The pros and cons of offering free Wi-Fi and its effect on a restaurant's bandwidth, the use of KDS versus Kitchen Printers, Cloud POS and all-in-one restaurant support solutions were the subject of debate at MURTEC 2015.
Mobile apps for loyalty points and rewards, free Wi-Fi, and mobile ordering and payment will grow more important in the years ahead.
Ideal for local brick-and-mortar shops and mobile businesses, the lightweight, compact and wireless reader can be utilized as part of a countertop POS or slipped into a pocket to accept contactless and EMV payments on the go.
In addition to bluetooth-enabled wireless room keys, the property also implemented mobile guest access points that includes elevators, concierge areas and external hotel entry doors.
The company is also unveiling an interactive network that includes noise sensors, CO2 Sensors, Gas sensors and Air Quality Sensors that will combine with the latest Bluetooth technology.
Cardholders can securely pay in-store and within Android apps with new Android Pay.
With the increasing use of mobile payment technologies, mobile coupons, and loyalty apps, operators must plan ahead in order to prevent profit loss. HT takes a look at three areas that can pose potential fraud risks for operators and offers precautions.
The global standard for chip-enabled payment cards, known as EMV, promotes a more secure payment infrastructure with lower risk and fraud potential that should benefit the entire payment ecosystem. While a standard in Europe for 25 years, implementation in the U.S. has created a stir as uncertainty and misinformation permeate the marketplace. Steve Barrow, vice president IT for Luby's Fuddruckers, addresses the roadblocks that remain for foodservice to see benefits of EMV implementation.
Fundamental enhancements for location-based service include virtualized LBS software, calibration-free deployment, user presence and integrated support for BLE beaconing.
Real-time insights are expected to allow smoother payment processing, increased speed of service and improved operating efficiency.