Intel is seeking to integrate the Internet of Things (IoT) with the next generation of vending. The new solution integrates pre-validated building blocks that facilitate the integration of multiple compute workloads.
Casio America has teamed with MicroSale to help quick service restaurants (QSRs) streamline costs and increase efficiency. MicroSale created a feature-rich software application called TabPOS for its portfolio of Android-based POS systems.
1stPay iPad POS announced the 1stPayPOS cloud-based iPad POS system provides big data analytics for small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB). The intuitive 1stPayPOS® cloud-based point-of-sale system is easy to install and significantly reduces training time for employees. Replacing the obsolete electronic cash register with 1stPayPOS® will speed the checkout process with barcode scanners, improve your store’s image and provide analytics to better manage your business. 1stPayPOS® has no servers to maintain and no limit to the number of stations like a PC-based system. 1stPayPOS® has proprietary End-To-End Encryption technologies to offer you peace of mind that your customers’ credit card data is secure. The card data is encrypted at the time of swipe, which is superior technology to that used by the big box retailers currently in the news.
VeriFone Systems won the 2014 Merchant Payments Ecosystem (MPE) Award in the mPOS category at MPE 2014. Selected by the MPE Awards Committee for its portfolio of PAYware Mobile solutions that transform smartphones and tablets into completely secure mPOS devices that can accept payments from traditional mag-stripe cards as well as EMV (chip and PIN) cards. VeriFone built its portfolio of PAYware Mobile solutions based on feedback from merchants and retailers. PAYware Mobile provides a complete, scalable and secure mobile payment solution for all segments–from large retailers to small merchants–enabling payment mobility anywhere and everywhere.
NCR Corporation announced Juan Valdez Café stores are replacing their PC-based POS terminals with an NCR solution to enhance customer service and experiences chain wide. Initially, NCR is installing POS technology in all of Juan Valdez’s Colombian stores with an eye toward creating a standard platform as the company expands with new locations and franchises in Aruba, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Middle East, Asia and the United States. The NCR POS solution includes a guest-facing screen so Juan Valdez Café Stores can create and easily communicate new marketing initiatives, such as offering special drinks, replacing their previous use of paper-based advertising. The terminals also feature biometric scanners so employees can quickly access functions and improve service and security.
Traditional POS devices continued to expand 3.9% in North America and 4.6% around the globe in 2012. With growth expected to continue at 3.6% worldwide for 2013, according to IHL Group research firm’s POS Vendor Shipments Database, the Asia/Pacific region led all regions in terms of growth, but even the economic challenges of most of the EMEA region did not completely squash growth, which came in at over 2% year over year. Additional findings show Microsoft operating systems run on over 87% of the POS terminals shipped and HP is now the second largest supplier of POS Systems worldwide, rising from the #20 position just 10 years ago. Meanwhile, the value of the North American POS Market topped $7.8 Billion for the first time in 2012.
TOSHIBA launched its “WILLPOS M30” high-performance hybrid POS allowing retailers to connect with sophisticated consumers in the new world of multi-channel retailing. The “WILLPOS M30” performance benefits ensure the terminal is 5-20 times superior to the current competitive top of the range POS terminals. The WILLPOS M30 is indeed a successful balancing act of advanced PC technology with the key requirements of retail. Its ‘green credentials’ and future-proof upgrade options on board ensure retailers a positive ROI that sets the WILLPOS M30 apart from other PC-based POS systems. The embedded ‘Deep Sleep’ mode reduces its energy consumption in a most dramatic way when compared to the traditional ‘stand-by’ mode.
YESpay’s Emboss managed EMV chip & PIN payment service is first to launch Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) as a standard part of its EasyV-Retail payment client software that integrates into any PC-based POS retail system. The EasyV-Retail payment client is now integrated with both DCC and Tax Free Shopping functionality that brings a win-win situation for retailers as well as their overseas shoppers! Merchants can now offer a fully dynamic DCC integrated POS retail service to customers enabling them to pay in their home currency when travelling abroad. At the same time, merchants can earn up to 1% additional profit margin on these foreign-card transactions.
Digital Dining hospitality POS software will add Tabbedout, the free mobile payment app that allows consumers to open, view and pay tabs with their phones, to their product portfolio by the end of Q2. This offering means a larger segment of the hospitality industry across the country can now offer a mobile payment option – and the more than 100M U.S. consumers with smartphones in their pockets have an instant and secure way to pay bar and restaurant tabs.
Tabbedout will be integrated with Digital Dining POS, making it as easy as a simple software update for bars and restaurants to deploy Tabbedout without the need for any new hardware. With Tabbedout, bars and restaurants can spend more time serving food and drink to their patrons instead of closing out checks, which means more revenue to their bottom line.
Earlier this week the retail POS industry had the most significant announcement in the last 10 years, as ToshibaTEC announced the purchase of IBM’s Retail Store Solutions (RSS) Business. Following is an analyst commentary from Greg Buzek of retail research and advisory firm IHL Group, which has tracked the retail POS industry for more than…
TGate Payments announced its “PathwayLINK” universal payments platform will support the new business alliance between Casio America and PAX Technology. This pairs Casio’s “QT-6100” and “QT-6600” flash ROM touch terminals and the mid-range electronic cash register machines, “TE-2200” and “TE-2400,” with the PAX Secure “SP30” PIN Pad. PAX’s SP30 PIN Pad offers a magnetic card reader, an IP port for high-speed processing and a dial backup port to eliminate any internet connection problems. The SP30 PIN also features a large 128×64 pixel LCD with four lines of display and three function keys to facilitate user-friendly payment options.
USA Technologies wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for self-serve, small-ticket retailing industries had entered into a new exclusive three year agreement with AMI Entertainment Network (“AMI”) touch screen entertainment products and electronic jukeboxes. This new agreement broadens the relationship, making USA Technologies the exclusive provider of transaction processing services for all of AMI’s credit- and debit card-enabled Megatouch game machines in addition to all of the Rowe Jukebox game machines. With this, USA Technologies’ ePort SDK cashless payments software is installed into the machines and shipped by AMI to customer locations, ready to accept credit and debit cards for payment, as well as provide remote machine and sales data through USA Technologies’ ePort Connect Service.