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Fujitsu Releases New Self-checkout Graphical User Interface

Advanced interface improves usability and speeds checkout time

Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc.

Frisco, TX, February 26, 2008

Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc. today announced the availability of its redesigned self-checkout graphical user interface (GUI), built on Microsoft Internet Explorer multimedia platforms.

Similar to the design standards for Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, the new U-Scan GUI uses water-drop style icons and buttons, providing richer texture and better visual depth. Using high-quality Adobe Shockwave Flash 9 and MP3 audio file formats, the high-contrast user screens provide brilliant, visually rich content. Clean and crisp text, buttons, animations and sounds make it easier and faster for customers to navigate the transaction.

The new GUI includes significant improvements in software functionality, allowing customers to scroll up and down the electronic receipt to verify items and change the volume and language at any time during the transaction. Payment icons use standard logos and accurate representations of cash to make the tender type selection faster and easier for shoppers.

Available on Fujitsu’s U-Scan Genesis™ models, the new GUI interface is also an optional upgrade for previous U-Scan models. This means that multiple generations of U-Scan solutions can run on the retailer’s core POS solution without the need for complex regressions. The backward compatibility of the GUI helps retailers protect and extend the life of their investment in self-checkout systems.

The new U-Scan user interface is designed based on human-machine interaction time studies commissioned by Fujitsu during the development of the new U-Scan Genesis self checkout product line, using the same concepts applied to design automotive and aviation control systems. Led by a Ph.D. in Fujitsu’s Human Factors group, the company’s ongoing field research with consumers underpins a best practices approach to user interface design.

About Fujitsu Transaction Solutions, Inc.

Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702), collaborates with retailing companies to relentlessly reduce their costs and facilitate consumer interactions that improve their profitability. Fujitsu’s Pervasive Retailing™ approach enables companies to minimize the time, cost and risk of creating interoperability between disparate applications and devices that support a multitude of consumer touch points. Fujitsu’s offering includes solution software, point-of-sale store technology, U-Scan self-checkout systems, self-ordering systems and multi-vendor lifecycle services. Customers include Canadian Tire, Chevron Corporation, Hallmark, Hannaford Bros., H-E-B, Kroger, Loblaws, Nordstrom, Payless ShoeSource, PetSmart, Regal Cinema, Staples, Stop & Shop and The TJX Companies, among others.
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Date: February 26, 2008
City: Frisco, TX