has announced its newest line of PC-based touchscreen counter scales, the UC Evo Line.
The UC Evo Line, an evolution of Mettler Toledo’s successful UC Line, will become the technology centerpiece of the fresh department, a portal for communications, a productivity workhorse, and a shopper marketing channel.
Supported by a PC-based operating system, UC Evo Line scales are capable of running third party applications (web browser, Fresh Item Management, email, Meal Planner, etc.) right on the scale. With the vast amount of processes store associates are responsible for on a daily basis, consolidating or integrating those systems can help simplify workflows and improve operational efficiency.
“Enabling back-office business functions to be performed at the counter allows department leaders to stay in the fresh department,” says David Ciolek, Mettler Toledo Network Product Manager.
The larger, 12.1 in. color LCD operator touchscreen is fully configurable with optional graphical presets making it easier to use, resulting in reduced operator training time. And, retailers’ expanding PLU databases are easily accommodated by the virtually unlimited number of preset keys available.
With its sleek and modern profile and in-store marketing capabilities, the UC Evo Line will enhance the store’s brand and improve shopper experience. The fresh department is one of the few places in the store where the shopper is both making a purchasing decision and waiting to place and receive their order. Retailers can take advantage of this captive audience by displaying advertisements, cross-promotions, and videos to capture their attention and boost sales.
Combining robust performance with energy savings, the UC Evo Line is environmentally friendly. Its LED backlit displays provide better contrast, are brighter and more vivid, and reduce power consumption. In addition, the UC Evo offers energy-saving modes, a lightning-fast processor that uses less power, and waste heat is dissipated via the aluminum housing.
“The UC Evo Line is designed to maximize operational efficiency, improve the shopper experience, and increase energy efficiency,” says Ciolek.