08/07 2014

Powering Mobile POS Applications with ARBOR’s Gladius 5 Rugged IoT Handheld Computer

ladius 5 enables better customer services, staff productivity as well as cost savings to gain momentum in hospitality and retail market
Gladius 5 offers specific benefits to fulfill the needs for mPOS applications
The use of mobile POS in hospitality and retail has significantly increased in recent years, as has the use of handheld devices such as tablets and smartphones been transformed into point of sale terminals. According to the recent forecasts from ABI research said that mPOS to make up 46% of all POS installed base in 2019. The true is mPOS becomes more mobile and highly demanded. ARBOR Technology, a leading IPC provider of embedded computing solutions, offers a fully integrated and advanced rugged IoT handheld computer– Gladius 5 to meet the needs of mPOS just as quickly.

ARBOR’s Gladius 5 is perfectly designed for the IoT applications. Powered by MediaTek MT 6589 Quad-core CortexTM-A7 1GHz CPU and running with the Android v4.2 operating system. With the integration of NFC, 1D/2D barcode scanner and WLAN/WWAN/BT wireless transmission functions, which makes Gladius 5 a specific mPOS solution for retail and hospitality businesses.

Versatile Functions Boost Ultimate Efficiency and Productivity

A total wireless and multi-functions Gladius 5 delivers a wide range of advantages to complete mission critical tasks. For retail, associates are free to roam around the store, while handling stores manners and serving customers relied on its mobility. Meanwhile, the retail staffs also enable to check stock to maintain real-time inventory via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and even manage purchase transaction with its built-in barcode scanner. By connecting with portable printer, it can process payments and print receipt at location, accelerating the checkout process and shortening waiting lines at the POS stands during peaks. Additionally, Gladius 5 are compatible of recognizing 2D bar codes to interact with consumers’ mobile devices and exchange a message of agreement to pay so as to meet the needs of m-commerce applications.
Likewise, Gladius 5 enables restaurant and hospitality businesses of all types to streamline the order taking and purchase transaction on the floor, at the table or anywhere as required. Thanks to NFC availability, Gladius 5 offers a more flexible and efficient contactless payment platform, reducing the implementation costs of checkout equipments. Nowadays, the business operators take regard to expend the same customer service to maintain a strong relationship with customers, with the help of Gladius 5, users are capable to quickly access to backend system to check customer data just from the palm of hand.

Perfectly Handy and Mighty Design Optimizes User Experience

Adopting the most popular Android OS, making Gladius 5 are widely accepted by users and easily integrated with existing POS initiative. Featuring with 5.5 inch easily viewed touch screen with Corning Gorilla GlassTM, high capacity battery with up to 8-hour prolonged usage, Qi standard wireless charging for safer connection as well as compliance with MIL-STD-810G, 5ft drop rating and IP65, which bring a perfectly durable, reliable and persistent user experience for mPOS segment.