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Stena Line signs with XN Checkout

Europe’s leading ferry operator, the Gothenburg based Stena Line has signed the contract for the replacement of their onboard EPoS systems with the recently AIM listed company XN Checkout.

Each year, more than 17 million people travel to their destination with Stena Line. Together with the wholly- owned subsidiary Scandlines AB, the Group operates Europe’s most comprehensive route network, with 39 vessels on 18 strategically located routes in Scandinavia and the UK. Stena Line’s vessels call at ports in eight countries: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, the UK and Ireland.

The new EPoS solution includes all the onboard restaurants, bars and retail outlets, plus head office systems in the UK, Netherlands and Sweden.

“We are particularly pleased to have won the Stena contract, it has been fiercely fought for by the world’s leading EPoS suppliers,” said John Bowen European Sales and Marketing Director. “We have developed our core system with Stena to provide the additional functionality required for the operation of an international ferry fleet.”

“The software is very comprehensive and easy to use for the operator” added Joachim Lustig of Stena Line IT. “After a period of intensive development with XN Checkout we have implemented the first vessel on the Trelleborg route between Sweden and Germany as a pilot which is now operating successfully. The roll-out commences after the summer holiday period.”

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For further information:
XN Checkout Holdings Plc
John Bowen, European Sales and Marketing Director +44 01582 869600.

Media enquiries:
Ariane Vacher / Henry Harrison-Topham
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7444 4140

Pictured is Hans Bjorkborg (left) Managing Director Stena Line IT and Ed Dayan Managing Director XN Checkout signing the contract. July 2004.

Notes to editors

Notes to editors

XN Checkout is the market leader for EPOS hardware and software solutions into the UK managed pub and bar sector, with over 4,000 systems installed. The Company has been successful in broadening its target markets to include restaurants, hotels, retail shops and gaming hardware and software solutions.

Co-founded in 1982 by chief executive Ed Dayan, the Company created the first touch-till system for a Pub and has over 20 years experience of manufacturing hardware and developing software solutions for the EPOS market, resulting in XN Checkout technology remaining at the forefront of the industry. As innovators of web based EPOS systems, the company’s technology is now being used in the hotel, gaming, retail and the fast growing SME hospitality sectors.

XN Checkout benefits from long standing client relationships with leading leisure and hospitality businesses including Mitchells and Butlers, Wolverhampton and Dudley, the Spirit Group, Youngs and Stena Line. More recent customers include Café Rouge, The Paramount hotel Group, and The Gala group. The company employs 178 people, is based in Dunstable, Bedfordshire and has offices in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Australia, USA and Germany.

XN Checkout Holdings listed on AIM in June 2004.

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