Secure Retail to distribute PowaPOS in UK

Payments hardware and software provider Secure Retail has been chosen by Powa Technologies' as the preferred UK distributor of its PowaPOS tablet point of sale (PoS) system.

The new tool, which was launched by Powa Technologies at this week's Electronic Transactions Association TRANSACT 14 event in Las Vegas, comes at a time when mobile PoS is high on the retail industry's agenda.

At this year's RBTE in London, mobile point of sale devices of varying types were on show – and the conference sessions provided a clear indication that mobile PoS can help improve in-store customer interaction, reduce queues and help boost conversion rates.

Mark McMurtrie, founder of Payments Consultancy and the host at the RBTE 2014 Payments Theatre, said: "What's new is that in-store tablet based MPoS solutions are now becoming available to meet the specific needs of retail enterprises.

"These new multi-platform transactional tablets run a wide variety of applications, including merchandising, stock control and queue busting (to name but a few) in addition to their Chip & PIN payment capabilities."

He added that "mobile is revolutionising the world of payments", and warned retailers not to get left behind in this burgeoning area of the industry.

The new PowaPOS tool combines support for iOS, Android and Windows operating systems, an integrated thermal printer, a Bluetooth 2D barcode/QR code scanner, cash drawer, and multiple expansion ports to allow for integration of existing external peripherals including payment devices.

David Russell, sales director for UK-based Secure Retail, which exhibited at RBTE 2014, commented: "With the unique design of the PowaPOS, it gives Secure Retail a real opportunity to take the UK by storm and capitalise on the emerging tablet-based PoS market."

Jeffrey Dumbrell, CEO of PowaPOS, added: "Reaction to our solution has proven the demand is there, as we have already established partnerships on every continent with providers now ready to deliver this technology to merchants around the globe."