|By JCN Newswire||
|February 21, 2014 09:06 PM EST||
- Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) via productive use of resources, reduces support costs and energy consumption
- myU-Scan Mobile Application further cuts transaction times and allows the shopping experience to be customized
Fujitsu now enables retailers around the world to exceed customer expectations for fast self-checkout, while improving Point of Service (PoS) economics with the introduction of the second generation of the FUJITSU U-Scan Genesis Retail Solution. The new solution increases store efficiency due to improved and highly-competitive scalability, flexibility, reliability and usability features.
Reliability, increased staff productivity, and lower costs are the top three benefits retailers expect to realize through their instore technology. Fujitsu's integrated support tool Integro maximizes reliability and speed of service support of U-Scan by fixing problems locally- eliminating time-consuming outbound support calls by staff. As well as enabling employees to focus on the needs of customers, Integro empowers staff with rich data and powerful tools that automate remote support tasks, while simultaneously providing out-of-the-box reports delivering big data for analysis and giving a complete overview of the solution.
Usability is also enhanced by the myU-Scan Mobile Application which reduces transaction time and personalizes cross-channel customer service by allowing individual customization at any U-Scan station in any store. Available for Android and iOS devices, myU-Scan delivers a unique Quick Response (QR) Barcode to customers' mobile devices. Therefore personalized identification data and pre-selected shopping and payment preferences as well as lists of favorite items are easily to hand at the checkout and available for reuse or editing.
To help mass merchandisers, do-it-yourself (DIY) stores, drugstores, convenience stores and other retailers achieve their objectives, the 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 QR Barcodes.
- LED brilliant blue light bars: help direct consumers with their transactions, are synchronized with the U-Scan user-interface test, and contain animations as well as audio guidance.
- Modular security technology: U-Scan Genesis carousel is available in various formats and platform versions. There are several height bag riser as well as expandability options for 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.
Recognized internationally as a leader in a wide range of retail solutions, Fujitsu has worked with retailers across the globe for three decades, enabling a premier customer experience and creating synergy effects leading to increased sales as well as improved 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.
David Concordel, Senior Vice President Global Retail, International Business, Fujitsu
"Self-checkout is an important part of the Point of Service mix, particularly for mass merchandisers. 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. By listening to our customers and building technology to address their needs, Fujitsu continues to expand our footprint in the industry with self-checkout solutions and services that support retailers' performance objectives and their commitment to customers."
Pricing and availability:
U-Scan Genesis II will be available to retail customers globally through Fujitsu from Summer 2014.
- Fujitsu Retail Solutions: http://www.fujitsu.com/fts/solutions/industry/retail/
- White Paper: Retailing Without Walls
- Read the Fujitsu blog: http://blog.au.fujitsu.com
- Follow Fujitsu on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FujitsuAU
- Follow us on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/fujitsu-australia-limited
- Find Fujitsu on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FujitsuICT
- Fujitsu pictures and media server: http://mediaportal.ts.fujitsu.com/pages/portal.php
- For regular news updates, bookmark the Fujitsu newsroom: http://www.fujitsu.com/au/news/pr/
About Fujitsu Limited
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.
Source: Fujitsu Limited
Fujitsu Limited Public and Investor Relations www.fujitsu.com/global/news/contacts/ +81-3-3215-5259
Copyright 2014 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.japancorp.net
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an In...
Oct. 25, 2014 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,678
The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud...
Oct. 25, 2014 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,803
StackIQ offers a comprehensive software suite that automates the deployment, provisioning, and management of Big Infrastructure. With StackIQ’s software, you can spin up fully configured big data clusters, quickly and consistently — from bare-metal up to the applications layer — and manage them efficiently. Our software’s modular architecture allows customers to integrate nearly any application wi...
Oct. 25, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,738
In her General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing, at Verizon Enterprise, will focus on finding the right mix of renting vs. buying Oracle capacity to scale to meet business demands, and offer validated Oracle database TCO models for Oracle development and testing environments. Anne Plese is a marketing and technology enthusiast/realist with over 19...
Oct. 25, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,648
As Platform as a Service (PaaS) matures as a category, developers should have the ability to use the programming language of their choice to build applications and have access to a wide array of services. Bluemix is IBM's open cloud development platform that enables users to easily build cloud-based, creative mobile and web applications without having to spend large amounts of time and resources o...
Oct. 25, 2014 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,712
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, will discuss how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will nee...
Oct. 24, 2014 09:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,350
When you set off to build an app that will change the world, designing your system architecture to be reliable and scalable is important but the stark reality is that, for your MVP, you probably had a “need for speed” (of development). You didn’t know what all the axes were to scale your application, where your stress points would be, and what weird and wonderful ways your customers would use it d...
Oct. 24, 2014 09:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,156
Compute virtualization has been transformational, yet security policy implementation and enforcement has lagged behind in agility and automation. There are a number of key considerations when implementing policy in private and hybrid clouds. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Holland Barry, VP of Technology at Catbird, will discuss the impact of this new paradigm and what organizations can do to...
Oct. 24, 2014 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,502
Samsung VP Jacopo Lenzi, who headed the company's recent SmartThings acquisition under the auspices of Samsung's Open Innovaction Center (OIC), answered a few questions we had about the deal. This interview was in conjunction with our interview with SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson. IoT Journal: SmartThings was developed in an open, standards-agnostic platform, and will now be part of Samsung's Ope...
Oct. 23, 2014 11:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,671
SYS-CON Events announced today that Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, will exhibit at Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, ...
Oct. 23, 2014 11:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,707