Wincor Nixdorf Inc. announced a strategic partnership with market-leading retail software solution provider, ADS Retail. Together, the companies will market a joint solution based on Wincor Nixdorf’s BEETLE POS platform and ADS Retail’s Nextor POS and Retail Management System. The solution, called Smart Client, is designed for large retailers who are seeking the benefits of a true network-centric retail solution. The Smart Client initiative from Wincor Nixdorf and ADS Retail provides an ideal trim client configuration running the Red Hat Linux embedded kernel on a BEETLE /NetPOS or BEETLE /S system. This configuration results in a POS appliance: a device that can be removed from the box, plugged into the power and network outlets, and turned on. There is no software or data permanently stored on the client device.
“In order to reduce the total cost of ownership of POS systems, large retailers need to take a hard look at reducing the number of high-maintenance clients throughout the enterprise,” said Doug Evans, vice president of the Nextor business unit of ADS Retail. “Nextor’s Smart Client configuration allows this zero maintenance option, while preserving offline capabilities by caching essential components and data on the client device. This configuration provides the best of both worlds: offline operability similar to a fat client device, along with the reduced acquisition and operating costs of the thin client. When you add the enterprise management capabilities of Nextor to the BEETLE, you have a POS terminal that seamlessly integrates with the enterprise management system.” “We are tremendously pleased to have ADS Retail on board as a strategic partner,” said Jeff Soisson, vice president, Retail Solutions Group, Wincor Nixdorf. “This partnership underscores Wincor Nixdorf’s long standing commitment to providing retailers proven thin-client POS solutions that help them save money and improve operational efficiencies.”
About ADS Retail
As a leader in retail point-of-sale technology, ADS Retail combines a two-decade track record of accomplishment in the retail technology industry with the cutting-edge innovation required by today’s forward-looking retailers. ADS Retail presents the full package of development, implementation, professional services and top-flight 24/7/365 support. Since 1981, ADS Retail’s systems have powered the front-end of some of the world’s leading retailers, many of whom have been clients for more than a decade. For further information visit www.adsretail.com.
About Wincor Nixdorf
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. Worldwide, Wincor Nixdorf is the third-largest provider of POS systems and automated teller machines. Employing more than 3,600 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.Details