X2NSat has a new offering that enables mobile POS connectivity even in the remotest of locations in North America.
A loss of connectivity means retailers are unable to collect money—that is not a good thing. There are definitely drawbacks when using terrestrial and cellular connections—even with “store and forward” features, if a credit card is bad, the retailer is responsible for that loss in revenue. And when connections are down, debit cards are not an option, as the customer’s bank cannot be contacted to hold the amount needed for the transaction. Oftentimes in rural, isolated locations, cellular and traditional wireline connections are simply not available.
Back in April, the company revealed they have a partnership with Thuraya that offers that firm's portable L-band terminal in the US. Adapting the Thuraya terminal into a POS access point for transactional communications results in exceptionally efficient bandwidth usage, low-latency IP networking, and high levels of security.
The access point’s portability and always-on connectivity enables real-time, secure, two-way communications anywhere. X2nSat also offers fixed POS solutions using a small antenna that's located at each retail location. Offering easy installation and integration with a retailer’s current equipment, X2nSat’s always-on connectivity completes transactions in two to five seconds.
X2nSat will be showcasing the POS access point at RetailNOW 2016 in Grapevine, Texas, from August first through third at Booth 138.
According to Garrett Hill, the CEO of X2nSat, the POS access point is a perfect fit for vendors at outdoor events, remote trade shows, and concerts. With X2nSat’s reliable L-band connectivity, dependable performance is operational in areas where existing systems are either overloaded or inoperable.