Paderborn, Germany, 2014-2-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf is presenting its new tablet-based BEETLE mobile POS solution at EuroShop. The solution is designed to meet the requirements of international retail companies that wish to offer their customers a more attractive shopping experience with mobile POS functionalities. In addition, Wincor Nixdorf will present its new B2B marketplace for Android-based apps that retailers can use to enhance their sales and payment processes and offer their customers value-added services. A design-oriented, multifunctional payment tablet is the enabling technology for this innovative software concept. The “Aevi” solution portfolio represents the culmination of all Wincor Nixdorf’s experience and know-how in the area of cashless payment transaction processing.
Thanks to its flexibility, the tablet-based BEETLE mobile POS solution can either be used on the shop floor, both as a mobile information terminal for intensive customer support and as a mobile payment terminal, or linked to back-office systems to carry out administrative tasks such as stock taking or inventory ordering. At the same time, the tablet solution can also be used as a fully functioning stationary checkout, when locked into its purpose-built docking unit and POS Device Hub. All relevant interfaces are available to connect the tablet with a cash drawer, receipt printer, customer display, checkout scale or any other device.
The tablet will be available in 8.3” and 10” format and runs on both Windows 8.1 and Android platforms. Developed in cooperation with Aava Mobile, it offers maximum performance based on the latest Intel Atom processor. For use as a mobile payment terminal, the tablet includes state-of-the-art technology that supports both traditional magnetic stripe card and chip card transactions and ensures compliance with international EMV requirements and PCI security standards.
Moreover, Wincor Nixdorf has extended and bundled its portfolio of solutions for processing cashless payment transactions. The Aevi portfolio comprises three solution blocks: Aevi Pay, Aevi Money and Aevi Marketplace.
Aevi Pay provides solutions for connecting EFTPOS devices, with the payment server software allowing for the operation of payment terminals from different manufacturers. The solution is already being used by leading service station companies to process transactions. Wincor Nixdorf also has a solution for processing mobile payments: the white label wallet Aevi Wallet. It was originally developed to use QR codes, but is now also ready for the future’s contactless NFC payments.
The transaction solution Aevi Money covers the authorization, switching and routing of ATM transactions, including the operation of ATM networks. For this purpose, leading standard software was integrated into Wincor Nixdorf’s solution blueprint to enable the company to offer an end-to-end platform as a flexible managed services solution. Moreover, Wincor Nixdorf is addressing the needs of the growing market in mobile money applications through a solution that enables people who have mobile telephones but no bank accounts to use ATMs to top up their mobile wallets, withdraw cash, and transfer funds to bank accounts or to other mobile wallets.
Lastly, Wincor Nixdorf is also presenting its Android-based software concept, the Aevi Marketplace. “Our goal is to make applications available that enable an optimal customer experience and can do more than just process payments,” said Miroslav Pekarek, Head of Cashless Payment Solutions at Wincor Nixdorf. Examples include apps that retailers can use to re-order merchandise or that enable restaurant bills to be split easily.
In order to offer a variety of apps quickly, Wincor Nixdorf provides freelance software developers around the world with a software development kit, assumes responsibility for the quality of the apps, and ensures their distribution. Retailers or banks can download the apps from a B2B platform onto “Albert” – a multifunctional, Android-based payment tablet and the first of its kind worldwide with an integrated card reader, receipt printer, and touchscreen module for encrypted PIN entry (Touch EPP).
Together with the new BEETLE mobile POS solution, Wincor Nixdorf offers larger retailers a mobile end-to-end POS solution and a future-proof investment in mobile applications.
Wincor Nixdorf at EuroShop: Hall 6, Booth A76