NCR Corp. point-of-sale machines are set to be deployed in three grocery stores in the hot, humid Amazonian city of Belem, Brazil

Brazil’s Formosa Supermarkets, based in the northern Brazilian state of Pará, chose the NCR RealPOS 40 and RealScan scanners in part because of their durability, betting that they would handle tropical conditions well. 

The scanner can read codes on six sides of products, making for quicker processing at the checkout line. 

“Our new NCR technology solution helps improve the customer experience, and create greater efficiency within our stores with faster, more accurate scans that improve traffic flow,” said Paulo Oliveira, CFO at Formosa Supermarkets, in a news release. 

NCR is not disclosing the value of the deal, according to a spokesman. 

Known for its transaction technology, NCR operates an ATM plant in the northern Brazilian city of Manaus, also in the Amazon region. 

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