Aruba Networks today announced a new smartphone- and tablet-based point-of-sale solution. The solution was developed in partnership with Infinite Peripherals and LightSpeed, and enables retail sales staff to execute sales transactions reliably and securely from any location in a store.
The Aruba Wi-Fi solution for in-store POS consists of:
Aruba Tablet- and Smartphone-Optimized In-Store Wi-Fi: Access networks based on Aruba's context-aware Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture enables policy enforcement based on device-fingerprinting, application-fingerprinting and location. This enables retailers to prioritize mobile POS applications over less critical traffic, to ensure a good customer experience. Aruba's Mobile Device Admission Control (MDAC) helps ensure that smartphones and tablets can be shipped directly to stores for quick and easy self-provisioning by general sales staff.
LightSpeed Mobile POS application: Retail sales staff can use LightSpeed Mobile to connect to a LightSpeed database and process sales anywhere in the store with an iPod touch or beyond the store at pop-up locations, trade shows and special events using iPhone.
Infinite Peripherals Magnetic Stripe Reader: Infinite Peripherals' Lin?a-pro allows mobile workers to convert their iPod touch and iPhone handset into a powerful point-of-sale solution. The Lin?a-pro includes optional 1D or 2D barcode scanners, 3-tracks magnetic stripe reader, and a rechargeable battery extender in a compact protective case.