Brewers to deploy Wyse thin clients to improve retail customer service at point of sale


Brewers to deploy Wyse thin clients to improve retail customer service at point of sale

Cliff Saran

UK paints, wallpaper and decorating retailer Brewers is upgrading its back-end IT Infrastructure and retail electronic point of sale systems across 130 stores using thin-client technology from Wyse.

The retailer is implementing an in-store desktop system with Wyse Windows Embedded Standard 7 thin clients to improve customer service. The system makes Epos, stock management and back-end applications available to staff.

Brewers will be using the Wyse C90LEW thin client with Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WES7), with support for rich multimedia and video. This will enable Brewers to implement new retail and stock management applications.

IT management will be provided through Wyse Device Manager (WDM) Enterprise Edition, The software incorporates an imaging feature that allows updates while the thin clients are in use, as well as eliminating the risk of damage due to network or power failure during updates.

As Brewers grows its branch network, the retailer will be able to take advantage of the improved plug-and-play functionality of the thin clients, simplifying how branch IT is rolled out in each location nationwide.

David Relf, IT manager at Brewers, said: "We've always been impressed with the reliability and performance of Wyse cloud client computing solutions, and implementing WES7 will enable us to deliver the full benefits of Windows 7 to our users in the 130-plus branch network."

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