Fujitsu offers retailers flexibility with new point-of-sale solution

Fujitsu has launched a new point-of-sale solution, which it claims provides UK retailers with powerful performance, flexibility and connectivity in a more environmentally sustainable retailing platform.

Incorporating Intel’s second Generation Core i3, i5 and Pentium processors, the third release of the TP-X II 500 Series is claimed to deliver the power of a desktop computer in a retail hardened platform, enabling retailers to create customer touch points in diverse and challenging environments.

The TP-X II 500 Series controllers run cooler and consume less power, increasing reliability while reducing the total cost of ownership and the overall carbon footprint of the retailer, claims Fujitsu.

Configurable with up to 14 powered USB ports, the TP-X II Model 500 Series is able to connect and power a full set of retail peripherals and eliminates the need for additional power bricks. This further increases reliability while providing the connectivity retailers need as well as simplifies installation and maintenance, said the company.

“We developed the TP-X II 500 Series to provide retailers with resilient, flexible PoS systems that allow them to respond to consumers who want a more helpful and interactive in-store experience and create the most complete retailing solution for their particular environment,” said Andy Taylor, head of retail strategy, Fujitsu UK&I. 

“Our latest PoS release offers higher performance, greater reliability, and two form factors, including the extremely compact ‘Coupé’ to fit any store environment. Generous connectivity to the peripherals accelerates sales, enhances the customer experience, and optimises retail management.”

Fujitsu said the TP-X II also minimises service calls with enhanced control and remote management for retailers with industry-leading manageability standards such as Intel AMT and vPro, WMI and DMTF, and support for Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Windows Embedded POS Ready 2009, Windows Embedded POS Ready 7, Microsoft Windows XP and SUSE Linux operating systems.

“Intel’s 2nd generation Core process offer a range of benefits in performance, enhanced graphics – as well as reduced total cost of ownership through advanced power management,” said Michelle Tinsley, general manager, embedded computing division at Intel. “With solutions such as Fujitsu’s TP-X II 500 point-of-sale device, retailers will enjoy increased reliability and flexibility to create customer touch points in a variety of environments and better meet shoppers’ needs in this rapidly evolving industry.”