TELXON, NCR TEAM TO MAKE PRICE KIOSKS
NEW YORK — Telxon Corp., a leading supplier of wireless communication systems, and NCR Corp. have teamed up to develop in-store kiosks that verify prices for shoppers.
The kiosks will feature large, easy-to-read displays and an omni-directional scanner, which can be mounted on support pillars or store fixtures. The system will allow shoppers to verify price and description of a specific item while walking through the store and then check this against the price charged at the checkout. NCR will continue to market its wired version of the price-accuracy kiosks, which have been on the market since November, according to a NCR spokesman.
Some stores, such as Toys ‘R’ Us, already use such price-verification systems.
Under the terms of its agreement with Telxon, NCR will provide packaging, scanning and display technology and Telxon will integrate the wireless networking components of the system, which will be supplied by Telxon’s Aironet subsidiary.
Current retail customers will be able to quickly implement the new product by utilizing their existing applications and network infrastructure, Jim Traxler, Telxon’s vice president of retail marketing, said.
John Manchir, vice president of NCR’s Retail operations, said the partnership will leverage each companies “core competencies” and bring to the market a product that meets consumers’ demand for price verification.