Se-Kure Controls’ display case beeper (model #SK-539) alerts store personnel to unauthorized activity without alarming customers whenever a case is opened. Each time the case is opened, a gentle, intermittent beep—as opposed to a steady alarm—functions as a theft deterrent. The two-piece unit, smaller than a deck of cards, comes with mounting adhesive and can be installed on any moving, sliding, or swinging door. Se-Kure Controls Inc., 3714 Runge St., Franklin Park, IL 60131; (800) 322-2435.
Visionware Systems’ Electronic Sample Bag enables all members of a sales team to present a company’s entire line of products in every color and style from a laptop computer. The system enables theatrical animation of products and highlighting of key selling points with digital images. To demonstrate perspective, the product can be rotated in a 360-degree arc. The system also incorporates contact management, back-order management, and traditional sales-force automation functions. Custom components that enable a salesperson to electronically transmit and confirm orders at the point of sale are also available. Visionware Systems, 33 Wall St., Princeton, NJ 08540; (609) 924-6880.
Blue Galoshes Interactive LLC is a recently launched Internet subsidiary of RLA Creative, an agency specializing in advertising and promotion for the jewelry industry. It aids members of the industry in going online quickly, creatively, and affordably. Blue Galoshes LLC, 45 Legion Dr., Cresskill, NJ 07626; (201) 568-7797, fax (201) 568-9610, www.bluegaloshes.com.
Rio Grande’s Sunshine polishing cloths are now packaged in recloseable tubes. A clear acrylic countertop display angles the tubes to catch customers’ eyes. The display is 5 3/4 in. wide x 8 in. deep x 11 in. high and for a limited time is available free with the purchase of 50 individual Sunshine cloth tubes. Sunshine cloths are also available singly and in bulk quantities. They polish precious metal, brass, copper, chrome, and finished jewelry and can also be used on finished wood, ceramic, hard plastic, and glass showcases and countertops as well as on mirrors. Rio Grande, 6500 Bluewater Rd., N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87121-1962; (800) 545-6566, fax (800) 965-2329.