NCR in collaboration with Samsung launches NCR Silver Quantum™ an all-in-one POS commerce station

NCR Silver Quantum™ offers businesses a sleek payment, marketing and management solution that’s built for the future

DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation, in collaboration with Samsung Electronics America, Inc., today (November 8, 2017) launched NCR Silver Quantum™, an all-in-one point-of-sale (POS) commerce station featuring an integrated payment device with mobile wallet acceptance capability, customer display, loyalty scanner and Samsung Galaxy tablet. The NCR Silver Quantum commerce station provides merchants a sleek, efficient system to better manage customer POS transactions and back-office operations.

A 10.1-inch Android™ Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet serves as the employee interface, featuring fast, touchscreen operation for easy management. It is pre-loaded with the NCR Silver Android point-of-sale app, which delivers powerful functionality such as inventory management, marketing support and sales reporting once activated through NCR. Businesses can remotely set up and customize their NCR Silver Quantum device through Samsung Knox Configure, a cloud-based service and IT administration tool offered by Samsung.

Chamblee, Ga.-based Ponko Chicken chose NCR Silver Quantum for its all-in-one functionality, intuitiveness and aesthetic. Co-owner Reiko Clark said the award-winning customer support also played a part in her selection.

The popular family-owned restaurant, which has more locations in the works, offers a unique Japanese and Western spin on a fried chicken tender. Ponko Chicken just re-opened for business after initially closing its first restaurant in 2008, and Clark plans to expand further.

“For the grand re-opening, we wanted sexy, modern-looking technology that matched our restaurant’s aesthetic,” Clark said. “NCR Silver Quantum not only looks stunning on our counter; it has everything in one package. The easy to use point-of-sale app and back office, powerful software and dedicated NCR Silver team were also huge factors in choosing this technology partner to make our expansion dreams a reality.”

NCR Silver Quantum and the NCR Silver family of solutions are designed for small- to medium-sized businesses such as retail shops and restaurants. To see the NCR Silver Quantum commerce station in action, watch this video.

NCR Silver Quantum is the first full Android-based solution in the NCR Silver lineup. In addition to incorporating a Samsung tablet and Knox Configure, NCR Silver Quantum includes an embedded RP457c mobile card reader provided by Ingenico Group, which enables the commerce station to accept a variety of payment methods, including magstripe, EMV chip and NFC/contactless transactions such as Samsung Pay.

NCR Silver Quantum offers market-leading battery life of up to 10 hours for merchants who want cordless operation, and has a small physical footprint, measuring less than 13 inches in width.

“Whether you run a franchise food and beverage business or a Mom and Pop boutique, NCR Silver Quantum is as sleek as it is sophisticated,” said Chris Poelma, president and general manager of NCR Silver. “The commerce station is durable, payment processor agnostic and provides chip and mobile wallet functionality. It, along with the entire NCR Silver solution set, offers everything businesses need to operate efficiently – today, and ahead.”

Samsung’s enterprise division takes a vertical approach to business markets, and its retail practice delivers innovative in-store solutions that retail organizations can use to connect with customers, secure their operations, and enhance the opportunities presented by digital business.

”The retail industry is undergoing a rapid digital transformation, and the point-of-sale process is one of the most critical areas to address,” said Ted Brodheim, vice president of Vertical Business at Samsung Electronics America. “With this new commerce station, NCR and Samsung are providing retailers with a technology solution that can simplify employee management of transactions and improve customer shopping experiences, while ensuring processes remain in smooth operation.”

NCR Silver Quantum is part of a product lineup for every stage of business, including cloud-based point-of-sale software, e-commerce integration, hardware, NCR Silver ConciergeTM services, U.S.-based 24/7 live customer service, and powerful functionality such as NCR ConsoleTM that offers advanced employee management, inventory management and reporting.

NCR Silver Quantum is now available with the NCR Silver Android POS app and will soon be available with NCR Silver Pro Restaurant Edition Android POS app. It’s offered in a bundle that includes hardware peripherals, services and a suite of cloud-based software subscription offerings. It can also be purchased separately.

For pricing and detailed product information, visit www.ncrsilver.com/quantum or call 1-877-630-9711.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across the financial, retail, hospitality, travel, telecom and technology industries. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier. NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with about 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries. NCR encourages investors to visit its website which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about NCR.

Websites: www.ncr.comwww.ncrsilver.com;
Twitter: @NCRSilver
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrsilver
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-corporation
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/NCRSilverPOS

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com. For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.

©Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Knox and Samsung Pay are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
News Media Contacts:
Aaron Gould
NCR Corporation
212.589.8556
aaron.gould@ncr.com

Jonathan Varman
Samsung Electronics America
P: 201-334-3526
j.varman@sea.samsung.com

Jackie Parker
Arketi Group, for NCR
404.929.0091, ext. 220
jparker@arketi.com

Source: NCR Corporation

JCPenney partners with leading manufacturers and service providers to help customers with their home improvement plans

JCPenney Home Services

Test stores feature service displays for HVAC, bathroom remodeling, home water solutions and more

PLANO, Texas, 2017-Mar-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — As homeowners continue to invest a larger percentage of their disposable income on home upgrades, JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] is capitalizing on the strong housing market by launching JCPenney Home Services this month. By partnering with the industry’s leading manufacturers and service providers, such as Samsung and Trane®, JCPenney Home Services is planning to test six programs in select markets to establish its relevance and appeal among shoppers. These programs will provide turn-key services for heating and cooling systems, bathroom remodeling, quick ship and installed blinds, whole home water solutions and awnings, as well as easy-to-install smart home devices.

“With the resurgence of the housing market, consumers are spending more than $300 billion annually to upgrade their homes since nearly two-thirds of the nation’s homes are over 30 years old.* There is a tremendous opportunity to capture additional revenue and minimize our dependence on apparel by catering our services to female homeowners who represent over 70 percent of our loyal customer base, and make the primary decisions regarding any home renovations,” said Marvin Ellison, chairman and chief executive officer of JCPenney. “These are categories that JCPenney offered in its assortment many years ago, and we believe the timing is right to re-enter home services in order to acquire available market share and differentiate our business from our traditional competitors and pure e-commerce retailers.”

Each program will be presented as an informative, compact display located within the home department in approximately 100 stores this spring, with services and marketing varying by location. The Company has also launched a digital storefront at jcpenneyhomeservices.com, where users can shop the range of professional services offered and schedule an in-home consultation. An authorized contractor will then determine the scope of the job and provide an estimate for the total cost. JCPenney will introduce a JCPenney Home Services credit card this summer, enabling customers to take advantage of attractive promotional financing offers.

Established homeowners investing in older homes look to nationally recognized, trusted brands to help with their home improvement plans, which is why JCPenney has chosen to partner with some of the leading providers in each industry for installation and service. Customers will have the peace of mind that their project is completed to their total satisfaction, as these brands employ authorized installers who are experienced, licensed and insured. The Company is leveraging her confidence in JCPenney to deliver fast and efficient improvements from a retail brand she has long trusted to furnish her family’s home.

“JCPenney has the unique competitive advantage of a strong female customer base who has a vision for the home upgrade she wants, and will research various options and companies that offer a high level of quality and service. Much like our successful return to major appliances, we will pursue these new home services initiatives using the same multimarket test-and-learn approach,” Ellison added. “Home services presents a low-risk opportunity to drive sales with minimal investment in inventory and capital resources since we are partnering with the industry’s leading providers for service and installation.”

Living Smarter at Home
Smart home technology is surging in popularity as consumers are finding more convenience, safety and security in connected devices, as well as discovering energy savings with automation. One-third of U.S. homes have at least one connected device today and within four years, household penetration is expected to increase up to 60 percent.**

JCPenney has chosen to pilot a compelling selection of smart home technology in select stores this spring. A unique category addition to the home department, JCPenney has partnered with the industry’s leading brands like Samsung to provide simple smart home automation. With Samsung SmartThings, consumers can control and automate lighting, cameras, thermostats, door locks and more, from the iOS or Android SmartThings app or supported voice assistants. By offering shoppers the most intelligent technology available, JCPenney is helping to make customers’ homes smarter, safer and more comfortable.

JCPenney Home Services complements the soft and hard home furnishings available at JCPenney, including major appliances, furniture and flooring. A popular destination for ready-made curtains, blinds, shades and decorative hardware, JCPenney has also offered custom design and installation of in-home window treatments for nearly 60 years. This service is available today in more than 350 locations.

For historical images of home services at JCPenney, please contact DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University at degolyer@smu.edu.

For current store images of the home department, please visit:
http://www.jcpnewsroom.com/news-releases/2017/0313_expands_home_services.html

* John Burns Real Estate Consulting and the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
** Statista, market research firm

JCPenney Media Relations:
(972) 431-3400 or jcpnews@jcp.com
Follow @jcpnews on Twitter for the latest announcements, images, and Company information.

About JCPenney:
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP), one of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishings retailers, is on a mission to ensure every customer’s shopping experience is worth her time, money and effort. Whether shopping jcp.com or visiting one of over 1,000 store locations across the United States and Puerto Rico, she will discover a broad assortment of products from a leading portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Supporting this value proposition is the warrior spirit of over 100,000 JCPenney associates worldwide, who are focused on the Company’s three strategic priorities of strengthening private brands, becoming a world-class omnichannel retailer and increasing revenue per customer. For additional information, please visit jcp.com.

SOURCE: J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc.

Samsung RV511 Notebook Now Available At BT Business Direct – Delivering Power and Performance in a Small Package

With the right mix of features and a specification that meets the needs of modern businesses, the Samsung RV511 Notebook now on sale at BT Business Direct provides a mobile computing solution that is sure to impress.

As one of the most trusted names in technology, Samsung’s latest laptop offering includes many features that are designed to suit the needs of business users. Key for mobile workers is the inclusion of ‘PowerPlus’ technology which not only extends the life of the battery between charges but also includes an express mode for shorter charging times. The RV511 has a wide range of connectivity options including Bluetooth 3.0, fast 802.11 B/G/N wireless LAN and Samsung’s own ‘PhoneShare’ technology, allowing users to connect to the internet via their Smartphone’s 3G network, as well as make phone calls and send SMS messages directly from the notebook itself.

The RV511 also looks fantastic. With appearances being important in business, the RV511’s stylish design doesn’t disappoint. The 15.6” HD LED backlit display produces sharp and vivid images whether it is documents, presentations or HD Movies you’re viewing. Samsung’s dedication to providing the highest quality and standards is showcased with the scratch resistant casing, which helps to ward off everything from finger marks to everyday bumps and knocks. Its ergonomic design means the notebook is comfortable to use for any period of time.

BT Business Direct, one of the UK’s leading Business Laptops and Business Phone Systems retailer has three variations of the Samsung RV511 notebook available to buy, all of which include the Intel Core i3-380M processor and up to 6GB of RAM and capacious 640GB hard drive. All models come with the leading Windows 7 Home Premium operating system to make the most of the RV511’s capabilities.

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Samsung release the stylish R87 streamlined design focused LCD TV which is more streamlined and stylish than ever and packed with extra functionality

Following the success of last year’s leading R74 LCD television range, Samsung have now launched the racy R87, which is more streamlined and stylish than ever and packed with extra functionality.

Samsung, recognised in the industry for its cutting edge LCD design and meticulous attention to detail, has definitely lived up to its reputation by providing an LCD TV which is a curvier and more striking design than ever before. It comes in glossy piano black or a fashionable white finish both with hidden speakers, making this a minimalist designer’s dream TV that will enhance any room set.

The beauty does not stop at the design, as the R87 Series has unsurpassable picture quality giving an even sharper and exciting viewing experience, maximised through Movie Plus, additional HD connectivity and game mode for the extreme gamer.

The Movie Plus Mode is perfect for those movie fanatics amongst us. This fantastic feature adds additional frames to the action ensuring a true 50htz output. The result is during fast film scenes such as car chases, the picture remains in focus and as slick as real life.

Another perfect feature for Audio Visual lovers is the inclusion of three High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connections. This means that you can plug in your games consoles, DVD players and satellite devices all at the same time and know that the ultimate digital experience will be had with all devices.

For the hardcore gamer, the gaming mode provides an unparalleled high definition picture quality which will optimise and enhance gaming graphics at the touch of a button. It has richer, sharper images and a faster response time, giving your games enhanced interactivity. In addition to this, its powerful SRS TruSurround XT sound produces an all round experience that makes you feel like you’re living your favourite Lara Croft dream.

Rob Shaw, Product Manager, Samsung says: “Last years R74 LCD range was such a success that we have improved this further with the R87 and made the model more stylish and functional than ever. We have a great reputation for having TVs that are stylish and modern, and the R87 is the perfect example of how we can take this to the next level. Everyone now can feel proud to own such a beautifully designed TV.”

The R87 is available from Argos, JLP and other high street retailers. It’s available in the following sizes: 23”, 26”, 32”, 37”, 40”, in black and 23”, 32” & 40” in white.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 120 offices in 57 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs.

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