will alarm directly from the on board speakers, bringing attention to the area thus thwarting the possible Smartphone loss.

  • Digital Media with selectable media on idle, lifted and touch [choose from images, videos or webpages]
  • Security with auto arm, screen lock, power and home button lock, headphone, power and WiFi alarm, gesture protection, secure PIN, multiple siren sounds, email alerts
The standalone version of SmartCircle is ready for download at the Apple B2B store in the following regions - Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom and United States. An account can be created through the following website

To celebrate the launch of Apple's new iPhone5 S and iPhone5 C series SmartCircle offers a special promotion. 

From now until the end of October, 2013, purchase two iOS, standalone licenses and receive the third one - free. 
Download two security apps at $24.95 and the third one is at no cost ... a 33% savings.

Link to to join Apple's business site and search SmartCircle.
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