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Fujitsu Delivers PC Mass-production Economics to Retailer PoS

Fujitsu CEMEA&I

Munich, November 13, 2014

News facts:
 
 
  • The new TeamPoS 7000 S-Series modular controller enables retail PoS to maximize selling potential while keeping associated costs to a minimum
  • Future-proof modular design comprises Intel© 4th generation processors from Celeron to i5 vPro™
  • Fujitsu delivers innovative retail solutions that ultimately offer a differentiated customer experience
Fujitsu today makes in-store retail more adaptable and responsive, while optimizing Point of Sale (PoS) economics at any scale, with the introduction of the TeamPoS 7000 S-Series modular controller. Designed to address the challenges of retailing in a hyperconnected world, its ultra-small modular-PC form factor is simple and cost-effective to order, install, manage – especially at scale – and to run in even the most constrained of PoS, kiosk or self-checkout environments.

Future-proof processing power that scales across the organization is also assured, as the TeamPoS 7000 S-Series incorporates Intel® 4th generation processors from Celeron® to Core™ i5 vPro™.1 The latest Active Management Technology (AMT) further reduces cost of ownership and helps to increase availability.

The hyperconnected world is the foundation of modern retail, one where empowered customers have high expectations and can easily take their custom elsewhere should stores fail to meet them. Retailers invest millions of dollars every year to ensure their customers receive a consistently good in-store experience. That’s why the TeamPoS 7000 S-Series leaves maximum counter space available for selling, branding and display material or other necessary equipment. The controller can be hidden away under the counter, placed either vertically or horizontally as suits existing furniture. No specialized furniture is required, leading to cost and rollout time savings.

Retailers, especially those in Europe, also benefit from the fact that the TeamPoS 7000 S-Series is produced as an integral part of the mass-production of Fujitsu PCs at the company’s state-of-the-art automated factory in Augsburg. In addition to the resulting ‘Made in Germany’ engineering quality, distribution costs and delivery time can be minimized. Bulk packaging is also an option to reduce carbon footprint.

To further reduce installation costs, lower energy consumption and cooling costs, and improve reliability, enhanced retail connectivity enables operation from a single power outlet, removing the need for external power bricks across different TeamPoS 7000 family members, including cash drawer or display. In addition, the new ‘90 percent efficiency’ integrated power supply lowers heat output to reduce the carbon footprint, while patented power management controls processing power during peak peripheral demand.

Complementing Fujitsu’s end-to-end portfolio of globally-available Connected Retail offerings, the TeamPoS 7000 S-Series represents the natural evolution of the TeamPoS family. Also introduced today, Fujitsu’s D75 projected Capacitive Touchscreen Display is a complementary peripheral for the new controller. Both will be on show at Fujitsu Forum in Munich on November 19-20, 2014, and at NRF in New York on January 11-13, 2015.

Supporting quote

Alec Gefrides, Director of Retail Product Marketing, Intel
“The innovative POS solutions from Fujitsu are enabled by Intel technology to address critical requirements for customer experience, through a secure platform; while also driving down total cost of ownership (TCO) and reducing downtime.”
Geoff Chaplin, Retail PoS Hardware Solutions Director, Fujitsu
“With the TeamPoS 7000 S-Series, Fujitsu is again delivering innovative retail solutions that ultimately enable a differentiated customer experience. In a hyperconnected world, store owners can remain adaptable and responsive to changing opportunities, confident that Fujitsu delivers future-proof solutions that support this aim.”

Pricing and availability

The TeamPoS 7000 S-Series and D75 Projected Capacitive Touchscreen Display will be generally available in January 2015 direct from Fujitsu in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Other markets and distribution channels will follow. Prices vary by market and configuration.

Notes to editors

Fujitsu`s Connected Retail 
The world is changing rapidly, making the retail business more competitive than any other industry. Digitalization and mobility, rising customer expectations, increasing cost pressure all mean that retailers are facing enormous challenges. Fujitsu stands for connecting the streams of multichannel selling and the wider scope of enterprise IT. With over 30 years of worldwide experience in the retail sector, we are already helping more than 500 retailers from all segments drive this change across 82,000 stores.

Fujitsu’s end-to-end retail business solutions make retailers more adaptable and responsive. They provide benefits to their business, customers, employees and IT and enable retailers to deliver a differentiated customer experience. Fujitsu understands the unique challenges for retailers in all segments – from grocery to department stores to specialties and hospitality:
  • Retail in a connected world
  • The customer experience challenge 
  • The new role of the store
Fujitsu’s retail solutions connect the whole value chain – from store, warehouse and headquarters, to the backbone in the datacenter. This transforms the customer experience in stores and across channels, and Fujitsu has the retail solution intellectual property, process knowledge and integration skills to make a difference.

1 The VMmark results were achieved by Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST 2800E systems. Full test results including system specification, further details and current results can be found at: http://www.vmware.com/a/vmmark/. The comparison reflects the status at April 1, 2014.

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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu CEMEAI

In Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India, Fujitsu is the leading IT infrastructure provider with a presence in all key markets serving large, medium-sized and small businesses. The company offers a full portfolio of IT products, business solutions and services, ranging from workplace systems to datacenter solutions, managed services, and cloud-based software and solutions. In CEMEA&I Fujitsu employs approximately 13,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see: ts.fujitsu.com/aboutus.

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Godeke Harrack

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Date: 13 November, 2014
City: Munich