Your POS Recap: Who Made Headlines in September?

By Christina Volpe, Associate Editor | September 28, 2010

Hospitality Technology offers this recap of the latest point of sale (POS) technology releases, industry news and executive insights from September.

 
John Moscrip, COO and owner of Duke's Chowder House, explains why operators should consider reliability and consistency, technology future-proofing, and end-user testimonials when making their POS technology selections.

POS Peer Review 2010

In this annual industry perspective, Hospitality Technology talks to a cross-section of restaurant operators including Hard Rock and Pure Management Group, to find out what their point of sale overhaul needs were, and how their chosen systems stack up.

YUM Franchisee: 'Better Transactions with a Side of Fraud Prevention'

With the desire to update its stand-alone payment system, the eighty-five unit YUM brand franchisee, Luihn Foods, decided upon an integrated payment system that is helping to cut costs and curb fraud.
 
Online ordering capabilities may have positioned Domino's Pizza as the number four online retailer, but they are not the only ones feeling the benefits. The Dayton Business Journal explores how local and national chains are winning with online ordering.

The End of Credit Card Dominance?

Will U.S. customers embrace the chance to make purchases with a swipe of their smartphones? A recent article from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania brings the future of mobile payment into the spotlight.

Philadelphia's First Casino to Open with Micros POS Solutions

SugarHouse Casino will go live with Micros Simphony and Micros' newest point of sale hardware, the Workstation 5A, this September.

HEI Hospitality Discloses Security Breach
The POS used in a number of its hotels' restaurants, bars, and gift shops, as well as the information management system used at check-in, are believed to be the source.

Buffalo Wild Wings Franchisee Reduces Waste, Theft with Beer Monitoring Technology
Following a 3% reduction in losses, franchisee JK&T Wings, Inc. plans to implement the real-time beer monitoring technology across all 30 restaurant locations.

Approx. 200-300 Serious Texas Bar-B-Q Customers Affected by Data Breach
Several hundred customers at Serious Texas Bar-B-Q were subject to debit-card fraud or attempted fraud earlier this year, writes Shane Benjamin of The Durango Herald.

First Data's financial institutions and merchant customers will be able to issue payment cards, including credit and debit cards, prepaid and gift cards to the mobile device.

Integrated Gift Card Processing Now Available on PAR Exalt with TransNet
Quick service restaurants that use the PAR Exalt with TransNet can process gift card transactions without a stand-alone terminal.

Successful Pilot Test Paves Way for First Data's Latest Tokenization Solution
First Data's TransArmor solution replaces card data with a token number to preserve the value of card data for operations while removing all value for fraudsters.

New Marketing System Merges Online Sales with the POS
With BigHoller's BigHollerPOSConnect, menus and orders from online ordering are exported out in a standardized format readable by the POS system, providing detailed data for tracking, analysis, and marketing efforts.

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