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  1. NEC Launches its Latest Global Point Of Sales Terminal in Southeast Asia

NEC Launches its Latest Global Point Of Sales Terminal in Southeast Asia

Singapore, 22 April 2009 – NEC Asia, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation showcases its latest global Point of Sales (POS) terminal, TWINPOS 5500Ui at the RFID World Asia 2009, from 22nd – 24th April 2009 at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The new TWINPOS 5500Ui is one of the three TWINPOS 5000 models created to meet retail store demand for attractive next generation electronic money solutions that provide customers with instant access to cashless settlement options.

The stylish TWINPOS 5500Ui is the first product in the POS market to feature illumination lights, which helps to create a chic and tasteful atmosphere for the retailer who can choose the colors of his terminal body and side panels. Even the receipt printer can be customized to entertain customers’ eyes!

Created as a small merchant entry model, the TWINPOS 5500Ui features renowned NEC hardware reliability and enhance memory which helps to achieve stable POS operation.

The features of the TWINPOS 5500Ui are as follow:
- Catering to design conscious merchants who may select from features that include underside base‐illumination, a wide variety of side panel color options, and freedom of keyboard and display placement.
- The unit's size has been reduced to a width of 300mm and depth of 240mm by setting the motherboard housing in the rear of the display. Even when including the external receipt printer, the unit's total area has been reduced by approximately 50% when compared to earlier models (Note*1). In addition to the freedom of conveniently positioning the unit, the quality of customer service is also complemented with customized customer messages that may be viewed from the rear display.
- Electricity consumption reduced by as much as 40% when compared to earlier models (Note*2), made possible by such standby functions as CPU clock down (Note*3), and display lighting adjustments.
- Security coverage includes virus protection with the industry's first virus scanner, in addition to file/version updates that minimize system obstacles.
- Highly durable against temperature, water spill and dust
- typical problems for retail IT equipments.
- Built‐in battery system for safe shutdown
- Enhanced system reliability based on NEC’s 30+ years of marketing experiences
- Windows® Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS) supports Plug‐n‐Play for retail device peripherals, creates operator and customer interaction through empowering components, and provides low lifecycle cost for retailers and partners in the POS system industry.

NEC Group has an accomplished history of providing retailers with solutions that improve service and customer loyalty. It will continue to capitalize on existing solutions through innovative developments with new technologies, including product traceability systems that utilize multiple electronic money reader/writers and RFID, in order to keep pace with the growing needs of diversifying markets. Looking forward, NEC will be providing a rich lineup of solutions that support the ongoing transformation of transaction activities.

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About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of a diversified global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC website at:

About NEC Asia
NEC Asia, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation based in Singapore, is a leading information technology services provider that specialises in systems integration and consultancy services. Being conferred the Singapore Economic Development Board’s International Headquarters (IHQ) Award, NEC Asia, as NEC’s regional headquarters in Asia Pacific, provides regional sales and services support for world-class identity solutions, turnkey implementation of mission-critical solutions, project management and maintenance services.
NEC's suite of solutions and services encompass systems integration, global identity solutions, RFID solutions, financial solutions, retail management solutions, enterprise servers, telecommunications and network solutions, multimedia products, managed services and outsourcing centre (MSOC), manufacturing business solutions, ERP, imaging and workflow solutions, enterprise portals and NECare Service Centre. NEC Asia also provides business support functions in purchasing, public relations, finance, human resources and corporate social responsibilities (CSR) to the regional NEC subsidiaries. For more information, please visit

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(note*1) TWINPOS 3500 Series
(note*2) TWINPOS 3500 Series
(note*3) Alteration of a computer's activation speed