With integrated cash recycling – Wincor Nixdorf introduces the new generation of its self-checkout system family

Owing to its modular design, the system can be tailored to the unique operating requirements of individual retailers, thus ensuring fast and efficient self-checkout in any store environment

Paderborn, (PresseBox) - By integrating cash recycling technology in the newest generation of self-checkout systems, Wincor Nixdorf helps retail businesses reduce the work and costs of cash handling and increase system availability. The new "Tower Line 150", which is part of the BEETLE/iSCAN product family, will be presented at the 2008 Retail Solutions trade fair in London. This system rounds out the company's extensive portfolio of modular automated checkout solutions.

Effective immediately, Wincor Nixdorf, one of the world's leading suppliers of IT solutions and services for banks and retailers, will be offering its customers the choice of a next-generation self-checkout system with integrated recycling for banknotes and coins.

The use of cash recycling means that cash that is deposited in a POS system can be made available for dispensing after it has been authenticated by the system. This drastically reduces the high expenses associated with counting, sorting, and transporting cash. Furthermore, stores will be able to cut the volume of change held in storage for replenishment purposes and the frequency of change replenishment. Streamlined cash handling - from point-of-sale operations to cash collection by security companies - translates into reduced waiting times at the checkout, greater customer satisfaction and considerable operational savings.

In addition to the cash recycling function, the new "Tower Line 150" features a host of other benefits: the new design and modular structure of the self-checkout system make it suitable for a wide range of applications in supermarkets, specialist retail outlets, cash-and-carry wholesale chains and department stores alike.

The system covers every possible aspect of checkout operations and can be configured as an express self-checkout with one-, two- or three-bag solutions, as a specialized DIY store system or as a scan or pay tower. Retailers can thus select the self-checkout configuration that is best suited to their needs and delivers the most attractive return on investment.

Another key benefit is that associated with shopper convenience: all components have been designed for intuitive use. Additionally, shoppers are guided by an on-screen graphical user interface. The system can be equipped with a scanner module that includes either a vertical or a bi-optical scan unit for the purpose of barcode reading, while the payment process is covered by a module for banknotes and coins. Other modules include units for card-based payments, coupon management and receipt printing. The new system is also suitable for shoppers with physical impairments or disabilities, since it is fully compliant with ADA II (Americans with Disabilities Act II).

Tower Line 150 is operated by "TPiSCAN", a hardware-independent software that controls all the modules incorporated in the self-checkout system. The software, which is based on programming standards, has been designed for fast and efficient integration into existing IT landscapes at retail level, regardless of which hardware and software structures are in place. As an exhibitor at Retail Solutions, Wincor Nixdorf will also be unveiling a number of recently developed software features, such as central software distribution and administration.

"Tower Line 150 is a cutting-edge solution in the field of automated checkouts, combining exceptional customer value and superior productivity with streamlined process costs in the area of cash handling," says Joachim Pinhammer, Marketing Director Retail Division at Wincor Nixdorf. The first pilot installation has been scheduled for the near future.

This document contains forward-looking statements that are based on current estimates and assumptions made by the management of Wincor Nixdorf AG to the best of its knowledge. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, the non-occurrence or occurrence of which could cause the actual results - including the financial condition and profitability of Wincor Nixdorf - to differ materially from or be more negative than those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. This also applies to the forward-looking estimates and forecasts derived from third-party studies. Consequently, neither the Company nor its management can give any assurance regarding the future accuracy of the opinions set forth in this document or the actual occurrence of the predicted developments.

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