Diebold, a provider of self-service solutions to retailers, has launched a new contactless self-checkout concept for the retail market.
The new mobile-enabled self-checkout concept has been designed to combine the core capabilities of the automated teller machine (ATM) with the convenience of contactless mobile payments and self-checkout.
With this new concept, consumers can scan items they want to purchase while shopping in-store via their mobile device and pay for their items by simply tapping their phone at the self-checkout unit.
Diebold said that payment will be done via preloaded card information found in the consumers’ mobile wallet within the retailer’s mobile app or cash inserted into the terminal.
This concept also offers cash-back through the checkout terminal, which can function as an ATM.
Diebold executive vice president self-service technology Frank Natoli said: " Our omni-channel expertise has enabled us to reimagine the use of our fast, secure ATM technology to power the new, mobile-enabled self-checkout.
"A convergence of the ATM, self-checkout and mobile would not only deliver speed and convenience to consumers, but also standardizes all cash handling into a single automated experience."