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Hot POS Headlines from July: Point-of-Sale Solutions Focus on Payment Security, Mobility and Integration

The latest roundup of POS headlines from July proves that payment security is the priority for many POS technology vendors and operators. This month stories ranged from advanced technologies emerging for payment security to properties implementing point-of-sale systems that would seamlessly integrate with other systems.

Domino's Pizza is bringing its mobile ordering technology to Amazon's Kindle Fire with the release of the Domino's Pizza app into the Amazon Appstore for Android. This marks Domino's first appearance in the Amazon Appstore for Android and the company's first Android tablet app. The app joins an already strong mobile ordering lineup that features apps for both the Apple iPhone and Android phones, along with a full-featured mobile ordering site at
When the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto is unveiled as the brand's new flagship hotel on October 5, Intelity’s ICE (Interactive Customer Experience) Touch guest self-service technology will be on iPads in every room. Powered by Intelity, in-room tablets will allow guests to order room service, adjust room controls, schedule spa appointments, and request wake-up calls, in addition to 30 other services. The ICE technology will also be available on guests’ personal smartphones and tablets via a free download.
The Zetter Hotel has selected Xn Hotel Systems and will roll out the protel property management system and the dotPOS point of sale in September of 2012.  
First Data Corporation has introduced new breakthrough innovations that provide consumers more secure and flexible payment options and products that are streamlining once complex processes for merchants. The FD35 PIN Pad is an all-inclusive peripheral that is changing how payments are accepted and secured through advanced technologies. This comprehensive, consumer-facing device not only accepts PIN-based debit transactions and swipes traditional payment cards, but is enabled to accept chip-and-PIN cards (aka EMV), contactless cards, mobile payments and key fobs.
XPIENT Solutions and Mercury have announced the integration of Mercury payment processing to XPIENT’s XPRESS and cornerstone IRIS point-of-sale (POS) systems, serving the quick service and fast casual restaurant segments.

AZT POS Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of AZT POS-8020 and AZT POS-8080, two new Point of Sale terminals. The AZT POS-8020/8080 offer a cost effective, 15-inch POS touchscreen display solution that offers a great deal of flexibility and functionality for management, making the terminals ideal for retail, restaurant, grocery, and convenience store operations of any size.
Nor1, Inc. debuted its aptly named FrontDesk  Upsell at the recent HITEC 2012 in Baltimore, MD. FrontDesk Upsell is the latest product in the portfolio of solutions that comprise Nor1’s upsell platform. The new solution streamlines system efficiencies, and enables hotels (currently available to all hotels using MICROS Opera) to realize more revenue through relevant and targeted upsell offers at the front desk while improving award automation.  
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