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Star’s WebPRNT Technology Changes the Game for Cloud POS

Posted January 30, 2014

ddfTo run a cloud POS, only an Internet connection and a browser are required to access the solution. However, in a typical retail environment, printing receipts is a must. Pairing a POS terminal with a receipt printerin a Cloud environment is a challenge. With traditional printers, the communication between the Cloud Application and the printer is achieved through the POS Terminal – that is – by installing a driver on the POS Terminal to manage the printer.

The way the traditional printers communicate with the POS and the Cloud solution means that the browser and the printer driver need to be set up together. And very often when the browser is updated, the drivers also need to be re-installed because of other conflicting updates.  When this happens, for each POS, the whole printer set up needs to be updated. Not only is this a costly and time-consuming process but it also means staff involvement is needed in each store.

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ShopKeep POS Wins the Red Herring Top 100 Award

Posted June 5, 2013

832f6caa-5427-11e1-8aa5-d27aef8dafbfShopKeep POS announced it has been named to the Red Herring Top 100 leading private companies in the U.S. and Canada.

As the top provider of POS software specifically designed for use on iPads, ShopKeep provides an easy to use solution for businesses that need a cost effective but fully capable POS system. Pairing ShopKeep POS software with an iPad, receipt printer, cash drawer and even a barcode scanner makes for an intuitive system that takes no time to set-up and start taking customers. There are even complete software/hardware bundles to make things even easier!

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5 Signs You Need to Upgrade Your POS System

Posted April 15, 2013

POS systems – or point-of-sale systems – are the hardware and software systems that a business uses to process sales and collect payment from customers. POS systems have evolved greatly since  basic register-style units.  Modern systems include many additional features that allow you to input orders, manage inventory, track staff attendance, print invoices, and process reports.

If you’ve been in business for some time  or are still using an old fashioned cash register – you may want to look at updating  your POS and payment processing system. How do you know it’s time for an upgrade? Here are five tell-tale signs: Continue reading »


Barcode and POS News Resources

Posted March 21, 2013

The worlds of Barcoding and Point of Sale are constantly evolving and changing to the needs of many types of businesses. Advances in technology and the need for mobility, constantly drive changes and advancements.

Keeping up with all the product updates, new solutions, and current innovations is no easy task. Luckily, there are a host of online resources from industry leaders and independent users we can put to use. In addition to this  site, these other resources are ideal for finding out about new scanners, mobile computers, and POS systems as well as different ways to implement them in your business.

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Introducing the New KS7500 Series from Posiflex

Posted March 6, 2013

Posiflex KS-7500 Series POS TerminalThe new KS7500 series of all-in-one touch screen terminals from Posiflex is a new fan-free, spill and dust resistant series of 15″ and 17″ touch screen terminals ideal for applications needing performance at an affordable cost for end users in hospitality, retail, healthcare and more.

With a powerful embedded dual-core Intel Celeron processor, the KS7500 series lets users choose between 15″ and 17″ projective capacitive, resistive or infrared touchscreens with a sleek wall mount or freestanding base. It can also be fitted with an alternative universal base that internally integrates the power adapter, USB port and optional back-up battery.
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Pioneer POS Is Now ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Posted January 8, 2013

Pioneer POS has annouced that they are now officially ISO 9001:2008 certified by finishing the certification 2 months ahead of schedule. The ISO 9001:2008 audit was performed by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredited Registrar. The ANAB is a signatory of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), and multilateral recognition arrangements for quality management systems and environmental management systems. This certification helps Pioneer POS to continue to deliver top performance in the retailhospitality, kiosk, and healthcare industries. The ISO 9001:2008 certification shows the quality of Pioneer POS hardware products and their ever expanding international reputation for excellence and dependability in the POS industry.

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5 Ways To Improve Security In Your Point-of-Sale System

Posted January 2, 2013

Many business owners think that meeting the basic requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) protocols will keep their point-of-sale systems from being hacked. But here’s the truth: hacking into retailer POS systems is a recurring problem worldwide, even for retailers who meet PCI DSS standards.

In just the last couple of years, several high-profile cases have received media coverage:

  • In late 2011, a scheme was discovered that involved hackers from Romania stealing credit card data from hundreds of POS systems, including those from 150 Subway franchises. More than 146,000 cards were compromised, and losses have been estimated at up to $10 million.
  • In September 2012, hackers got into POS systems in 63 Barnes & Noble stores in nine states. The company removed POS card readers from all its stores while the incident was investigated.
  • In December 2012, an Israeli security firm found a strain of malware infecting hundreds of POS systems in 40 countries. By injecting malware into a system’s iexplore.exe file on Windows servers, the malware hijacked data that could be used for cloning credit cards.

Countless other cases of POS “hacking” come from insiders: your employees. Keeping on top of POS security is essential for every business. Here are 5 ways to improve your POS security.

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Socket Scanner Now Integrated Into NCR Apple iPad POS Solution

Posted September 25, 2012

Socket Mobile announced that NCR Corporation has selected the 7Ci Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner for use with NCR Silver, a simple and affordable cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) software platform
that enables small business owners and entrepreneurs to take payments and manage their entire business with one POS solution.  NCR Silver is a complete point-of-sale solution that runs on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch device.

NCR Silver makes it easy for small retailers to run their businesses, connect with customers, and sell anywhere. The CHS 7Ci is part of a complete NCR Silver hardware offering that also includes a wireless receipt printer, iPad stand, cash drawer and encrypted credit card reader.

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PCI Compliance Explained!

Posted September 19, 2012

Point-of-Sale businesses are paranoid, with good reason, about protecting sensitive customer and company information. Financial institutions require that any company that stores, processes or transmits credit card information complies with the PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry, Data Security Standards).

Companies that fail to comply are subject to fines, lawsuits, and can even be banned from processing credit cards. Even worse, companies that are breached can find themselves in the news headlines, significantly impacting goodwill with customers, partners and shareholders. Ensuring your POS system and wireless infrastructure are in compliance is crucial.

The objective of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards is to protect cardholder data. The standards are developed and published by the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC), which consists of hundreds of industry participants who have a vested interested in reducing vulnerabilities in the card-processing ecosystem.

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Top 10 POS Systems by topcreditcardprocessors.com for September 2012

Posted September 7, 2012

NCR RealPOS 80XRT POS Terminaltopcreditcardprocessors.com, the well known independent authority on credit card processors, has released their monthly rankings of the top POS systems for the month of September 2012. Each of the point of sale manufacturers included in the rankings have undergone a extensive evaluation of the POS systems within the payment processing industry. Merchants use the rankings to find the best performing POS system brands in the industry.

The Top 10 Best Point of Sale System Brands for September 2012 are:

1.    NCR Corporation 
2.    CAM Commerce Solutions
3.    GotMerchant.com
4.    POS Prophet Systems
5.    Epicor Software Corporation
6.    AmberPOS
7.    Microsoft Dynamics RMS 
8.    LightSpeed
9.    POS easy
10.    Retail Pro

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