Hot on the heels of the VX-100 Android ePOS terminal, Casio has launched its cloud-based Business Portal, casiobp.co.uk with five new software apps designed to help businesses get the most from their Android platform based ePOS systems. One of these is a POS solution from the Belfast-based start-up AirPOS.
AirPOS worked alongside Casio and integrated its ePOS application for Android into these new ePOS devices that process sales and capture customer data at the point of sale. Martin Neill, CEO and founder of AirPOS said, "Cloud ePOS deserves a dedicated cloud-based platform and for the first time this is now possible."
Dr Guy Boxall, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Casio, added: "The combination of the new Casio Android platform EPOS and AirPOS suite of apps provides a very versatile and mobile solution for retailers of all sizes. Our joined-up approach to intelligent retailing will make a difference to how we serve, and keep, our high street customers."
Now the leading operating system on smart phones, "taking Android to the retail environment is an exciting development for the industry" according to Nick Hamilton, Product Manager at AirPOS. The possibilities of using the Android platform - especially a tablet in an ePOS scenario are almost entirely unexplored. From the stock room to the shop floor, these new devices are enabling a more fluid and all round shopping experience.
The range of Casio ePOS devices including the VX-100 and its new range of tablets are designed for use in a wide selection of retail environments including independent retail stores, multi-nationals, restaurants, bars and service centres. When teamed with AirPOS the system works as both a standalone device or as part of a networked system. The ePOS may be a little black box on the outside, but inside lies the awesome power and versatility of cloud computing. This solution provides a faster and more stable platform than has been in the market, and ends Microsoft's long held domination of the space. AirPOS and Casio are helping revolutionise the retailer, making ePOS a more sophisticated sales and business management tool.
Neill concluded "Technology has created smarter shoppers, but with the help of Casio, AirPOS are creating smarter shopkeepers."