POS Innovation

NCR, Samsung Launch An All-In-One POS

NCR and Samsung Electronics America announced news on Wednesday (Nov. 8) of the launch of NCR Silver Quantum, an all-in-one point-of-sale (POS) station featuring an integrated payment device that comes equipped with mobile wallet acceptance capability, customer display, a loyalty scanner and a Samsung Galaxy tablet.

In a press release, the companies said a 10.1-inch Android Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet serves as the employee interface and is pre-loaded with the NCR Silver Android point-of-sale app, which provides functionality, such as inventory management, marketing support and sales reporting once activated through NCR. Businesses can remotely set up and customize their NCR Silver Quantum device through Samsung Knox Configure, a cloud-based service and IT administration tool offered by Samsung, the companies said in the release.

NCR Silver Quantum and the NCR Silver family of devices are designed for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), such as retail shops and restaurants. In addition to incorporating a Samsung tablet and Knox Configure, NCR Silver Quantum includes an embedded RP457c mobile card reader provided by Ingenico Group, which enables the commerce station to accept a variety of payment methods, including mag stripe, EMV chip and NFC/contactless transactions, such as Samsung Pay. It boasts a battery life of up to 10 hours for merchants that want cordless operation and has a small physical footprint, coming in at less than 13 inches wide.

“Whether you run a franchise food and beverage business or a mom-and-pop boutique, NCR Silver Quantum is as sleek as it is sophisticated,” said Chris Poelma, president and general manager of NCR Silver, in the press release. “The commerce station is durable, payment processor-agnostic and provides chip and mobile wallet functionality. It, along with the entire NCR Silver solution set, offers everything businesses need to operate efficiently — today, and ahead.”

NCR Silver Quantum is now available with the NCR Silver Android POS mobile app and will soon be available with the NCR Silver Pro Restaurant Edition Android POS app.



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