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New Camera Will End 'Unexpected Item In Bagging Area' Rage

06/10/2014 09:15 BST | Updated 07/10/2014 10:59 BST

Everyone knows the rage caused by an 'unexpected item in bagging area' message at a self-service checkout. Well the company that developed the first self-service machine believes it has found a fix using a new camera system.

NCR first introduced a self-service machine in 2002 and while its introduction has certainly added some convenience there arguably won't be a single person in the country that hasn't been in a rush and ended up filling with rage as the imprecise weight of the oranges causes a silicon meltdown.

According to the MailOnline the technology would allow the checkout to know when a customer has inadvertently placed an 'alien' object in the bagging area whether it's a wallet, your own bag or a umbrella.

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The company is also reportedly working on a larger 360-degree scanner which would let you put the shopping on the belt and the machine would do the rest, scanning everything on the belt automatically.

The self-service cameras will reportedly start entering service in the next year or so while NCR's larger automated till system won't hit supermarkets for at least another four to five years.