Category Archives: Retail Systems

The automated retail industry is one of the two core technology showplaces today (financial Services being #2).

    • Emerging technologies such as robotics, lockers, digital signage, vending and automated vending lead the way.   Amazon and Google revolutionize physical delivery. OuterWall has another great idea (or not).
    • More mature retail technology includes interactive displays, next-generation POS,  mobile interplay, multi-touch, kiosks for self-service, video services, and customer service technology.
    • Companion technologies include ATMs, kiosks, Advanced ATMS,  NFC and thin client.
    • Standards – here we have more regulatory guidelines in play along with more standards than any other industry. PCI, OPOS, JPOS, MPOS,  HIPAA, ADA, UL, CE just to name a few.

How to stop Wi-Fi hackers cold

When someone hacked a neighbor’s Wi-Fi router to engage in nefarious activities, the only effective defense was to plug a widespread WPS vulnerability Source: www.infoworld.com

Google Will Launch Android Pay At I/O Developer Conference | PYMNTS.com

In two days, thousands of developers, tech enthusiasts, journalists will converge for Google’s annual I/O developer conference. This event is where everyone’s Source: www.pymnts.com Android Pay will allow businesses to add mobile payments as an option to their apps, to which users can upload credit card or debit card information with the goal of making transactions single-tap affairs.… Read More »

EMV Compliance vs. PCI Compliance | The KioskSimple Blog

Brief overview of each of these standards for protecting cardholders so you have an idea how they impact how you accept credit card payments at your self-service kiosk or POS. Source: blog.kiosksimple.com To clarify it even further and more simply, PCI is about making sure the card data doesn’t get stolen and is secure in the first place… Read More »

Self-Service Hospitality – Ariane Systems Launches Strategic Focus on North America as Part of Global Market Development Initiative

Leading hotel self-service solution provider relocates CEO and key management support to the U.S., enhances integration initiatives with North America… Source: www.ariane.com In an effort to streamline transactions, the company has also linked its self-service platform with multiple payment service providers that include Merchant Link, Shift4, SIX Payment Services, Ingenico Group and Verifone. Integrations with several PMS providers… Read More »