Is your mPOS keeping up with you? October 28th, 2019
With the mobile payment market still growing well, some people asked us “Do you have anything less breakable than an iPad for payments?”. The answer could not have been anything else than “of course”!
People from key areas raised the point that a “home-use” product, such as your own smartphone, was just not rugged enough in some commercial situations, even when you put a rugged case around it, it does not change the internal structure.
These key areas include:
People working in the fine, ticket, or logistics industries who are in and out of vans, and constantly on the move.
Builders’ merchants wanting to have payment available all across their site.
Plumbers and tradespeople working outdoors or from vans.
How easy could it be to transform your rugged device into a payment one?
Here at BlueStar Europe we decided to have a short experiment to test that possibility. Having rugged devices available from our demo stock from Datalogic, Honeywell, Zebra, made it simple for us to have a range of rugged terminals available all running Android OS to test.
So, we started with the simple and off the shelf option from iZettle, adding in a Star Micronics mobile receipt printer.
The steps we followed:
First, we signed up and obtained an iZettle reader, and then we created items for sale via web portal.
Then we downloaded the iZettle app from Google Play, loged in and paired the payment and receipt devices via Bluetooth.
Last step was to ensure that the device has either 3G/4G or Wi-Fi connected. Then all we had to do was open the iZettle app and run a transaction following the steps given on screen.
The time required for the whole Start up process was 38 minutes for the 1st one and then just ten minutes each after that.
Take a look at the video below, you can see that the experiment was successful, and all worked as expected, showing that rugged devices can be used within mPOS quickly and easily.
Now we are off to speak to Ergonomic Solutions about their “Duo” Product that brings payment devices and hand held terminals together into one solution. This means your hand held terminal and payment device are always together.
Here at BlueStar Europe we work alongside all key manufacturers within the mPOS, ePOS, payment, and Automatic Identification and Data Capture industries, allowing us to bring the best of breed technology together.
Contact us today with your mobile needs and we will be here to provide a solution for you!
Samantha is BlueStar's Digital Media Specialist, and the primary contributing writer for VartechNation.
Previously, she has worked as a Public Relations Associate and a Social Media Manager.