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Fujitsu Improves Self-checkout Point of Service Economics for Retailers

Reduces Transaction Time, Utilizes Less Energy and Extends Lifecycle

Fujitsu America Inc.

NEW YORK, January 13, 2014

Fujitsu today enables North American retailers to exceed customer expectations for fast self-checkout, while improving PoS economics with the introduction of the second generation of the FUJITSU U-Scan® Genesis® Retail Solution. The new solution drives store efficiency due to new and highly-competitive scalability, flexibility, reliability and usability functions. The solution will be shown this week in the Fujitsu booth, #3319 at NRF.

To help mass merchandisers, do-it-yourself (DIY) stores, drugstores, convenience stores and other retailers achieve these objectives, the compact U-Scan Genesis II solution comprises:

  • Best–in-class cash handling tools: includes an easier-to-maintain coin and note dispenser that offers higher capacity, faster and more accurate validation, lower energy consumption and remote capabilities.
  • Improved ergonomics: better placement of note and receipt devices, stereo high-fidelity audio, ADA/ANSI compliant, and acclaimed engineering design in self-service.
  • Barcode scanning technology choices: Honeywell's newest 2D hybrid image/scanner with integrated produce scales and security tag deactivation technology. Consumers can redeem e-coupons or access loyalty programs from a smart phone bar or quick response (QR) codes.
  • LED brilliant blue light bars help direct consumers with their transactions, are synchronized with the U-Scan user interface test, and contain animations and audio guidance.
  • Modular security technology: U-Scan Genesis carousel is available in various formats and platform versions, and there are several height bag riser options and expandability up to eight bags, making the modules secure and efficient to meet a broad range of requirements.
  • U-Scan 5.0 software: features Windows 7 support, an enhanced mobile attendant functionality, configuration tools and automatic updates that are required for a truly flexible retail system.

"Self-checkout is an important part of the Point of Service mix, particularly for mass merchandisers, and the U-Scan Genesis II solution enables retail establishments to stay ahead of the competition and maximize their return on investment, while exceeding customer expectations," said Brian Yates, director of retail product marketing at Fujitsu. "We continue to build our footprint in the industry by providing self-checkout solutions and services that will support retailers' performance objectives and their commitment to customers."

Recognized internationally as a leader in a wide range of retail solutions, Fujitsu has worked with retailers across the globe for three decades, enabling the company to provide a premier customer experience and create business efficiencies to increase sales, operational effectiveness and customer satisfaction. The self-checkout solutions, its best practices and industry performance benchmarks that have been established, make it possible for retailers to keep abreast of technological advancements in the industry and expand their market share.

The U-Scan Genesis II solution is available to retail customers in North America through Fujitsu, and will be introduced into other international markets from spring 2014.

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Date: January 13, 2014