Fujitsu Frontech North America, a leader in innovative technology and front-end solutions, displayed the future of retail store automation in its booth # 4405, at the National Retail Federation Show and Exhibition (NRF Big Show). The retail conference and exhibition was held from January 13-15, 2019 at the Jacob K. Javits convention centre, in New York.
The highlighted demonstration, the Fujitsu RFID Gateway Self-Checkout enables shoppers to checkout without removing items from their basket while avoiding the long lines at POS. The customer simply moves the shopping basket into the RFID gateway, presses scan, and all of the articles are read within a few seconds with high accuracy, according to Fujitsu.
To facilitate payment at the gateway, Fujitsu demonstrated the SecurPay Plus solution, a multi-denomination cash and coin solution that will make payment quick and convenient. The SecurPay solution, a non-coin version, was also be demonstrated. Once payment is made, a receipt is delivered, the doors to the gateway open automatically and the customer is free to leave the store quickly. To complement the RFID Gateway Self-Checkout, Fujitsu also presented a RFID self-checkout version that is more appropriate for smaller format specialty or apparel stores using the Fujitsu U-Scan Mini-Express Vertical Self-Checkout device that is cashless.
The company demonstrated several more solutions including how to easily track and authenticate fashion items by embedding RFID tags in fashion and formalwear. For retailers that have multiple POS stations, and cash is distributed and settled in the back office, Fujitsu had a Paragon Series cash handling system from its partner, Revolution Retail Systems, featuring a Fujitsu G750 bill recycling unit. And finally, for retailers that require more security and more convenience with no passwords required for customers and store associates, Fujitsu presented a multi-modal, cloud-based identification and Single Sign-on System based on Fujitsu’s PalmSecure biometric palm vein technology.