LightSpeed Mobile wins Next-Gen Retail Award

Mar 07, 2011, 10:41 ET from XSILVA SYSTEMS INC

Xsilva's Mac-based mobile Point of Sale system recognized in Payments/Point of Sale category as cutting edge, first-of-its-kind, game changing, "must see" technology

MONTREAL, March 7 /PRNewswire/ - Retail TouchPoints (RTP), the retail industry's go-to source for customer engagement strategies, this week recognized LightSpeed Mobile, the fully integrated, Mac-based mobile Point of Sale solution from Xsilva Systems, with the Next-Gen Retail Award in the Payments/Point of Sale category. The first annual Next-Gen Retail Awards recognized 10 companies that showcased innovative solutions at the National Retail Federation's 100th Annual Convention in January in New York.

"We are deeply honoured that LightSpeed Mobile is receiving accolades both from the retailers who have transformed their stores with this exciting new technology and from respected retail industry experts such as Retail TouchPoints," said Dax Dasilva, Xsilva CEO.

Next-Gen Retail Award winners earned kudos from the RTP editorial team, which used four factors to evaluate solution providers that presented their solutions at the NRF:

  • The Cutting Edge Factor - A new, innovative approach to everyday tasks and operations.
  • The First-of-its-Kind Factor - A never-seen-before solution that shows great potential.
  • The Game-Changing Factor - An approach that empowers retailers to streamline their efforts and potentially gain a competitive advantage.
  • The "Must-See" Factor - Solutions that stopped attendees in their tracks on the show floor.

LightSpeed Mobile is the mobile retail extension to the next-generation LightSpeed Point of Sale system for Mac that transforms the way retailers sell to their customers. Using the same mobile hardware employed by Apple in its highly acclaimed retail stores, LightSpeed Mobile offers retailers a true advantage over competitors with an affordable alternative to traditional retail systems and long, impersonal line-ups at the register. Retail sales staff can use an iPod touch or iPhone and LightSpeed Mobile to connect to a LightSpeed database and process sales anywhere in the store.

About Xsilva Systems
Xsilva Systems makes a comprehensive suite of retail tools under the LightSpeed brand that are tailored to the Mac platform and intended to help individual retailers and small retail chains grow and manage their businesses more effectively. LightSpeed makes managing a retail business as easy as click, drag and drop, and features a powerful front-counter Point of Sale solution. It also features extensive quoting, ordering and invoicing capabilities, label and barcode printing, reporting, inventory management, customer profiling and tracking, credit-card processing, gift cards and multi-store functionality. Add-on module LightSpeed Web Store allows retailers to generate and maintain a fully customizable PHP- and CSS-based e-commerce site from their LightSpeed database. LightSpeed Mobile offers retailers the ability to eliminate impersonal cash register line-ups and instead complete transactions on the retail floor using the same hardware as Apple does in its own retail stores. This mobile Point of Sale system represents the very latest in retail technology, without the high cost of custom application development that big box stores are paying to achieve the same functionality.

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