XPAND Code now installed in about 1,000 small scale facilities all over Japan

XPAND Code now installed in about 1,000 small scale facilities all over Japan

TOKYO, Japan, 2019-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — XPAND K.K., that provides “XPAND.CODES”, the barcode solution for signs, has announced the exhibition at the IFA 2019, a historic exhibition held since 1924. From September 6 to 11, 2019, the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA), the world’s leading exhibition of consumer electronics, will be held in Berlin, Germany.

XPAND has been selected as a startup company to exhibit in the Japan Pavilion of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI) at the IFA/NEXT exhibition, a special side event of the IFA.

“We are planning to show demo video of long distance reading using XPAND Code and exhibitions of prototype products so we can let the world know about our barcode solution and we hope to develop new collaborations and business with new partner companies.” said NANMOKU Toworu, CEO of XPAND.

XPAND Code is a barcode for space that was created during the sign design process for railway stations for Tokyo Metro. This new barcode following in the footsteps of EAN/UPC Code and QR Code links with your smartphone even from far away distances without ruining the design of the sign or scenery.

XPAND Code has been successfully read at a span of 200 meters/700 feet at the Olympics/World Cup stadium.

XPAND Code is installed in about 1,000 small scale facilities all over Japan and it is now starting to be used at bus terminals. In the future, it is expected to be used at stadiums, sports venues, and public transportation.

For reading applications, 3 mobile applications and one web application can read XPAND Code including applications made by our company. In Europe, we collaborated with VisionSmarts SPRL (Belgium), resulting in “pic2shop” being able to read XPAND Code. Pic2shop, a high-performance barcode reader, is used by millions of users and is ranked 11th in the world as a barcode reader app.

The reading engine of VisionSmarts is used by applications by XPAND as well.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

ScanSource POS and Barcode announce PASS Program; simplifies the payments hardware process for resellers and their customers

Greenville, SC, 2017-Aug-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — ScanSource POS and Barcode, the leading global provider of automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) and point-of-sale (POS) solutions, and a business unit of ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC), has announced its PASS Program, which simplifies the payments hardware process for resellers and their customers. ScanSource created this program in conjunction with POS Portal, a leading distributor of payment devices and services, whom ScanSource recently acquired.

The PASS program simplifies the process of adding payment terminals to resellers’ offerings so that they can supply a total solutions package for their customers. Once a complete solution is sold, ScanSource resellers can then refer customers to POS Portal to further establish customer needs. A Payments Device Specialist will then contact customers directly to match their solutions with certified configurations, sell hardware that is already configured and ready to use upon shipment, and field service and support calls. Further, for every device sold to an end user, resellers will receive a one-time commission.

“Payments hardware is not always easy – getting a customer set up often requires secure environments and strict protocols, but our PASS Program helps resellers find the right products and expertise to ensure a seamless process,” said Paul Constantine, Co-President, Worldwide Barcode, Networking and Security for ScanSource, Inc. “We’re happy to offer this new program to our resellers in order to supply the best possible payments assistance.”

“At InterDyn BMI, we consider POS Portal to be a member of our own retail team,” said Ashley Gallegos with InterDyn BMI, a POS Portal customer. “When referring clients to POS Portal, we can always trust that they will be treated with the same professionalism and care that we would give them ourselves, and we appreciate that POS Portal walks the customer through the complex process of configuring devices, configures those devices correctly, and ships them quickly – all at a reasonable price.”

“The PASS program eases the pain of managing and supporting credit card terminals, giving resellers a direct and knowledgeable resource to turn to for their terminal support and configuration,” said Buzz Stryker, CEO, POS Portal. “The program was designed to help free up resellers’ time so that they can focus on their core business.”

With the PASS program, resellers can dedicate their time to signing new customers, instead of deciphering payments hardware problems. As each customer has differing hardware needs, the PASS program offers hundreds of pre-certified solutions available to deploy quickly and ready to work upon arrival. To learn more, and for additional information regarding the PASS Program, please visit www.scansourceposbarcode.com.

About ScanSource, Inc.

ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is a leading global provider of technology products and solutions, focusing on point-of-sale (POS), barcode, physical security, video, voice, data networking and technology services. ScanSource’s teams provide value-added solutions and operate from two segments, Worldwide Barcode, Networking & Security and Worldwide Communications & Services. ScanSource is committed to helping its resellers and sales partners choose, configure and deliver the industry’s best solutions across almost every vertical market in North America, Latin America and Europe. In August 2016, ScanSource entered the recurring revenue telecom and cloud services market through its acquisition of Intelisys, the industry’s leading technology services distributor. Founded in 1992, the Company is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina and was named one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in South Carolina. ScanSource ranks #647 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, visit www.scansource.com.


Melissa Andrews
Title: Public Relations Manager
Phone: 864.286.4425

Source: ScanSource, Inc.