|[June 04, 2014]
PAR Announces the Introduction of the PAR Tablet 8
NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
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
"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 (News - Alert)® 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
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 comprehesive 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 (News - Alert), 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 (News - Alert) 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 (News - Alert) 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
"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
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.
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