Whilst a number of the old tills were desk-mounted, Vue is now taking advantage of the J2 650’s ‘all in the head’ approach, which enables the unit to be adapted to pole-, wall- or counter-mounting without modification. “It’
Wilson reports that installation went well and that cinema staff find the J2 650s neater, due to reworked cabling and a more modern design. The team also likes the J2 650’s eco-options and green standards such as automatic screen dimming. Vue is using Solid State drives rather than conventional hard drives. “With fewer moving parts, we’re consuming less energy and reducing the failure rate of the devices, which is good news,” concludes Dave Wilson.
Vue Entertainment is one of the UK’s leading cinema developers and operators of multiplex cinemas. The Vue brand and company was launched in 2003 with 38 cinemas. Since then, Vue’s UK & Ireland circuit has grown to 68 cinemas with 657 screens with over 140,000 seats. In the 12 months to the end of May 2010, the company served over 37 million customers.
The company has the most modern state-of-the-
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.
The J2 650 can be configured as a low-power fanless thin client terminal, a mid-range thick client or even a Dual Core high-speed server with RAID. Product versatility and reliability are the 650’s key strengths.
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