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Fujitsu U-Scan Compact Delivers Revolutionary New Self-Checkout Solution That Fits Any Retailer's Environment

Design and Transaction Flexibility Let More Retailers Leverage Self-Checkout to Offer Shoppers a More Efficient and Uniquely Branded Checkout Experience

Fujitsu America Inc.

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire), January 16, 2012

National Retail Federation Convention -- Fujitsu today announced the availability of U-Scan® CompactTM self-checkout, a game-changing self-checkout solution that enables more retailers in more verticals to offer a self-checkout experience that is efficient, flexible, and designed to fit into the retailer's unique environment. With its smaller in-counter footprint, flexible transaction options, and build-to-order design strategy, the U-Scan Compact system is the first self-checkout system that can satisfy the needs of retailers in a variety of verticals beyond grocery and do-it-yourself (DIY), including drug stores, convenience stores, category-specific stores, and specialty stores. In addition, from queue management to automated cash handling, to built-in options to encourage impulse buying, U-Scan Compact self-checkout can create the ideal checkout experience for each retailer's target customer. The new Fujitsu U-Scan Compact system will be on display at the National Retail Federation's (NRF) Big Show in New York, January 16-17.

"While the first generation of self-checkout systems paved the way for the future, their size and design limitations have prevented many retailers from adopting them," said Brian Yates, director of retail marketing at Fujitsu America. "The U-Scan Compact system changes all that. Any retailer can now order a self-checkout solution that fits comfortably into their unique retail environment, while also offering payment and assistance options to meet the specific style and temperament of their clientele. Flexible and adaptable, the U-Scan Compact system will meet the evolving needs of retailers and shoppers for many years to come."

Benefits Summary

The U-Scan Compact system can be designed to fit unique retailing environments:

  • Build-to-Order - The U-Scan Compact system can be ordered with retailer-specified counter-tops (e.g., granite, solid surface, stainless) paint colors, laminate choices, and lane lights.
  • Compact Size - A smaller, in-counter design allows for ease of installation -- dimensions and sizes of the U-Scan Compact system are similar to legacy POS gear.
  • Modular Design - A modular design allows retailers to easily add or subtract components, even from one store to another.
  • Impulse Buying - The U-Scan Compact system is the first self-checkout system designed with integrated space allocation for impulse items and magazines, giving retailers the opportunity to encourage impulse buying during self-checkout.

The U-Scan Compact system has the flexibility to meet the unique needs of target customers:

  • Flexible Service Models - The U-Scan Compact system allows for any style of service, for any consumer, at any time. Self-service provides for full independence. Full-service provides for maximum assistance. "Modified service" enables shoppers to start with self-service but allows a clerk to step in at any time.
  • Automated Cash Handling - While supporting the use of a traditional till, the U-Scan Compact system is designed to allow for fully automated, highly secure cash handling, providing greater flexibility for shoppers.
  • Queue Management - Using lane lighting tied to the U-Scan operating system, consumers are alerted to the next available lane, speeding customers through checkout and eliminating the frustration of getting stuck behind a slow self-checkout user.

The Fujitsu U-Scan Compact self-checkout solution is available now.

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Date: January 16, 2012
City: NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire)