Friday, August 03, 2012

Could These Be The New Point Of Sale Terminals?

(as noted by Patentedly Apple)

One of the obstacles with the adoption of NFC is getting retailers to either swap out their old POS, or pay for a retrofit that enables NFC (near field communications).

 In Europe last year I noticed more retailer were using iPads for their "video" in the windows.

 By equipping an iPad with a NFC reader, could this speed up the adoption?

 AT&T is taking a cue from the Apple stores and utilizing iPads and their new POS (point of sale terminal).

 From 9to5 Mac AT&T stores moving to iPad Point of Sales

in the next two years, according to sources, AT&T plans to completely rid its stores of computers and counters, moving completely over to the iPad with a feature-complete version of OPUS. Read on for all of the details:

Unlike the iOS variant for the smaller iPhone display, this iPad-based system will replicate all functionality from the older, desktop-computer OPUS system. These new iPads will function as a point-of-sale system, an upgrade check system, a system to research customer accounts, and will be capable of doing everything the computers are capable of doing.

 The tool that turned $10,000 into $2,800,000 in 2 years.

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