The Green Sheet Online Edition
December 24, 2012 • Issue 12:12:02
POS with a higher purpose
Regal Payment Systems LLC recently formed a strategic partnership with multinational retail and hospitality software developer ICG Software to bring the HioPOS Plus system to U.S. markets.
In doing so, Regal set out to reach untapped markets with a cost-effective alternative to cash registers and lower-end POS systems that lack the programming options this solution apparently offers.
"We have selected the HioPOS Plus system due to its value, superior quality and advanced technology," stated Karen Whiteley, Vice President of Sales for RPS. "By combining the use of our payment gateway with exclusive products and services, we are able to bring a cost-effective payment solution to merchants that have not had the same opportunities as their competitors."
The HioPOS Plus system comes bundled with an adjustable-tilt, 15-inch touch-screen display, thermal printer with automatic cutter, customer-facing display unit, integrated Wi-Fi, Microsoft Corp. Windows OS, and POS software that is capable of running 21 business models.
Retail and hospitality enterprises supported include traditional restaurants, quick service restaurants, bars and pubs, coffee shops, bakeries, beauty salons and clothing stores, among others.
According to RPS, the HioPOS Plus system was ruggedly built, so that it can withstand the pressures of the variety of environments in which it must function. Standard with each system is aluminum housing, a fanless cooling system, and water- and dust-resistant features.
To operate the system, merchants simply select their business type, enter business data, then select product categories and enter pricing for individual items.
RPS noted that the software provides a visual display of selected product groupings, with user-defined sorting capabilities; total sales and sales on hold reporting functions; permissions-based user access and employee presence controls; inventory control; as well as cash closing and control systems.
According to RPS, the system is self-installable, which means very little training or support is necessary, if at all. For merchants who sell items by weight, the HioPOS Plus also connects with scale systems, and it can process sales based on bar codes, as well. Among the accessories that can be added as needed are a fingerprint reader and mag stripe reader, bar code reader, cash drawer, and a scale for selling items by weight.
Regal Payment Systems LLC
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