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Lead Story

Health care: When will payments stake its claim?


Industry Update

Hats in the ring for ETA awards

All clear for Intuit, ECHO merger

California chomps on gift card leftovers

Acquiring today, a shapshot

L60 at odds with Pipeline

EC interchange ruling: Merchants applaud, MC digs in

Swipe 'n shred, self-service fraud foiler


Terence Van Horn

Triton layoffs changes, challenges

Tracy Kitten



Hot, hotter contactless and mobile

David Talach


Street SmartsSM:
Winter profit-land

Dee Karawadra
Impact PaySystem

Drill down to the fine print

Jeff Fortney
Clearant LLC

B2B and B2G: The road ahead

Aaron Bills
3Delta Systems Inc.

POS system power

Maxwell Sinovoi
United Bank Card Inc.

Interviewing for quality

Curt Hensley
CSH Consulting

PCI compliance: Don't forget the little guys

Ken Musante
Humboldt Merchant Services

Company Profile

Credit Cash

New Products

Eco-friendly two-sided receipt printing

2ST thermal receipt printer
NCR Corp.

Wireless terminal for mobile pros

Blue Bamboo H50 POS terminal
Blue Bamboo


Clean slate, new fate





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A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

January 14, 2008  •  Issue 08:01:01

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New Products

Eco-friendly two-sided receipt printing

Product: 2ST thermal receipt printer

The global marketplace is a great, big wastebasket overflowing with crumpled, forgotten receipts. But NCR Corp., the Dayton, Ohio-based self-service system provider with a history of innovation from 19th century mechanical cash registers to the invention of the LCD display in the 1960s, has developed a new and environmentally sustainable alternative to the standard one-sided receipt.

The 2ST (Two-Sided Thermal) printing technology prints on both sides of thermal receipt paper and is designed specifically for use on the NCR FastLane self-checkout system.

By printing on both sides of the receipt, 2ST saves merchants money by reducing the budget for paper rolls, not to mention savings on freight, storage, disposal and paper roll changes. NCR claims a merchant can save 25% in overall paper spend annually.

The 2ST technology also enables merchants to use the flipside of the transaction receipt to promote their brands, advertise products and engage customers more effectively through contests, surveys and in-store promotions.

Unlike paper rolls that come with preprinted advertisements, 2ST allows merchants to customize deals and special, up-to-the-minute offerings in different color combinations.

The 2ST printer is also available as a field upgrade for existing units. It is integrated directly into the system's cabinet, presenting an uncluttered, intuitive customer interface, while at the same time reducing the risk of tampering or damage to the unit.

Additionally, the printer is a winning combination for the environment, according to NCR. The company hired RMT Inc., an energy and environmental services company, to conduct research on whether 2ST would have a positive impact on the environment.

RMT found that a retail chain of 1,000 stores, each operating four NCR FastLane self-checkout units equipped with 2ST dispensing an average receipt length of 10 inches, would benefit from a 40% annual reduction in paper expenditure at self-checkout. This would save more than 100 tons of paper per year, the equivalent of 1,067 trees.

RMT also determined that the use of 2ST would increase energy and diesel fuel conservation, decrease the amount of paper dumped in landfills, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions and wastewater generation.

"Businesses worldwide are seeking ways to reduce emissions and the consumption of natural resources while enhancing their operational efficiency," said Mike Webster, NCR Vice President for Self-Service Solutions. "The use of 2ST helps contribute to these important retailer goals."

NCR will demonstrate the 2ST technology on the NCR FastLane self-checkout terminal at the 97th Annual National Retail Federation's Annual Convention and Expo, Jan. 13 to 16, 2008, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

NCR Corp.

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