Wincor Nixdorf Inc., the global leader in open system solutions for the retail and banking industries, announced two new kiosks for the hospitality and retail markets.
The small-footprint CERTO kiosk, designed for indoor use, can be used for a variety of applications including information kiosk, gift registry, self-service ordering in restaurants or grocery delis, or automated hotel check-in. The innovative Orbiter, with an eye-catching design, is intended for indoor or outdoor use and can handle additional functions including printing movie tickets, coupons and car rental documents.
The CERTO kiosk is powered by Wincor Nixdorf’s industry-standard BEETLE platform and is available in freestanding, desktop or wall-mounted configurations. CERTO’s small footprint and attractive design make it particularly suitable for use in locations where space is at a premium. CERTO includes a vivid 15″ LCD TFT touch screen and includes a document printer and sound system, for multimedia applications.
The Orbiter kiosk is intended to attract customer attention with its award-winning design. The Orbiter won the 2002 “red dot: best of the best” award for outstanding product design in prestigious international competition. The Orbiter’s rounded, futuristic look and stainless steel and aluminum housing make it a popular choice for increasing self-service traffic in hospitality and retail applications.
“Kiosks are an increasingly important touchpoint to deliver new consumer services in the retail and hospitality industries,” said Jeff Soisson, president of Wincor Nixdorf USA. “Based on Wincor Nixdorf’s reliable, proven BEETLE technology, the CERTO and Orbiter kiosks are a powerful new platform for self-service applications.”
About the BEETLE Family of POS Systems
With over 600,000 installations, Wincor Nixdorf’s BEETLE family is one of the most prolific non-proprietary POS platforms ever sold. With solutions that encompass thin-client POS terminals, lean-and thick-client POS systems, kiosks, lottery terminals and mobile POS devices, the BEETLE family is the industry’s most comprehensive POS product line, addressing the complete spectrum of customer touch points in retail stores. An open design supporting commonality of components across the entire BEETLE family substantially simplifies software deployment and hardware maintenance, keeping costs down and productivity high.
More than just PCs, BEETLE appliances are rugged, designed to withstand the rigors of retail environments. Built on Embedded Intel(R) chipset and motherboard technology, all models include standard retail interfaces, accept a wide range of peripherals and are compliant with established retail software standards. Standard operating systems include Red Hat(R) Linux(R), the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) family and Microsoft DOS. The BEETLE appliances also offer the most expansive and complete set of OPOS(tm) and JavaPOS(tm) drivers for POS peripherals.
The BEETLE family of POS appliances is the industry’s first and only complete line of customer-proven, Linux-ready POS systems in production. The family is also the first in the industry to be certified for Windows XP Embedded.
About Wincor Nixdorf
Worldwide, Wincor Nixdorf Inc. is one of the fastest-growing providers of IT products and solutions for the retail and banking industries. Wincor Nixdorf’s offerings include hardware, application software, professional services, and a complete range of multi-vendor service programs including on-site support, depot service, advanced exchange, and performance-guaranteed supplies procurement. Wincor Nixdorf is the world’s third-largest provider of POS systems and automated teller machines. Employing more than 4,600 people, Wincor Nixdorf operates in 70 countries with manufacturing plants in Germany and Singapore. North American headquarters are in Austin, Texas, and Boston, Mass. For more information, visit [www.wincor-nixdorf.com/usa].