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Elo’s New mPOS Printer Stand

Posted January 18, 2017

Elo has announced their new commercial-grade mPOS system that flips between point of sale and self-order kiosk. Elo has combined proven industry-leading peripherals – from Star Micronics, Epson, Honeywell, Verifone, & Ingenico, – with a versatile mPOS platform designed for retail, hospitality, entertainment venues, medical or any environment where interactive customer transactions are needed. The mPOS system is based on Elo’s popular and agile i-Series POS computer available in 10- or 15-inch Android or Windows commercial tablets. The innovative flip-screen stand also integrates standard 3″ self-cutting printer, 2D barcode scanner, and EMV cradle for a built-in look using standard commercially available peripherals from leading brands. The included touchscreen tablet can quickly ‘flip’ from associate-facing traditional POS to customer-facing self-service ordering. Printer and EMV may be placed in either associate-facing or customer-facing orientations depending on application. Elo’s new mPOS system is available for order today.

The new mPOS Printer Stand, 2D Barcode Scanner and EMV Payment System Cradle Mount are all designed to help improve the customer experience. By introducing these products into environments where engagement is essential, companies can create a unified approach to any customer experience in point of sale and self-service including applications for endless aisle, price verification, loyalty programs, brand experience, fitting rooms, patient check-in, time clock applications and more.

The new mPOS Printer Stand is an innovative flip stand that quickly and easily switches the mPOS terminal between an employee facing cash register to a customer facing display for payment and signature capture or to a complete self-service kiosk. The space-saving mPOS Printer Stand is designed to house an I-Series Android-based mPOS terminal (10″ or 15″), a POS expansion module and a standard 3″ printer in a clean cable free installation. Elo’s mPOS Printer Stand was built to house many 3″ printers including Star Micronics TSP100 and the Epson T88.


EMV Made Easy on Elo’s I-Series & PayPoint Terminals

Posted June 6, 2016

As a lead manufacturer of touchscreens and POS terminals, Elo’s extensive product line can meet the needs of any retail application.

In this video Elo’s Jeff Haller highlights Elo’s EMV option for the Elo 15-inch I-series on a flip stand and a 22-inch I-series mounted in portrait orientation as well as with Elo’s PayPoint system. Watch the video to see how simply adding a EMV solution creates a POS terminal or in-store eCommerce system out of an I-series computer.


Infographic: Point-of-Sale Data Security Pressure Intensifies

Posted November 16, 2015

With all the recent talk of EMV adoption, concerns for security at the point of sale are getting more attention. When dealing with secure customer information, a security compromise of your  point-of-sale system and payment processing can have longstanding negative effects on business. Especially with the increase in online and mobile shopping keeping your POS system secure from new and ever changing threats is crucial.

This infographic sheds some light the new security challenges retailers are facing today and how there is still a lot of room to improve.


Data Breaches: Is your Business at Risk? – Infographic

Posted September 10, 2015

With the upcoming October EMV Compliance deadline more attention is being brought to Point of Sale security for every retail application today. This infographic cover the key concerns and steps you can take to keep safe from the new threats to customer and business data.

 


Tackling Next-Gen Point of Sale Payment

Posted June 19, 2015

What’s top of mind for most retailers? A POS system that can enable the organization to accept new mobile payment options, and that will take the EMV migration in stride. In fact, both retailers and suppliers agree that the ability to accept mobile wallet has had a significant impact on POS software purchasing decisions, as has EMV-readiness and overall payment security with the October 2015 deadline quickly approaching.

Frankly, the October 1 deadline for compliance with the EMV mandate is on every retail IT professional’s radar for 2015. The fast-approaching liability shift will place the responsibility for fraud conducted in-store squarely on the shoulders of those retailers that are not compliant by the Q4 deadline. In addition to smart card compliance, savvy retail execs are earmarking pricing intelligence, mobile, and other next-gen innovations to the top of their to-do lists. With the state of POS evolving on a constant basis, every retailer — even the most forward thinking and technological savvy — can benefit from exploring and putting a plan in place to tackle payments in 2015.

With data breaches on the rise, security is top of mind for retailers. What steps do you recommend retailers take to better secure the POS?

Many steps – from simple to more involved. First, invest in POS that’s adaptable and ready to accept future upgrades, like the acceptance of a variety of EMV devices. In terms of compatibility, does the system have enough ports to plug in third party peripherals? And, do those peripherals have the ability to address security concerns? Can you upgrade to an encryption-capable MSR? Does that MSR include a biometrics reader, to ensure user security? Does the terminal feature powered USB ports to plug in a variety of security-related devices? It all starts with a POS device that can embrace new add-ons (built-in or third party), as well as a software partner taking measures to ensure data is secured on the software side. Security is not simply the hardware, payment processor, or software provider’s responsibility. A retailer should work with all of its partners to ensure that they’re providing an environment as safe and secure as possible to transact business.

Apple Pay has officially been released and retailers have been quick to sign up. How will this and other NFC technologies impact the future of POS?

POS, in various forms, continues to be the backbone of the transaction. An operation may have traditional POS terminals, peripherals, tablets, digital displays, and customer-accessible kiosks — all part of the POS ecosystem. Apple Pay becomes another part of that ecosystem. POS systems need to be designed to anticipate new technologies. It’s a natural evolution, on-going since the days of simple cash registers, evolving to ECRs, to PCbased POS systems, now with continued evolution and a focus on the payment function of POS. The transaction doesn’t go away.

For retailers about to embark on a new POS hardware deployment, what advice would you provide?

Be open-minded. Consider an investment strategy that addresses both current and future requirements along with emerging technologies. Don’t focus strictly on price without giving thought to total cost of ownership. Think about how emerging technologies can be embraced to protect your POS investment for the future. Don’t forget the environment in which these technologies will be implemented and invest in a system that can endure to deliver maximum uptime. Select products with demonstrated reliability track records and vendor partners who offer comprehensive care programs. Regardless of new technology trends, reliability never falls out of importance or fashion.

According to the most recent RIS News Store System Study, retailers are making plans to invest in POS hardware at an increased rate. What features should they be looking at to stay ahead of the curve?

POS must be as adaptable as the businesses who are investing in POS. Newer POS technologies include EMV, near field communications, chip-and-pin, payment methods and card formats from other countries that may migrate to our market. POS must be adaptable to these changes. We can delay investment in POS waiting for the market to settle on certain POS features, or we can grow and evolve with POS as needs change. The evolution of POS is not stagnant — with new security and digital signage features, as well as enhanced customer experience, we’ll see growth and implementation throughout the market and industry.




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