Panasonic presents a new integrated, mobile point-of-sale solution based on the all-rounder Toughbook FZ-G1. The newly developed mobile payment device holder perfectly connects the 10″ tablet with world-leading mobile payment solutions such as the Ingenico iSMP4.
The integrated device mount makes the Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G1 the ideal mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) solution for the retail and hospitality industries. Especially in tasks such as Queue Busting, taking orders and paying directly at the table, sales support, shopping on board aircraft or field staff, it is ideal.
The newly introduced solution is the first in a series of integrated mobile payment device holders for Panasonic’s various rugged tablets and handhelds. Payment devices such as the Ingenico iSMP4 or the Verifone e355 can be easily plugged in and unplugged into the mobile payment device holder of the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1. In addition, the mobile payment device holder can also be adapted to payment devices from other providers on a project basis.
The Ingenico payment device fits perfectly into the case and is connected to the tablet via USB. This ensures a reliable connection of the two devices for data exchange and also allows the charging of the two devices with a single cable. The Verifone payment device also fits perfectly, connects via Bluetooth to the Panasonic Tablet and charges separately.
The mobile payment device holder allows easy access to the tablet’s battery compartment, allowing users to quickly and efficiently swap the battery while hot swapping. In addition, the device holder has an integrated holder for a stylus pen, ergonomic hand holders and mounting options for shoulder straps for increased comfort. The front and rear camera of the tablet remain uncovered and thus continue to be usable. In addition, the security solution can be connected with a Kensington lock when not in use.
Portable Complete Solution for the Point of Sale
“This purpose-designed mobile payment device holder is creating a portable, lightweight and stand-alone mobile business point-of-sale solution,” said Jan Kämpfer, general manager of marketing at Panasonic Computer Product Solutions. “We combine the robust and ergonomic design of Panasonic’s popular rugged tablets with payment solutions from the world’s leading vendors. This gives Panasonic companies a simple and cost-effective tool that enables mobile workers to work outside, in harsh and harsh environments and without coverage limitations.”
“Retailers and hospitality know that satisfied customers are the key to growing their business,” said Olivier Steinfels, Ingenico’s Retail Marketing Product Manager. “This secure and efficient end-to-end solution will expand mobile applications in the retail and hospitality industries worldwide. We combine the best of robust tablets and mobile payment solutions to help companies provide their customers with a compelling and highly personalized shopping experience.”