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Using new Linēa-pro 4 for iPhone, LightSpeed Mobile users can exploit mobile point of sale system while at trade shows, conferences, pop-up locations
April 13, 2011 – Montreal, Canada – Xsilva Systems, makers of unified retail Point of Sale tools sold under the LightSpeed brand, today announced upgrades to the hardware kit for its mobile Point of Sale platform, LightSpeed Mobile. Beginning today, LightSpeed Mobile Hardware Kits will ship with Linēa-pro 4 for iPod touch 4th Generation or Linēa-pro 4 for iPhone 4 from Infinite Peripherals, Inc.
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. The application, when paired with a hardware kit that consists of a supported iOS mobile device and a sled that adds a 1D barcode scanner and magnetic stripe reader, offers retailers an affordable alternative to traditional retail systems and long, impersonal line-ups at the register.
Retailers using LightSpeed Mobile can now use either the fourth-generation iPod touch or the iPhone 4 as their hardware of choice. The first generation of the Linēa-pro sled, the same hardware used in Apple’s retail stores, was compatible only with the second and third generations of the iPod touch. The Linea Pro 4 compatibility with the iPhone 4 represents a whole new opportunity for users of LightSpeed Mobile – mobile Point of Sale beyond the store.
“Many retailers participate in trade shows or conferences, or operate temporary pop-up locations, where it can be challenging to manage inventory, process transactions and accurately document activity that takes place at these one-off events within the context of overall sales and inventory,” said Dax Dasilva, CEO and founder of Xsilva Systems. “With the iPhone 4 option, LightSpeed Mobile users can truly exploit the mobile aspect of the platform, completing transactions on the handheld unit from anywhere – even outside the store.”
“LightSpeed Mobile is a terrific example of the integration our hardware has with third-party software applications that manage inventory, complete sales transactions and other business processes,” said Jeffrey Scott, CEO of Infinite Peripherals. “We’re excited to see how LightSpeed Mobile users respond to the ability to take their point of sale system on the road.”
Xsilva continues to build on the capabilities of its award-winning mobile point of sale platform, offering compelling features at a fraction of the cost that big box stores are spending on custom development. Earlier this month, at its recent Certification Camp in San Francisco, the company announced LightSpeed Mobile 1.4, which added a mobile printing capability. The recent addition of a unique hand-off feature makes LightSpeed the most unified retail Point of Sale experience across the desktop and mobile environments. 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 POS station equipped with a cash drawer for completion.
Version 1.4 of LightSpeed Mobile is available for $4.99 from the iTunes App Store and requires LightSpeed Server.
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 to medium-sized 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 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.
For more information on Xsilva Systems, please visit www.xsilva.com.