News | January 13, 2014

Wincor Nixdorf Launches BEETLE Mobile Point Of Sale Solution At NRF

Offers a dedicated retail tablet, interchangeable for mobile and stationary EPOS use cases

Wincor Nixdorf, one of the world’s leading providers of IT solutions to retail businesses and retail banks, is launching the BEETLE mobile Point of Sale (POS) solution at this year’s NRF exhibition.  The tablet, designed specifically for the retail environment, runs on both Windows 8.1 and Android platforms and can be used as mobile payment and customer service station and as a fully functioning fixed POS device in conjunction with traditional third party devices such as cash drawer and scanning modules.  

The new BEETLE mobile POS has been designed with the needs of multinational retailers in mind. Custom-developed by Aava Mobile, the tablet features the latest Intel® Atom™ processor Z3745 in hardware, offering the lowest power consumption and highest performance of any tablet POS device on the market today. It integrates state-of-the-art card acceptance technology that support both magnetic strip and chip and pin transactions to facilitate compliance with EMV and PCI requirements for domestic and international retailers. 

The BEETLE mobile POS solution offers the flexibility and scalability to be used either as a queue buster, taking mobile payments or offering customer information on the shop floor, or linked to back-office systems to carry out admin tasks such as stock taking or inventory ordering.  The solution has the flexibility to operate as a fully functioning fixed POS device, when locked into its purpose-built docking unit. It communicates through a store’s independent WLAN network, with the POS device hub and all connected traditional POS peripheral devices. It features a three year extended lifetime support guarantee.

According to Patrick Leonard, Wincor Nixdorf VP, Retail North America: “The BEETLE mobile POS tablet offers retailers the chance to deliver a truly omni-channel experience, with the ability to place orders online, take payments and provide customer information using the latest high performance mobile technology, purpose-built for the retail environment.  He adds: “Existing solutions on the market are by and large targeted at smaller independent retailers.  Our solution has been designed with the larger retailer in mind, using our global expertise in the multinational retail sector to deliver a high quality, high performance solution with built-in investment protection and an open platform for third party software integration.”

Intel’s Director of Transactional Retail, Michelle Tinsley, spokesperson commented: “We recognize the opportunity for mobile solutions in retail and enterprise-grade solutions like those from enable a greater overall in-store experience.”

The BEETLE mobile POS solution which will be shipping in Q2 2014, will be on show for the very first time at NRF from the 13th to the 14th January at the Jacob Javits Centre in New York on Intel’s booth No  2738.  Visitors will be able to see first-hand how the technology can enhance store operations and offer a dual function fixed or mobile POS device.

Intel and Atom are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

About Aava Mobile:

Aava Mobile, a leading manufacturer for mobile devices since 2009, offers tablets for professional markets. Our product offering includes customer-specific tablets as well as Aava roadmap products. We work with our partners and customers to address the specific needs of vertical markets. We leverage our smartphone and wireless experience for innovating the professional tablet market with sleek, light and robust designs.

Please visit www.aavamobile.com for more information.

About Wincor Nixdorf

Wincor Nixdorf is one of the world’s leading providers of IT solutions and services to retailers and retail banking. The company’s extensive portfolio is centered around optimizing business processes at banks and retail companies. It is aimed mainly at cutting costs and complexity and improving service to the end customer. Wincor Nixdorf leverages know-how from its core business with banks and retailers to diversify into related sectors. These include postal companies and service station chain operators. Wincor Nixdorf has a presence in over 130 countries, with its own subsidiary companies in 43 of these. Approximately 9,000 employees work at the Group. The company is the leader in Europe and the number 2 in the world for programmable electronic POS systems (EPOSs) and the number 2 in Europe and worldwide for automated teller machines. Production facilities are in Germany, China and Brazil. For more information, visit http://www.wincor-nixdorf.com.

SOURCE: Wincor Nixdorf

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