Wincor Nixdorf Inc., a global provider of intelligent transaction and payment solutions for the retail and banking markets, today announced that it has joined the ZigBee® Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, residential, commercial and consumer electronics applications.

Wincor Nixdorf is one of the founding members of the ZigBee Retail Services™ work group. This retail industry lead group is developing a new standard enhancing the retail experience from point-of-manufacture to point-of-sale. Once completed, ZigBee Retail Services will drive new product and service opportunities in the retail market.

“Our role as a founding member of the ZigBee Alliance Retail Services group reinforces our market leadership position and supports Wincor Nixdorf’s commitment to creating environmentally friendly and energy efficient systems,” said Doug Wallace, Vice President of the Retail Division, Wincor Nixdorf. “We look forward to collaborating with other leading innovators in the Alliance to advance services and technologies that will result in higher industry standards, increased efficiency and an improved customer experience.”

Wincor Nixdorf is a leading innovator in intelligent payment and financial transaction solutions for the retail market. The Company’s comprehensive solutions include PC based POS systems, cash recycling solutions, automated checkout and multi-vendor software platforms that enable improved customer service while providing greater flexibility, security, cost-savings and efficiency.

“Wincor Nixdorf has a long history of pioneering leadership in the retail market and offering innovative solutions, so we are pleased to welcome their participation in the ZigBee Alliance,” said Benno Ritter, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, ZigBee Alliance. “ZigBee Retail Services will introduce a new level of innovation to retailers and offer easy-to-use tools for consumers that make every day shopping easier, more interactive and enjoyable.”

The ZigBee Alliance is a global ecosystem and non-profit association of more than 350 member companies driving development of ZigBee wireless technology. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer electronic, energy, home, commercial and industrial areas. ZigBee is the only global wireless communications standard enabling the development of easily deployable, low-cost, low power monitoring, and control products.

About Wincor Nixdorf

Wincor Nixdorf is the global leader in intelligent transaction and payment solutions, offering hardware, software, services, maintenance and consulting solutions to the world's leading retailers and banks. Wincor Nixdorf is the #3 worldwide POS provider, delivering POS solutions to 17 of the top 25 global retailers. In addition, Wincor Nixdorf is the #2 provider of ATMs for banking, with 18 of the top 25 banks worldwide as customers. Driven by precision German engineering and manufacturing, Wincor Nixdorf offers an extensive range of best-in-class solutions renowned for reliability and innovation – and backed by a responsive coast-to-coast service network. Wincor Nixdorf, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Wincor Nixdorf is headquartered in Austin, TX. For more information, visit www.wincor-nixdorf.com/usa.

ZigBee: Control your world

ZigBee is the global wireless language connecting dramatically different devices to work together and enhance everyday life. The ZigBee Alliance is a non-profit association of more than 350 member companies driving development of ZigBee wireless technology. The Alliance promotes world-wide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in energy, home, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit: www.ZigBee.org.

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