CHICAGO, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- National Restaurant Association (NRA) -- Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, today announced that Kounta, a cloud-based POS platform, has certified the Epson OmniLink® TM-T88V-i and Epson OmniLink TM-T20II-i smart printers, as well as the Epson TM-T20II, TM-T88V and TM-U220 tablet POS-friendly printers, for Kounta's cloud-based POS platform. Kounta, which announced its move into the North American business software market with the launch of its POS platform in February 2015, will sell and support the integrated solutions and is showing them at NRA, McCormick Place, Chicago, Il, May 16-19 at booth # 9038.
According to a June 2014 research report by IHL Group titled "Mobile POS: Reaching Escape Velocity—All Systems Go," mobility in retail is now a $7.8 billion business worldwide and "the single fastest moving trend in retail since the Internet was added to stores." Their report also states that more than 3.6 million tablets will be shipped for use in North American retail/hospitality by 2016. Epson meets this growth with their TM-i series printers that communicate directly with tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices without the need for a server or PC. Epson and Kounta also enable easy integration into existing POS systems so retail and hospitality providers are able to preserve their current investments.
"With our expansion into the North American market, we needed top of the line solutions, and we believe Epson offers the most advanced cloud compatible POS printers," said Jason Seed, North America president. "Epson's TM-i intelligent printer series' ability to communicate directly with remote devices without the need for a server or PC, was a key factor in the selection. It's a perfect addition for our cloud-based retail and hospitality solution."
"Kounta's sophisticated POS platform is the perfect compliment to our intelligent printer series with the advanced cloud compatible POS printing abilities," said Tom Kettell, director, commercial channel sales at Epson. "Kounta delivers an open platform that easily integrates with Epson as well as other solutions, allowing business owners to choose the payment provider, software or ordering application that best meet their needs."
Kounta Cloud POS
With Kounta, you no longer have to sacrifice functionality for the convenience of cloud computing. Its POS provides numerous features that extend the POS far beyond the actual point of sale. Merchants can track their inventory, get alerts when retail stock or ingredients for menu items are running low, save customer information and have ready access to their purchase history, enabling targeted promotions more likely to bring customers back. Employee time tracking and performance monitors lets merchants know exactly what each member of their team is costing or earning.
Epson OmniLink TM-T88V-i and TM-T20II-i
With built-in processing power and unique ePOS™ technology, Epson's OmniLink solutions support web-based printing from any mobile device with no print drivers, plug-ins, PCs or costly application changes. They also enable mobile devices to communicate directly with peripherals connected to the OmniLink TM-T88V-i, such as a bump bar, kitchen display or up to 20 slave kitchen printers.
Epson TM-T20II and Epson TM-T88V
Epson's tablet POS-friendly printers are fast, reliable and support all the leading mobile operating systems, including iOS, Android and Windows. They feature multiple ease-of-use features, dual interfaces and print options that reduce paper usage up to 30%.
Epson's tablet POS-friendly TM-U220 impact receipt and kitchen/bar printers are compact, reliable and optimized for high-speed throughput. They work right out of the box with mobile POS applications and can print directly from iOS, Android and Windows devices. They feature two-color printing for exceptions, right-side-up printing and crisp, clean logo printing.
Headquartered in Australia with a new office in Palo Alto, Calif., Kounta is a POS System that works on iPads, Macs, PCs as well as existing traditional POS equipment customers have already invested in. Kounta seamlessly connects with a variety of online and mobile services such as PayPal, Xero, Sassu, Beat the Q and Deputy. It allows customers to access their store on anything, anywhere, anytime while also centralizing an unlimited number of stores like franchisees they own or manage.
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. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonAmerica).
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