Point of Sale Newsmakers: Top 10 POS Headlines from March

Mobile payment continues to make the most headlines in the point of sale landscape. With more restaurant companies offering Apple Pay and more vendors adding Apple Pay compatibility, the mobile payment technology made it into several top stories in March. Other leading headlines during the month of March included: the release of new EMV compliant solutions from Ingenico and e-Nabler, a new digital ordering platform for Domino’s on Samsung Smart TVs, takeaways from MURTEC and more.  If you missed any of these stories – and more – check them out here in the March POS Recap.

eMobilePOS and Handpoint Team to Provide EMV Compliant Hospitality POS Solutions
e-Nabler Corp., developer of the mobile POS software eMobilePOS has announced a partnership with Handpoint Inc. Through the partnership, merchants get access to a turnkey tablet and handheld-based POS solution that complies with the quickly approaching Oct.15, 2015, EMV deadline. The new EMV standard mandates that U.S. merchants replace magnetic strip readers with chip and PIN readers or the merchant will assume liability for fraudulent purchases.

Fuddruckers Introduces Apple Pay at 72 Company-Owned Locations
Seventy-two Fuddruckers company-owned fast casual restaurants throughout the country are now accepting Apple Pay, a new category of service that transforms mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay.

mPOS Solution for EMV Chip & Sign, Contactless and Mag Stripe Card Acceptance
Ingenico Mobile Solutions has launched a PCI PTS 4.0 and SRED-certified mobile card reader equipped to accept both EMV and magstripe card payments, as well as NFC/contactless payments such as Apple Pay. Designed with flexibility in mind, the Ingenico RP450c can be attached to a mobile device via audio jack, or used as a separate Bluetooth companion or in docking station mode.

Domino's Introduces Ordering on Samsung Smart TVs
Domino's Pizza is announcing yet another new digital ordering platform. Customers can now enjoy ordering via their Samsung Smart TV. This innovation is a part of Domino's AnyWare™, a new suite of technology that gives customers the ability to place an order in more ways and on more devices than ever before.
Next-Gen POS Works with Mobile, Cloud and Social to Deliver Integrated Content
As hotels and restaurants employ mobile, social, and informational tools to connect with guests, they require a new type of “engagement” device at the point of service (POS). To meet this need, Oracle today introduced Oracle’s MICROS Workstation 6 with a fresh, modern design that provides hospitality and select retail venues with a next-generation POS terminal that works in concert with mobile, cloud, and social media to deliver consistent, integrated content across multiple sources. 
OpenTable Exec Shares Top Restaurant Takeaways from MURTEC
The 20th edition of MURTEC (Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference), took place March 17-19 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. One of the sessions focused on the topic, “Consumer Research: How Technology Should, and Shouldn’t, Impact the Dining Experience.” The session was led by Leela Srinivasan, Vice President, Restaurant Marketing, OpenTable Inc. Srinivasan also managed to find time beyond her speaking duties to glean key takeaways from several other MURTEC sessions. She recaps a few eye-opening stats for restaurant groups surrounding payment, loyalty, guest expectations and the POS and social media management in her blog.
TouchSuite Firefly POS Adds Apple Pay
TouchSuite, announces that its entire line of Firefly point of sale solutions are now fully equipped to accept Apple Pay, among its growing variety of advanced payment options.  The integration of Apple Pay technology expands the opportunity for TouchSuite’s thousands of Firefly POS clients to accommodate a greater, growing number of consumers that have come to dependent on NFC as a preferred payment method.
Waffle House Rolls Reduces Transaction Times 79 Percent with Cloud-based POS
Waffle House has completed its rollout of NCR Silver™ to 1,400 corporate locations across the country. The iconic Southern restaurant brand is now preparing to roll out NCR Silver to hundreds of participating franchise restaurants. Waffle House – which previously used a traditional cash register and a separate credit card reader – chose NCR Silver’s franchise-focused, touch-screen system for its efficiency, ease of use and all-in-one functionality. The new franchise platform provides customers such as Waffle House with a rugged hardware package built on a customized franchise-focused closed-system Android solution.

80 Percent of Businesses Fail Interim PCI Compliance Assessment
Nearly 80 percent of all businesses fail their interim PCI compliance assessment, leaving them vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to Verizon’s 2015 PCI Compliance Report, released today (March 12). With more than two-thirds of all purchases made with payment cards and $20 trillion in credit card transactions expected for 2015, security has become a top priority for organizations that accept credit cards.
Custom Business Solutions Adds Apple Pay and Google Wallet to Tablet-based POS
Custom Business Solutions has announced Apple Pay and Google Wallet connectivity for its NorthStar Order Entry OmniChannel ordering system. Now hospitality professionals can maximize the speed and efficiency of their business with five different ways to take orders, all managed from the cloud.
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