Fujitsu U-Scan Compact Delivers Revolutionary New Self-Checkout Solution That Fits Any Retailer’s Environment

Design and Transaction Flexibility Let More Retailers Leverage Self-Checkout to Offer Shoppers a More Efficient and Uniquely Branded Checkout Experience

London, 16th January 2012 - Fujitsu today announced the availability of U-Scan® Compact™ self-checkout, a game-changing self-checkout solution that enables more retailers in more verticals to offer a self-checkout experience that is efficient, flexible, and designed to fit into the retailer's unique environment. With its smaller in-counter footprint, flexible transaction options, and build-to-order design strategy, the U-Scan Compact system is the first self-checkout system that can satisfy the needs of retailers in a variety of verticals beyond grocery and do-it-yourself (DIY), including pharmacies, convenience stores, category-specific stores, and specialty stores. In addition, from queue management to automated cash handling, to built-in options to encourage impulse buying, U-Scan Compact self-checkout can create the ideal checkout experience for each retailer's target customer. The new Fujitsu U-Scan Compact system will be on display at the National Retail Federation's (NRF) Big Show in New York, January 16-17.


"While the first generation of self-checkout systems paved the way for the future, their size and design limitations have prevented many retailers from adopting them," said Andy Taylor, director for retail, Fujitsu UK & Ireland. "The U-Scan Compact system changes all that. Any retailer can now order a self-checkout solution that fits comfortably into their unique retail environment, while also offering payment and assistance options to meet the specific style and temperament of their clientele. Flexible and adaptable, the U-Scan Compact system will meet the evolving needs of retailers and shoppers for many years to come."

Benefits Summary
Compact Size - A smaller, in-counter design allows for ease of installation - dimensions and sizes of the U-Scan Compact system are similar to legacy POS gear.
Modular Design - A modular design allows retailers to easily add or subtract components, even from one store to another.
Impulse Buying - The U-Scan Compact system is the first self-checkout system designed with integrated space allocation for impulse items and magazines, giving retailers the opportunity to encourage impulse buying during self-checkout.
The U-Scan Compact system has the flexibility to meet the unique needs of target customers:

Flexible Service Models - The U-Scan Compact system allows for any style of service, for any consumer, at any time. Self-service provides for full independence. Full-service provides for maximum assistance. "Modified service" enables shoppers to start with self-service but allows a sales assistant to step in at any time.
Automated Cash Handling - While supporting the use of a traditional till, the U-Scan Compact system is designed to allow for fully automated, highly secure cash handling, providing greater flexibility for shoppers.
Queue Management - Using lane lighting tied to the U-Scan operating system, consumers are alerted to the next available lane, speeding customers through checkout and eliminating the frustration of getting stuck behind a slow self-checkout user.
Availability
The Fujitsu U-Scan Compact self-checkout solution is available now.

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a leading provider of information and communication technology (ICT)-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in over 100 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see: http://uk.fujitsu.com

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