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TOP POS STORIES: Mobile Payments to Increase 54%, Domino's Adds Apple Watch and More Hot Headlines from February

As the central nerve of businesses, the point of sale not only has customer-facing duties, but through systems integrations it is tasked with a myriad of other operational functions. Looking back on the top POS headlines from February, there were several examples of this as Papa Murphy’s uses its POS to control labor spending, Johnny Carino’s integrates reporting with its POS and Royal Caribbean optimizes efficiencies with its POS and document management system. Also making headlines, Domino’s added to its ordering options with Apple Watch. These stories, and more, are presented here in Hospitality Technology’s February POS recap.
Agilysys Introduces POS Mobile Tablets
Agilysys, Inc. has announced availability of the InfoGenesis® Flex Series 3 tablets, a new POS mobile solution built specifically for its enterprise customers to help them increase revenue, improve wait staff efficiency, and deliver a superior guest experience.
Papa Murphy's Canada Controls Labor Spending with SpeedLine POS
Papa Murphy’s Canada has announced that the company has partnered with SpeedLine to provide point of sale technology for all Canadian locations of Papa Murphy’s Take 'N' Bake Pizza.
Moneris Self-certifies EMV Solutions for Five Major Card Brands
Moneris Solutions Corporation has announced it has been accredited to self-certify EMV-chip and PIN, and chip and signature terminals for five major credit card brands. With this authorization, Moneris is the only processor in North America with the ability to perform self-certification for merchants on behalf of American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and Union Pay.
Report Reveals U.S. Mobile Payment Market to Increase 54 Percent in 2016
Robust growth is projected through 2019 based on the almost certain continued movement toward smartphone usage saturation and an increase over time in the percentage of smartphone users making mobile payments at the point of sale. Presently the market is benefitting from activity involving a quartet of major industry players: PayPal, Android Pay, Apple Pay, and Starbucks. Significant payment usage via the Starbucks private label mobile app and the PayPal general-use digital wallet, in addition to growing usage traction for Apple Pay and Android Pay, are at the center of this thriving industry.
Domino's Adds Apple Watch to List of Ways to Order
Domino's now has yet another way for customers to place their Easy Order: via Apple Watch. Domino’s added Apple Watch to its lineup of ordering capabilities beginning on February 17, 2016. Apple Watch marks Domino's ninth platform in the suite of AnyWare technology. Domino's is the first national pizza company in the U.S. to launch ordering capabilities via Apple Watch. In January, Domino's U.K. announced that its customers could use its Easy Order app for Apple Watch.
Heartland and Smart Card Alliance Collaborate to Improve Payments and Data Security
Heartland Payment Systems has announced it has worked with the Smart Card Alliance to launch the National Center for Advanced Payments and Identity Security, a new training facility hosted by the Alliance. Through a grant from Heartland, the new center will help protect consumers’ privacy and advance the data security of payments and identity through education programs on industry best practices and advances in security technology.
Johnny Carino's Improves Guest Experience with Integration of Reporting & POS
Fired Up, Inc.’s Johnny Carino’s restaurant has partnered with Mirus and Custom Business Solutions, who have teamed up to providewith an integrated system that combines Mirus’ reporting modules and NorthStar Order Entry point-of-sale system. 
Royal Caribbean Optimizes Efficiencies and Service with POS and Document Management System
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in Miami has selected the InfoGenesis® POS and DataMagine™ systems to optimize workflow efficiency and enhance guest service on its two newest ships - Harmony of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas. With these additions, 37 Royal Caribbean vessels now use Agilysys solutions.
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