Your POS Recap: Who Made Headlines in October?

By Christina Volpe, Associate Editor | November 01, 2010

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

The pizza segment has traditionally looked at point of sale systems as financial and operational management tools, but market leaders have also come to recognize the hidden value in the guest data that their systems hold.
 
Big Brother is Watching. Bombay Bowl Monitors Staff, Customers with MVaaS
A point of sale integrated, managed-video-as-a-service is helping the Denver-based Bombay Bowl to drive loss prevention and gain visibility into the customer experience.

Boston Pizza's Stake in Online Ordering Pays Off
By expanding its order taking operations to include both online and mobile channels, the 325-location Boston Pizza is experiencing greater average guest transaction amounts. CIO Steve Johnstone explains why the nation-wide initiative is paying off.

One store owner praises the Panasonic Lite-ray POS workstation, which is currently being installed in all Cold Stone Creamery locations, for its speed of service and upselling abilities.

Groupon Promotion Tests Food Provider's Online Ordering System

Ready-to-cook meal service, Gourmet Prep, leverages online ordering system to manage influx of orders and customer data following Groupon promotion.

Vegas' Munchbar Manages Labor, Costs at the POS
Munchbar's InfoGenesis POS System integrates employee scheduling, time and attendance, human resources and labor forecasting functions so that management can keep a close watch on costs and operate at peak efficiency.

Ex- Southwest Ranches Restaurant Waiter Accused of Credit Card Skimming
It is believed that the waiter sold the credit card numbers to a group of identity thieves operating outside the state of Florida.

XPIENT has selected Vendor Safe to deliver a simplified, low-cost PCI DSS compliance solution to its clients.
 
Envysion Launches Tailored MVaaS Support Levels
Users now have the ability to choose the level of technical support and recovery time that meets their operational need should they experience a problem with their POS-integrated video system.

CipherOptics Joins PCI Security Standards Council
CipherOptics will work with the Council to evolve the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) and other payment card data protection standards.

AURES Debuts Front Loading Receipt Printer

The ODP 500 boasts a print speed of 200mm/second, automatic paper loading and cutting and a choice of 5 interfaces.

Hypercom's Optimum Payment Terminals Achieve Certification in Italy

Hypercom has also established and certified a secure facility for loading keys and digital certificates, and for product maintenance and repair.

Merchant Warehouse Offers Encrypted PIN-Debit Processing
MerchantWARE 3.1, which is supported on MagTek, Ingenico, Hypercom and other all-in-one card readers, offers immediate merchant notification at the moment of swipe.

Xpient, Beanstalk Loyalty Platform Mines POS Data for Targeted Marketing
The loyalty platform can leverage a client's existing Xpient Iris POS, to conduct advanced behavioral campaigns and reporting against a customer's transactions, in real-time.

Crystal Point POS Integrates with TransNet Payment Engine
Precidia's payment system features a unique router-based model, with the TransNet hardware housed on the secure, SSL-encrypted and firewalled POSLynx220 payment router.

Heartland Achieves 5,100 E3 Terminal Deployments
As 5,100 merchants deploy Heartland Payment Systems' terminal security solution, the company is preparing to launch a tamper-resistant, end-to-end encryption wedge.

Revention Beefs up Ordering Product Family with iPhone App
The company says that releases for other popular platforms will soon follow.

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