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24 apr 2023

Pan Oston is proud to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Award 2023 in the Product Design category for its SLIM Balance self-checkout series. The Red Dot Award is one of the most sought-after design awards in the world, recognising exceptional product design and innovation.

The SLIM Balance self-checkout series is a state-of-the-art self-checkout system designed for modern retail environments. It features a sleek and modern design that blends seamlessly into any store while offering customers a fast, efficient, and user-friendly checkout experience.

"We are honoured to receive this recognition from the Red Dot Award," said Corné van Braak, Chief Innovation Office at Pan Oston. "At Pan Oston, we always challenge ourselves to create self-checkout systems that do not only meet the needs of retailers but also enhance the shopping experience for customers. This award is a testament to their hard work and dedication."

The SLIM Balance series can be used to either configure a slender and futuristic self-checkout or a traditional, sturdy-looking self-checkout while maintaining the same recognisable aesthetics. Using a core consisting of a bi-optic scanner housing with a curved working top, which enhances the product's self-scanning performance and functions as a recognisable design characteristic, the SLIM Balance offers a modular design for independent hardware integration. By using a modular design many product configurations without changing the core design and function of the checkout are possible, making integration or changing the parts of the unit fast and easy. Some additional features already integrated into the SLIM Balance are a front and top-mounted camera for AI-theft prevention, security scales, cash management and LED signage, making the SLIM Balance a very versatile self-checkout that can cover everything from standard self-scanning with cash payment to AI theft prevention in a fully automated self-checkout experience.

The Red Dot Award 2023 is a testament to our Design Team's commitment to excellence in product design and innovation. Pan Oston looks forward to continuing to push the boundaries of retail technology and creating products that enhance the shopping experience for our customers.

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