EP1625554A1 - Self-service checkout - Google Patents

Self-service checkout

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EP1625554A1
EP1625554A1 EP20040727503 EP04727503A EP1625554A1 EP 1625554 A1 EP1625554 A1 EP 1625554A1 EP 20040727503 EP20040727503 EP 20040727503 EP 04727503 A EP04727503 A EP 04727503A EP 1625554 A1 EP1625554 A1 EP 1625554A1
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Anneliese Hassenbuerger
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Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47FSPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS
    • A47F9/00Shop, bar, bank or like counters
    • A47F9/02Paying counters
    • A47F9/04Check-out counters, e.g. for self-service stores
    • A47F9/046Arrangement of recording means in or on check-out counters
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07GREGISTERING THE RECEIPT OF CASH, VALUABLES, OR TOKENS
    • G07G1/00Cash registers
    • G07G1/0036Checkout procedures
    • G07G1/0045Checkout procedures with a code reader for reading of an identifying code of the article to be registered, e.g. barcode reader or radio-frequency identity [RFID] reader
    • G07G1/0054Checkout procedures with a code reader for reading of an identifying code of the article to be registered, e.g. barcode reader or radio-frequency identity [RFID] reader with control of supplementary check-parameters, e.g. weight or number of articles

Abstract

The invention relates to a reliable and rapid registration of articles that are equipped with a barcode and/or an RFID tag at a self-service checkout. Said registration is achieved by the integration of a barcode scanner and an RFID reader into the goods registration zone. To prevent a duplicate registration of articles that are equipped with both a barcode and an RFID tag (transponder), the barcode scanner and the RFID tag are connected to a data processing device, so that if the registration of an article is duplicated, only one price is charged.

Description

Self-service checkout

The invention relates to a self-service checkout for acquiring data of merchandise.

Typically, products are labeled in the retail environment with bar code labels, which are usually already installed by the manufacturer on the packaging or the product itself. To read a bar code, bar code readers are used, the deformations in different training available for the various applications available. The most common readers contain a laser and various mirrors to scan the bar code pattern. There are fixed and portable barcode readers.

In addition to the barcode technology but are also RFID "radio frequency identification" systems and identification marks are increasingly in use and are used to identify products.

An RFID system consists essentially of two components: the mobile data carriers, which are also called encoder, transponder RFID tag ID transmitter or ID card, and the bears or a user with the to be identified on a object such as be attached to a commercial product, and is also referred to as a base station or transceiver and which reads the data from the transponders or writes new data in them to the reader. In addition, the reader can also provide energy for the transponder. For data transmission, an antenna is needed on both sides, which is designed for simple cases as an air coil. store the transponder depending on the version information that range from simple to complex identification number user or measurement data. A distinction is made between an active and passive transponders identification. The passive identification is characterized in that the transponder continuously, domestic product without the intervention of the user or process, can be interrogated by the reader. They draw their energy from the magnetic field of the reader. This makes them very robust and maintenance-free. If the encoder is within a certain distance range for transmitting and receiving unit, the identification is automatic. The limitation of the distance range generally results from the pathloss. In an active identification system, however, the communication is actively initiated by the user at the transponder. A user must operate the transponder manually in this case. Active tags have their own power source, usually in the form of a primary source. The disadvantage here is the limited life.

Various radio-based transmission technologies are possible or customary: LF systems in the frequency range of 100- 300 kHz, RF systems at 433 MHz or 867 MHz and high frequency microwave systems, mostly at the frequencies 2.4 GHz, 5.8 GHz, 9.5 GHz or 24 GHz. Transponders in the kHz frequency range have ranges of a few centimeters. They are called Proxi ity tags because they (proximity) to work in close proximity. Transponders operating in the MHz-frequency range are called vicinity tags, as they with ranges up to about 2 m in the vicinity (vicinity) are used for detection devices. On the frequency of 2.4 GHz transponders operate essentially capitalized ve with a range up to several meters.

These RFID systems are increasingly being used in supermarkets, and especially the proximity ransponder used. Such RFID tags have the trading environment in addition to an identification of the commercial product is the advantage of a significant improvement in tracking goods, so that in this way the logistics processes for the manufacturer to comprehend than a barcode the case. In particular, the transponders are resistant to environmental influences, such as high and low temperatures, moisture, vibration, impact, dust, oil and dirt. Depending on the design of the finished product, the transponder can be installed unobtrusively and invisibly, for example in the packaging.

In the trading environment, particularly in supermarkets comparable strengthens self-service checkouts are used to reduce personnel costs. There are known various self-service checkouts, which detects the customer selected goods and automatic billing is created. The customer brings the stored usually in a shopping cart goods at the self-service checkout and leads them to a scanning operation, in which normally the bar code located on the merchandise is scanned by a barcode reader. The products are then placed in a tray which can also be a further shopping cart or a shopping bag, and coupled with a balance. When identifying the goods by scanning the bar codes of the goods price, the type of goods and the weight are determined. now presents the customer the goods into the tray so they are again weighed and the weighing result is compared with the weight that is intended for this type of goods and the weight that has been detected at the weight sensing of individually auszuwiegenden products. If the comparison values ​​match, then a faulty evaluation or an attempt at fraud will be concluded excluded.

In EP 338 376 A2 a method for optically scanning markings such as bar codes on objects is described in a self-service checkout. but will include products offered, some of which are equipped with a barcode identification mark and partially with a RF-ID identification mark, know when served checkout the cashier staff, whether the product domestic product with an RF ID tag or a barcode is provided and can then use the corresponding attached marking a bar code reader or an RF-ID reader. The self-service environment, however, these products marked with an RF-ID transponder with the gängi- gen self-service checkouts can not be saved ER before.

The object of the invention is therefore to enable a fast and reliable detection of articles with a bar code and / or a RF-ID tag on a Selbstbedienungskassenein- richtuπg.

This object is achieved by the features indicated in claim 1. By installing a barcode reader and an RF-ID tag reading device in the region of the product registration area at a self-service checkout, both the detection of articles with a RF-ID tag (transponder) are equipped, and / or the detection of articles are provided with a barcode, is possible. To avoid double counting for articles having both a bar code identifier and a RF-ID tag (transponder), the barcode reader and the RF-ID tag with a data processing are means connected so that one with a double detection article, only the simple price is calculated.

Further advantageously, the product registration area is provided with a camera. The images recorded by the camera are transmitted to the data processing device and it is determined by means of image processing, how many products have the product registration area PAS Siert. A double registration of products that have both a bar code and an RF-ID tag may be excluded by comparison with the captured image.

In order to prevent theft, is further advantageously, the RF-ID reader as a transmitting device configured such that writable transponder may be canceled by sending an appropriate code. Pre preferably these transponders are used in high-priced goods. If the customer then leaves the house, in the exit area more RF-ID readers can be installed, which receive signals from transponders not canceled and thus the theft of the Arti- can view for example by triggering an alarm kels.

Further details and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the following description and the drawings.

In the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a

Embodiment of a Selbstbedienungs¬

checkout device ge AESS of the invention;

Fig. 2 is a schematic perspective view of

a modified form of the invention with

a transport device;

Fig. 3: block diagram of the identification of goods.

In Fig. 1 an embodiment of a self-service checkout device 1 is illustrated, the housing 2 comprises a carrier. The carrier housing 2 includes a space Warener- version 3 which is equipped with a barcode reader and here not shown in detail a RF-ID reader. Furthermore, can be even more advantageously integrated scales for the collection of items such as fruit and vegetables in the product registration area. 3

In addition to a product detection station 3 to which the customer scan of the products manually, in a direction shown in Fig. 2 further embodiment of the invention, a transport device 20 such as a conveyor belt is provided, to which the customers place the goods and the goods in the scanning of a product registration area 30 transported. Here, it is conceivable that the RF-ID reader 40 is mounted below the conveyor belt 20 to extend to ER- optimum space utilization. One or more bar code readers 50 are preferably laterally or mounted above the transport device in order to enable detection of the bar code in all directions in space. Furthermore, below the conveyor belt 20 a scale 60 goods for the detection of single-piece like fruits and vegetables be integrated.

The RF-ID reader sends on demand or continuously transmit signals broadband-modulated, and then waits for the reception of reflected signals (echo signals), that is, the RF-ID reader is designed as a transmitter and receiver. If a product having a transponder in the proximity of the RF-ID reader comes, the RF-ID data carrier (transponder) is activated by the magnetic field of the reader by the energy required for operation of the transponder is transmitted via a coupling element. Outside the operating distance of the reader, the transponder is passive, he does not have a power supply normally. Particularly in the retail sector will be employed transponders, which only have a very short range, so can not be a collection of unwanted items. Upon activation of the transponder communication between the transponder and the reader is constructed so that the data stored on the transponder data can be transmitted to the reader. Usually it is used in at Handeidsumfeld transponders to pre-programmed data carriers, which only enrolled at the time of transponder manufacturing data. In particular, in high-priced goods, however, may be provided to use the transponder, which can be written by the reading device, so that for example, the transponder may be canceled by the reader. Here can be envisaged that in the exit area of ​​the supermarket a further RF-ID reader is installed, which can receive signals from transponders not canceled. The theft of the article can then beispiels- as indicated by an alarm. In addition to render special transponders may also be required for security purposes.

Further, a display 4 for displaying customer information such as the price, the weight, type of goods, etc. is seen upstream, with the display 4 is preferably located in the vicinity of the product detection station. 3 However, if it is a self-service checkout, at which the goods transported to advertising the product registration area 30 by means of a transport device 20 such as a conveyor belt to so the display 4 can also be located at another position. The display 4 may be embodied as a liquid crystal screen and provided with a touch screen function. In addition to the product detection station 3 a goods shelf is provided, which comprises a weighing device 5, so that the weight of the stored goods can be detected. Further advantageously, a swipe card reader 6 and a card insertion reader 8 for credit cards and ec card and a PIN-input keyboard 7 are provided for payment processes. In addition, the product registration area 3 can still be detected optically with a preferably fixed to the display housing 9 video camera 10th In the presented ones shown, in Figure 2 embodiment, a camera is attached to the product registration area 30 at the side of the conveyor belt 20 100th but it can also be positioned above the transport device 20th

Furthermore, it is possible within the scope of the invention to provide the self-service checkout with a cash module for paying with banknotes and coins.

After selecting the products, the customer usually brings the collected in a shopping cart, to the self-service checkout 1, the goods takes out of the car and scans them using the product registration area 3 or places the products on the transport device 20 that the goods the product registration area 30 feeds. sungsplatz 3, 30 of the barcode attached to the goods, or a RF-ID identification mark are detected at the Warenerfas-. After the identification of goods, the customer places the products on the weighing device 5, where the weight of all items already collected is summed. This weighing device 5 is used for anti-theft security. the weight of the set on the weighing five items does not correspond to the weight of the collected articles, a message on the display 4 or acoustic output that tells the customer sen the currently stored item again nachzuerfas-.

As illustrated in Fig. 3, the information received from the bar code reader or the RF-ID reader are forwarded dienungskasseneinrichtung to a data processing device in the more self and further processed there. In particular, an intended price is allocated from a database a scanned item. If an item is equipped with both a bar code and an RFID encoder, both information can be recorded simultaneously. Since the information is forwarded to the data processing device, the double registration is taken into account and calculates only the simple price. Since each product is also identified by its weight, the data processing device can be connected to the weighing device 5 beyond. In a double registration, by comparison with that calculated on the weighing device 5 weight G then be determined whether only one item is actually present. In addition, the camera can be 10, 100 still connected to the data processing. By an image processing of the B captured by the camera 10, the image 100 is determined how many products in the region of the product registration area 3, are thirtieth In double counting in a RF-ID tag and a barcode marking can be determined the true number of products and thus are calculated by comparison with the optical ER- result. In addition, the camera surveillance can be used if a barcode registration and / or RF-ID scan is not done. Since the camera has captured 10, 100 in this case, an excess number of products, the customer is made audible or visual attention that a subsequent entry of individual items is required.

If the customer has scanned all the goods and the weight of the set on the weighing device 5 Were always match the weight that results from the identification of goods, the customer presses the end of the process, a button to signal that now covers all goods and are thus initiates the payment process. the total price will be displayed on the display 4 and the customer can now ditkarte using a credit or its ec-card or pay cash the check.

Furthermore, it is possible to record the weighing device 5 of a second, not shown here video camera to allow to reregister inadvertently not scanned articles. The camera is activated liability if the weight of the weighing device 5 is changed, without that an item has been scanned or recorded by means of an RFID tag. The camera thus captures the last placed on the weighing device 5 items. This image of the camera can be transmitted to the display 11 to an operator who is thus informed of the unrecognized items and may request according to the customer, still reregister the mistake unrecognized items. It is also possible to combine these image capture with the data processing of the barcode reader and the RF IDF reader to avoid by visual inspection a dual registration with products that are equipped with two marking systems.

Preferably, two self-service checkout facilities are summarized so that a space-saving arrangement is provided of a plurality of self-service checkout facilities.

Claims

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1. Self-service checkout having a Warener- abstract space (3, 30) for detection of the goods, a display (4) for displaying and inputting information, a card reader (6, 8) for payment for the products and a data processing device, characterized in that of the product registration area (3) comprises a reading device with a barcode reader and an RF-ID reader, wherein the signals of the barcode reader and the signals from the RF-ID reader to the data processing device are forwarded.
2. Self-service checkout according to claim 1, characterized in that a transport device (20) is provided, with which the goods can be transported through the scanning region of the product registration area (3, 39).
Self-service checkout according to Claim 2, characterized in that the RF-ID reader (40) is arranged below the transport device (20).
4. Self-service checkout according to one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that a camera (10, 100) for detecting the goods in the region of the product registration area (3, 30) is provided and from the camera (10, 100) captured image of a image processing means is supplied to the connected to the data processing means branch, wherein the number of the detected article arise in a double registration of an article by both a barcode and an RF-ID tag from the captured image.
5. Self-service device according to one or more of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that a weighing device (5) is provided.
6. Self-service checkout according to claim 5, characterized in that the weighing device (5) is connected to the data processing device, wherein in a double registration of an article by both a barcode and an RF-ID tag, the number of the detected article off results in the weight determined.
7. Self-service product detection station according to one or more of claims 1 to 6, characterized in that the RF-ID reader is designed as a read and write device.
8. Self-service product detection station according to one or more of claims 1 to 7, characterized in that next to the barcode reader and the RF-ID reader of the product registration area (3, 30) comprises a scale for weighing of articles.
9. Self-service product detection station according to one or more of claims 1 to 9, characterized in that a cash module for paying with cash notes or coins is provided.
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