Midwich to distribute Casio's V-series Android tablets

New tablet range designed to improve customer experience in retail environments
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Casio’s new Android tablet range will add to the stable of EPoS solutions offered by Midwich’s barcode and scanner specialist division, Synergix.

Designed to integrate seamlessly with Casio’s Android-powered EPoS terminals, the new range is intended to improve customer experience and business operations in retail environments.

Available this autumn, the tablets will also benefit from a range of retail-focused apps available from Casio’s newly launched cloud-based Business Portal.

Combining the ease-of-use of Android 4.0 with Casio’s expertise in developing devices for the retail environment, the new V-series tablets address the retail sector’s growing demand for versatile mobile technology.

Ideal for use in almost every area of retail — from the stock room to the shop floor — the new devices will allow retailers to improve in-store customer service by giving sales assistants easier access to information and powerful applications, marrying the in-store retail experience with the best features of online shopping.

The V-T500-GE, V-T500-E, V-N500-GE and V-N500-E tablets can withstand a drop of up to one metre, as well as being dust-proof and splash resistant to comply with IP54 standards.

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Other features include an OMAP4460 1.5GHz dual core CPU, front and rear-facing 5 mega-pixel cameras, 10.1-inch screen offering a capacitive touch panel, and a digitiser pen for added input options.

The new tablets are equipped with an NFC Reader/Writer that can authenticate user login using a non-contact smart card, and also a Secure Access Module (SAM) slot for applications requiring a higher level of security control.

Guy Boxall, senior product marketing manager, Casio Business Systems said: “The new V-T/N500 series tablet will help retailers improve their customer experience by deploying a mobile terminal and speeding up functions such as stock retrieval. It also offers a mobile point of sale option — to make shopping a more fluid experience. With this technology, sales assistants can queue-bust and close purchases before walk-outs during busy periods.”

To enable businesses to fully integrate these tablets into their operations, Casio has launched its new Business Portal at casiobp.co.uk featuring five EPoS enhancing apps.

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