News for the Hospitality Executive
Handheld POS with Apple's iPod Touch
Scottsdale, AZ - January 27, 2009 - Hospitality Solutions International (HSI), a division of MICROS Systems, Inc., a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality industry, today announced that the Profit Series Point of Sale application is available for use with the Apple iPod touch as an innovative and inexpensive alternative to traditional handheld POS devices.
HSI redefines the model of mobile POS with the addition of the iPod touch as a practical solution to make handheld and mobile POS an affordable reality for the hospitality industry. The user-friendly iPod touch is a technology accepted world-wide and the perfect mobile companion for Profit Series point of sale software. At 4.05 ounces, the iPod touch is light-weight, yet its stainless steel enclosure makes it a durable device able to withstand the harsh hospitality environment, and it will operate the Profit Series POS application for up to 6 hours on a single charge.
The large 3.5 inch display allows viewing of full Profit Series POS screens. Apple's Multi-Touch touchscreen interface enables users to easily zoom in to "touch" the appropriate selections. Screens may be viewed in portrait or landscape and automatically change the content of the display when rotated. So immediately the Profit Series POS screens are shown in the entire width of the display. Guest checks are opened, menu items are selected, and orders are sent to the kitchen in the same fashion as standard POS terminals. Since the Apple iPod Touch handheld uses the same interfaces and screens as a standard POS terminal, additional training for your servers is not necessary.
"The beauty of incorporating the iPod touch as a handheld solution for our Profit Series point of sale is that so many people already have one and know how to use it," stated Cyndi Shepley, General Manager and Vice President, HSI. "Additionally, an iPod touch versus other handheld devices provides a dramatic cost savings, placing mobile POS within reach for a great number of our clients. Staying true to our roots of developing ground-breaking products and solutions, we are excited to offer this innovative solution to the industry."
The HSI Profit Series Point of Sale system is an easy-to-use, windows-based solution designed to fit into nearly any hospitality environment. With over 800 individual configuration options, the Profit Series POS can be tailored to meet the needs of any hospitality operation. From enterprise level to a single POS terminal, the simplicity of design is backed by extraordinary functionality and intuitive graphics making the use and operation of the Profit Series POS one of the easiest in the industry.
About Hospitality Solutions International
Hospitality Solutions International (HSI), a division of MICROS Systems, Inc. provides technology solutions for the hospitality industry, with capabilities in software development and systems integration, as well as ASP Services and Internet based products. The HSI product line includes: Profit Series Point of Sale System and MyHSI.net Corporate Management and Reporting System. HSI products are installed in more than 4,000 locations worldwide.