Fujitsu Revolutionizes the Self-Checkout Experience With StopLift Checkout Vision Systems<6702.T>

Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:00am EST

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NEW YORK, NY, Jan 11 (Marketwire) -- 
Fujitsu today announced the StopLift Self-Checkout Accelerator, a
sophisticated new technology designed to help minimize interventions and
detect theft at self-checkout lanes using video analytics. The first
company of its kind, StopLift aims to reduce excess theft alerts at
self-checkouts, identify unpurchased items leaving the Self-Checkout, and
increase cashier productivity.

    Detection of potential theft has traditionally been performed primarily
by weight scales at self-checkout. As a result, some retailers disable
the frequent security alerts and thereby expose themselves to additional
theft. By utilizing StopLift's video analytics to verify potential
alerts, the Self-Checkout Accelerator can effectively prevent unwarranted
interventions. With these innovations, retailers will experience fewer
false-positive interventions.

    "Weight scales have always been the primary anti-theft precaution at
self-checkouts. Unfortunately, legitimate purchases do not always match
their expected weight in the database," said Brian Yates, Director of
Retail Product Marketing at Fujitsu America. "The StopLift Self-Checkout
Accelerator provides a second line of defense against theft at
self-checkout lanes. Rather than relying solely on weight scales to
detect potential theft, the Self-Checkout Accelerator can visually spot
these occurrences and alert attendants immediately. It's a solution to
guard against theft, minimize repetitive interventions and enhance the
consumer's overall shopping experience at self-checkouts. It's a win-win
scenario for retailers and consumers alike."

    The Self-Checkout Accelerator is part of StopLift's family of Checkout
Vision Systems solutions that automatically analyze regular CCTV video
from existing cameras to detect various forms of theft, training error,
and operational analytics at the checkout. A pioneer in the field of
checkout vision systems, StopLift is known for the development of the
first-ever system capable of successfully detecting "sweethearting"
between cashiers and customers.

    The StopLift Self-Checkout Accelerator is the newest addition to the
Fujitsu suite of retail solutions that help decrease total cost of
ownership and increase productivity for retailers through high
performance and high maintainability.

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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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or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and
other countries. All other trademarks and product names are the property
of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is
accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance
notice.

    

Press Contacts
Fujitsu America, Inc.
Karen Richardson
Manager, Public Relations
408-746-3300
karen.richardson@us.fujitsu.com

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Carol Edwards
212-593-5858
carol.edwards@finnpartners.com 

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