Starling SCO

A fully integrated, AI-driven self-checkout solution with several customizable options.


Less Waiting, More Capacity 


Improve the customer experience and increase your store capacity with Partner Tech’s fully integrated Starling SCO. Customers appreciate the convenience and retailers benefit from increased throughput with opportunities to expand the opening hours and shift labor resources to other functions. 

  • Increase Sales Capacity
    Increase the store's sales capacity while reducing operational cost.
  • Quick & Convenient
    Offer a streamlined, more convenient checkout with less waiting in line.
  • Intelligent Fraud Prevention
    Prevent fraud with AI-based computer vision and weight verification.

Fully Integrated & Modular Design

The fully integrated checkout solution includes everything, including the POS counter. A large range of different color options and configurations allows it to be adjusted to the store's layout and branding requirements.

Customizable for Your Store's Needs

Starling is available with a 15, 15.6 or 21.5-inch touch display, which can be used in landscape or portrait mode. Based on the application, there is also a choice of different processors, memory sizes, and peripherals. 
  1. Security video camera
  2. LED trilight (status light)
  3. Camera for age verification
  4. Integrated speakers
  5. Solid state touch screen computer (5 years warranty)
  6. 15,” 15.6″ or 21.5″ display (use in portrait or landscape mode)
  7. Security scale and bagging area (available in different sizes)
  8. Bracket for payment terminal
  9. Thermal printer
  10. Bioptic scanner (with optional EAS deactivation)
  11. Produce scale
  12. Shelf/loading area
  13. Cash module (optional)
  14. Furniture (configurable, available in different colors) 

Intelligent Fraud Prevention

Starling offers advanced fraud detection capabilities that leverages artificial intelligence to analyze fraudulent shopping behaviors. Discrepancies trigger alerts that are sent to the store attendants.

A security scale in the bagging area verifies items against the weight in the database.

Computer vision is used for crime prediction and pick list assistance. In addition to the smart security camera, Starling also has the option of camera-based age verification.

EAS/RFID tag deactivation is available as an optional feature.

Cash, Card and Contactless

Payment is easy and quick with support for debit and credit cards, contactless, mobile, and cash payment through the current POS system. Brackets are available for the most popular payment terminals and additional brackets can be added on demand. The optional cash management module offers advanced coin and paper bill recycling.

Brackets for payment terminals are available for:

AI-driven SCO Software 

In addition to the hardware and furniture, Starling includes a module-based self-checkout software with easy step-by-step instructions and a customizable checkout flow and user interface. Starling controls all the peripherals such as the security and produce scale, barcode scanner, tri-light, and security cameras. By leveraging artificial intelligence to analyze data, Starling generates fewer interventions and provides advanced theft detection. 

Starling is POS agnostic and can easily be integrated with your store’s current POS software. Partner Tech offers an API toolkit for integration with POS software, loyalty systems, and other ISV solutions. 

Real-time Monitoring & Management

Partner Tech offers the capability to track and proactively manage Starling remotely, in real-time. This is a critical component in ensuring asuccessful rollout. It quickly identifies and resolves issues to minimize downtime and provide early detection of negative trends, allowing retailers to quickly make adjustments to increase usage and prevent fraud. 
Certain events can trigger an alert to be sent to a store associate, store manager, or the store’s IT support.
With better insight into the performance of the self-checkout, retailers can make smarter decisions and take action to improve the performance and profitability of the SCO system. This valuable data makes the difference between failure and success. As an example, with visibility to the top items that cause interventions, retailers can take measures to reduce fraud and make small adjustments to make the SCO more efficient to use.

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Intel® Core i3 7100-U
Intel® Core i5 7300-U with Intel vPro® technology
Memory & Storage
8GB / 16GB / 32GB DDR4
128G / 256G / 512G M.2 PCIe SSD
15", 15.6" or 21.5” (portrait or landscape)
10-point PCAP touch, anti-glare
Zero-bezel design
Operating System
Windows 10 IoT (32-bit & 64-bit)
Wireless Options
BT 4.2
1 x 3W speaker
1 x audio (line out)
Customizable Design
  • Select from different colors
  • Designed for left or right orientation
  • Compact and lower profile
  • Multiple unload and bagging modules
Peripheral Options
  • Bioptic 1D/2D scanner with scale
  • Handheld scanner
  • Brackets for payment terminal
  • LED tri-light pole (several options)
  • Age verification camera
  • Thermal printer
  • ADA keypad
  • Cashbox
Fraud Detection & Security Options
  • Security camera for item identification
  • Surveillance camera
  • Security scale for weight verification
  • Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) integration
  • Lockable security door for system access
Payment Options
  • Cash module with bill and coin recycling
  • Brackets for payment terminals

Brackets are available for the most popular payment terminals. (Verifone, Ingenico, PAX, IDTech)
Module-based Software
  • Multi-language support
  • Step-by-step shopper instructions
  • Customizable flow and branding
  • Easy-to-configure GUI
  • Crime predictor AI module
  • Computer vision for item identification
  • Remote attendant functionality with alerts sent to desktop computer or mobile device
  • Adaptive security levels
  • Scan-and-Go functionality, using the shopper's phone for mobile checkout
POS Integration
Partner Tech offers an API toolkit for easy integration with POS and other retail systems.
SCO Monitoring & Management
  • Real-time status and issues dashboard
  • Detailed reporting capability
  • Real-time alerting
  • Remote management capabilities
Contact Partner Tech for information about different colors, counter configurations and payment brackets not listed in this data sheet.



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