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Ingenico’s P2PE Solution On-Guard Powers Three out of Four PCI-validated P2PE Offerings in the US

Posted January 25, 2016

At the annual Retail BIG Show, in New York City, Ingenico announced that three out of four PCI-validated point-to-point-encryption (P2PE) offerings available in the US are powered by its On-Guard P2PE solution. In 2015, adoption of Ingenico Group’s On-Guard grew by 10x as US merchants upgraded their systems for EMV and concurrently implemented additional security measures to help fortify their payment acceptance infrastructures.

In a P2PE environment, sensitive card data is encrypted at the point of entry and remains protected until decrypted at a secure end point so that it’s never exposed to retailer internal systems or legible to cybercriminals. P2PE solutions like Ingenico Group’s On-Guard can help merchants reduce their PCI DSS scope, decrease their vulnerability to cybercriminal attacks, and protect their brand reputation.

As the demand for P2PE solutions accelerated in 2015, several leading payment solution providers selected Ingenico Group’s On-Guard technology and obtained PCI P2PE validation for their end-to-end payment solutions, including Bluefin Payment Systems, CardConnect LLC, and FreedomPay Inc. These On-Guard-based solutions now represent 75 percent of the PCI-validated P2PE solutions in the US. Additionally, several leading gateways and processors anticipate offering the On-Guard powered solutions to their retail clients in 2016. Through these various channels, On-Guard is now fueling the protection of card data within retail environments across all merchant tiers – from small businesses to national retailers.

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Honeywell Forms Global Strategic Alliance With NCR Corporation

Posted January 20, 2016

Honeywell has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with NCR Corporation to form a global strategic alliance to develop new service solutions combining the core competencies of both firms in support of the retail, supply chain and government sectors.

Customers will benefit from future hardware and software solutions resulting from the collaboration of the two firm’s capabilities, intellectual property and resources.

The alliance will focus on delivering technology solutions to customers in key sectors, including: retail point-of-sale, supply chain distribution, public sector and federal government information services. With this partnership, Honeywell and NCR will collaborate in markets in North America and Europe and will also evaluate opportunities in high growth regions such as India.
“This alliance brings together two global firms with complementary service offerings in the retail market,” said John Waldron, president, Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions. “Our customers need new technology solutions to become more efficient and deliver a better in-store shopping experience to boost profitability. Honeywell has a long history of working with NCR, and I am pleased to strengthen our strategic relationship globally.”

“We are looking forward to working with Honeywell as we continue to help retailers navigate from omni-channel to omni-commerce and prepare for the Internet of Things,” said Michael Bayer, president, Retail Solutions, NCR. “We will continue to drive a frictionless customer experience across all consumer touchpoints and the retail supply chain.”

Honeywell brings to the alliance its core competencies in data capture technologies, distributed smart printing solutions, and wireless mobility computing platforms, while NCR leverages its software and hardware expertise in consumer transaction technologies. NCR’s solutions enable more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology and small business.


Zebra Mobile Computers Improve Repair an Maintenance Quality at Severastal’s Steel Mills

Posted January 15, 2016

Severstal, one of the world’s largest vertically integrated mining and steel companies, has implemented a comprehensive solution to improve its quality assurance in repair and maintenance of plant assets with the help of Zebra’s MC75 and TC70 mobile computers. As of today, the project spans across Severstal’s facilities in Cherepovets, St. Petersburg and Balakovo, with 3,000 users.

Severstal needed to reduce the work time of technical experts in its factories, while simultaneously increasing the effectiveness of fault monitoring and swift issue response.  Zebra’s enterprise-class mobile computers, which are designed to operate in industrial facilities, meet the level of performance and reliability required by Severstal. After the successful completion of the pilot phase using 50 MC75 HF mobile computers, the amount of equipment downtime caused by poor maintenance was reduced in many cases by several times. As a result, the project was scaled up, and over 1000 TC70 units were implemented.

Furthermore, mobile device deployment has reduced the amount of time spent working on auxiliary IT systems: workflows are optimized, performance discipline heightened and the quality of data needed to analyze the efficiency of maintenance and repairs has improved, even as the volume increases.


Honeywell Thermal Printers: Upgrade in an Instant

Posted January 13, 2016

When your thermal barcode printer is coming to the end of its life it’s easy to get stuck in the mindset that you should just stick with the same model and brand. Thing is, thermal printers are constantly being improved with every new generation of models. Faster print speeds, easier media loading, and printer language emulations are just a few of the areas where improvements are continuously being made.

No matter what printer you are currently using, upgrading to a Honeywell thermal printer has never been easier. In this video, see just how easy it is to make this upgrade, and enjoy the speed and ease-of-use advantages that Honeywell thermal printers deliver.


Sato’s S86-ex Series Print Head Has Been Improved!

Posted January 4, 2016

SATO S86-ex Print EnginesWith their continued efforts to continue improving their products, Sato has recently adopted a new/replacement print head for the S86-ex series print engine.  This change will result in improved print quality at higher print speeds.  You can take advantage of the more capable printhead at the same cost as the original.

Although mechanically the old/new print head is compatible, you will need to update the printer firmware to 61.00.00.06 or later in order to use newer print head. To obtain latest version of firmware, please go to www.satoamerica.com/S86exPrintHeadFirmware for download.


Star Improves their Cloud Services with Engage Now

Posted December 14, 2015

Star’s newest update to their Cloud Services, Engage NOW, allows retailers to better engage with customers by giving them the ability to provide customers with promotional information, discounts, new arrivals and coupons. Engage NOW is secure and easily customizable, providing a highly personal customer connection. Retailers can simply add a hyperlink to their logo on the digital receipt. From the AllReceipts app, the customer will be able to review and engage with the retailer just by clicking the logo.

This benefit is in addition to the other services provided to Star printer owners at no additional charges:

  • Device Management service that provides real time status of installed based printers
  • Customer Survey service which provides retailers with experience feedback from customers
  • Digital Receipt service which offer allow customers to download their receipt anonymously on their mobile device

Microscan’s Newest, Smallest Scanner Family the MicroHAWk Series

Posted December 11, 2015

Microscan’s MicroHAWK fixed barcode readers pack incredible decoding power inside a micro form factor. Despite unpredictable print issues, scratches, or obstructions, Microscan’s advanced X-Mode decoding algorithms render damaged symbols readable. MicroHAWK also utilizes the latest in processing technology to ensure that codes can be read at incredible speeds, so you can break records for operational efficiency and break away from the competition.


Star’s mPOP Hybrid Tablet POS

Posted December 7, 2015

Star’s mPOP, Mobile Point of Purchase is the first hybrid for tablet POS that combines a cash drawer and receipt printer peripheral. With convenient Bluetooth and USB connectivity; this compact, stylish, yet fully integrated peripheral is an ideal solution for tablet and mobile device based POS system. Simply connect your preferred tablet or mobile device of choice and the mPOP transforms into a fully integrated POS system.


Optimize Stock in Operating Rooms

Posted December 3, 2015

Datalogic Elf Healthcare Handheld ComputersOperating Rooms (OR) are overstocked with supplies from various suppliers. In order to save money, supplies must be optimized. OR managers are aware that approximately 50% of all their costs are in consumables, but it can be hard to determine where spending cuts can be made.

Inventory costs for hospitals, in terms of labor and processing expenses, can equal up to 10% of the value of the inventory itself. Unused operating room surgical supplies that are thrown away each year could be salvaged and used to ease critical shortages, improve surgical care, and boost public health in developing countries. Reducing inventory costs not only reduces capital tied up in inventory, it increases operational efficiency, and reduces waste while freeing up valuable storage space. Average savings from proper inventory management is approximately 13% of the inventory value.

Operation room equipment inventory tracking can:

  • Help purchase planning
  • Keep track of expensive consumables
  • Move costs to vendors through consignment for slow-moving or obsolete items

The Elf Healthcare (HC) PDA from Datalogic is specifically developed for healthcare environments and applications. Using a chemical resistant plastic enclosure that resists most major cleaning agents, this device can be used safely in operating rooms. The Elf PDA includes both a guitar-pick and pen styled stylus making it easy to enter data, even when wearing gloves.

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Zebra’s ET50 and ET55 Enterprise Tablets

Posted December 1, 2015

The 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.

Empower your employees with Zebra’s ET50/55, the only solution on the market that addresses all the business issues associated with deploying tablets inside and outside the enterprise, from durability, security and expandability to device and application management. The ET50/ET55 marries the best of consumer-styling with all the enterprise-class features needed to increase workforce productivity. Workers get the elegant personal tablet styling they want, while the enterprise enjoys a superior return on investment with a rugged design built to last for years, exceptional battery power, enterprise-class data capture, business accessories, solution expandability, enterprise-class security and centralized manageability.

Features:

  • Your choice of Android or Windows
  • Rugged and ready for work, inside and outdoors
  • First-time every time instant capture of virtually any type of data
  • Industry leading dual mode touch panel with maximum input flexibility
  • Wi-Fi and 4G LTE support
  • Easy to see indoors and outdoors
  • Choose the size that is right for the job
  • The power to handle all your applications
  • A more flexible battery architecture for 24x7x365 constant power
  • Connected Standby for a true always-on smartphone experience

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