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Kudos Receives IBM StoreProvenTM Certification
LONDON (16th October 2001) - Kudos Development Group, provider of
Kudos(tm) software for interactive terminals and kiosks, today announced
that Kudos has achieved certification by IBM as a StoreProven solution.
IBM StoreProven certification allows Kudos Development to assure its
customers that Kudos software operates optimally on IBM in-store
Multi-channel retailers can now shorten their search for kiosk
management applications by selecting Kudos, a solution that has met
strict IBM compatibility guidelines. As a StoreProven certified member,
Kudos Development joins IBM's worldwide network of business partners who
supply solutions to retailers in over 100 countries and on more than 1.4
million installed IBM point-of-sale systems.
"Kudos delivers significant results for both customer experience and the
profitable operation of kiosk networks. In fact, Kudos is an excellent
example of a kiosk management solution that combines a high level of
scalability and flexibility", said Marco Vergani, Manager, IBM Retail
Store Solutions - EMEA.
StoreProven certification requires a lengthy process of testing and
analysis to ensure that an IBM business partner's products are
compatible with IBM kiosk hardware. IBM partner products are subjected
to a series of tests on features, functionality, performance
measurements, and assessments of third party peripherals, and system
"We are proud to be recognised by IBM as a StoreProven product," said
Thor Ibsen, President and CEO of Kudos Development. "Companies can
purchase Kudos software with certainty that they'll reap benefits-for
themselves as well as their customers-from deploying an IBM solution."
As a StoreProven solution, Kudos will be linked directly to IBM product
pages and various IBM solution databases. This means that retailers
looking for information on IBM retail products will be directed to a
list of StoreProven solution providers including Kudos.
London-based Kudos Development Group Limited started operations in June
2001 when it secured first-round funding and purchased the research and
development operations of Degasoft, Iceland. Since early 1997, Degasoft
concentrated solely on development of the Kudos remote and interactive
terminal and kiosk software platform. The latest version of the Kudos
platform, combines more than a decade of industry expertise in the most
advanced and complete interactive terminal and kiosk network management
package available. Kudos software has been implemented by Virgin
Entertainment Group, Ford Motor Company, Ford Credit, and Hitachi as
well as many other leading retail, financial services, insurance, and
telecom companies. Kudos is the software behind the Virgin V.Shop kiosk,
a winner in the 2001 European Retail Solutions Awards.
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