Press Release Summary:
U-Scan Genesis(TM) Carousel features rotating bagging platform that contains 6 bag racks, with option to add secondary bagging platform. ATM style LED lighting guides users through checkout process and helps them locate bill, coin, receipt, and coupon devices. Other features include F53 bill dispenser, coin hopper/coin canister, metrologic scanner/scale, and retail-hardened Fujitsu TeamPoS 3000 terminals. Multi-item scanning enables shoppers to scan items one after the other and place in bag.
Original Press Release:
Fujitsu U-Scan Genesis Carousel Model Now Available
Advanced Self-checkout Systems Offer Improved Flexibility, Scalability, Reliability and Usability
FRISCO, TX, November 29, 2007 - Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc. today announced immediate availability of its U-Scan Genesis(TM) Carousel self-checkout system.
The Carousel model offers increased capacity for large orders with a rotating bagging platform containing six bag racks and the option to add a secondary bagging platform. The rotating platform provides shoppers with easy accessibility to the bag racks and limits body strain caused by reaching while bagging purchases.
Fujitsu's U-Scan Genesis offers retailers improved flexibility, scalability, reliability and usability with a wide portfolio of hardware and software technology advances including:
o High-capacity, space-saving footprint - redesigned to offer more bagging capacity per square foot, delivered in one of the smallest self-checkout footprints available. U-Scan Genesis minimizes the impact on the overall retail floor selling space while providing greater opportunity for impulse item merchandising in and around the self-checkout area.
o ATM-style "follow me" LED lighting - guides users through the checkout process faster, making it easier to locate the bill, coin, receipt and coupon devices. Shaving seconds off of every self-checkout transaction results in faster throughput and improved labor productivity.
o More intuitive customer interface - redesigned using the same human-machine interaction technology applied to design automotive and aviation control systems, making U-Scan Genesis easy for customers to follow on-screen instructions.
o "Above scanner" bill and coin accepting and dispensing units - speeds the transaction process and reduces the chance of customers leaving money behind. Vertical orientation of these devices into a tight cluster adjacent to the display makes it much easier and faster for consumers to find the bill, coin receipt and coupon devices.
o Multi-item scanning - this patent-pending technology enables shoppers to scan items one after the other and then place in the bag to further accelerate the check-out process. Shoppers do not have to scan and bag one item before scanning and bagging another.
o Fujitsu's new F53 bill dispensing unit - designed and built by Fujitsu, the new F53 bill dispenser significantly improves dispensing rates and reduces bill jams -the most common self-checkout service and maintenance issue.
o Coin hopper or coin canister dispensing units - allows retailer to choose the coin management option that's best for their retail operating environment.
o Metrologic scanner/scale - offers high first-pass scan rates with six-sided, 360° scanning and integrated electronic article surveillance (EAS).
o Retail-hardened Fujitsu TeamPoS 3000 terminals - designed to withstand the rigors of high-volume checkout environments with easy serviceability.
o Rapid integration to POS applications - Using Fujitsu's sophisticated messaging framework and virtual POS design, U-Scan can be quickly integrated to most retailer's POS systems. Future POS upgrades are much simpler, faster and less costly to integrate with the U-Scan software, meaning much lower impact to retailer's on-going POS release schedule.
U-Scan Genesis is also available in one-, two- and four-bag, multi-lane payment station and kiosk configurations.
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(TM) 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.
For more information, please see: us.fujitsu.com/retailing