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Handy Customer Terminal in Retail

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114074D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 73K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Imamura, K: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a Card size Customer Terminal which has a communication device, storage, processor and battery to use for the balance of the consumer's accounts in Retail store, i.e., Super market or General Merchandise.

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Handy Customer Terminal in Retail

      Disclosed is a Card size Customer Terminal which has a
communication device, storage, processor and battery to use for the
balance of the consumer's accounts in Retail store, i.e., Super
market or General Merchandise.

      This terminal can reduce the work and speed up the transaction
and dissolve the procession at the POS Reg.  Counter because this
small terminal is sent the stored commodity data which is the name or
price of the commodity sent from an electric showcase etc. to POS
terminal by a wireless communication.  Moreover the handy terminal is
a card size to separate the display, for easily keeping the consumer
who doesn't use the shopping box or cart, and capable to improve the
service for consumer by displaying the purchased commodity list, the
total amount, the shopping information, or the information of the
event on the display, e.g., Notebook PC, which is installed to the
shopping cart or box.

      The system is structured by the both of Handy customer terminal
which has Wireless communication Device to transmit the data from
Electric showcase/To POS Terminal(A), Storage to store the code data,
price, and/or quantity of the commodity(B), and Processor to
calculate and process the stored data(C), and Shopping cart or box
which has Display to indicate several information, i.e., the
purchased commodity list, the total amount, the shopping information,
or the information of the event(D), Interface device to transmit the
display data from Handy customer terminal, and Processor to control
the display and communication (Figure).

The operation is:
  1.  Communication device(A) receives the terminal identifier and
the
       commodity data from the electric showcase which detects the
       commodity bringing out.  If the transmit data has its terminal...