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VARTECH 2016: A Wild Start, A Changing Channel
VARTECH 2016: A Wild Start, A Changing Channel

VARTECH, the annual conference hosted by value-added distributor BlueStar, has a reputation for being the most unusual event in our channel. A parade through New Orleans led by a WiFi-enabled elephant? Been there. Shutting down rush hour traffic in downtown Cincinnati to march in the middle of the street to a baseball game? Done that. Trade show on a cruise ship? BlueStar’s actually pulled that off twice.

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  • Beyond EMV: What’s Next?
    Beyond EMV: What’s Next?

    Merchants across the U.S. have gone through the expense and pains of adopting EMV, expecting it to be the one-stop solution to fraud. As the majority of merchants are implementing EMV, fraudsters are looking for any points of entry. Unfortunately, even EMV has its vulnerabilities.

  • The Problems (And Solutions!) With EMV And NFC
    The Problems (And Solutions!) With EMV And NFC

    NAB Velocity, based in Denver CO, provides software developers and businesses with secure and customizable payment solutions, including credit and debit card processing, ACH processing, and gift/loyalty card programs from an ecosystem of payment service providers. As a division of North American Bancard Holdings, LLC (NAB), an industry partner with over 20 years of experience and knowledge servicing merchants, enabling agents, and supporting partners, NAB Velocity is the omnichannel platform to an integrated system of payment and merchant services.

  • Helping Customers Cash In On The Cashless Society
    Helping Customers Cash In On The Cashless Society

    eMarketer predicts 37.5 million Americans will use proximity mobile payments this year — a 61.8 percent increase over 2015 — and total value of mobile payment transactions in the U.S. alone will grow 210 percent in the same period.

  • In Pursuit Of A Single Version Of Business Truth
    In Pursuit Of A Single Version Of Business Truth

    There’s a line about truth from the Rob Reiner film A Few Good Men that’s become iconic. In what’s arguably the courtroom drama’s most memorable scene, upstart Navy lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee (played by Tom Cruise) presses decorated Marine Colonel Nathan Jessup (played by Jack Nicholson) for answers.

  • Healthy Fast Food Chain Speeds Checkouts, Offers Targeted Deals With Help Of Honeywell
    Healthy Fast Food Chain Speeds Checkouts, Offers Targeted Deals With Help Of Honeywell

    Muscle Maker Grill needed a solution to quickly scan orders and receipts at checkout. The company was using in-line scanners and its employees were having difficulty lining up the barcodes on drink bottles.

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  • Bemacash, Cloud Based POS Solution
    Bemacash, Cloud Based POS Solution

    Bemacash is an innovative Point-of-Sale solution that runs on an Android tablet or Bematech’s SB8010A Android All-in-One. Secure cloud based system - access your business data from anywhere!

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    SB8015A All-in-One Point-of-Sale Terminal

    The SB8015A is a cost effective All-in-One Point-of-Sale terminal with bezel free, true-flat touch monitor and fanless design. The unit runs on an Android operating system eliminating the need for other more costly operating systems. Integration of VFD customer display and magnetic stripe reader eliminates potential issues with device connectivity, mounting, compatibility and cable management.

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    8200 Series Enterprise Mobile Computers

    CipherLab maximizes retail workflow and productivity with the introduction of the all new 8200 series. This highly versatile mobile computer features a lightweight, ergonomic form factor and low power consumption to help you carry out day-to-day data collection routines with unique application requirements.

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    The Bematech SB1015 AIO terminal packs great features and value into a sleek and sturdy design. It delivers an economical POS solution while providing excellent performance and reliability. The highly rugged touch monitor includes a solid base with extra wide hinge for maximum stability. The SB1015 also facilitates options for a quick and professional mounting of integrated magnetic stripe reader and VFD/LCD customer display.

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HOSPITALITY MULTIMEDIA

  • Covering Your A$$: Next-Gen Threat Landscape

    Today's advanced malware is increasingly difficult to remove and even harder to detect in the first place. In this presentation, we examine the modern threat landscape and discuss the shortcomings of traditional antivirus, as well as how organizations can stay ahead of the malware curve. Malware authors aren't too concerned about what traditional security is capable of blocking, since they've formed reliable tactics to circumvent that protection. Either by leveraging social engineering or advanced evasive tactics, modern malware spells an uphill battle for traditional defenses.

  • EMV Semi-Integrated Solution For ISVs

    The thought of integrating EMV can seem overwhelming and confusing. Many ISVs and VARs are still not aware of the best way to integrate EMV and haven’t yet invested time or money into EMV solutions. With the recent liability shift now in place, the time is now to offer enhanced and secure payment options for your customers. First American Payment System’s Semi-Integrated EMV solution is just what you need to get started down the EMV path. We have done the heavy lifting of certification for you, allowing you to deploy EMV quickly and efficiently.

  • E-Myth Author Gerber Sounds Wake-Up Call For VAR, MSP Owners
    E-Myth Author Gerber Sounds Wake-Up Call For VAR, MSP Owners

    In addition to being recognized worldwide as a small business guru, Michael Gerber is known for his straight talk. And he’s eager for solution provider owners to be candid with themselves and embrace their reality as well. In a recent interview with Business Solutions President Jim Roddy, Gerber said, “Until the straight talk happens, until somebody pulls the chain, until somebody says something that strikes (VARs and MSPs) so deeply that they can't avoid it or ignore it any longer, nothing's going to change for them.

  • Profitable Partnering For ISVs — 4 Expert Perspectives
    Profitable Partnering For ISVs — 4 Expert Perspectives

    If you were not able to attend the ISV IQ Live! conference on February 24 in Santa Ana, CA, you missed out on a day of outstanding education on partnering, raising capital, and marketing. Business Solutions invited a panel of channel thought leaders who spoke at the event to participate in this webinar so more of our ISV subscribers can learn about partnering best practices.

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