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Fujitsu Releases Latest Version of U-Scan Self-Checkout Software

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fujitsu today announced general availability of U-Scan® version 4.7 self-checkout software that features a technology upgrade and new features that will benefit retailers in a competitive market. The Fujitsu U-Scan 4.7 enhancements have been developed to support future Fujitsu product innovations.

This new software release improves on the existing U-Scan technology by adding customer personalization with support of the My U-Scan™ mobile application, support of Windows Embedded POSReady 7 and customer station check processing. The upgrade is designed and tested for backwards compatibility with all currently supported U-Scan hardware product versions including NextGen, U-Scan Genesis® self-checkout and other self-checkout competitors.

Fujitsu U-Scan version 4.7 software also enables retailers to accommodate single or multiple mobile attendants in a cluster. Consumer benefits include enhancements to coupon detection, produce and bagging features. This new version is helping retailers enhance U-Scan product stability, usability and overall operation. Specific product features that are being introduced include:

  • User Interface Upgrades: Customers can easily navigate grocery commands and process transactions without delays.
  • Automated Software Maintenance (ASM) Upgrades: Updates improve a security warning when an ASM update control is launched by a non-administrative user and ASM database rollback support.
  • System Management Upgrades: The updated software removes the outdated framework and enhances cash payment timeout.

"We continue to update technology such as the U-Scan version 4.7 software to meet the demands of our retailers and improve their relationships with consumers," says Brian Yates, director of retail product marketing at Fujitsu America, Inc. "The consumer will enjoy the ease of use improvements when shopping at a store, and the retailer will benefit from an increase in customer satisfaction, productivity and efficiencies."

The software release is currently available for customer integration for new and existing self-checkout retailers and their consumers.

Installed in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, millions of consumers already enjoy Fujitsu U-Scan technology on a daily basis. The Fujitsu U-Scan 4.7 self-checkout software will continue to elevate the relationship among retailers and their consumers.

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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

Fujitsu America, Inc. is a leading ICT solutions provider for organizations in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Fujitsu enables clients to meet their business objectives through integrated offerings and solutions, including consulting, systems integration, managed services, outsourcing and cloud services for infrastructure, platforms and applications; data center and field services; and server, storage, software and mobile/tablet technologies. For more information, please visit: http://solutions.us.fujitsu.com/ and http://twitter.com/fujitsuamerica.

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CONTACT: Press Contacts Fujitsu America, Inc. Victoria Hansen, Manager, Public Relations 224-545-2705 Victoria.Hansen@us.fujitsu.com Finn Partners Carol Edwards 212-593-5858 carol.edwards@finnpartners.comSource:Fujitsu North America