|| ||"Shawna Seth" <sseth-AT-horngroup.com>|
|| ||Novell & NCR Joint Announcement - Linux on NCR POS Platforms|
|| ||Mon, 22 May 2006 09:21:18 -0700|
Novell and NCR Offer Linux on NCR POS Platforms
WALTHAM, Mass., and ATLANTA -- May 22, 2006 -- NCR Corporation and
Novell have announced a global agreement to offer Novell(R) Linux Point
of Service on NCR RealPOS(TM) retail point-of-sale (POS) terminals.
The agreement between Novell and NCR - one of the world's largest store
automation solution vendors - makes a secure, reliable software platform
and hardware combination available for retailers deploying Linux-based
POS solutions. NCR's plans call for offering Novell Linux Point of
Service on NCR EasyPoint(TM) kiosks and NCR FastLane(TM) self-checkout
in the future.
"We want to provide retailers with the ability to implement their
software strategy of choice when using our retail-hardened store
automation hardware solutions," said Greg Egan, vice president, Assisted
Service Solutions, for NCR's Retail Solutions Division. "Novell Linux
Point of Service is optimized for the retail environment, and we believe
it provides NCR's retail industry customers the top-performing Linux
platform for their store operations."
Novell Linux Point of Service uses the strengths of enterprise-class
Linux* to provide security, savings in the form of affordable licensing
and simpler hardware requirements, and end-user innovation - helping
retailers speed checkout, respond to customer needs and enhance overall
store operations. More than 30 retail industry software vendors support
Novell Linux Point of Service today.
"Novell is extremely excited to collaborate with NCR to make Linux
solutions available to retailers," said Roger Levy, Novell vice
president and general manager of Open Platform Solutions. "NCR's global
reputation and respected brand make this an ideal relationship for
Novell as we extend our commitment to provide to retailers top solutions
on Linux, from back-end systems to sales terminals. No other vendor
offers this kind of solution on Linux, and no other vendor has the
extensive backing of top solution providers like NCR that Novell does."
For more information about Novell Linux Point of Service, visit
Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers Software for the Open
Enterprise(TM). With more than 50,000 customers in 43 countries, Novell
helps customers manage, simplify, secure and integrate their technology
environments by leveraging best-of-breed, open standards-based software.
With over 20 years of experience, more than 5,000 employees, 5,000
partners and support centers around the world, Novell helps customers
gain control over their IT operating environment while reducing cost.
More information about Novell can be found at http://www.novell.com.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leading global technology company
helping businesses build stronger relationships with their customers.
NCR's Teradata(R) data warehouses, ATMs, retail systems, self-service
solutions and IT services provide Relationship Technology(TM) that
maximizes the value of customer interactions and helps organizations
create a stronger competitive position. Based in Dayton, Ohio, NCR
(www.ncr.com) employs approximately 28,400 people worldwide.
Novell is a registered trademark and Software for the Open Enterprise is
a trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
*Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other
third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
NCR, NCR EasyPoint, NCR FastLane, NCR RealPOS, NCR RealPrice, NCR
RealScan, NCR RealSolutions and Teradata are trademarks or registered
trademarks of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.
Robert (Kelly) Kramer
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