Between the adoption of smart phones and the upcoming overhaul to U.S. credit cards (moving from magstripe to CHIP), merchants can expect to see a significant amount of innovation from POS and payment vendors. MICROS, for one, recently announced a global integration initiative with PayPal’s mobile payment options. And for tableside payment, Canada-based Eigen Development is showcasing its MiraPOS that reduces PCI scope and is EMV capable. Get the full details on these two solutions in this month’s Payment Tech Profile.
The point of sale is the major artery of businesses and as such it is a focal point for tech spending. The latest in hardware and software is a testament to the ever evolving needs of operators and the increasing demands for mobility, speed, efficiency and cloud-based options. This annual supplement showcases the latest options in hardware and software solutions that will revolutionize the point of sale
With the ever-changing payment landscape, security is a top concern for hospitality operators. In an increasingly mobile culture there are more touchpoints than ever that need protection from data breaches. This report highlights several of the latest additions to the security landscape that run the gamut from wireless networks, tokenization, encryption, and PCI requirements.
Guestrooms account for the largest portion of a hotel's technology budget. Not surprisingly, most hotels are funneling those guestroom investments into adding bandwidth, but several other technologies are ranked as high priorities in 2013. Among them are electronic locking systems and room control devices. In this technology report, HT showcases new solutions from three leading guestroom technology suppliers, including RFID/NFC-ready locks and a new all-in-one multi-media device for charging and playing guests' tablets and mobile phones
HT profiles new hardware and software solutions from a variety of vendors. Download the 2013 New Tech Showcase for more information on these high-impact products and solutions which include: the latest in POS and payments; new mobile workforce management platforms; back-office and enterprise solutions; a video wall solution; mobile hostess systems; and a guest experience platform.
Labor is the lifeblood of the hospitality industry. In this special report, HT takes a look at the cutting-edge technologies that are shaping how restaurants and hotels can manage all aspects of labor, from scheduling to payroll and everything in between. These leading advancements will help operators increase efficiency while improving employee satisfaction.
Mobility has become a necessity in hospitality. Both food service and lodging companies must address the demands of guests for increased mobile capabilities as well as the streamlining of operations that is possible with mobile technologies. This report showcases the leading solutions that will enable hospitality companies to efficiently operate and thrive in a mobile environment.
The point-of-sale is perpetually evolving in order to keep up with customers' increasing demands for speed, efficiency and top-notch service. Covering tableside applications, cloud-based solutions, iPad software, online ordering and more, this annual supplement showcases the latest software and hardware solutions that will revolutionize the point-of-sale.
With reports piling up, lengthy wait times, inefficient labor costs, and food spoilage all translating to lost profits, restaurants need back office technologies in order to be successful. Operators are looking for systems to streamline the back-of-house. HT's 2012 Back Office Showcase offers insights into the latest technologies that will ultimately provide control and improve margins.
HT's annual supplement covers the latest technologies for hotels and restaurants. New in 2012 are POS-integrated tablets, guest engagement solutions, cloud-based back office reporting, property management, and more.