VeriFone Systems, Inc. and Lenovo have announced that they have joined forces to offer a versatile mobile point of sale (mPOS) platform. Powered by Windows 8 Pro, it easily integrates with existing retail store systems.
The mPOS platform integrates a ThinkPad™ Tablet 2 based on the Intel Atom Z2760 processor with VeriFone’s secure PAYware Mobile technology designed exclusively for the Lenovo tablet. The integrated device is based on the Microsoft Windows 8 Pro operating system and will enable retailers to easily transition to an mPOS platform that works with their existing business infrastructure and operations including multichannel management, store operations, e-commerce, merchandising, financials, and supply chain management.
“Retailers are increasingly eager to adopt mPOS but have been frustrated by proprietary platforms that ignore their major investments in the Windows-based point-of-sale systems on which they run their businesses,” said Joe Mach, senior vice president and general manager, Vertical Solutions for VeriFone. “VeriFone will continue to work with industry leaders such as Lenovo to provide mobile payment and mobile POS platforms that work with any smart device retailers want to employ.”
“The availability of mPOS platforms that easily integrate with existing back-end infrastructure and traditional POS systems is a must for retailers today,” said Michelle Tinsley, director, Transactional Retail, Retail Solutions Division for Intel. “Platforms based on power-efficient Intel Atom™ processors supporting exceptional battery life will enable more retailers to seamlessly implement mPOS for better service to their customers.”
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