TOSHIBA TEC Europe announces a new era in POS terminals

st-a20-willpos.jpgRetail and hospitality set to gain edge with the advanced TOSHIBA WILLPOS A20 terminal. LONDON – 15 October 2008 – TOSHIBA TEC Europe has today announced the TOSHIBA WILLPOS A20 POS terminal – one of the company’s most eagerly anticipated products for the retail and hospitality industries. Building on the enormous success of the ST-A10 TouchPOS, the new terminal has been designed with a range of new and improved features that address key issues, such as versatility, robustness, high volume processing, environmental responsibility and elegance.

According to TOSHIBA TEC Europe CEO, Masamichi Kusunoki, the launch of the WILLPOS A20 coincides with a growing demand within the retail and hospitality industries for POS terminals that break free of traditional restraints.

“The reality is that many retailers today require performance, reliability, serviceability and design all at an affordable price point,” Mr. Kusunoki stated. “The WILLPOS A20 delivers on all of these requirements and even helps the environment by reducing power consumption through efficient use of the Intel Celeron® M processor.”

The proven Intel® Celeron® M processor, alongside the latest chip-set architecture, sets a class leading benchmark for processor performance with extremely low power consumption, significantly increasing Return on Investment (ROI).  With performance comparable to far higher GHz processors, the WILLPOS A20 delivers all the power expected of a high performance POS terminal, whilst consuming up to 49 per cent less power than legacy models.  With built-in stereo speakers and an optional 12- or 15-inch customer facing touch-screen the WILLPOS A20 enables businesses to deliver interactive multimedia presentations/promotions at the point of sale.

The WILLPOS A20 boasts a total of nine USB ports (three of which are powered), and interfaces for mouse, keyboard and cash drawers (two) as well as external monitor (VGA) and10/100-Base T Ethernet.  There is also a RAID hard disk option, utilising a twin hard disk drive configuration. The WILLPOS A20 can be set up to replicate business critical data and afford industry leading levels of protection from data loss.

As well as being stylish and having an ultra-compact footprint, the WILLPOS A20 has a uniquely sealed design to resist spills and dust, along with support for solid state drives and memory that resists extreme shocks and temperature variations.

“The retail and hospitality industries are facing increasing competition and many businesses – of all sizes – are demanding advanced and reliable POS solutions that afford them a real competitive edge,” Mr. Kusunoki said. “And there’s no doubt that with the WILLPOS A20, this is precisely what they will now be able to achieve.”

The WILLPOS A20 has been designed to achieve the perfect balance between style and performance – without compromise and represents the ideal solution for any retail and hospitality environment.

TOSHIBA TEC Europe Retail Information Systems
Becky Viccars/Karen Lowe
Tel: 0870 890 7200
E-mail: marketing@toshibatec-eu.co.uk
www.toshibatec-eu.co.uk