In 2008, Cineworld switched its hardware allegiance to J2 and rolled out the company’s J2 560 PC-based touchscreen tills as part of an estate-wide refurbishment programme. Since the launch of the top-of- the range J2 650 in early 2009, the cinema group has been upgrading and standardising on this model. Some 900 of its 1,200 units nationwide will shortly be J2 650s.
Explains Cineworld’s head of IT, Vincent McGann: “This newer model is giving us increased capacity and performance, but where we notice its benefit most is in the area of reliability.”
Innovations, such as J2’s pioneering use of Solid State storage and its advances in heat dissipation, result in exceptional reliability. “Failure rates, which were already low with the J2 560, are now noticeably reduced,” says McGann.
J2’s co-founder and managing director, Moray Boyd, adds: “The J2 650 is an ideal till for pressured sales environments such as cinemas where transaction processing speed and complete reliability are demanded.”
J2 RETAIL SYSTEMS
J2 Retail Systems is a specialist manufacturer of PC-based touchscreens, LCD touchscreen monitors and point-of-sale hardware to the retail, hospitality and leisure industries. With 70,000+ units installed worldwide, its clients include hospitality and leisure operators including several cinema chains, hundreds of hotels, clubs, pubs and restaurants, plus leading-brand retailers.
By controlling its design and manufacture, J2 has built a reputation for innovation, exceptional reliability and cost-effectiveness. J2 uses emergent technologies wherever possible to reduce the cost of hardware ownership. In a recent market coup, J2 launched the first EPoS to contain Solid State storage drives as standard. By so doing, it reset the benchmark for EPoS performance, reliability and cost of ownership.
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