NRF: NCR Compact Self-Checkout

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NCR has announced a personal-sized checkout solution at NRF which is 50% smaller than the standard NCR one bag self-checkout solution. The NCR SelfServ Checkout Mini provides fully integrated security standards.
The new self-checkout is suitable for retailers who want to offer self-service to their customers or increase existing installations within a limited floor space.
The NCR SelfServ Checkout Mini is a fully integrated, compact checkout solution, including a large, 17-inch touch screen, NCR’s patented 2ST two-sided receipt printer, presentation scanner and optional hand-held scanner and coupon collection device. The solution is available in floor-standing or countertop configurations.
Integrated security features include NCR’s self-learning, weight-based security scale, an intervention light, which will notify the attendant when a shopper needs assistance or intervention is required and full compatibility with remote desktop attendant stations for security monitoring.
Kmart Australia, one of the largest retailers in Australia, will be one of the first retailers to implement the enhanced NCR SelfServ Checkout Mini.
“With NCR SelfServ Checkout Mini, Kmart Australia ’s customers will soon have the option to complete their shopping experience with the speed and convenience of self-service,” said Rick Trussell, general manager of operations, Kmart Australia . “Retail floor space is always at a premium, so to be able to offer these benefits in less than half the footprint of standard self-checkouts without sacrificing security is a very attractive proposition.
“Furthermore, NCR’s widespread market leadership in self-checkout means consumers are already experts and will be ready to use the technology when it appears in Kmart’s stores.  This familiarity, combined with NCR’s vast retail experience and unrivalled understanding of consumer behavior, will help us provide better service to our customers.”
“The enhanced NCR SelfServ Checkout Mini creates new value for retailers by delivering a secure, self-service checkout terminal that readily fits their floor layout,” said Mark Wallace, solution marketing director, NCR. “We look forward to helping convenience stores, quick food markets and other retailers with limited space bring self-checkout to their customers with this enhanced solution.”

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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