Motorola debuted the MC17 mobile computer at the recent ERI eXchange, sponsored by the Retail Systems Alert Group. The third-generation handheld solution is designed to speed up the checkout process, locate items, check product pricing, suggest complementary products, and deliver personal recommendations and tailored promotions. It can also serve as an associate productivity tool by supporting applications including inventory management, price verification and line busting. In addition, the MC17 can be used for gift registry in department and specialty stores.
ADT Security Services, a division of Tyco Fire & Security, launched a new wide-exit detection system that allows retailers to detect anti-theft alarms and collect operational data. The Sensormatic Ultra-Exit AMS-1121 Detection System provides the retailer with almost 8 ft. of coverage between pedestals. The solution can also be integrated with other operational devices such as people counting to provide retailers with additional store-operations data. The system is also compatible with the company’s SmartEAS solutions.
Hand Held Products and Auto-Star Compusystems have created a new kiosk solution that merges Auto-Star’s Star-Plus point-of-sale and retail-management software applications with Hand Held Products’ Image Kiosk 8560. The result is a solution that checks product prices and loyalty-level status. It features a customizable user interface that enables retailers to add consistent branding messages.