|By Business Wire||
|June 4, 2014 04:00 PM EDT||
ParTech, Inc. (PAR), a subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE:PAR) announced today the release of the new PAR Tablet 8. With PAR mobile solutions deployed in over 5,000 locations in the last 2 years, PAR has developed a unique understanding of the challenges operators and retailers face with mobile solutions and their success. This knowledge was critical in designing a tablet solution that combines the best of consumer and enterprise technologies to improve operational efficiency and provide greater customer engagement.
“Our history of deploying and supporting mobile solutions gives us a unique viewpoint to provide global customers with a solution that they can feel confident in managing their business,” said Karen E. Sammon, President of ParTech, Inc. “The PAR Tablet 8 is designed to be a small and lightweight tablet while offering the versatility to meet the ongoing payment and loyalty demands in any hospitality or retail location.”
“Tablets in the hospitality and retail markets will continue to grow at over 30% per year for the next 3 years with mobile POS driving the majority of this growth,” said Greg Buzek, President of IHL Group. “With these new mobile solutions, customers now have options beyond consumer tablets that enable them to effectively transition to mobile technology and reliably run their business.”
“The newly introduced PAR Tablet 8 product based on the Intel® Atom™ processors is a great match for retail and hospitality environments”, said Michelle Tinsley, director of mobility and secure payment solutions, Retail Solutions Division, Intel. “The smart back technology provides a platform with versatility for different payment options such as EMV and mag stripe as well as supporting bar code and RFID reading for inventory management, product look up and customer support.”
PAR Tablet 8
Using the Company’s 35 years of experience in the hospitality and retail industries, PAR is introducing a tablet that is specifically designed to meet the demanding requirements of these markets. The PAR Tablet 8 is designed with the specifications and characteristics that offer the optimal combination of features to meet the mobile needs of a hospitality or retail operation.
- Small, lightweight & reliable - The PAR Tablet 8 is the perfect balance of size and reliability and can easily be used in one hand while being able to withstand the demanding hospitality or retail environment.
- Long battery life - With up to 10 hours of real world use, the tablet can be used throughout the day.
- Supported and Backed by PAR - PAR offers comprehensive support and service options with the PAR Tablet 8 – providing the peace of mind that customers expect from PAR.
- Software Partner Ecosystem Support - The PAR Tablet 8 supports the company’s PixelPoint®, TSR, ATRIO® Guest Experience Management and SureCheck® applications and PAR is closely working with independent Software Vendor (ISV) partners to provide an enhanced guest experience for customers with the tablet. Currently ISV’s in support of the PAR Tablet 8 include: Brink POS, Gateway Ticketing, ShipRite, TCPOS, Vista and many more.
- Global Payment & Loyalty Options – With integrated NFC and barcode reading with the camera and the ability to connect different Smart Back Cover MSR and EMV payment modules to the tablet – hospitality and retail outlets will have the flexibility to best meet their payment and loyalty needs.
- Low Total Cost of Ownership - The PAR Tablet 8 enables less downtime for users to reliably run their businesses and to interface with customers versus consumer products. Based on Microsoft’s Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry operating system and Intel® Architecture, organizations will realize lower costs for security and support over the life of the tablet. The PAR Tablet 8 has a production lifecycle model of up to 4 years. The same model can be utilized for an entire technology cycle versus updating every year. All of this equates to the greatest value and return on the enterprise’s mobile technology investment.
“For devices such as the PAR Tablet 8, Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry brings industry functionality that extends the full Windows experience, enabling partners to bring powerful line of business experiences on industry devices,” said David Wurster, Group Product Manager, Windows Embedded at Microsoft. “We believe that PAR’s customers will appreciate being able to ensure their devices are optimized for the enterprise-wide intelligent systems, allowing them to get business critical information to the right people at the right time.”
The PAR Tablet 8 enables new ways for hospitality customers to provide a better guest experience and more return visits. Some of these include:
- Mobile POS – Whether the tablet is used to take orders at the counter, in a drive thru, at a stadium, on an outdoor patio, or at the table in a restaurant – the tablet can provide faster, more accurate and higher sales.
- Customer Engagement & Service – Whether this is for assisted selling in a retail environment, up selling in a restaurant or reducing wait times to check in/out of a hotel – the tablet provides opportunities to more fully engage with your customers.
- Table Management & Wine Lists. Provide wait list and reservation management anywhere within a restaurant to better serve your customers. Replace paper wine lists with a tablet to increase sales and provide a great experience.
- Ordering & Loyalty Station. Offer a dual purpose device on a wall or counter for consumer access for personalized and faster ordering, loyalty programs participation and surveys.
- Manager/Store Associate Tablet. Enable manager access to information anywhere on the store floor or utilize as a portable training tool for associates
The PAR Tablet 8 and accessories will be globally available the week of June 23, 2014 in 48 initial countries to PAR customers and partners with the payment accessories being generally available in the third quarter of 2014.
For more information visit www.partablet8.com.
About PAR Technology Corporation
PAR Technology Corporation's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PAR. PAR’s Hospitality segment has been a leading provider of restaurant and retail technology for more than 30 years. PAR offers technology solutions for the full spectrum of restaurant operations, from large chain and independent table service restaurants to international quick service chains. PAR’s Hospitality business also provides hotel management systems with a complete suite of powerful tools for guest management, recreation management, and timeshare/condo management. In addition, PAR offers the spa industry a leading management application specifically designed to support the unique needs of the resort spa and day spa markets, a rapidly growing hospitality segment. Products from PAR also can be found in retailers, cinemas, cruise lines, stadiums and food service companies. PAR’s Government Segment is a leader in providing computer-based system design, engineering and technical services to the Department of Defense and various federal agencies. Visit www.partech.com for more information.
"LinearHub provides smart video conferencing, which is the Roundee service, and we archive all the video conferences and we also provide the transcript," stated Sunghyuk Kim, CEO of LinearHub, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 20, 2017 03:00 PM EST Reads: 1,634
Things are changing so quickly in IoT that it would take a wizard to predict which ecosystem will gain the most traction. In order for IoT to reach its potential, smart devices must be able to work together. Today, there are a slew of interoperability standards being promoted by big names to make this happen: HomeKit, Brillo and Alljoyn. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Adam Justice, vice president and general manager of Grid Connect, will review what happens when smart devices don’t work togethe...
Jan. 20, 2017 02:15 PM EST Reads: 581
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
Jan. 20, 2017 01:30 PM EST Reads: 5,726
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
Jan. 20, 2017 01:30 PM EST Reads: 5,232
Discover top technologies and tools all under one roof at April 24–28, 2017, at the Westin San Diego in San Diego, CA. Explore the Mobile Dev + Test and IoT Dev + Test Expo and enjoy all of these unique opportunities: The latest solutions, technologies, and tools in mobile or IoT software development and testing. Meet one-on-one with representatives from some of today's most innovative organizations
Jan. 20, 2017 12:30 PM EST Reads: 1,647
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
Jan. 20, 2017 12:30 PM EST Reads: 4,344
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
Jan. 20, 2017 12:30 PM EST Reads: 3,183
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in Embedded and IoT solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and E...
Jan. 20, 2017 12:15 PM EST Reads: 5,833
WebRTC sits at the intersection between VoIP and the Web. As such, it poses some interesting challenges for those developing services on top of it, but also for those who need to test and monitor these services. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Tsahi Levent-Levi, co-founder of testRTC, reviewed the various challenges posed by WebRTC when it comes to testing and monitoring and on ways to overcome them.
Jan. 20, 2017 10:45 AM EST Reads: 6,085
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
Jan. 20, 2017 10:45 AM EST Reads: 3,701
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
Jan. 20, 2017 09:45 AM EST Reads: 2,930
WebRTC services have already permeated corporate communications in the form of videoconferencing solutions. However, WebRTC has the potential of going beyond and catalyzing a new class of services providing more than calls with capabilities such as mass-scale real-time media broadcasting, enriched and augmented video, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Luis Lopez, CEO of Kurento, introduced the technologies required for implementing these idea...
Jan. 20, 2017 08:30 AM EST Reads: 4,758
Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise and president of Intellyx, panelists peeled away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud enviro...
Jan. 20, 2017 08:15 AM EST Reads: 4,949
"A lot of times people will come to us and have a very diverse set of requirements or very customized need and we'll help them to implement it in a fashion that you can't just buy off of the shelf," explained Nick Rose, CTO of Enzu, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jan. 20, 2017 08:15 AM EST Reads: 4,720
The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web co...
Jan. 20, 2017 07:15 AM EST Reads: 2,981
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
Jan. 20, 2017 07:00 AM EST Reads: 9,083
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.
Jan. 20, 2017 07:00 AM EST Reads: 6,873
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
Jan. 20, 2017 03:00 AM EST Reads: 919
WebRTC is about the data channel as much as about video and audio conferencing. However, basically all commercial WebRTC applications have been built with a focus on audio and video. The handling of “data” has been limited to text chat and file download – all other data sharing seems to end with screensharing. What is holding back a more intensive use of peer-to-peer data? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Dr Silvia Pfeiffer, WebRTC Applications Team Lead at National ICT Australia, looked at differ...
Jan. 20, 2017 02:30 AM EST Reads: 5,038
The security needs of IoT environments require a strong, proven approach to maintain security, trust and privacy in their ecosystem. Assurance and protection of device identity, secure data encryption and authentication are the key security challenges organizations are trying to address when integrating IoT devices. This holds true for IoT applications in a wide range of industries, for example, healthcare, consumer devices, and manufacturing. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lancen LaChance, vic...
Jan. 20, 2017 02:00 AM EST Reads: 6,590