Wincor Nixdorf, Inc., the leader in the delivery of open systems solutions to the retail and banking industries, announced a strategic partnership with market-leading retail software solution provider, Cornell-Mayo Associates. Under their agreement, the companies will offer retailers an array of open-platform POS solutions based on Cornell-Mayo’s OPUS(TM) POS application and Wincor Nixdorf’s BEETLE POS platform.
The alliance includes joint marketing of a Linux and JavaPOS thin-client POS solution that delivers high value with low total cost of ownership. The OPUS-BEETLE thin-client configuration leverages the inherent benefits of both the OPUS application and BEETLE platform to create the ideal combination of thin-client manageability and fat-client fault tolerance. It can be delivered as a single platform that addresses all customer touch points in the retail store, from POS checkouts to kiosks, mobile devices, and browser-based systems.
“Due to flexibility and cost efficiencies, leading retailers have accepted Linux and JavaPOS as viable platforms for their store environments,” said Gene Cornell, president, Cornell-Mayo Associates. “Cornell-Mayo’s proven open platform design, paired with Wincor Nixdorf’s leadership and success with Linux and JavaPOS, creates a winning combination for our customers.”
“This agreement broadens our offering for tier-one general merchandise retailers, and helps us achieve our vision of a unified platform for the retail store environment,” said Jeff Soisson, vice president, Retail Solutions Group, Wincor Nixdorf. “As a respected leader in the retail industry, Cornell-Mayo is a welcome addition to our open standards family of alliances.”
About Cornell Mayo Associates
Cornell Mayo Associates has been delivering robust, high-function POS systems since 1981. The OPUS Millennium Store System(TM), CMA’s flagship product, first released in 1997, is the third generation of POS software developed by CMA. OPUS has been fully rolled out to many well known retailers including: Ames Department Stores; Belk Department Stores; Borders Books & Music; Talbots; and Tiffany & Co. Opus is highly scalable and is able to run diverse store types ranging from the small specialty store consisting of only a single register, to the largest department store consisting of back office servers and hundreds of registers. OPUS is easily tailored to meet diverse requirements for an unusually wide variety of retail formats. OPUS Millennium is installed on tens of thousands of point of service units in thousands of stores. For more information, visit [www.cornell-mayo.com].
The BEETLE Family of POS Systems
Wincor Nixdorf’s BEETLE family of POS systems addresses the complete spectrum of customer touch points in the retail store environment. 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. 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 systems are rugged, designed to withstand the rigors of retail environments. All systems 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, the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) family, and Microsoft DOS.
The BEETLE family of POS systems is the industry’s first and only complete line of customer-proven, Linux-ready POS systems in production. The systems also offer the most expansive and complete set of JavaPOS drivers for POS peripherals.
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 service programs including on-site support, depot service and Advanced Exchange. 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 40 countries with manufacturing plants in Germany and Singapore. North American headquarters are in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit [www.wincor-nixdorf.com/usa].