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POS, Payment Processing, And Data Collection News
POS, Payment Processing, And Data Collection News

Zebra has introduced two new desktop printers that connect via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to help employees update product pricing, shelf labels, and coupons in alignment with the store’s merchandising and pricing strategies.

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  • Shift To EMV: Protect Your Clients From Hackers Turning To Online Fraud
    Shift To EMV: Protect Your Clients From Hackers Turning To Online Fraud

    EMV is only applicable for in-store, card-present transactions. This makes online payments a prime target for fraudsters.  Many ISVs are now evaluating their online payment strategy to ensure it’s as secure as possible. It’s now time to update payment solutions to prevent the impending rise of e-commerce fraud for your customers. The best way to fight this online threat is by integrating security and payment solutions within the next few months.

  • The 2016 Outlook For Digital Wallets
    The 2016 Outlook For Digital Wallets

    Will 2016 be the year consumers ditch their card-carrying wallets for the digital variety? Will it usher in a trend of merchants adopting NFC (near field communication) technology to process mobile wallet payment transactions? It’s a payment solution several years in the making, but many indicators point to 2016 as the year mobile wallets finally turn that corner in the payments integration landscape.

  • Top 4 Questions To Ask When Selling IT To Community Banks And Credit Unions
    Top 4 Questions To Ask When Selling IT To Community Banks And Credit Unions

    Many resellers have enjoyed healthy success selling to community banks and credit unions. Here are the top four questions to keep in mind during your next visit with them. Opportunities are out there — you just have to ask the right questions and uncover them.

  • Help Your Clients Avoid 3 Costly Card-Not-Present Transaction Mistakes
    Help Your Clients Avoid 3 Costly Card-Not-Present Transaction Mistakes

    Industry statistics confirm that state-of-the-art technology is a company’s only formidable defense against data attacks. Unfortunately, most attacks target small and mid-sized businesses, which are often targeted due to assumed lower security.

  • Mobile Payments: Closing The Gap Between Awareness And Adoption In 2016
    Mobile Payments: Closing The Gap Between Awareness And Adoption In 2016

    Industry forecasts about mobile payments all basically point to the same conclusion — mobile payments adoption is going to increase in 2016, and for the next several years.

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  • 15 Important Steps To Opening A Restaurant

    Bematech provides a checklist of 15 steps you can share with your hospitality IT clients opening a restaurant. the list includes deciding on a concept, selecting a location, naming the restaurant, establishing a business plan, and applying for funding.

  • The Ultimate Guide To Understanding EMV

    Today, electronic payments represent a significant percentage of transactions for even the smallest retail and restaurant operations. The U.S payment industry is undergoing one of the biggest changes in the past 40 years: EMV, a set of global standards for electronic payments, including specifications for point of sale hardware, software, and systems, as well as the payment cards themselves.

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Point of sale (POS) is the place where retail transactions are completed; where payment is exchanged for goods or services. POS is used in many retail industries and many require unique customizations to the hardware and software in order to accommodate their transactions. POS features include scanners, manual and electronic cash drawers, scales, EFTPOS terminals, handheld scanners, touch screens, and many other options. Modern POS systems often act as more than just a system to process transactions by providing inventory management, warehousing, CRM, financials, and more.

In addition to standard on-premise POS systems, modern POS software can be delivered from the cloud in the software as a service (SaaS) model. Cloud-based POS systems can be compatible with traditional POS hardware in addition to mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones, Android devices, and more. Cloud-based POS offers the ability to access data from anywhere there is an internet connection and normally offers faster setup due to it being run remotely.

Payment processing is done by payment processors which are often third party companies hired by a merchant to handle credit card transactions. Payment processors are broken down into two types: front-end and back-end. The front-end processors perform card associations, authorizations, and settlement services while back-end processors accept settlements from front-end processes and move money from issuing banks to merchant banks.

Modern payment processing is usually provided in the software as a service (SaaS) model, giving merchants a single simple electronic portal that allows them to process payments in various forms including recurring payments, web payments, checks, and more all in the same place.


  • SATO GY412 Printer
    SATO GY412 Printer A direct thermal printer that simultaneously prints on both sides of a label; the printer has 2 thermal print heads. The thermal label media is coated on both sides using thermal technology.
  • 19MR1 Series 19" All-in-One Desktop Touchcomputers
    19MR1 Series 19" All-in-One Desktop Touchcomputers The 19MR1 All-in-One touchcomputer meets the needs of various healthcare applications including patient bedside entertainment, patient check-in and kiosk applications, mobile computer on wheels for patient charting applications, digital signage in medical settings, medical OEM control panels and non-diagnostic image viewing applications.
  • SB8015A All-in-One Point-of-Sale Terminal
    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.

  • APG Series 3500 Cash Drawer
    APG Series 3500 Cash Drawer

    The Series 3500 high capacity narrow footprint cash drawer is built to last in tough retail environments and provides ergonomic and productive cash management support.

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