Edge computing, as well as improved broadband and wireless connectivity, are changing the way of conducting retail businesses. Our customers are developing applications such as kiosks, digital signage, ATMs, vending machines, and secure banking transactions that can now be brought online in virtually any location in minutes, without having to provision expensive or impractical wireline data connections.
Secure payment processing: From anywhere inside a restaurant or retail store, point-of-sale (POS) terminals use cellular networks to conveniently process credit and debit card transactions around the globe, without customers ever having to leave their seat.
Temporary connectivity: Launching short-term business operations at an outdoor venue or tradeshow is now as simple as switching on a gateway.
Reliable business continuity: For every minute that POS systems are down, retailers lose thousands of dollars in revenues. LTE failover solutions can ensure the business stays online even if the primary data connection goes down.
Faster retail expansion: Rapidly-growing businesses need to expand quickly to capitalize on new opportunities. But negotiating new landlines and waiting for them to be installed can take weeks. Wireless gateways can have new retail locations up and running within minutes. They can support full business operations and provide critical failover connections.
In this section, you can find some examples of how SolidRun creates value for our OEMs / Integrators customers in the Vending Machines & POS applications segment. For confidentiality reasons, customer names are not mentioned.