NCR Corporation announced it will support Windows XP Professional, the premier operating system from Microsoft Corp., on select point-of-sale workstations by mid-2002. Developer-to-developer software will be available early in the second quarter.
Built on an enhanced Windows 2000 engine, Windows XP provides improved security, reliability and usability — increasingly critical requirements for the retail industry. NCR’s support for Windows XP will include open point of sale retail and application program interface support for NCR’s extensive portfolio of retail peripherals. Tools related to operating system recovery and systems management will also be provided.
NCR also plans to support Microsoft Windows XP Embedded and is currently collaborating on installation with key retail customers. Microsoft’s newest entry in the embedded space, Windows XP Embedded architecture utilizes key components of Windows XP and offers its advantages in conjunction with the ability to boot a system using CompactFlash or other media. Customized solutions made possible by a tailored operating platform can potentially lower the total cost of ownership and provide a smaller footprint. NCR also plans to provide OPOS support in the Windows XP Embedded environment.
“We are committed to providing our customers with the greatest choice and flexibility at the point of sale,” said Bruce Donis, NCR general manager, POS systems. “Windows XP and Windows XP Embedded will join a family of operating systems offered by NCR, providing retailers the flexibility to choose the platform that best meets their business and application needs.”
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in providing Relationship Technology(TM) solutions to customers worldwide. NCR’s Relationship Technology solutions include the Teradata(R) database and analytical applications such as customer relationship management (CRM) and demand chain management, store automation systems and automated teller machines (ATMs). The company’s business solutions are built on the foundation of its long- established industry knowledge and consulting expertise, value-adding software, global customer support services, a complete line of consumable and media products, and leading edge hardware technology. NCR employs 32,900 in more than 100 countries, and is a component stock of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. More information about NCR and its solutions may be found at [http://www.ncr.com].
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