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BIXOLON Ranked Global Leader within the Mobile Receipt Printer Market for the Eighth Consecutive Year

BIXOLON | November 24, 2021

BIXOLON Ranked Global Leader within the Mobile Receipt
BIXOLON Co., Ltd., a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer is pleased to announce it has been named the World’s leading Mobile Receipt Printer Manufacturer by the Japanese research firm Chunichisha Co., Ltd. for the eighth consecutive year. Cited in Chunichisha’s Whole Picture of the Printer Market Report, published in November of 2021, the report highlights BIXOLON’s sustained position of having the highest mobile receipt printer market share globally.

Since entering the market in 2007 with the SPP-R200 compact mobile printer, BIXOLON has built an impressive portfolio of high quality, compact receipt, label and linerless label printing solutions, by introducing the next-generation SPP-R200III, SPP-R210, SPP-R310 and SPP-R410 mobile printers. Its mobile printing solutions support cutting-edge connectivity, including Dual-band WLAN (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), MFi certified Bluetooth and embedded NFC tags. These models are designed for dual-purpose receipting and multi-purpose labelling for standard or lineless label media. BIXOLON has complimented its product line by introducing B-linerless™, a cost-effective, eco-friendly linerless labelling solution offering temporary re-stick or permanent labelling options.

“We are extremely proud of our ongoing the success within the mobile printer market and celebrate that we have been named the World’s leading mobile receipt printer manufacturer for the last eight years,As the mobile printer market continues to evolve, BIXOLON has committed to listing to the market and fulfilling demand by producing industry-leading products which pair with cutting-edge software support. We strongly believe this exertion will enable BIXOLON to sustain its global leadership position within the mobile printing market for many years to come.”

-John Kim, Marketing Director, BIXOLON CO. Ltd

 About BIXOLON
It has been expanding its mobile printer line-up and software to meet the diverse requirements from a variety of industries. Adding a rugged pure range of mobile label printers, the XM7-20, XM7-40 and SPP-L3000 offers reliable high-volume label capabilities. Highlighted features include a LCD display, easy-to-open peeler, smart batteries with outstanding capacity, drop protection of up to 2.1 meters and an IP54-rating. These mobile label printers are ideal for a traditional supply chain, omni-channel retailing and field service operations.

BIXOLON’s web-based printer profile management software XPM™, accompanies its premium-level models guarantees excellent performance for prolonged operation. This real-time printer management solution enables workflows to be streamlined, and monitors the status of individual batteries to ensure health visibility before impacting productivity

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Episode Six announces a double first with Galaxy FinX

Episode Six | June 17, 2022

Episode Six, a leading global payment and banking infrastructure provider, today announced a new relationship with Galaxy FinX, Vietnam's newest fintech builder that is re-shaping the future of money and banking in the country. The deal represents two firsts for Episode Six: a partnership in Vietnam as well as with a pure-play virtual-bank builder in Southeast Asia region. Galaxy FinX selected Episode Six to provide modern cloud-based card and payment processing, which includes consumer credit- and debit-card services as well as connections to Vietnam's domestic financial switch services. Just as Episode Six's Tritium platform helps traditional banks innovate and offer digital solutions, it is also purpose-built to deliver key capabilities to virtual and digital banks. Tritium offers a multi-asset class digital wallet management system that can open gateways to card scheme processing and transfers across bank networks, including ATMs and Point of Sale (POS) devices. "Episode Six is proud to be working with Galaxy FinX, which is our first partnership in Vietnam and our first with an entirely virtual-bank builder in Southeast Asia, There is tremendous growth potential for digital-only banking in Vietnam and across Southeast Asia, where millions of consumers and small businesses remain unbanked or underbanked. Our technology is ideally suited to helping pioneers like Galaxy FinX design and deliver products that meet the needs of digitally-native customers in Vietnam and beyond." -John Mitchell, CEO and Co-Founder of Episode Six. As a virtual-bank builder, Galaxy FinX will offer financial-service products, such as savings, lending, payments and insurance, digitally to Vietnam's growing consumer base. Episode Six will provide a market-tested backbone for Galaxy FinX's card services, allowing the new company to process payments and configure products to adapt to changing market conditions. Partnering with Episode Six also gives Galaxy FinX the flexibility to grow its business and focus on customers and evolving market dynamics rather than on underlying tech developments. Within this decade, the ongoing and worldwide shift from physical to digital represents hundreds of billions of dollars of value in the banking industry alone. Asia's emerging economies are at the cutting edge of these trends; Singapore as an advanced economy is already innovating in the space but look for even greater acceleration in neighbouring Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia as well as Vietnam. Digitalization is rapidly transforming the payments landscape for businesses and consumers. Research from IDC predicts that by 2030, 80% of global consumer payments will transact on mobile and connected devices and will not be processed by traditional institutions. Episode Six is a provider of the payment rails that make this transition possible. Vietnam is especially ripe for change because cloud- and mobile-based banking is quickly becoming a standard in the country, where large sections of the population have lacked access to traditional checking or savings bank accounts historically. According to data from Merchant Machine, Vietnam is the world's second-most unbanked nation. Together, Episode Six and Galaxy FinX will help change that dynamic. Episode Six's Tritium platform provides a comprehensive set of more than 550 APIs that facilitate innovation and customization for its clients. Its natively global solution handles different languages, currencies and country-specific regulatory requirements, and is adaptable for cloud or on-premise hosting options for real-time transfer across multiple asset classes, including fiat currencies, and other value storages, such as loyalty and reward points. About Episode Six Episode Six is a payments technology company that gives banks, fintechs and brands the freedom to design and bring leading digital payment propositions to market with unmatched speed. From issuer processing to digital wallet – across deposits, credit, savings, and loyalty rewards – and account management, we power clients' payments journeys with the most flexible and adaptable platform on the market today, providing highly configurable products with user-driven tools and technology to stay ahead of, and respond to, customer demand and market shifts. Episode Six's platform is purpose-built to transfer value of any kind – fiat currency, brand value points, gold, and more. Episode Six operates globally across 25 countries with an expanding team located in the U.S., Europe, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong SAR, and Australia. Investors include HSBC, Mastercard, SBI Investment Co., Ltd. and Anthos Capital.

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Sionic Launching Free CODE Pay Mobile App for Local Merchants

Sionic | July 13, 2022

Sionic , a leading provider of omni-commerce, consumer-to-business payments solutions, today announced it is launching a free mobile app for local merchants to accept real-time, bank-to-bank, lower-cost cash deposits from customers at the point of sale. “We are excited to give local merchants a fast and easy way to accept real-time payments from customers, The app works with any point of sale and also gives merchants a simple way for customers to order and pay ahead for either in-store or takeout consumption.” -Erica Burris, VP Strategy and Product for Sionic. CODE Pay uses Sionic’s new Pay-by-Bank solution enabling real-time cash deposits for merchants at checkout while bypassing expensive card swipe fees. The mobile app and service helps local merchants combat inflation by offsetting rising labor and food or merchandise costs. Sionic is also offering local merchants a bundled service for convenient processing of both bank and card payments with consolidated, instant reporting and analytics all from their mobile device using CODE Pay. About Sionic- Atlanta-based Sionic is leading The Great Reallocation in digital payments by delivering instant bank-to-bank transfers from consumers to merchants. A Google Cloud service, Sionic's market-first ULink™ is bringing real-time direct deposits to the point of sale via mobile, online, in store or in vehicle experiences. The company has partnered with top financial institution owners of The RTP Network for bank payments and CyberSource, a Visa solution, for secure card payment processing. Merchants accepting real-time payments bypass expensive card swipe fees and receive POS cash deposits immediately. Consumers may receive perks for paying with their bank accounts.

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Toast Enhances Mobile Order and Pay Solutions to Help Restaurants Increase Sales, Collect Guest Data and Navigate Labor Challenges

Toast | May 24, 2022

Toast (NYSE: TOST), the all-in-one digital platform built for restaurants, today announced enhancements to its mobile ordering, payments and digital menu solutions, lowering the barrier to entry for restaurants to adopt mobile-first, guest-led technology in a challenging labor environment. With Toast, guests can easily scan a QR code to browse the menu, order, and pay, all from their mobile device. Key new updates will include server-started ordering, allowing both servers and guests to start and add to a tab and customizable digital menus by service area, such as the patio, takeout window and full table service. In addition, Toast Digital Menus and Mobile Payments are now included within Toast's industry leading restaurant POS at no extra cost. The restaurant industry is undergoing massive change. A majority of guests now say they are likely to view a menu or order a meal through their mobile device. 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Restaurant owners have the ability to increase sales, build guest loyalty and make their staff more efficient, employees can serve more tables and earn more tips, and guests don’t have to wait for checks or wait in a line." -Aman Narang, president and co-founder of Toast. “People love the fact they can order on their own. It’s the fact that customers can choose the way they want to place orders - it’s giving them the option. ‘Where can I find my server?’ Oh. I’ll just use a QR code, The beauty of Toast is it's one system, you don’t have to deal with integrations.” -Ilya Alter, Co-Owner, Dacha Beer Garden. “With Mobile Order & Pay, our tips more than doubled. I split the tips between all the employees…there are dishwashers that are now making $35 an hour, My employee retention is now through the roof, it’s pretty awesome.” -Danny Rosa, Manager, New England Lobster Market & Eatery. 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For the first time, both guests and servers at restaurants on the Toast platform can now start or add to their tab, allowing guests to order through their device or through the server with everything synced to one tab. Collect data on each transaction to keep guests coming back - Restaurants are facing competition from third-party platforms for guest loyalty and data. Now, restaurants can take direct control of their guest relationships by prompting them to join loyalty programs at checkout, whether on or off-premise. Restaurants also have the ability to collect guest data on each transaction that can be leveraged to power their marketing and loyalty programs. On average, Toast restaurants generate up to $2,800 in sales per campaign with email marketing and increase loyalty signups by 25% with mobile payments4. Toast is at the forefront of innovative guest-facing restaurant technology, whether it be the Toast Go® handheld point-of-sale, digital menus or mobile ordering powered by QR codes. Today’s updates create value and flexibility for all restaurants, regardless of format: Full Service Restaurants can free up server time so they can focus on more table touches and recommendations. On average, checkout using Toast mobile payments can save servers four minutes per table when compared to traditional methods5. Quick Service and Fast Casual Restaurants can allow guests to skip lines, order from their mobile device and get text notifications when their order is ready. On average, guests tip on 18% more transactions at QSRs when they pay through Toast Mobile Order & Pay™ vs. standard checkout.6 Restaurant owners and operators can learn more about Toast and schedule a personalized demo here. About Toast Toast [NYSE: TOST] is a cloud-based, all-in-one digital technology platform purpose-built for the entire restaurant community. Toast provides a single platform of software as a service, or SaaS, products and financial technology solutions that give restaurants everything they need to run their business across point of sale, operations, digital ordering and delivery, marketing and loyalty, and team management. By serving as the restaurant operating system across dine-in, takeout, and delivery channels, Toast helps restaurants streamline operations, increase revenue and deliver amazing guest experiences.

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MarginEdge and 7shifts Announce Seamless Platform Integration for Restaurants

MarginEdge | May 18, 2022

Leading restaurant management platform, MarginEdge is pleased to announce a new integration with restaurant team management platform, 7shifts. This integration enables 7shifts clients to seamlessly and autonomously share their labor data with the MarginEdge platform, empowering them with a full view of their entire controllable costs. "We're thrilled to be partnering with 7shifts for this integration benefitting our mutual clients," said MarginEdge CEO Bo Davis. "Labor data is key to understanding variable costs and with the seamless data pull between our platforms, our clients can now see everything in one place enabling them to stay on top of the rapid changes our industry has been experiencing," he added. With the right tools, labor can be one of the most controllable costs in running a restaurant. This integration autonomously pulls data from 7shifts so that restaurants can: See all controllable costs and revenue in one place Track actual labor costs against budgeted labor costs in real time. View a declining labor budget throughout the period, updated daily, by comparing labor spending to a fixed dollar amount or to a percentage of sales. View detailed labor summaries broken down by category, employee, or job title throughout a weekly or daily period. Keep labor in one centralized location alongside other costs and your revenue, including any labor data recorded by a POS. "We're constantly working to deliver value for our customers, Being able to partner with MarginEdge as their first labor integration partner is exciting. This is a game-changer for our mutual restaurant partners - we've seen first-hand the impact it can have when it comes to hitting labor targets." -Jordan Boesch, Founder, and CEO of 7shifts, The ongoing labor shortages have made it more important than ever to be able to accurately staff restaurants, which can help prevent burnout and turnover ensuring better guest experiences and increased profits. By integrating both platforms, operators are supported by providing them the ability to make real-time decisions using robust analytics and insights, and all in one place. About MarginEdge MarginEdge's mission is to create a world where restaurant operators can focus on the business they love. By using best-in-class technology to eliminate unproductive paperwork and streamline the flow of operational data, MarginEdge is reimagining the back office and freeing restaurants to spend more time on their culinary offerings and guest experiences. Based in Arlington, VA and founded by industry veterans, MarginEdge serves a diverse group of operators from single units and small chains to large franchise and hospitality groups, providing a high impact product that resonates across the hospitality industry. About 7shifts Founded in Saskatoon, Canada, in 2014, with offices in Toronto and New Jersey, 7shifts is simplifying team management, one shift at a time. The restaurant employee team management solution is used by over 700,000 restaurant pros across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia, including multi-unit restaurant groups like Bareburger, Smoke's Poutinerie, YogurtLand, Juice It Up!, and many others. More than a scheduling platform, 7shifts empowers restaurant managers to optimize their workforce to better manage employees, resulting in reduced labor costs.

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