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Griffin Unveils iPad Point of Sale Solutions for Restaurant and Retail
Griffin’s Business Solutions will be on display at CES 2013 in Las Vegas at Griffin’s booth, located in the LVCC North Hall, Booth 5212
Las Vegas, NV — January 7, 2013 — Griffin Technology, one of the world’s foremost creators of innovations for everyday life, expands their Business Solutions offering with the introduction of two point of sale solutions for everyday use in restaurant and retail establishments.
"iOS devices have become the de-facto point of sale standard for business owners everywhere," said J. Curtis, Director of Griffin's B2B Product Development. "iPad-based POS solutions offer the ultimate in flexibility at a fraction of what traditional systems cost and we believe the hardware should follow suit".
Apple's robust iOS architecture and intuitive Multi-Touch interface make the iPad ideal for use in commercial and high-traffic locations. Griffin's family of iPad Kiosks provide the perfect balance of access and security; and it's tough enough to stand up to intense everyday use in commercial settings.
Griffin’s new Kiosk Retail, starting at $299, adds a built-in magnetic card reader with TDES encryption and DUKPT key management for security. Kiosk Retail displays an iPad 2 or iPad (3rd generation) inside an impact-resistant housing. All cables are routed through the center of the steel armature for a beautiful, clean installation in any environment.
Griffin has partnered with point of sale system providers ShopKeep POS and POSiOS as exclusive launch partners for Kiosk Retail. ShopKeep POS has a patent-pending POS app for iPad that gives merchants the power to run and analyze their businesses in an elegant, easy-to-use and inexpensive cloud-based interface. ShopKeep POS provides retailers with a robust iPad POS solution that can swipe hundreds of credit card per day and help merchants manage inventory, reports, and customers anywhere and anytime. With over 3,500 merchants running their app, ShopKeep POS is the leading iPad POS system for specialty retailers.
Similarily, POSiOS has revolutionized the way restaurants integrate iOS devices into their cash register solutions. The Belgian company has developed a restaurant POS app called Restaurant Butler that provides restaurant staff with an easy-to-use, fully customizable iPad cash register. The app also enables multiple devices at a time, giving waiters a mobile client they can use to place orders tableside and send to the kitchen in multiple languages. Additionally, Restaurant Butler brings a new restaurant experience to the consumer with self-ordering, remote table reservations, and restaurant location services.
Both ShopKeep and POSiOS have integrated Kiosk Retail hardware compatibility into their apps and will be offering their solutions to merchants in February.
AirStrap Retail, $49.99, reimagines mobile POS by combining Griffin's Airstrap for iPad with support for MagTek's iDynamo credit card reader. AirStrap Retail provides molded-in structural support for iDynamo, ensuring that card swipes are error-free and without additional mechanical stress to the iPad or its connector.
AirStrap Retail protects the iPad with contoured grips and complete access to the iPad’s controls and ports. The built-in neoprene strap makes holding the iPad with one hand easy and secure, allowing the other hand to easily manipulate the touch screen or swipe cards through MagTek's iDynamo magnetic card reader. AirStrap Retail will be available in January.
Griffin Technology’s 2013 line-up will be on display at CES 2013 in the LVCC North Hall, at Booth 5212.
To schedule a meeting with Griffin’s Public Relations Director, Jackie Ballinger Anderson at CES, contact Madison McClymonds at MadisonMcclymonds@maxborgesagency.com or at 305-374-4404 x 146.
For more information about Griffin Technology, visit www.griffintechnology.com/business.
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Founded on Paul Griffin's kitchen table in 1992, Griffin Technology Inc., is today one of the world's foremost creators of accessories for home, mobile, and personal technology. Unique products such as iTrip®, PowerMate®, iFM®, iMic® and Evolve® Wireless Speaker System have broken new ground in consumer electronics and created loyal fans the world over. Today, Griffin products are conceived, designed and developed in-house and continue to push the envelope of the industry they helped create. Learn more about Griffin's entire range of ingenious designs at www.griffintechnology.com, www.facebook.com/griffintech and on Twitter, @griffintech.
The simplest way to make smarter business decisions, ShopKeep® POS is the affordable, complete platform for running a shop from an iPad with real-time reporting on the web. Backed by the industry's best customer care, the ShopKeep POS iPad app rings sales, processes credit cards and mobile payments, prints and emails receipts, and prints orders remotely to the kitchen. Manage inventory, employees, and customers and view ClearInsight® reports from any web browser. Plus, access real-time sales remotely via a smartphone. Sign up now and start ringing up sales in minutes at http://www.shopkeep.com or call us today at 800-820-9814.
POSIOS was founded in 2010 by Zhong Yuan Xu and Jan Hollez, both experts that have 15 years of combined experience in the mobile and restaurant world. POSIOS is co-funded by the iMinds (Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology), an independent research institute founded by the Flemish government to stimulate ICT innovation. The company is located in Belgium, at the heart of Europe. The POSIOS app called Restaurant Butler has a mission to optimize the restaurant business by combining state-of-the-art software design, innovative consumer hardware (iPad, iPod …) and modern technologies offering cloud-based services. Restaurant Butler will give people eating out an enriched restaurant experience and result in a substantial business improvement for the restaurant owner.
Learn more about POSIOS at www.posios.com, www.facebook.com/restaurantbutler and on Twitter, @posios.