HP's new ElitePOS has a modular design made to support use-cases in retail and hospitality. It supports interactive signage, self-service applications like customer check-in and employee attendance.
While e-commerce and omni-channel dominate many retail discussions, bricks and mortar stores remain important. According to InReality, more than two-thirds of shoppers said they would be more likely to buy in-store if given access to digital self-help tools like interactive displays and kiosks.
The ElitePOS and its accessories allow retailers to customise the point of sale with an optional receipt printer that integrates into the column stand, and a magnetic stripe reader built into the display. These can reduce clutter at checkouts. There are also barcode scanners and an optional standalone printer.
It's designed to pass MIL-STD tests. It repels minor spills by channelling liquid out the device, and provide efficient cooling with side venting for improved reliability.
It runs Windows 10 on hardware that includes DDR4 memory and 7th generation Intel Core processors with vPro technology. HP has been working hard, across many of its business products, to improve security. The ElitePOS includes HP Sure Start Gen3, the company's self-healing BIOS technology as well as user authentication and physical security measures.
The ElitePOS will be available in September 2017 direct from HP, the company’s global network of more than 250,000 partners and independent software vendors including GK Software, LS Retail, Manhattan Associates, Omnico Group, PCMS,Retail Pro, and TCPOS.