IHL's Study, "2002 North American Retail POS
Market Study" reviews the shipments and installed base of POS
terminals sold into retailers in North America.
Although grocery stores and gas stations continue to be popular venues for debit POS
users surveyed, other merchant categories are generating interest and activity as more retailers and professionals, such as doctor's offices and high-end retailers, offer debit as a payment option.
With the Card Access High Security Wireless Bridge, retail organizations ranging from single stores to the Fortune 500 now have a scalable, secure wireless POS
solution that eliminates unsecure WLAN risks.
Across every segment of the industry, retailers are poised to make technology decisions that will have a major impact on the marketplace, creating a steady stream of opportunity for POS
vendors over the next two to three years," Buzek said.
While Microsoft operating systems clearly dominate the landscape for POS
terminals, estimates in some countries are that more than 80 percent of the operating system and application software running on those systems are pirated copies.
Our BlueCat Linux POS
gives vendors the flexibility of a standards-based, hardened Linux offering that will help lower the costs and risks of in-house or roll-your own Linux OSes," said Bob Morris, vice president of sales and marketing, LynuxWorks.
Touch screen technology at the POS
is being readily accepted by specialty retailers because it saves 40-60 percent in training cost and time and its unique architecture reduces errors," said Keith Neerman, CEO, InfoTouch.
A projection for the growth in IP at the POS
to 2007 by market segment
We call it our Linux, low-carb POS
system," he said with a smile.
OfficeMax has seen an almost 30% reduction in customer checkout time with the new system, " Bailey continued, "and our handling of product rebates is significantly improved on the new POS
The netOctopus POS
Manager can remotely configure the POS
equipment with just a few commands.
manufactures and designs Citizen POS
receipt printers used in a variety of industries such as foodservice, retail and banking.