TransAct® Technologies Incorporated | June 03, 2022
TransAct® Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT) (“TransAct” or “the Company”), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, today announced that it has secured a BOHA! Terminal order, representing 305 units, from a national travel stop chain. The customer is in the midst of a transformation plan which includes site upgrades and an all-new fast casual dining experience. The company expects to deploy approximately 305 Terminals in 194 locations, with one or more BOHA! Terminal devices per location.
“As the food service management companies look to grow their fresh food initiatives, our industry leading BOHA! Labeling solution has become the industry standard with all its capabilities. We are thrilled to announce this deal as we continue to execute on new business opportunities in this market, and look forward to working with this new customer,”
- Bart C. Shuldman, CEO of TransAct Technologies.
The complete system deployment will initially include the BOHA! Terminal, BOHA! Labeling software and proprietary BOHA! labels. TransAct estimates total annual recurring revenue per unit installed (“ARPU”) will be approximately $1,100 per year.
BOHA! is the first single-vendor cloud-based enterprise system to combine applications for Food Safety, Date Code and Grab n’ Go Labeling, Temperature Monitoring of Food and Equipment, pH measurement, Checklists & Task Management, Inventory Management, Timers, and Food Recall, in one integrated platform. Each BOHA! solution combines cloud-based SaaS applications with hardware and accessories to deliver superior results for critical back-of-house operations. BOHA! offers a one-stop solution for restaurants and food service companies to address their current back-of-house operating requirements while providing a future-ready platform capable of addressing back-of-house operations.
About TransAct Technologies Incorporated
TransAct Technologies Incorporated is a global leader in developing software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets including food service, casino and gaming and POS automation. The Company’s solutions are designed from the ground up based on customer requirements and are sold under the BOHA!®, AccuDate™, EPICENTRAL®, Epic®, and Ithaca® brands. TransAct has sold over 3.6 million printers and terminals around the world and is committed to providing world-class service, spare parts, and accessories to support its installed product base. Through the TransAct Services Group, the Company also provides customers with a complete range of supplies and consumable items both online at http://www.transactsupplies.com and through its direct sales team. TransAct is headquartered in Hamden, CT.
Diebold Nixdorf | March 11, 2022
Diebold Nixdorf, a world leader in driving connected commerce for the retail and financial industries, is excited to announce the launch of Vynamic® Retail Platform, a cloud-native software solution enabling the future of retail. The modular platform offers retailers the functionality and flexibility they need to succeed in today's environment of rapidly shifting customer needs.
Vynamic Retail Platform connects all components of the retail operation, including customer journeys, stores and back-office operations, into one open, flexible software environment, unlocking new efficiencies and cost savings. A holistic approach to retail management is critical now, as physical and digital channels continue to blend, and customers' needs shift from day to day.
The platform, which can be leveraged by a variety of retailers including grocery, fashion, and fuel and convenience, offers modular microservices that give the retailer various deployment options. The services can be deployed individually or used together, giving the retailer an end-to-end management solution. First customer projects have already proven the high-level flexibility and deployment efficiency of this approach.
Functionalities included in Vynamic Retail Platform are:
Checkout: A highly configurable checkout solution that can be used in any retail segment. To facilitate rapid implementation, there are three pre-configured checkout solutions: Vynamic GRx for Grocery, Vynamic SFx for Specialty & Fashion, and Vynamic FCx for Fuel & Convenience.
Loyalty: Vynamic Engage is the platform's modular solution to provide shoppers with personalized, cross-channel experiences using real-time insights about their preferences and purchase history. There are three separate modules available: loyalty management, promotions and campaigns, and customer rewards.
Retail Management: Vynamic Retail Management enables retailers to run all back-office processes efficiently from the cloud including inventory management, online order fulfillment, POS configurations, reporting and more.
Compliance: Vynamic CPaaS is a software module that ensures each touchpoint in every store has access to the cloud repository as the single source of truth for all legal and fiscal requirements. Vynamic CPaaS, which stands for "Country Package as a Service", provides retailers with a constantly up-to-date repository of legal and fiscal regulations for over 60 countries.
Vynamic Retail Platform is differentiated by its cloud-native architecture and API-first approach. By building in the cloud from the start and focusing on API integration as a core capability, the platform is more modular, more available, and more open than other software platforms. The platform is also highly scalable, securely configured, and undergoes fast and frequent updates with no interruptions to service. Its channel and touchpoint independency make deployments very flexible, even in historically grown, legacy retail IT environments.
Each module can be hosted in the cloud or run in the store through embedded Edge technology with Vynamic-as-a-Service, which comprises the cloud infrastructure, operations and support services needed to run the software applications cost-effectively, along with guaranteed uptimes, performance and security.
"Over the last few years, the retail landscape has shifted dramatically. At Diebold Nixdorf, we see a major opportunity for retailers to prepare their businesses for the future. Vynamic Retail Platform not only gives retailers the technology they need to capitalize on this opportunity, but also the critical flexibility to pivot their strategies when needed, without costly updates."
Ilhami Cantadurucu, vice president Retail global accounts, at Diebold Nixdorf
Vynamic Retail Platform is another step in Diebold Nixdorf's Storevolution™, a strategic program for retailers to design, enable and operate low-touch consumer journeys based on four guiding principles: Consumer Centricity; Store Digitalization; High Connectivity; and Store-as-a-Service. When leveraged together, these principles comprise Diebold Nixdorf's vision for the future of retail. The Storevolution™ represents the future of a frictionless, convenient and personalized customer experience.
Bernd Kraus, senior vice president, Retail software, at Diebold Nixdorf, said: "Rather than 'cloudifying' our current solutions, we built a new cloud-native software platform from scratch. We believe this is the only way to achieve true scalability, security and performance in the cloud. Hosted as-a-service and leveraging open APIs and modular microservices, Vynamic Retail Platform is the best cloud solution in the market to support connected, flexible and efficient shopping experiences for retail customers."
About Diebold Nixdorf
Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated is a world leader in enabling connected commerce. They automate, digitize and transform the way people bank and shop. As a partner to the majority of the world's top 100 financial institutions and top 25 global retailers, their integrated solutions connect digital and physical channels conveniently, securely and efficiently for millions of consumers each day. The company has a presence in more than 100 countries with approximately 22,000 employees worldwide.
ViewPoint | March 31, 2022
ViewPoint Interactive Solutions (“ViewPoint”), creators of high-performance touch, voice and gesture-powered interactions, today announced that it has been selected by Samsung to partner in the development of its powerful performance kiosks. Known for its award-winning in-house teams of UX (user experience) and visual designers, and custom software developers, ViewPoint will work with the respected global tech leader to develop high-performing digital kiosk experiences.
“In our enduring pursuit to build the most revolutionary technologies and capabilities to help brands enhance customer interactions and gain cost-and-time efficiencies, we enlist best-in-class partners,” commented Chris Mertens, Vice President of US Sales, Displays at Samsung Electronics America. “The ViewPoint team brings exceptional creative vision and technical excellence that has strengthened our ability to make our kiosks more intuitive and flexible, and incorporate additional built-in tools and captivating, high-impact visuals.”
Samsung’s appealing TIZEN-based self-service kiosk is low-cost, flexible and rich with innovative, secure and contactless capabilities. It seamlessly allows for use in any business setting, including retail, restaurants, grocery, hotels, casinos, stadiums and arenas. Streamlined management enables remote, rapid diagnosis and problem solving on deployed kiosks from any web-accessible devices.
Combined with ViewPoint’s custom software and capabilities, Samsung’s kiosks empower businesses to deliver sought-after features such as endless aisles with point-of-sale (POS) functionality such as payments and gift cards, user-centric content management systems (CMS), front- and back-of-the-house order management systems, and near-field communication (NFC) for mobile wallets like Apple Pay.
“Samsung continues to disrupt the kiosk market with its world-class technologies that drive innovation and deliver future-ready products. We are incredibly enthusiastic about working with their team given how much our technologies and expertise align. For that reason, we’re positioned to equip businesses with all-in-one tools to help them address their challenges more effectively while boosting interactions with their customers.”
ViewPoint’s Director Philip Chila
ViewPoint’s team of UX and visual designers, content creators and software developers can customize and tailor interactions and integrations on Samsung’s kiosk, and create best-in-class HD content to offer next-level personalized experiences with stunning visual impact.
About ViewPoint Interactive Solutions
ViewPoint Interactive Solutions creates high-performance touch, voice and gesture interactions through visually stunning experiences, allowing companies to showcase their products through captivating interactivity. This helps customers and sales teams better understand how the products work and solve business problems. ViewPoint’s technologies offer unmatched capabilities and features resulting in highly immersive, customized experiences that power brand storytelling through seamless integration of video, imagery, digital content and striking state-of-the-art animation.
ViewPoint is part of Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS) www.ics.com, which has been helping Fortune 1000 companies create transformative products for over 30 years.
Elo | January 14, 2022
Elo, a leading global provider of Android-powered interactive devices, today announced a major addition to their mobile computer lineup – the Elo M60 Pay handheld computer. The new device brings payment centerstage to empower retail, hospitality, and entertainment businesses to accept payments in store or on the go – wherever customers are located.
"We designed the M60 Pay mobile computer to allow businesses to interact efficiently with their customers, and the reaction from our partner community has been amazing, From line-busting and ticketing to tableside and in-seat payment, the M60 Pay makes decentralizing the checkout process and taking payments at the table, at the seat, around the store or at the counter easy."
-Craig Witsoe, CEO, Elo.
Built to accept today's popular payment and loyalty cards, the new M60 Pay has a built-in EMV, magnetic stripe reader and NFC for cards with chips, stripes and digital contactless payments. The M60 Pay features a large 6-inch HD touch display, a fast Qualcomm 660 octa-core processor and Android 10 OS with Google Mobile Services. The M60 Pay device is designed to last a full shift with its 12-hour battery life,* and its rugged design is purpose-built to endure commercial use.
From Mobile to Fixed POS
The M60 Pay computer can transform from a mobile to a fixed POS solution. The optional docking station, expansion module and touchscreen monitor allow your M60 Pay computer to become a fixed counter-based point-of-sale terminal.
For L1 and L2 certified applications, the Elo Payment SDK makes it easy to integrate the M60 Pay computer into the payment process flow. Elo's own L3 certification via Elo Pay, a SaaS-based payment gateway solution, will allow businesses to set up the M60 Pay to accept payments without any coding or certification.
Elo EssentialEdge™ Simplifies Android for the Enterprise
With Elo EssentialEdge for Android, developers, IT managers and business leaders can leverage a uniform and continually growing suite of tools across a broad range of applications. Everything from managing connected peripherals like scanners and payment devices to security settings and OS is supported from an enterprise perspective. Among the powerful new features of the platform are Google zero-touch enrollment and OEMConfig capability for easy device configuration and enrollment in conjunction with any mobile device management software. Elo's Android stack is packed with the tools enterprises need, from peripheral support to custom OS updates and security features.
The new M60 Pay computer is EloView® ready. EloView is a SaaS platform and toolset for automated device enrollment, content management and remote device management. Available in three versions, EloView offers a free "Core" version for automated device provisioning and OS updates; "Connect," which enables device provisioning and management with a familiar Android desktop interface and "Control," which provides additional security for customer-facing and unattended devices. The cloud-based platform simplifies and automates device deployment, OS updates and configuration. From managing content to monitoring battery statistics, EloView can reduce operating costs and boost employee productivity. Through EloView, businesses can install Elo Home on the device to create a customized, locked-down interface for business-specific apps.
And with OS 360, Elo offers security updates, the latest Android OS upgrades and device enhancements to help ensure Elo Android-based devices are secure and performing optimally throughout their lifecycle. OS 360 seamlessly integrates with EloView allowing users to pre-schedule updates and manage OS versions across their fleet of devices.
Whether deploying throughout a stadium or across a 10,000-location restaurant chain, EloView makes device management easy at scale.
Accessories Built for Convenience
The M60 Pay computer supports multiple accessories to extend functionality, including a docking station, expansion module and multi-bay device charger. Four variations of the M60 Pay computer will be released, including an optional 2D barcode scanner to read 1D/2D barcodes even if scratched, folded or stained and models offering built-in 4G LTE connectivity. All models will be available for order beginning this month. Elo Pay will be released this spring.