Social, mobile and software trends were dominating point of service headlines during the last month of 2012.
HT magazine recaps a few of the hottest headlines that gripped readers this past year.
The National Restaurant Association's 2013 Restaurant Industry Forecast says more than half of consumers want tableside payment options.
Genghis Grill, a build-your-own Mongolian BBQ restaurant concept with over 100 locations, pilots E la Carte's Presto tablet system in its newly launched Odessa, Texas location.
The Dogwood in Austin saw sales and loyalty soar after implementing a mobile payment option.
Security predictions for 2013 and beyond are included in report from Trend Micro.
New version boasts ruggedness and longer battery life in addition to 10 percent boosts in sales for operators using the technology.
News of a potential security flaw in Onity locks drew attention to guest room technology and locking tech in particular. HT's 2013 Lodging Technology Study reveals the areas where hoteliers are planning to focus in the coming year, with 35 percent planning to upgrade locking systems.
HT reports on the ever-changing POS landscape, covering everything that will impact the point-of-sale in 2013. Leading point-of-sale software developers recap the advancements they've made to their platforms this year and share their innovation plans for 2013. Plus, HT reveals the results of the POS Reader Survey for in-demand features and purchasing plans.
Understanding the changes in payment security and processes is a daunting task for many operations, but smaller merchants and franchises are finding it particularly daunting. Third party providers are being employed to keep transactions flowing properly and to ensure that PCI requirements are being met.