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Fujitsu Releases Mobile Order Management Terminal for Retailers

- Web application-enabled terminal enhances work productivity -

Fujitsu Limited,Fujitsu Frontech Limited

Tokyo, September 14, 2009

Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Frontech Limited today announced the availability of Patio700(1), a mobile order management terminal for use in convenience stores and other retail locations. Sales of the new terminal begin in Japan today.

The terminal is equipped with Microsoft Windows Embedded POSReady 2009(2), allowing it to easily run web applications required by customers, and enabling infrastructure systems to be concentrated more efficiently in datacenters.

As a result, data inputted into the mobile terminal are no longer required to be loaded onto a backend system. Instead, orders are quickly recorded over the Internet, delivering enhanced work productivity. Furthermore, the terminal combines high standards of durability and security, offering reassurance to retailers.

Patio700 will be on display at the Fujitsu booth during the 11th Annual Auto-ID Expo, which will be held September 16-18 at Tokyo Big Site.

Due to the increasing prevalence of the Internet in recent years, there has been a trend towards centralized datacenters located separately from application servers. With the increased use of corporate Intranet systems, retailers need to combine the functionality of internal e-mail and various management systems into one single terminal.

In response to these demands, Fujitsu, in coordination with Fujitsu Frontech, has integrated into its lineup and begun sales of the web application-enabled Patio700.

Main Features

Within a retail setting, Patio700 is a mobile order management terminal perfect for enabling employees to view merchandise while submitting orders using the unit's large touch-screen.

  1. Web application-enabled capability
    By taking advantage of web applications, the Patio700 can manage orders of perishable goods and other products with short shelf lives, thereby ameliorating unnecessary waste and opportunity losses in merchandise, and improving profitability.
  2. Hardware security functionality
    The terminal is equipped with a dedicated security key option enabling it to automatically lock and suspend operations if the user moves away from it, and automatically unlock when the user returns. This function prevents data information leaks that occur when the terminal is left unattended.
  3. Superior durability
    Patio700 has been designed for use under harsh conditions. While turned on, the terminal can withstand the impact of being dropped onto concrete from a height of 1.2m(3). In addition to boasting IP54(4) dust and drip-proof compliance on all surfaces, including its rear, the terminal can withstand a static electrical discharge of 15kV.
  4. Running time of approximately six consecutive hours
    With a battery life of approximately six hours(5), the terminal conserves energy by using an LED backlight in its LCD screen.

Pricing and Availability

Deployment support services will be quoted on an individual basis.
Pricing Shipment
Open pricing Late November

Target Sales

Shipment of 30,000 units within 3 years.

  • [1] Patio700

    Patio: Acronym for "Portable Advanced Terminal for Information Organizations"

  • [2] Microsoft Windows Embedded POSReady 2009

    An operating system based on Windows XP (SP3), optimized for businesses and designed for use in POS solutions.

  • [3] Drop Impact Resistance of 1.2m

    Passed MIL STD810F drop test from a height of 1.2m. However, not guaranteed under all circumstances.

  • [4] IP54

    Refers to IEC 529 IP54 international standard. Level of protection against dust: 5 (while the terminal is not completely protected from dust penetration, it does protect against dust that will inhibit the terminal's proper operations). Level of protection against rain: 4 (water splashed against the terminal from any direction will have no harmful effect).

  • [5] Battery life of approximately six hours

    Method based on Version 1.0 of the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association's (JEITA) battery operating time measurement method.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. For more information, please see:

About Fujitsu Frontech

As part of the Fujitsu Group, Fujitsu Frontech Limited ties people and IT together through the development, manufacture and sale of front-end technology such as ATMs, operation branch, POS and totalizator terminals, and public display devices. Fujitsu Frontech also delivers related software, system integration and outsourcing as part of its total solutions offerings. The company supports the security sector by offering products incorporating Fujitsu's latest palm vein authentication technology, and is actively involved in the development of key technologies in various fields, with a current focus on color electronic paper and RFID systems.
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All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

Date: 14 September, 2009
City: Tokyo
Company: Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Frontech Limited, , , ,

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