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MacRumors
Jan 7, 2013, 12:46 PM
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Griffin (http://www.griffintechnology.com) and ShopKeep POS (http://www.shopkeep.com) have partnered up (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/shopkeep-pos-partners-with-griffin-technology-on-sleek-sturdy-ipad-pos-system-185886412.html) on a new iPad stand with integrated credit card reader, designed to be a physical point of sale terminal for retail stores.

The stand will be available only to ShopKeep POS customers beginning this quarter.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/01/shopkeeppos.jpgDurability and secure credit card transactions are often the main concerns merchants have for their POS system. Griffin's Kiosk Retail addresses these pain points with an integrated magnetic card reader and impact-resistant housing for the iPad. For secure transactions, the built-in magnetic card reader is TDES encrypted and has DUKPT key management, similar to the current MagTek® swiper that ShopKeep POS offers.

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"We researched many POS companies before selecting ShopKeep POS as an exclusive launch partner for the Kiosk Retail in the United States," said Dean Shortland , Director of Business Development at Griffin Technology. "We are devoted to creating intuitively designed solutions that enhance user experience and the simple and powerful solutions that ShopKeep POS offers to small businesses fit well with our company focus. Plus, with over 3,500 merchants across the country, they are the leading iPad POS company in the US, and we are looking to scale our solution quickly."The press release (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/shopkeep-pos-partners-with-griffin-technology-on-sleek-sturdy-ipad-pos-system-185886412.html) does not share details about pricing or how the stand actually connects to the iPad, whether through Lightning/30-Pin ports, or via the headphone jack like Square's more portable card reader (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/05/23/square-seeks-to-revolutionize-retail-sales-with-square-register-for-ipad-and-card-case/) does.

Article Link: CES 2013: ShopKeep POS and Griffin Partner on iPad POS System (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/01/07/ces-2013-shopkeep-pos-and-griffin-partner-on-ipad-pos-system/)



chuckd83
Jan 7, 2013, 12:58 PM
they need a better acronym than POS...

mrsir2009
Jan 7, 2013, 01:13 PM
The touch screens on many POS terminals I’ve seen are useless... The intergrated iPad should fix that :D

jlgolson
Jan 7, 2013, 01:27 PM
The touch screens on many POS terminals I’ve seen are useless... The intergrated iPad should fix that :D
It all depends on how good the app is.

ipadrumormill
Jan 7, 2013, 01:59 PM
Revel Systems is really in Griffin. http://www.retailtouchpoints.com/retail-crm/2170-griffin-belkin-and-goodwill-implement-ipad-pos-from-revel-systems

According to this article Griffin is already using Revel Systems in all of their locations? They just rolled them out less then a month ago? I wonder who is not telling the truth here?

:D

markie
Jan 7, 2013, 02:00 PM
Just what the world needs. A brand new MagStripe solution right smack in the middle of the EMV transition:

http://www.mastercard.us/mchip-emv.html

http://corporate.visa.com/newsroom/press-releases/press1142.jsp

http://discovernetworknews.com/stories/discover-implements-emv-mandate-for-u-s-canada-and-mexico/

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2012/emv_roadmap.aspx

WHAT MERCHANT WOULD BUY ALL NEW MAGSTRIPE GEAR TODAY?!?!?!?!?!?!

thobie
Jan 7, 2013, 02:04 PM
Magnetic card reader, 2012? :D

Can't sell a one at Europe anymore - electric card reader is needed and NFC is coming. Look for example https://www.izettle.com/.

Is USA so far behind?

needfx
Jan 7, 2013, 02:05 PM
so this is what is going to be charging my accounts with products I barely need

TMar
Jan 7, 2013, 02:30 PM
Not sure why you would design it so the home button was accessible for a POS term.

MrDc2
Jan 7, 2013, 02:56 PM
Not sure why you would design it so the home button was accessible for a POS term.

Angry Birds

bacaramac
Jan 7, 2013, 03:16 PM
Not sure why you would design it so the home button was accessible for a POS term.

Prototype?? Or they install custom software with multiple apps.

unplugme71
Jan 7, 2013, 03:19 PM
they need a better acronym than POS...

PO Sale?

Point'O Sale?

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Not sure why you would design it so the home button was accessible for a POS term.

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MacFly123
Jan 7, 2013, 04:57 PM
they need a better acronym than POS...

Um, that is an industry term that means "Point of Sale". It is not something they made up lol!

evansls
Jan 7, 2013, 04:59 PM
Not sure why you would design it so the home button was accessible for a POS term.

The 'home' button can be locked down now within iOS 6 while using 'Guided Access' mode. Once activated, tripple clicking the home button will request a password to be entered to leave the current app.

It's basically a "child proof" mode so the user can't exit the app accidentally now. Also, you can block certain areas from the screen from being activated, for example should there be a close button/back button within an app, you can lock that portion of the screen from being activated.

See apple site for more info

http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/#accessibility

a0me
Jan 7, 2013, 05:36 PM
they need a better acronym than POS...
The acronym for "Point Of Sale" has been used for the last 20 years at least, so it may be too late for that. Sort of unrelated, but in Japan, they use the acronym "BS" to refer to refer to satellite television (BS stands for "Broadcasting Satellite") and we end up having "BS News" "BS Channel" "BS Japan" and so on.

92jlee
Jan 8, 2013, 01:13 AM
what's the point? 3 years time they will have to upgrade all the ipads because a minor software update will render them usless.
Apple don't cater for the business market anymore, they have been in the consumer electronics business for a very long time yet people for some reason want idevices and macs in large offices and other corporate areas.

macs4nw
Jan 8, 2013, 03:36 AM
Depending on the cost, it could be ideal for small businesses as an interim solution.

dtremit
Jan 8, 2013, 12:10 PM
Magnetic card reader, 2012? :D

Can't sell a one at Europe anymore - electric card reader is needed and NFC is coming. Look for example https://www.izettle.com/.

Is USA so far behind?

Chip+PIN hasn't been widely adopted in the US because the card issuer -- and not the consumer -- is responsible for covering the cost of fraudulent transactions. Given the security questions about Chip+PIN, I'd say it's a good tradeoff.

Card-based NFC ("tap to pay") is fairly common here but hasn't really generated much enthusiasm.

Andeavor
Jan 9, 2013, 08:36 AM
Most people I know - Europe and abroad - still prefer or use CCs or debit cards to pay electronically. It costs many businesses a fortune to switch to NFC, which is not a smart move when most customers don't have an NFC-enabled device yet.

markie
Jan 10, 2013, 01:11 AM
Chip+PIN hasn't been widely adopted in the US because the card issuer -- and not the consumer -- is responsible for covering the cost of fraudulent transactions. Given the security questions about Chip+PIN, I'd say it's a good tradeoff.

Card-based NFC ("tap to pay") is fairly common here but hasn't really generated much enthusiasm.

That logic makes no sense to me though. Magnetic strips have NO security. EMV has theoretical attacks related to predictable unpredictable numbers. You'd rather have NO security than a system that's extremely, but possibly not perfectly, secure?

sentiblue
Jan 18, 2013, 02:37 PM
That's a very sexy POS machine! ;)