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August's POS News: More iPad Solutions, Fast Casuals Reach for the Cloud, Tech Firms Focus on EMV

The summer is closing out with a mixture of POS news that all point to forward-thinking growth plans in the restaurant sector. The iPad POS is on the rise as a solution that modernizes the customer experience and simplifies operator use. There is higher demand for cloud-based POS software models in the Fast Casual arena, just recently employed by Pancheros Mexican Grill and Pita Pit. And from the innovation side, the EMV liability shift and security breach concerns are shaping new technology offerings and partnerships. An illuminated cash drawer is another August solution to a common low-light venue problem. Click below for more details on these stories and more.

Tully's Coffee Perks Up with Revel Systems iPad POS
Tully’s Coffee, a leading coffee chain based in Seattle, WA, owned by Global Baristas LLC, selected Revel System’s iPad POS systems to be deployed across 46 corporate locations located in the western United States. Tully’s Coffee recognized a need to digitize and streamline the in-store environment and was searching for a cutting-edge solution that would modernize the customer experience, integrate with their current loyalty system and assist with business management.
Red Mango Takes on Puerto Rico with iPad-based POS
A quick-service business begins with a quick-service food prep and ends with a quick-service checkout. After expansion in Puerto Rico, Red Mango now has both, thanks to a POS system evaluation and solution with eMobilePOS.
TouchBistro Wins 2015 International App of the Year Award
TouchBistro was named the 2015 International App of the Year by the Best in Biz Awards, the only independent global business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.
Pancheros Mexican Grill Sets Up PAR Brink as New POS Solution
Pancheros Mexican Grill completed the deployment of PAR Technology Corporation’s Brink POS Software solution in all 65 of its fresh-Mexican locations in 19 states; it plans to add more when it opens 10 new stores by the end of the year.

Pita Pit Selects PAR as POS Partner
Pita Pit USA selected PAR Technology Corporation’s Brink POS software and service solutions for its 250 fast casual restaurants throughout the country. With unique operational needs, Pita Pit USA developed a selection committee of corporate IT professionals, franchisees and restaurant crew members to evaluate and select a new point of sale solution for the brand. At the top of the selection criteria was a POS solution that was not only reliable and flexible, but designed to facilitate multi-unit franchisee growth with their aggressive development plans.

Vivonet Acquisitions Acquires Syrus Restaurant Information Services
Vivonet Acquisitions Ltd., a provider of SaaS-based point of sale solutions, completed the acquisition of Syrus Restaurant Information Services, a SaaS provider of back office solutions and above store reporting systems used by more than 2,500 restaurants consisting of local, regional, and national chains.

Bluefin Partners with EchoSat for PCI-Validated P2PE
Bluefin Payment Systems entered into a new partnership with EchoSat, Inc., a leading provider of payments security and redundancy, and managed network and firewall services to protect point-of-sale systems from security breaches. The partnership will further enhance data security for EchoSat clients through the implementation of Bluefin’s Decryptx PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) service, which will provide additional protection by encrypting payment data directly at the point of interface (POI). This comes as the FBI and other agencies warn that criminals are developing new strains of point-of-sale malware that can defeat standard security precautions.
Heartland and Digital Dining Serve Up Secure, EMV-Ready POS Solution for Restaurants
Heartland Payment Systems and Digital Dining, now certified by Heartland, are together offering an EMV-ready and Heartland Secure out-of-scope, point-of-sale (POS) solution to restaurants operating in the United States. As restaurants prepare for the Oct. 1 EMV liability shift, when all financial liability for counterfeit, lost and stolen card transactions shifts to the party who is not EMV compliant, they are realizing EMV alone is not enough to protect their businesses from card data being stolen as a result of a breach.
MMF POS Sheds Light on Illuminated Cash Drawer
The low-light atmosphere in bars, restaurants, night clubs and other businesses can often make cash transactions difficult and lead to increased errors. One solution recently unveiled by MMF POS is the patent-pending PayVue Illuminated Cash Drawer, which uses an energy-saving LED light source to clearly light the drawer for improved bill and coin identification and placement during transactions.
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