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Blackboard releases new NCR® point-of-sale registers

Users of the Blackboard Commerce Suite now have available two new point-of-sale registers from NCR featuring large touch screen monitors and more memory that will lower campus transaction time. By eliminating the need for ancillary equipment, the new embedded technology in the NCR devices will also help to conserve valuable counter space at the point of sale.

RealPOS70 and New RealPOS21 Offer Enhanced Features

Washington, DC– Blackboard Inc. announced the general availability of the new RealPOS21™ and RealPOS70™ point-of-sale registers from NCR® for use with the Blackboard Commerce Suite™. The large touch screen monitors and increased memory space of these new registers will increase the speed and efficiency of campus transactions.

Hundreds of academic institutions rely on the Blackboard Commerce Suite to facilitate campus service needs, such as providing secure door access to buildings and residence halls, cashless payment on and off-campus, access to laundry services, parking and copy services.

Specific improvements to the new NCR registers include:

RealPOS21 Features:
–Larger 15” screen versus existing 12.1” on the previous RealPOS20 model
–Higher resolution resistive 1024X768 XGA touch screen monitor
–1.3 GHz processing speed versus previous 733 MHz speed
–768 MB of memory versus previous 384 MB

RealPOS70 Features:
–Larger 15” screen versus existing 12.1” on the previous RealPOS70 model
–Higher resolution capacitive 1024X768 XGA touch screen monitor
–2.5 GHz processing speed versus previous 2 GHz speed
–768 MB of memory versus previous 256 MB
–Standard 40 MB hard drive

The industry-leading NCR devices provide universities with unique capabilities based on new embedded technology, tool-free serviceability and maximum configuration flexibility. By eliminating the need for ancillary equipment, the new embedded technology in NCR devices helps to conserve valuable counter space at the point of sale.

Tool-free serviceability improves a university’s ability to perform regular service on equipment in a quick and efficient manner. By providing maximum configuration flexibility, NCR devices allow for unique and creative configurations based on any number of customer demographics.

Ideal for locations where space is at a minimum, the NCR RealPOS21 is an affordable, feature-rich solution supported by certified NCR peripherals and applications. This compact terminal is designed for high availability and maximum return on investment. Universities can increase productivity and customer service levels with this easy-to-learn terminal backed by the strong relationship between Blackboard and NCR.

In high-volume retailing environments, the NCR RealPOS70 delivers exceptional value, performance and functionality in a modular solution. In addition to support for several NCR-built printers, keyboards, displays and cash drawers, new technologies such as biometrics and support for numerous operating systems are also available.

About Blackboard Inc.
Blackboard Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software applications and related services to the education industry. Founded in 1997, Blackboard enables educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and technology. Millions of people use Blackboard everyday at academic institutions around the globe, including colleges, universities, K-12 schools and other education providers, as well as textbook publishers and student-focused merchants that serve education providers and their students. Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. www.blackboard.com.

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