CES 2013: ShopKeep POS and Griffin Partner on iPad POS System

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Griffin and ShopKeep POS have partnered up on a new iPad stand with integrated credit card reader, designed to be a physical point of sale terminal for retail stores.

The stand will be available only to ShopKeep POS customers beginning this quarter.

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Durability and secure credit card transactions are often the main concerns merchants have for their POS system. Griffin's Kiosk Retail addresses these pain points with an integrated magnetic card reader and impact-resistant housing for the iPad. For secure transactions, the built-in magnetic card reader is TDES encrypted and has DUKPT key management, similar to the current MagTek® swiper that ShopKeep POS offers.

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"We researched many POS companies before selecting ShopKeep POS as an exclusive launch partner for the Kiosk Retail in the United States," said Dean Shortland , Director of Business Development at Griffin Technology. "We are devoted to creating intuitively designed solutions that enhance user experience and the simple and powerful solutions that ShopKeep POS offers to small businesses fit well with our company focus. Plus, with over 3,500 merchants across the country, they are the leading iPad POS company in the US, and we are looking to scale our solution quickly."

The press release does not share details about pricing or how the stand actually connects to the iPad, whether through Lightning/30-Pin ports, or via the headphone jack like Square's more portable card reader does.

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102 months ago
they need a better acronym than POS...
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102 months ago
iOS 6 changed that

Not sure why you would design it so the home button was accessible for a POS term.

The 'home' button can be locked down now within iOS 6 while using 'Guided Access' mode. Once activated, tripple clicking the home button will request a password to be entered to leave the current app.

It's basically a "child proof" mode so the user can't exit the app accidentally now. Also, you can block certain areas from the screen from being activated, for example should there be a close button/back button within an app, you can lock that portion of the screen from being activated.

See apple site for more info

http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/#accessibility
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102 months ago

Not sure why you would design it so the home button was accessible for a POS term.


Angry Birds
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102 months ago

they need a better acronym than POS...

The acronym for "Point Of Sale" has been used for the last 20 years at least, so it may be too late for that. Sort of unrelated, but in Japan, they use the acronym "BS" to refer to refer to satellite television (BS stands for "Broadcasting Satellite") and we end up having "BS News" "BS Channel" "BS Japan" and so on.
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102 months ago
Magnetic card reader, 2012? :D

Can't sell a one at Europe anymore - electric card reader is needed and NFC is coming. Look for example https://www.izettle.com/.

Is USA so far behind?
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