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Add Style and Speed with Citizen’s New CT-S251 Ultrafast POS printer

Posted September 8, 2016

Citizen’s new CT-S251 POS printer combines style with efficiency, providing flawless 2-inch wide prints at ultra-fast speed, from a compact model. Designed specially for high-end retail and hospitality businesses, with aesthetics and ease of use front of mind, the CT-S251 helps to ensure a seamless sales transaction and smooth customer experience.

Receipts, coupons, daily reports and more can be produced fast and error-free with the CT-S251, which prints at a phenomenal speed of up to 300mm per second, helping to reduce waiting times and queues. Business managers can also benefit from additional flexibility when choosing where to position points of sale (POS) or mobile points of sale (mPOS), thanks to the CT-S251’s extensive connectivity options. This includes the choice to connect via USB, Serial and Ethernet outputs as well as wireless ‘Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad (MFi) Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The printer also ensures easy integration with POS systems and is fully compatible with iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices.

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POS-X’s New ION TP5 All-in-One Point of Sale Terminal

Posted March 30, 2016

POS-X has announced the availability of their new ION TP5 all-in-one terminals.  Designed for businesses large and small, the ION TP5 leverages the latest in tablet technology and quality build materials to produce an ultra-compact and cost-effective point-of-sale terminal.

Available in two versions, the standard ION TP5 or the ION TP5 with Integrated Printer, the ION TP5 comes standard with a TruFlat 14″ widescreen LCD display, multi-touch projected capacitive (PCAP) touchscreen, Intel quad-core processor, and solid state storage. Additional accessories include an integrated MSR and rear customer display.

“The ION TP5’s design is a move away from yesterday’s traditionally bulky POS Terminals,” states Mark Dunlop, Vice President of Sales for POS-X. “Leveraging the latest in tablet and touch technology, the ION TP5 is both modern looking and compact, with a price point that rivals entry level competitors.”

Perfect for all retail and hospitality POS applications, the ION TP5 supports Windows 8.1 and 10 and comes standard with POS-X’s industry leading free 3 year/2-day advance exchange warranty service.


Zebra’s MC40 Improves Food Safety with Disney CHEFS

Posted March 2, 2016

iCertainty and Zebra have announced a new mobile food safety  solution that can be licensed by hospitality establishments worldwide. Leveraging Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ safety technology and best practices, the innovative Disney CHEFS, powered by iCertainty, food safety solution is ideal for large worldwide restaurant chains seeking to improve food safety, deliver a better customer experience and eliminate paper-based processes.

By using wireless temperature probes and Zebra’s MC40 mobile computers, the automated Disney CHEFS, powered by iCertainty software system, can provide real-time information on food safety performance – eliminating manual, time-intensive paper records for food safety audits and regulatory compliance. The vision behind creating Disney CHEFS was to build in the cultural competencies necessary to help deliver on guest service through standardized repeatable processes.

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Infographic: The Wireless Challenge for the Hospitality Sector

Posted February 9, 2016

Meeting guest’s needs and expectations are the core concern for any hospitality environment. With people being more mobile than ever, reliable and accessible wireless connectivity are not different than room service or room cleaning.

Zebra’s wide offering of wireless access points and controllers allow you to create a network that is designed to meet your specific needs no matter the size of your application. Keep customers happy while empowering your workforce with a wireless network that works for you.

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Infographic: Hospitality Solutions with Zebra and Barcodes, Inc.

Posted November 12, 2015

Keeping customers satisfied is the primary goal in any hospitality environment. Whether your needs are in providing reliable Wi-Fi, loyalty programs, check-in operations, or tableside payments, putting technology solutions to work will help you serve your customers promptly and more efficiently. Empower your staff with the right technology from Zebra and Barcodes, Inc to improve the total customer experience .

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Zebra’s New ET50/55 Enterprise Tablets

Posted September 16, 2015

Zebra ET50/55 Tablet ComputerThe enterprise tablet market barely existed a few years ago and yet the adoption of enterprise tablets continues on an upward trajectory that few predicted where an ever increasing set of applications and use cases are emerging. On one hand, big windows applications are being modified to support mobility. On the other, needs being satisfied by traditional mobile handheld devices are now being met with enterprise class tablets providing improved processing power, battery efficiency, and durability.

Today’s fragmented tablet market creates a distinctive opportunity for Zebra Technologies and the introduction of the ET50 and ET55 line of tablets. ET5X tablets are not consumer grade solutions and nor are they fully rugged, high tier PC devices. ET5X takes a value approach by delivering the reliability and enterprise solutions that consumer tablets miss while being selective on the features and specifications to control costs. A diversity of ET5X accessories enables a myriad of enterprise use cases in various verticals including field service, transportation and logistics, direct store delivery, manufacturing, and retail/hospitality.

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Star’s New CD3 Series Cash Drawers

Posted July 20, 2015

Star CD3-1313 Cash DrawerStar has announced its new ‘Tradition’ cash drawer series with the release of the CD3-1313 and CD3-1616 cash drawer models. The new cost effective cash drawers integrate seamlessly into any retail or hospitality environment with a standard printer communication interface and bottom exit cable, hidden from the customer’s view. With cash till options for both models, the CD3 traditional cash drawers can accommodate to Canadian, United States, and Latin American currency types of 3Bill-5Coin, 4Bill-5Coin for CD3-1313 and 4Bill-8Coin, 5Bill-8Coin for CD3-1616.

Features include a black stainless steel front drawer cover, dual media slots, and a three function lock system. The smooth black coated finish provides a unified appearance and complements the connected POS peripherals for merchants. The dual media slots provide extra storage for checks and large bills. For security, the key lock at front center allows for an easy manual release with a key or an electronic release.

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Interactive Kiosk Solutions with Zebra’s CC5000

Posted March 24, 2015

From the self-checkout lane at the grocery store to being able to order anything from the convenience of your smartphone, more and more customers embrace and even expect kiosk-based self-service options in retail environments. The added speed and convenience kiosks provide is beneficial to customers and businesses alike while strengthening customer relationships and improving customer satisfaction.

While the grocery store self-checkout is the most visible kiosk solution today, kiosks are just as beneficial to other retail applications such as couponing, gift registry, and product/stock inquires. Beyond retail, kiosks have become commonplace in hospitality spheres for self-serve concierges, hotel check-in/check-out, loyalty programs, and event management/scheduling. Regardless of the environment, kiosk solutions are an efficient means to improve the customer experience while reducing the cost of operations.

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The Benefits of Mobile POS for Restaurants

Posted December 3, 2014

TabletGathering1With restaurateurs searching for new and innovative ways to make their businesses more efficient, many are turning to technology to impact their bottom line. One of the latest technology trends gaining momentum in the restaurant industry is the use of mobile point of sale (POS) solutions. With the increased popularity of wireless networking and the decreased cost of mobile computing devices, such as tablets and smart phones, more businesses are adopting mobile solutions. In the hospitality environment, a mobile POS solution enables wait staff to perform all the basic functionality of your stationary POS system while also adding a few new benefits. A mobile POS solution enables wait staff to greatly improve efficiency by taking orders, busting lines, and processing payments tableside.

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Janam XT1 Mobile Computer Delivers Powerful Performance to the Mobile Workforce

Posted September 22, 2014

Janam XT1 Mobile ComputerJanam has announced the launch of XT1, the industry’s lightest and most powerful rugged mobile computer. With industry-leading performance and unparalleled versatility, the new rugged XT1 is Janam’s first device to support the Android operating system and is built to meet the diverse needs and demanding requirements of enterprise and government customers.

The XT1 combines best-in-class technologies with a sleek and rugged form factor, providing mobile workers with the information they need to make better informed decisions, increase customer satisfaction and improve operational efficiencies. Equipped with integrated 2D barcode scanning technology to eliminate the challenges often associated with camera scanners or bulky sled attachments, the XT1 is designed to improve worker productivity in field sales, field service, healthcare, hospitality and retail markets.

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