1.000.000 POS systems from Wincor Nixdorf with Intel Technology! Wincor Nixdorf and Intel can look back on a successful relationship. Precisely one million Intel processors to date have been built into the POS hardware supplied by Wincor Nixdorf, the European market’s leading producer of programmable electronic POS systems. That’s reason enough for Intel to mark this milestone with the presentation of a golden Wincor Nixdorf “Beetle” POS system. The roots of this successful relationship go deep: back to 1973. What was then Nixdorf Computer AG equipped its first computerized cash register system, the 705/710, with an 8-megahertz CPU from Intel. That the processors that power today’s Beetles are more than 300 times faster is proof of enormous progress in this arena. And in the process, these two companies have often worked together to produce innovations. Looking back, the development of the so-called “bubble memory” – a storage system without moving parts that closed the gap between magnetic storage media and semi-conductor storage (RAM) – was especially noteworthy. These storage units, which had a capacity of 128 to 512 kb, were implemented in POS systems to enable the fast look-up of prices. Since the introduction of the Beetle POS system family at the beginning of the 1990s, Wincor Nixdorf worked together with the Intel local CSO* Team. Advantages from this working relationship include the long-term availability of components and superb technical support. Gerhard Schiller, who directs development for the Retail Division at Wincor Nixdorf, notes: “The close cooperation and teamwork with the local Intel CSO* Team enables us to react to the market’s demands very quickly. Our customers’ requirements flow directly into the development process.“ Eberhard Wüst, Key Account Manager at Intel, explains: “Working with market and innovation leaders such as Wincor Nixdorf is critically important to us. We gain direct feedback on new developments above and beyond the market for PCs.“ CSO Communication Sales Organization: owns an Embedded Roadmap with longterm availability. The further development of CPUs is currently focusing on enabling the construction of processors with a lower power consumption, making improved processors available for mobile devices, and even greater ease of connection via remote services.