Norcross, GA September 24, 2010 - NCR announced that it has been ranked as the global market leader in self-checkout, according to VDC Research Group and Retail Banking Research (RBR).
According to the September 2010 VDC Research Group report, "Retail & Transaction Automation Equipment: 2010 Business Planning Service, Track 1, Volume 5, Self Check-out Solutions," NCR is again the world's largest self-checkout supplier with revenues estimated at nearly three times that of its closest competitor. NCR held a leading market share in all regions. NCR has held this market leader position since VDC Research Group added self-checkout to its Retail Automation Practice in 2002.
VDC Research Group's Executive Vice President Christopher Rezendes has followed self-checkout technologies since its inception. He states, "NCR Corporation is among a short list of forward-thinking retail automation vendors that have demonstrated the ability to envision and address the oft-competing requirements of retailers and their customers, for security and flexibility in their retail solutions."
RBR Research corroborates these findings in its June 2010 report, "Global EPOS and Self-Checkout 2010." According to the report, NCR is the world's largest self-checkout supplier in terms of installed base with a market share almost three and a half times higher than its closest competitor. More than two-thirds of all self-checkout terminals in the UK are NCR devices and NCR accounts for more than half of all self-checkout installations in EMEA. NCR has held the global market leader position since RBR Research began following self-checkout in 2009.
The Integrated Technology Group (www.integratedtek.com) develops, markets, and supports library automation technologies that empower librarians to make operations more efficient and better serve their patrons. ITG's products include patron self-checkout, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Automated Materials Handling (AMH) systems, library materials security, and public computer reservation and print management solutions. ITG, a division of Vernon Library Supplies, Inc., is headquartered in Norcross, Georgia.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation is a global technology company leading how the world connects, interacts and transacts with business. NCR's assisted- and self-service solutions and comprehensive support services address the needs of retail, financial, travel, healthcare, hospitality, entertainment, gaming and public sector organizations in more than 100 countries. NCR (www.ncr.com) is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.
NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.
About VDC Research Group
VDC Research Group (VDC) is a technology market research and strategy consulting firm that advises clients in a number of technology markets including: Automatic Identification and Data Collection, Embedded Hardware and Systems, Embedded Software and Tools, Industrial Automation and Control and Mobile and Wireless. Founded in 1971, the firm is located in the Boston area.
RBR is a leading research and consulting firm specialized in the areas of cards, payments and automation in the banking, retail and hospitality sectors. Based in London, RBR serves clients across more than 100 countries worldwide through premium research reports, consulting, newsletters and conferences.