Panasonic said it will showcase a number of new technologies at the 105th annual National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show, including new mPOS and rugged tablet devices.
“With customer in-store experience expectations continuing to grow, retailers need mobility solutions that can perform a wide variety of tasks required in today’s connected retail environment,” said Jeff Pinc, Director of Retail and Food Services, Panasonic.
“Our mobility solutions offer retailers the tools they need to bring employees out from behind the counter and onto the showroom floor to check inventory, make recommendations and close sales while keeping customer data safe and secure.”
The solutions on display include the Toughpad FZ-Q1, a 12.5” semi-rugged tablet with POS, mobile POS, kiosk and mobile dashboard applications for retail.
Another product is Toughpad FZ-R1, an all-in-one tablet running Windows 8.1 for retail environments to meet changing omni-channel customer expectations while providing secure transaction capabilities.
The company will also showcase its wide range of rugged Toughpad tablets powered by Windows, including, 20” Toughpad 4K, 7” Toughpad FZ-M1, 5” Toughpad FZ-E1 as well as tablets running AndroidTM such as 7” Toughpad FZ-B2 and 5” Toughpad FZ-X1.
Additionally, Panasonic will showcase its fully-rugged Panasonic Toughpad tablets equipped with Ingenico iCMP mobile payment terminal. A Toughpad FZ-R1 and Stingray III POS terminal will demonstrate the FreedomPay Advanced Commerce Platform.
Panasonic said the complete line of Toughpad tablets offer retailers the mobility and flexibility they need to boost sales, engage customers and manage operational efficiency from the sales floor to the warehouse.
The Panasonic booth will also include the world’s first fully rugged detachable laptop1, the Toughbook 20. According to the company, this product is ideal solution for managers to use in back office operations as well as front of store for increased flexibility.
Furthermore, the company will show Panasonic Stingray III, an enterprise-grade POS device featuring an all-in-one flexible, modular design, which is compatible with a variety of Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Clearview is another product on display, which is a highly flexible and scalable web-based software solution for financial management, inventory cost management, and labor management.
Panasonic will also exhibit its new Space Player. This new type of lighting equipment combines the functions of traditional lighting and video projectors to create engaging, projected visuals with a wide variety of applications for restaurants and retail stores.