Wincor Nixdorf, a provider 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.
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.”