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LightSpeed Mobile users can now print receipts via LightSpeed Server to Star printers.
March 31, 2011 – San Francisco, CA & Montreal, Canada – Xsilva Systems, makers of unified retail Point of Sale tools sold under the LightSpeed brand, today released LightSpeed Mobile 1.4, the latest version of the company’s award-winning mobile Point of Sale platform. With 1.4, users can now print receipts via LightSpeed Server to select local or networked Star Micronics printers.
The announcement of this added functionality was made today at the company’s 10th Certification Camp, in San Francisco, California.
LightSpeed Mobile is the mobile retail extension to the LightSpeed Point of Sale system for Mac that transforms the way retailers sell to their customers. Using the same mobile hardware employed by Apple in its highly acclaimed retail stores, LightSpeed Mobile offers retailers a true advantage over competitors with an affordable alternative to traditional retail systems and long, impersonal line-ups at the register. Retail sales staff can use LightSpeed Mobile running on an iPod touch or iPhone to connect to a LightSpeed database and process sales anywhere in the store.
The latest versions of the LightSpeed platform offer the most unified retail Point of Sale experience across the desktop and mobile environments with its unique hand-off feature. While credit-card transactions can be fully completed on the mobile device, cash, check and other transactions started anywhere in the store on a mobile device can be seamlessly transferred to a desktop for completion.
“On the heels of the features added in version 1.3, which included the market-first hand-off functionality, LightSpeed Mobile continues to lead the way in mobile point of sale with the addition of mobile receipt printing to version 1.4,” said Xsilva CEO, Dax Dasilva. “Any Star printer available to the LightSpeed Server can now print receipts wirelessly from LightSpeed Mobile devices. It’s just that easy.”
Version 1.4 of LightSpeed Mobile is available for download from iTunes starting today as a free upgrade to existing LightSpeed Mobile users. LightSpeed Mobile is available for download for $4.99 from the iTunes App Store and requires LightSpeed Server.
LightSpeed resellers from around the world, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, the Middle East and Australia, are currently gathered at the W Hotel in San Francisco for the company’s 10th Certification Camp. With over 100 in attendance, participating authorized resellers are taking part in instructional sessions and interactive workshops, and sharing best practices and selling techniques to provide global retail customers with the best possible service.
Attendees will participate in sessions tailored to their experience level, with detailed explanations of LightSpeed’s many features, including purchasing, inventory control, accounting, networking, configuration, multi-store and online selling, as well as LightSpeed Mobile. Completion of the training and a post-camp exam will give resellers added certifications that will showcase their new levels of expertise.
About Xsilva Systems
Xsilva Systems makes a comprehensive suite of retail tools under the LightSpeed brand that are tailored to the Mac platform and intended to help individual retailers and small retail chains grow and manage their businesses more effectively. LightSpeed makes managing a retail business as easy as click, drag and drop, and features a powerful front-counter Point of Sale solution. It also features extensive quoting, ordering and invoicing capabilities, label and barcode printing, reporting, inventory management, customer profiling and tracking, credit-card processing, gift cards and multi-store functionality. Add-on module LightSpeed Web Store allows retailers to generate and maintain a fully customizable PHP- and CSS-based e-commerce site from their LightSpeed database. LightSpeed Mobile offers retailers the ability to eliminate impersonal cash register line-ups and instead complete transactions on the retail floor using the same hardware as Apple does in its own retail stores. This mobile Point of Sale system represents the very latest in retail technology, without the high cost of custom application development that big box stores are paying to achieve the same functionality.