Wincor Nixdorf Inc., a leading provider of IT products and solutions to the retail and banking industries, announced it has added support for dual-screen video to its BEETLE Family of POS systems. By leveraging the multiple monitor support built into the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 98 and Windows 2000 operating systems, Wincor Nixdorf’s solution enables retailers to enhance the customer shopping experience without the added cost and complexities of proprietary hardware.
Using the Wincor Nixdorf solution, retailers can place a full-screen of easily viewed information at both the operator and customer locations. Each of the two screens connected to the BEETLE POS terminal can display distinctly different content, allowing the store clerk to view the transaction, while the customer views promotional information or advertising, in addition to detailed information about the purchase. Other possibilities include using the customer display as an information kiosk that allows the customer to enroll in a loyalty program, print a rain check, or even select coupons and offers of specific interest.
“The support for dual screens underscores Wincor Nixdorf’s commitment to industry standards and technology leadership,” said Bobby Billingsley, director of engineering, Wincor Nixdorf Retail Solutions Group. “In the past, providing different content for two VGA devices required proprietary hardware and drivers. Wincor Nixdorf has developed software drivers that leverage the capabilities already built into Windows 98 and Windows 2000 to provide support for multiple monitors.”
“This capability brings exciting new capabilities to the point of sale,” he continued. “Retailers could use the display for special promotions, to promote their Web site, or as an advertising medium that can generate new revenue.” The dual-screen capability is available immediately on all Wincor Nixdorf BEETLE systems with Windows 98 or Windows 2000.
Wincor Nixdorf will feature the new dual screen technology as well as its full suite of industry-leading POS solutions at Retail Systems 2001 in Chicago, Ill., June 26-28, 2001, Booth 402.
About 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.
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].