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The Home Depot Transitions to Fujitsu U-Scan Retail Self-Checkout Software

One of the World’s Largest IT Companies Partners with the World’s Largest Do-It-Yourself Retailer to Improve Self-Checkout

Fujitsu America Inc.

New York, NY, January 13, 2010

NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION TRADE SHOW -- Fujitsu today announced in North America that The Home Depot® (NYSE: HD), the world’s largest home improvement retailer, has launched an initiative to transition to Fujitsu U-Scan® self-checkout software in their U.S. and Canadian retail stores. The Fujitsu U-Scan self-checkout software application has open integration architecture utilizing a unique VPOS (Virtual Point-of-Sale) like messaging framework that enables retailers to implement business critical POS software changes faster and easier while avoiding costly and complicated self-checkout re-integration and lengthy testing cycles. The Home Depot is currently completing initial proof of concept pilot testing.

Fujitsu U-Scan self-checkout software now offers retailers the following strategic advantages:

  • The U-Scan self-checkout software is an open platform that can run on other self-checkout hardware platforms.
  • U-Scan self-checkout software offers retailers the flexibility to quickly make changes to their POS system. This means retailers can react faster to changing business needs and quickly deploy new POS software releases, introduce new business initiatives and update applications much faster with less risk.
  • The U-Scan self-checkout software’s look and feel can be easily customized to give retailers a unique and differentiating self-checkout experience.

The software’s unique messaging framework architecture allows the customer’s POS to communicate efficiently and directly with the U-Scan self-checkout software without complex and fault prone intermediate handlers or brokers.


Cara Kinzey, SVP − IT Store, Field and Corporate Support, The Home Depot:
"The focus of our IT efforts is to improve the shopping experience for our customers. Fujitsu U-Scan self-checkout software will help us accelerate delivery of business critical POS software changes to our stores. Taking advantage of the U-Scan self-checkout software architecture’s flexibility means that we can better respond to changing business conditions, making us more efficient, competitive and responsive to customer needs."

Bruce Kopp, Senior Vice President of Retail Sales, Fujitsu America:
"The Home Depot’s decision to transition to U-Scan self-checkout software marks a significant change in the retail self-checkout industry. We are thrilled to be working with one of the retail industry’s great customer service innovators."

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Date: January 13, 2010
City: New York, NY
Company: Fujitsu Canada, Inc.