13 Must-Read POS Stories from June

By Christina Volpe, Associate Editor | July 12, 2011

For the second month in a row, mobile payment technology has dominated point-of-sale (POS) headlines, whether taking about new application rollouts—Starbucks and Domino’s are just two operators that released new payment apps last month—or the PCI Council’s latest stance on mobile payment PCI certification guidelines. Meanwhile, a number of operators and vendors, such as Popeye’s and Envysion, are focused on POS security. These stories and more are related here in Hospitality Technology’s June point-of-sale recap.
 
Top stories
  • Are We Getting Closer to a Mobile Payment PCI Standard?: The murky mobile payment PCI certification waters got a whole lot clearer last month thanks to new guidelines from the PCI Security Standards Council. HT offers the full recap of the Council's newest position on mobile payments, plus insight on how to determine if your application is eligible for PA-DSS certification.
  • Long-Term PCI Compliance: 6 Tips: While hospitality operators have made significant strides in PCI compliance over the last few years, long-term compliance still poses a major challenge for many. HT taps PCI experts and operators to identify how ongoing cardholder security can be achieved via education, vendor partnerships, monitoring best practices and more.
  • Taco Bell Franchisee: POS Track Record Matters: When it came time for the 19-unit Taco Bell franchisee Lockwood/McKinnon Group to upgrade its aging point-of-sale system, management decided to go with a partner that demonstrated more than two decades of dependable service.
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