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VAR/Vendor Analysis POS/Kiosk Technology
he said. “This may be quite a few years we’re seeing the same as well. POS terminals I recently had a discussion with a retailer
away, but people have been talking about are becoming used less and less in that had fixed till points, although 60 per
this for quite some time. Within hospitality, places such as restaurants, as the trend cent of the time not all of them are used.
for taking orders at the table via an But this capacity needs to be there to
auto-ID payment device at the table cope with peak buying periods, so their
becomes more popular.” thought process was what if they combined
their stocktaking and goods-in devices
From White’s perspective, there is generally
a fairly good pace of development going
on in the kiosk world at the moment,
“but it’s more evolution than revolution”,

POS terminals are becoming
used less and less in places such as
he said. “There are more and more
applications, music downloads, movie
restaurants, as the trend for taking
downloads, etc., and the new application
orders at the table via an auto-ID
that we’re about to launch will likely
have a big impact, in our view.” Tailsford
payment device at the table becomes
believes Multiple Wireless Network Adoption
more popular.”
(MWNA) will become more prevalent.
– Tim Van den Branden,
“Retailers need more than just a common
Wi-Fi backbone,” he commented.
PartnerTech UK.
Reason believes the use of mobile phones when they’re not being used, and fix them
is going to get bigger and bigger, with in a till position during peak periods. So,
ways of making smaller payments on with money being tight at the moment, I
phones. “For example, I was able to buy a think more and more companies are going
coffee the other day with my phone, and I look at how they could re-use their hard -
think the smaller under £20 purchases by ware, while the hardware manufacturers
phone are going to become much more are going to move increasingly towards
common,” he remarked. “Mobile in all its multi-tasking devices.” ●
forms will continue to develop. Within the
store, the ability to be flexible and move
around and deploy tools as and when
they’re required will become more
commonplace; taking the same device
and being able to do more than one job.
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