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Epson Showcases Range of POS Applications on OmniLink DT-Series

Today at the National Retail Federation’s 103rd Annual Convention and Expo (NRF), Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, shows retailers a wide range of partner solutions that demonstrate the configuration flexibility of its OmniLink™ DT-Series smart devices. Jam-packed with industry-leading POS printing, web server, print server, peripheral connectivity and PC computing power, Epson’s OmniLink DT-Series smart devices are powerful enough to serve as an entire POS system yet small enough to fit almost anywhere. With diverse applications such as POS replacement, thin client, web POS and legacy-system integration, Epson partners demonstrate how these devices are redefining POS systems, and allowing retailers to run smarter, more mobile and more connected stores.

Epson OmniLink TM-T88V-DT (Photo: Business Wire)

Epson OmniLink TM-T88V-DT (Photo: Business Wire)

“Mobile and cloud technologies are transforming POS architecture, footprint and functionality, and we – along with our partners – are leading the way,” commented Gregg Brunnick, Director of Marketing for Epson’s Business Systems Division. “With OmniLink, Epson provides the bridge between legacy and mobile POS, enabling retailers to evolve as quickly as they want to best serve their customers.”

Epson’s OmniLink DT-Series is designed for retailers looking to implement any number of POS configurations to gain the benefits of flexible POS functionality. The devices include a retail-hardened PC powered by an Intel Atom 1.8GHz processor. In addition, the DT-Series features six USB ports for connecting POS peripherals like scanners, keyboards, displays, and cash drawers. It also supports mobile POS deployments with the added capability of a built-in web server and Epson’s ePOS-print technology for driverless web-based printing. The following partner solutions, built on Epson’s OmniLink DT-Series devices, will be showcased in at NRF:

Auto-Star Compusystems – Auto-Star will showcase its Star-Plus POS and retail management solution on Epson’s OmniLink TM-T88V-DT for thin client and cloud applications to support a variety of retail segments, including supermarket, pharmacy, and health and natural products. The demo shows retailers how this technology can be configured to replace POS systems – with a more compact, robust, all-in-one POS solution featuring customer loyalty, inventory control, accounts receivable and biometrics. To learn more, visit www.auto-star.com.

BCS – BCS will showcase 4690 system software emulation on two Epson models: OmniLink TM-H6000IV-DT and OmniLink TM-T88V-DT. BCS emulation allows the devices to function as a standard or touchscreen register in an environment running IBM 4690 POS systems. The software emulation is detected as an IBM device and loads as a normal terminal. To learn more, visit www.bcspartner.com.

Complete Tablet Solutions – Complete Tablet Solutions will demo iOS devices with integrated scan/swipe solutions interfacing with Epson’s OmniLink device as well as an Epson OmniLink device used as an embedded operating system to support digital signage and a POS application. The demo will also feature mobile device management and use of loyalty and analytics solutions focused on engagement. To learn more, visit www.completetablet.com.

LOC Software – LOC Software will showcase its Store Management Suite (SMS) utilizing the OmniLink TM-T88V-DT. The demo includes a touch screen user interface, full-sized scanning, and full electronic payment functionality, including PIN entry and signature capture. The miniaturized bundle packs powerful features including POS, inventory control, transaction-based promotions, and full-featured loyalty. To learn more, visit www.locsoftware.com.

Retail Pro – Retail Pro will place a spotlight on mobile with its Retail Pro Prism software running on the Epson OmniLink TM-T88V-DT. Providing full-functionality across mobile and desktop devices, Retail Pro Prism features thin-client architecture, reduced maintenance and acquisition costs, real-time data access, and improved administration efficiency. Retail Pro Prism provides a total solution for retail management needs the world over, while leveraging Retail Pro’s hallmark agility, data security and accuracy. To learn more, visit www.retailpro.com.

Tolt Solutions – Tolt Solutions will showcase a small form factor POS system with Epson’s OmniLink TM-T88V-DT, running Tolt SurePOS ACE with Store Integrator GUI. Receipt data captured from the Epson device is used for other applications, such as digital/e-mail receipts, without integration with the POS application and minimal configuration into SI GUI environments. The OmniLink device’s Microsoft Windows POSReady 7 platform allows customers the option to run transactions as well as other applications simultaneously for maximum flexibility. To learn more, visit www.toltsolutions.com.

To learn more about Epson’s OmniLink, please visit http://pos.epson.com/omnilink.

About Epson America, Inc.

Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Long Beach, CA, 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, please visit: pos.epson.com, or connect with us on Facebook (http://tinyurl.com/EpsonFacebook-BizSys), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonB2B_PR) and YouTube (http://tinyURL.com/EpsonYouTube).

Epson and Exceed Your Vision are registered trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. OmniLink is a trademark of Epson America. All other trademarks and/or registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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