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Today, CRM-POS integrated systems offer a world of benefits, including mobile payment processing and much more. A lot of heavy-duty businesses, like construction companies, are hesitant to integrate some of the more delicate systems for fear of breaking them; however, there are a number of ways these companies can integrate “rugged” POS systems with increased longevity and better usability.
Rugged technology used to mean big, bulky, rubber-covered devices that barely fit in your pocket. Remember the old construction grade Nextel flip phones? Or card readers the size of your foot? Luckily, that’s not the case anymore. New rugged devices harness the power of special materials and innovative design, so they’re durable yet sleek.
These devices are available as tablets, phones, card readers, scanners and printers. They are designed to withstand above average damage and tested for their ability to survive large amounts of dust, repeated drops, and messy spills. Some of these rugged devices are military grade. If your business is in need of the most damage resistant devices, look for the MIL-STD-810 rating on mobile tablets and IP67 ratings on terminals, printers, and more.
Newly designed rugged tablets will last many years into the future, both in hardware and software. Many of these devices are EMV enabled, which means they are able to scan the new credit cards that will be used by over 500 million Americans by the end of this year. You don’t have to worry about outdated software or flimsy hardware; inside and out, these devices are built to last a very long time.
Keep your employees on the same page. Whether in the back warehouse, outside in the elements, or busy at the register, rugged devices work wonderfully for your employees. Most devices have a responsive touch screen, so even someone wearing gloves can use it safely. Printers and card readers resist jams and malfunctions caused by dust particles. From construction to retail establishments, rugged devices are perfect for businesses that need more life out of their POS systems.
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