NCR launches small, fast, self-checkout unit

Smallest on market

NCR Corporation released a new version of its self-checkout called the Fastlane Mini at the Retail Technology Expo in Melbourne yesterday.

It is the smallest, full-function self checkout on the market, one third smaller than the NCR Express Fastlane, an NCR spokesperson said.

A DIY (do it yourself) customer at the Fastlane Mini can scan, bag and pay for their purchases using cash, debit cards, credit cards or other electronic payment methods.

The unit features a touchscreen user interface, voice and visual prompts and a signature capture pad for credit card transactions. It also comes equipped with an in and out conveyor belt to make checkout faster and easier.

An option also lets the unit accept coupons, deactivate electronic surveillance tags and provide automated teller machine-type functionality by dispensing cash back.

Self-checkout gives retailers on-demand capacity and flexibility when it comes to staffing their stores, according to Alberto Camuri, NCR's vice president Europe for retail solutions.

It's being marketed for small convenience stores, high-traffic football specialty stores, pharmacies, office supply stores, department stores and boutiques.

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