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Fujitsu Introduces The U-Scan Mini-Carousel Self-Checkout Unit

Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc.

Richardson, TX, January 06, 2009

Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc. today introduced the U-Scan® Genesis Mini-Carousel unit, a flexible, four-bag carousel station that connects to Fujitsu’s modular U-Scan Genesis self-checkout systems.

Measuring 37 inches by 37 inches, the Mini-Carousel is 28 percent smaller than the standard U-Scan Genesis Carousel unit and 38 percent smaller than prior U-Scan carousel models, yet it offers sizeable bagging capacity. In addition to the four bags on the carousel, the system features a top-mounted bag scale/shelf that accommodates up to four paper or reusable bags and an optional in-base integrated paper bag storage area.

“With retail floor space averaging $200-400 per square foot, many retailers want to add more self-checkout units without sacrificing merchandising space,” said Paul Burel, director of U-Scan solutions at Fujitsu Transaction Solutions. “Because the Mini-Carousel is smaller, some retailers can install three units in approximately the same area that before could only fit two standard units, thus yielding up to a 50 percent improvement in space utilization, as well as enhanced self-checkout throughput.”

U-Scan Genesis is Fujitsu’s latest self-checkout product family, offering retailers enhanced flexibility, scalability, reliability and usability. Some advanced features include high-capacity units, a space-saving footprint, ATM-style “follow me” LED lighting, more intuitive customer interfaces, “above scanner” bill and coin accepting and dispensing units, and multi-item scanning.

The U-Scan Genesis Mini-Carousel will be demonstrated at Fujitsu Booth #411 at the National Retail Federation (NRF) 98th Annual Convention and Expo, Jan. 12-13 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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, H-E-B, Kroger, Loblaws, Nordstrom, Payless ShoeSource, Regal Cinema, Staples, Stop & Shop and The TJX Companies, among others.
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Date: January 06, 2009
City: Richardson, TX