September 2018 POS Industry News

September 2018 – POS Industry News

At last we’re back with POS industry news from around the web. This month we cover September 2018.  We have a bit of everything from the usual POS malware attacks to market studies and Blog entries.

FIN6 returns to attack retailer point of sale systems in US, Europe

ZDNet

PoS terminals are big business, considering the valuable financial data they collect. A number of serious vulnerabilities were recently found in popular …

IBM Identifies Ongoing FIN6 Attacks Against PoS Targets – eWeek

X-Force IRIS Identifies FIN6 Activity on POS Networks – Security Intelligence (blog)

Full Coverage

Reducing Dwell Time of POS Attacks Can be Deceptively Simple

Retail Info Systems News (press release) (blog)

Attacks on Point-of-Sale (POS) systems continue to occur at staggering rates and retailers remain exposed as vulnerabilities in point-of-sale systems …

POS Industry News, Part 2

6 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Retail Point-Of-Sale System

Small Business Trends

Now, when was the last time you upgraded your point-of-sale system (POS)? If you have to think about it — and especially if you can’t remember — it’s …

Outlook of Global Mobile POS Systems Market: Research Report during 2018-2023

Trade Reporter

The Research Report on Mobile POS Systems Market gives Quick Overview on Mobile POS Systems Market including, Product description, Key …

Global Mobile POS Systems Sales Market 2018 By Manufactures – Ingenico, iZettle, Intuit … – Weekly Journalism

Point-of-sale (PoS) Systems Market Demand by Size, Status, Key Players and Forecast to 2025 – openPR (press release)

Global Point-of-sale (PoS) Systems Market Share Analysis, Sales Volume, Price and Forecast to … – Newszak (blog)

Full Coverage

Chicken Express Selects Paytronix Platform

QSR magazine

The previous Chicken Express Gift Card system required franchisees to add a separate terminal alongside the main POS system. “It was so difficult to …

Grocery POS Systems Market 2018 to register high demand rate Worldwide: Highest manufactures …

Port Herald News Now

Global Grocery POS Systems market report looks at complete account of the Grocery POS Systems industry by geography, global breakdown, leading …

What Is POS?

TechCo (blog)

What is a POS system? It’s the “Point of Sale” in the retail or ecommerce industry, and the term refers to the software and hardware used to track and …

FIN6 Cyber-Hacking Group Attacking PoS Systems, IBM Reveals

eWeek

Today’s topics include IBM identifying ongoing FIN6 attacks against point-of-sale targets, and Google claiming its MasterCard deal does not violate …

PayThink Point of sale attacks are a ‘point of no return’

PaymentsSource

An onslaught of cyberattacks are targeting point-of-sale (POS) systems from restaurants and retailers so cybercriminals can easily steal credit card …

POS Industry News, Part 3

Best Restaurant POS systems

TechCo (blog)

The right POS system can streamline every operation of your restaurant, bar, or cafe, from orders and payments to your entire ingredient inventory.

Tablet POS Systems Market Share, Size, Growth, Industry Demand, Trends and 2018-2025 … – openPR (press release)

POS Systems Market: Industry Analysis, Geographical Segmentation, Drivers, Challenges, Trends … – mymarketgazette.com

Global POS Systems sales market 2018: focuses on companies, opportunities, market size, growth … – Daily Industry Reports

Full Coverage

Not your father’s POS: What 2019 will bring to payments and mobility

Retail Dive

But lately, POS systems, and how customers interact with payment systems and mobile devices in the store, have been changing. From “payments …

Clunky POS terminals evolve into sleek multi-platform systems

Nation’s Restaurant News

Clunky POS terminals evolve into sleek multi-platform systems. Operators see more flexibility with front-of-house tech. Nancy Luna | Sep 21, 2018.

Tablet POS Systems Market Breakdown Data by Regions, Type, Manufacturers and Applications …

openPR (press release)

“The Report Global Tablet POS Systems Market Insights, Forecast to 2025 provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and …

POS industry news for September 2018 brought to you by QUORiON Data Systems, a POS system manufacturer. Content is collected from various sources around the Web.

QUORiON Launches Android Based Portable Ordering System for Restaurants

For several years now QUORiON, the German POS system manufacturer, has evaluated numerous portable ordering devices for their restaurant POS systems.  Yet, a perfect fit remained elusive.  Some were too large, too expensive, not reliable enough, or simply not practical.  Given the advancements in portable technology and tablets, more operating systems evolved, ultimately allowing QUORION to develop its own portable ordering system for restaurants.  The concept is based on QUORiON’s QMP POS software and completely hardware independent.  In other words, users will be able to run the portable ordering system on tablets und smartphones with Android version 1.6 and above.  „The device will run our QMP POS software and essentially serve as an extension of our POS system.  It retains the full spectrum of features“, Matthias Hesse, QUORiON’s Head of R&D clarifies.

What does a portable ordering system for restaurants do?

It allows the service team in restaurants to better coordinate its effort and places the emphasis back on its clientele.  Fast ordering, quick service, and happy customers are the key benefits for restaurants.  To illustrate, the waiter no longer approaches the table with his notepad, but rather with the portable ordering device.  He enters order information on the touch screen and then sends it to the kitchen in real time for processing.  In addition, the restaurant’s POS system receives the sales information for later billing.  As Patrick Grueschow, Marketing VP explains, „While the server is discussing menu options with the customer, for instance, the drink runners are already processing orders he entered.   This often results in drinks arriving before the waiter has even departed!  It doesn’t get more efficient than that.  You get more done in shorter time with much less.  The whole thing happens over WIFI and reaches to the most remote corner spot in the establishment.“  Once the guests wish to leave, the waiter prints the receipt out on his Bluetooth belt printer and processes payment with the handheld unit much like he would on the POS system.  As a result, the restaurant thereby literally profits from time saved on communication, fewer service trips by staff, greater table turn over, and repeat visits.

Restaurant owners will be able to buy any Android device they want locally, thereby reducing investment costs.  After that, all they have to do is buy the license and install the application.  “We are very pleased with the simplicity of the setup.  The instructions fit on one page”, Mr. Grueschow adds.   The ordering device only works with QUORiON POS systems.  One master POS system is required, which will coordinate data exchange between the handheld device and the rest of the POS network as well as ensure proper registration.  It supports up to 8 order units.

Furthermore, the application will run on 4, 7, or 10 inch portable devices, which means anything from cell phone size to tablet.  “In our industry we have seen many marketing gimmicks ranging from robust and ultra-sturdy to pocket size, light weight, and specially constructed.  We have heard it all before.  But in reality, what gets dropped more often than a cell phone?  The Android devices by nature are designed to withstand those stresses and have a huge selection of protective cases.  The restaurant manager decides what he needs, buys it, and then simply installs our portable order application on his Android device of choice.  Finished.  Because it all comes from one vendor, the software will have no difficulty communicating with the hardware.  Data transmission runs on globally accepted standards that are available everywhere .  On top of that our clients have already worked with the QMP POS software for years.  Because the portable ordering device runs the same software, they will already be familiar with the menu layout and how to process orders.  No extra training is required in this case”, Mr. Grueschow asserts.

The portable ordering system for restaurants is QUORiON’s first step into the app industry.  Naturally, the company is already investigating other OSs and platforms.  The initial reception has been fabulous.  All samples on hand already sold out in the first week.

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