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self checkout

A customer-operated point-of-sale (POS) station. Also called a "self-scanning checkout," customers pay for and bag their own merchandise without interacting with a human cashier, although a support person is typically nearby and available.

The station includes a touchscreen display, barcode scanner, weighing scale, credit card reader and cash reader and deposit unit. After the customer scans the item's barcode, the item is placed in the bag, which is hanging on a scale. If the weight of the additional item does not jive with the item just scanned, the customer is asked to rescan it, otherwise an alarm will notify the attendant. See point of sale.
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And then I marched to the automated checkout, and put my plan into operation.
not only do you pay over the odds for your goods,you now have to queue up to use an automated checkout to be told by a robot that you have to do all the work and serve yourself.
I experienced this the other day while using the automated checkout lane at my local grocery store.
Someday a retail genius is going to figure out where customers probably want automated checkout (the drugstore) and where they want the longer human interaction (the grocery store).
What's troublesome is that every automated checkout line costs a job.
I am, of course, talking about the automated checkout machine and the voice of the woman who gives you that special self-service experience.
But we are all complicit, voting with our wallets and with whatever instinct compels me to turn a trip to the grocery store into a solitary experience by using another recent innovation, automated checkout lines.
But the hospital industry believes aging baby boomers -- already familiar with ATM machines, pay-at-the-pump services at gas stations, self check-in at the airport and automated checkout lanes at the supermarket -- will embrace the kiosks.
3M Library Systems, a division of diversified technology company 3M (NYSE:MMM), on Friday (19 January) announced the introduction of a solution for automated checkout and fine and fee payments in libraries.
The automated checkout system has slashed queuing times and keeps the front of the store clear.
Automated checkout stations are often arranged back to back with a manned control console in the center--a setup that eliminates convenient channels that people walk through on their way to the cash register in manned lanes, Buzek says.
Applications include automated checkout stands, electronic doors, health and fitness machine adjustments, medical reclining chair and bed adjustments, assembly platforms, automotive, outboard motor tilting, and hatch operations on boats.

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