Epson America, Inc., a supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, and Lavu, Inc., makers of Lavu iPad POS for restaurants, have announced at the National Restaurant Association Show (NRA) that they are joining forces to bring smarter, more flexible iPad POS solutions to restaurant operators of all sizes. Lavu is the first Epson partner to adopt the Epson OmniLink™ i-Series all-in-one smart solution for receipt printing and peripheral device management for its iPad POS. In addition, Lavu will also leverage Epson’s market-leading TM-T88V and TM-U220B printers for receipt and kitchen printing. The two global market leaders are working together to deliver a cutting-edge solution that offers restaurant operators a trusted and innovative migration path to tablet POS.
According to IHL’s Mobile POS Shipments report, overall iPad POS represents 55.9% of total mobile POS installations in retail and hospitality, with hospitality alone being around 21%. Many restaurant operators are gravitating away from traditional, fixed terminals towards more mobile systems to take advantage of inherent benefits such as lower cost of ownership, ease of use, enhanced customer service and space-saving design.
The Lavu system is a full-featured hospitality management system that combines a sleek and user-friendly interface with the advanced functionality required to run an efficient restaurant, bar café or hotel operation. Epson’s OmniLink will serve as the peripheral device hub for the Lavu iPad POS platform enabling seamless and reliable connection and management of required POS peripherals, including credit card readers, barcode scanners, scales, and customer displays. With OmniLink, existing or new POS peripherals can be easily added – protecting legacy investments without diminishing the sleek Lavu iPad POS factor.