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  1. Retail Chain Manages Liability With IP Security

    Spec’s Wine, Spirits and Finer Foods manages liability with IP security—high availability system relies on virtualization from Pivot3®.

  2. The Need For Rugged Tablet PCs In Logistics And Transportation

    From passenger services to commodities transport, transportation and logistics organizations require devices that confront all-weather conditions, perform in airspace or on back roads, provide GPS location and sustain long-term battery power.

  3. Ultra High-Volume Handbag Importer Tags, Packages, Labels, And Ships Within 48 Hours

    Ultra high-volume handbag importer tags, packages, labels and ships within 48 hours.

  4. Printronix Solution Improved Bar Code Scan Rate By 48 Percent

    Sears needed an integrated total solution to meet its retail distribution bar-code labeling needs. To keep distribution lines flowing, it was mission-critical that Sears implement a solution ensuring 100-percent bar code accuracy. By Printronix Inc.

  5. Keystone Plastics Improves Throughput, Reliability, And Card Quality With Datacard

    Keystone Plastics manufactures and personalizes a wide range of plastic cards for an even wider range of applications. Founded in 1984, the company provides both conventional and smart cards for telecommunications, retail, healthcare, government and many other markets. Keystone is headquartered in Toronto in Ontario, Canada, the site of the company’s secure, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

  6. Solutions Provider Lands Deal To Replace Aging Handheld Scanners

    When your customer sends you batches of 30 or 40 handheld devices every few months for repairs, there comes a point when replacement becomes the obvious solution. So after several rounds of these high-volume repairs, solutions provider Datex Corp. and its customer, North West Co., started discussing options in mid 2012 to replace a fleet of warehouse handheld scanners that had seen better days.

  7. Privatized Zoo Builds 21st Century Technology Infrastructure

    The Dallas Zoo turns to InLine Network Integration and D-Link to design and deploy a consolidated voice and data network in 60 days.

  8. 14 Tips For Speeding Up Your POS System

    In the Feb. 2013 issue of Business Solutions magazine, we worked with Greg Nelson, VP and CTO of GENESIS POS to test all-in-one POS terminals. During his speed tests, Nelson found that some units had performance issues not based on the hardware, but the settings in the operating system and drivers. After spending some time making tweaks to the systems, Nelson found the units performed on par with the speediest in the roundup.

    Manufacturers involved in the testing and readers have contacted us to learn exactly what changes Nelson made to improve the performance of the systems. Following are his notes.

    If you are an end-user (store or restaurant owner, employee, manager, etc.) or someone not technologically adept, you should consult with your technology provider before making any of these changes. Additionally, you should speak with your software provider to ensure you’re not changing things that will adversely affect their software.

  9. Cloud-Based POS: Navigating The Sea Of Misinformation

    Cloud computing is a hot topic. In the retail and restaurant space, the term is often misused and misunderstood. Some resellers are resistant to cloud-based POS due to a lack of knowledge and experience. In an attempt to educate retail and restaurant POS dealers on what cloud really means to them, Business Solutions magazine recently spoke with Mike Burris, CEO of Aeris POS Systems/Essential Elements, a cloud-based POS software provider.

    In the following article, Burris explains why point of sale dealers should consider this "new" way of business. He also arms VARs with the information they need to compare cloud POS offerings and overcome potential customer objections. Finally, he goes over the sticky subject of compensating sales employees on cloud-based solutions.

  10. Retail Printing: Trends & Tips For VARs, ISVs

    So much is changing in the world of retail, creating new opportunities and threats for VARs and software developers who operate in this vertical. One of the biggest trends driving much innovation is mobility. In the following article, Business Solutions magazine's editor-in-chief Mike Monocello sits down with Dave Crist, Senior vice president sales and marketing for Brother Mobile Solutions. Crist provides both VARs and ISVs actionable information on the latest trends in retail.