News | April 30, 2013

Epson Introduces OmniLink Smart Solutions To Payments Industry

Ideally-Suited for Payment Solution Providers Looking to Embrace Next-generation Mobile, Web-based POS

Recently at the 2013 ETA Annual Meeting & Expo, Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added point-of-service (POS) solutions, introduced its OmniLink smart solutions to the payments industry. Epson's OmniLink represents a new family of intelligent products that combines industry-leading POS printers with built-in intelligence to enable flexible, mobile web-based printing, cloud-based services, peripheral connectivity and PC computing power-all in one small footprint. Epson's OmniLink family provides payment solution providers with a new revenue stream through new POS applications and configuration flexibility without sacrificing their customer's existing technology investment.

In response to consumer demands for a more personalized shopping experience, retailers are adopting POS technologies that support greater mobility, tailored promotions and cross-channel information access. "Our new family of intelligent solutions will help payment solution providers embrace mobility while expanding POS capabilities to their customers," commented Tom Kettell, Senior Manager, Business Development for Epson America's Business Systems Division. "These OmniLink solutions allow payment solution providers to adapt to their customers' evolving business needs. It gives them a flexible and powerful POS platform that enables new, revenue-generating services and POS configurations that can help transform the way they run their business."  

With varying levels of computing power, OmniLink solutions enable retailers to deploy both fixed lane and mobile POS solutions in a variety of configurations. Designed for retailers looking to implement a more customer-centric mobile POS model while preserving existing POS infrastructure, OmniLink solutions bridge the gap between traditional and mobile POS platforms.

OmniLink i-Series
Epson's OmniLink i-Seriesis designed to support mobile POS, cloud services and information display applications. These models include a highly-reliable Epson POS receipt or label printer, built-in web server, and Epson's unique e-POS-print technology for browser-based printing from any mobile device. In addition, the models are powered by an industrial-grade PC with embedded Linux platform, peripheral connectivity and VGA output. The OmniLink i-Series enables cloud-based services such as data analytics, digital receipts, coupons and loyalty programs, with no need for legacy POS system integration. The following Epson software partners have embraced the OmniLink solution: AppCard, Livelenz, Proximiant, RewardLoop, SmartReceipt, Third Solutions. RewardLoop will be at the ETA show showing a live demo in the Epson booth. Epson's first i-Series models include the OmniLink TM-T88V-i, low-profile OmniLink TM-T70-i with front-facing controls, and OmniLink TM-L90-i label printer.

Epson's OmniLink is also available in a more advanced (DT-series) version. For more information about Epson's OmniLink solutions, please visit https://pos.epson.com/omnilink/. To watch a quick video on OmniLink features and benefits, please click here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZycIJkeFW9M&feature=youtu.be).

About Epson America, Inc.
Epson is one of the world's leading manufacturers of highly reliable point-of-service technology, including printers, precision printing mechanisms, digital image scanners and mobile printing solutions. Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Long Beach, CA, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. The Seiko Epson organization is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment, and for the third year in a row is part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index - an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria. Epson offers the most comprehensive line of POS printers, as well as the widest selection of ENERGY STAR qualified models available today. For more information, visit http://pos.epson.com.

SOURCE: Epson America, Inc.

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