Chicago, IL, May 17, 2014 – Today at the National Restaurant Association Show (NRA), Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, and Lavu, Inc., makers of Lavu iPad POS for restaurants, announced they are joining forces to bring smarter, more flexible iPad POS solutions to restaurant operators of all sizes. Lavu is the first Epson partner to adopt the Epson OmniLink™ i-Series all-in-one smart solution for receipt printing and peripheral device management for its iPad POS. In addition, Lavu will also leverage Epson’s market-leading TM-T88V and TM-U220B printers for receipt and kitchen printing. The two global market leaders are working together to deliver a cutting-edge solution that offers restaurant operators a trusted and innovative migration path to tablet POS.
According to IHL’s Mobile POS Shipments report, overall iPad POS represents 55.9% of total mobile POS installations in retail and hospitality, with hospitality alone being around 21%. Many restaurant operators are gravitating away from traditional, fixed terminals towards more mobile systems to take advantage of inherent benefits such as lower cost of ownership, ease of use, enhanced customer service and space-saving design. The Lavu system is a full-featured hospitality management system that combines a sleek and user-friendly interface with the advanced functionality required to run an efficient restaurant, bar café or hotel operation. Epson’s OmniLink will serve as the peripheral device hub for the Lavu iPad POS platform enabling seamless and reliable connection and management of required POS peripherals, including credit card readers, barcode scanners, scales, and customer displays. With OmniLink, existing or new POS peripherals can be easily added – protecting legacy investments without diminishing the sleek Lavu iPad POS factor.
“We are very excited about the versatile design and integrated computing power OmniLink delivers,” commented Andy Lim, Co-Founder and CEO of Lavu. “We also value Epson’s overall reputation for bringing the most reliable products to hospitality. It’s really an ideal partnership for us, our dealers and our operators.”
“We like to partner with innovative companies that think outside the traditional POS box,” commented Tom Kettell, Manager of North American Sales for Epson’s Business Systems Division. “Lavu is the first to integrate our smart device into its iPad POS for hospitality, utilizing all the functionality it was built to deliver. Operators of all sizes considering a move to mobility should make sure this iPad POS is on their short list.”
To learn more about Lavu iPad POS featuring Epson printers, please visit us in Booth #6475 at the NRA Show.
About Lavu Inc.
Founded in Albuquerque, NM, and operating worldwide, Lavu Inc. began as a solution to common point of sale problems and restaurant industry issues. Lavu Inc. offers Lavu iPad POS as a full-featured point of sale software solution at a fair price. Through cloud computing, wireless mobility, and multi-touch devices, Lavu iPad POS redefines the entire approach to restaurant business management. For more information, visit www.lavu.com.
About Epson America, Inc.
Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Long Beach, CA, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. For over 40 years, Epson’s advanced technology has been at work in millions of POS systems around the world. Today Epson’s Business Systems Division continues to bring industry-leading, open architecture, smart technologies to the point of service. To learn more about Epson America Business Systems Division, please visit: pos.epson.com, or connect with us on Facebook (http://tinyurl.com/EpsonFacebook-BizSys), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonB2B_PR) and YouTube (http://tinyURL.com/EpsonYouTube).
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