Your POS Recap: Who Made Headlines in July?

By Christina Volpe, Associate Editor | July 27, 2010

Hospitality Technology offers this recap of the latest point of sale (POS) technology releases and restaurant installations from July.

Restaurant installations
POS Upgrades Planned for Sodexo's 6,000 North American Sites
By 2015, the majority of Sodexo's 6,000 North American client sites will be using Vivonet's secure web-based technology, Halo.

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill Leverages POS Integrated Video to Curb Loss
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill will use Envysion's POS-integrated managed video to support loss prevention, improve operations, and drive bottom-line profit improvements in all existing and planned expansion locations.

Tableside Ordering Tools Aid Dublin Airport Restaurants during Icelandic Volcano Eruption
Wireless tableside ordering system stands up to Dublin Airport's 'busiest day ever' after Icelandic volcano eruption.

Online Ordering, Nutritional Info among Tossed's New Website Features
The national chain revamped its website to give diners more convenience through the addition of a number of features including a "design your own salad" nutritional information function.
 
Software and hardware releases
Visa, NRF Seek to Reduce Vulnerable Payment Card Data in Merchant Systems
Visa and the National Retail Federation agree that merchants should not be obligated by their acquiring banks to store card numbers for the purpose of satisfying card retrieval requests.

BigHoller Aims to Ease Burden of Integrating Online Ordering at the POS
Bigholler's BigHollerPOSConnect is a standardized way of exporting restaurant menus and orders in a simple and easy-to-read XML file for POS companies.

Panasonic Extends Circle of Integration Partners for Lite-ray POS Workstation
The list of technology integration partners includes: Digital Dining, Wand, Xpient Solutions and more.
 
Heartland Payment Systems Installs E3 Terminals at 1,020 Merchants since May Launch
E3 encrypts all Track 1 and 2 data read from the card's magnetic stripe or manually entered so merchants never have access to sensitive card data and never risk storing card numbers or transmitting them through their systems or networks.

Bunt Software, Merchant Link Extend Life of Panasonic POS System with SMPLink

Merchants currently using Panasonic System Manager Pro can install SMPLink on the Panasonic POS system and will enjoy the benefits of Merchant Link's tokenization technology that removes credit card data from the POS system.

Aures' New Elios POS Terminal Features Tilting Screen
The thin base of the ELIOS ePOS terminal now features a hinge system that enables the touchscreen to be tilted to any angle between 0 and 60 degrees.

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