|[August 04, 2014]
Epson's New Smart Printers Offer Innovative Peripheral Connectivity to Support Growing Demand for Tablet-Based POS
ORLANDO, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
RetailNOW 2014 - Epson Booth #507 - Today at the Retail
Solutions Providers Associations (RSPA) RetailNOW show, Epson,
a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions,
introduced two new smart printers to meet the growing demand for
cost-effective, reliable peripheral connectivity in mobile and tablet
POS environments. With innovative ePOS-Device technology and
industry-proven USB and serial connectivity, Epson's
OmniLink™ i-Series enables retailers to easily add peripheral
devices to tablet POS systems while protecting legacy peripheral
investments. With four USB ports and one serial port, the TM-T88V-i now
provides connectivity for up to five devices, while the TM-T20II-i can
accommodate up to three devices. Handheld scanners, scales, 2x20
customer displays, wedge MSRs (magnetic stripe readers) and more can be
quickly and easily added to tablet POS solutions, enhancing
functionality, strengthening connection reliability, and reducing costs.
Epson OmniLink TM-T88V-i with new connectivity options (Photo: Business Wire)
According to The IHL Group, over 3.6 million tablets will have been
shipped for use in North American retail and hospitality operations by
2017. Low upfront costs, sleek form factor, elegant interfae,
simplified training, improved data management, and increased mobility
are just a few attractive benefits tablet-based POS systems offer
retailers. "The connectivity options enable us to provide seamless
support for peripherals across multiple markets," commented Rafael
Tigay, vice president of operations at Lavu,
Inc. "These new models will complement our iPad POS system well,
while providing more peripheral options to the customer."
"As more retailers embrace mPOS solutions, they're discovering what
works and what doesn't in real-life store environments," commented Gregg
Brunnick, director of marketing for Epson's Business Systems Division.
"While many new wireless and tablet-connected peripheral options have
been released, serial and USB peripherals remain better suited to meet
the rigors of retail and hospitality store environments. Epson designed
the newest OmniLink printers to enable retailers to embrace new tablet
technologies without sacrificing functionality on required input and
In addition to the innovative connectivity capability, Epson's newest
versions to join the OmniLink lineup offer the same breadth of
functionality as first-generation OmniLink devices. This includes
support for two-way remote printing via Epson's Server Direct Print and
ePOS technologies. Ideal for online ordering applications across
multiple retail and hospitality verticals, print jobs can be initiated
by way of a remote customer order or request, then routed via a server
to the in-store OmniLink printer. The OmniLink printer can either print
the ticket directly or route to up to 20 network-attached Epson slave
printers. In addition, the OmniLink printer can call out to the server
at pre-set intervals to proactively obtain new orders and requests.
For more information about Epson's newest OmniLink models, please click
About Epson America, Inc.
Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Long Beach, CA (News - Alert), Epson America, Inc.
is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global
manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet
customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems
integration and energy efficiency. For over 40 years, Epson's advanced
technology has been at work in millions of POS systems around the world.
Today Epson's Business Systems Division continues to bring
industry-leading, open architecture, smart technologies to the point of
service. To learn more about Epson America Business Systems Division,
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