NCR Corporation has
announced the end of the market building phase of its two-sided thermal
printing technology (2ST) intellectual property (IP) licensing program,
effective December 1, 2009. Companies that enter into a 2ST printer IP
license by that date will receive more favorable terms. After that date,
2ST printer IP licenses will be offered on significantly higher terms,
if they are offered at all.
NCRâs patented 2ST printing technology improves the efficiency of the
printing process by allowing simultaneous printing on both the front and
back side of a receipt, label or other media. By printing on both the
front and back side, 2ST printing also provides significant
environmental benefit, using as much as 45 percent less paper.
The adoption rate of 2ST is growing. New 2009 2ST printer installations
are on track to more than double the current installed base. In
addition, new products and applications are being developed for
two-sided thermal printing including 2ST label printers, which allow
businesses to maximize the real estate on their shipping labels and
reduce the number of shipping documents that need to be printed. âThe
value of 2ST printing has been clearly validated by continued customer
adoption and industry recognition, such as NCRâs customer, Sainsburys,
winning the 2008 European Retail Solutions Award for âBest Green IT
Initiativeâ,â said Dan Bogan, senior vice president and general manager,
NCR Consumables Solutions.
2ST printers are now available for a wide variety of printing
applications including point-of-sale, automated teller machines, airline
boarding pass, and labeling, as well as a variety of kiosk applications.
More information about NCRâs 2ST technology, including licensing
opportunities, may be obtained at www.ncr.com or through NCRâs 2ST
Licensing and Business Development Contact shown below.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a global technology company leading how
the world connects, interacts and transacts with business. NCRâs
assisted- and self-service solutions and comprehensive support services
address the needs of retail, financial, travel, healthcare, hospitality,
entertainment, gaming and public sector organizations in more than 100
countries. NCR (www.ncr.com) is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.