NCR Corporation, in collaboration with Samsung Electronics America, Inc., today launched NCR Silver Quantum™, an all-in-one point-of-sale (POS) commerce station featuring an integrated payment device with mobile wallet acceptance capability, customer display, loyalty scanner and Samsung Galaxy tablet.
The NCR Silver Quantum commerce station provides merchants a sleek, efficient system to better manage customer POS transactions and back-office operations.
A 10.1-inch Android™ Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet serves as the employee interface, featuring fast, touchscreen operation for easy management. It is pre-loaded with the NCR Silver Android point-of-sale app, which delivers powerful functionality such as inventory management, marketing support and sales reporting once activated through NCR. Businesses can remotely set up and customize their NCR Silver Quantum device through Samsung Knox Configure, a cloud-based service and IT administration tool offered by Samsung.
Chamblee, Ga.-based Ponko Chicken chose NCR Silver Quantum for its all-in-one functionality, intuitiveness and aesthetic. Co-owner Reiko Clark said the award-winning customer support also played a part in her selection.
The popular family-owned restaurant, which has more locations in the works, offers a unique Japanese and Western spin on a fried chicken tender. Ponko Chicken just re-opened for business after initially closing its first restaurant in 2008, and Clark plans to expand further.
“For the grand re-opening, we wanted sexy, modern-looking technology that matched our restaurant’s aesthetic,” Clark said. “NCR Silver Quantum not only looks stunning on our counter; it has everything in one package. The easy to use point-of-sale app and back office, powerful software and dedicated NCR Silver team were also huge factors in choosing this technology partner to make our expansion dreams a reality.”
NCR Silver Quantum and the NCR Silver family of solutions are designed for small- to medium-sized businesses such as retail shops and restaurants.
NCR Silver Quantum is the first full Android-based solution in the NCR Silver lineup. In addition to incorporating a Samsung tablet and Knox Configure, NCR Silver Quantum includes an embedded RP457c mobile card reader provided by Ingenico Group, which enables the commerce station to accept a variety of payment methods, including magstripe, EMV chip and NFC/contactless transactions such as Samsung Pay.
NCR Silver Quantum offers market-leading battery life of up to 10 hours for merchants who want cordless operation, and has a small physical footprint, measuring less than 13 inches in width.
“Whether you run a franchise food and beverage business or a Mom and Pop boutique, NCR Silver Quantum is as sleek as it is sophisticated,” said Chris Poelma, president and general manager of NCR Silver. “The commerce station is durable, payment processor agnostic and provides chip and mobile wallet functionality. It, along with the entire NCR Silver solution set, offers everything businesses need to operate efficiently - today, and ahead.”
Samsung’s enterprise division takes a vertical approach to business markets, and its retail practice delivers innovative in-store solutions that retail organizations can use to connect with customers, secure their operations, and enhance the opportunities presented by digital business.
”The retail industry is undergoing a rapid digital transformation, and the point-of-sale process is one of the most critical areas to address,” said Ted Brodheim, vice president of Vertical Business at Samsung Electronics America. “With this new commerce station, NCR and Samsung are providing retailers with a technology solution that can simplify employee management of transactions and improve customer shopping experiences, while ensuring processes remain in smooth operation.”
NCR Silver Quantum is part of a product lineup for every stage of business, including cloud-based point-of-sale software, e-commerce integration, hardware, NCR Silver ConciergeTM services, U.S.-based 24/7 live customer service, and powerful functionality such as NCR ConsoleTM that offers advanced employee management, inventory management and reporting.
NCR Silver Quantum is now available with the NCR Silver Android POS app and will soon be available with NCR Silver Pro Restaurant Edition Android POS app. It’s offered in a bundle that includes hardware peripherals, services and a suite of cloud-based software subscription offerings. It can also be purchased separately.