|January 15, 2014|
|April 17, 2013|
MiTAC releases new MioCARE™ Android Tablet for retailers with Cervello PAYG EPOS functionality
MiTAC/Cervello, 15.1.14, London, UK – Innovative new semi-rugged tablets designed specifically for use in the retail environment are just weeks away from release by leading technology manufacturer MiTAC. The new MioCARE™ L130 series Rugged Android Tablet will provide a unique middle-ground for retailers who need more durable solutions than consumer tablets but do not wish to invest in military-standard devices
The MioCARE™ L130 series, available from May, have been developed to address the increasing need for semi-rugged, mid-priced devices for retailers who currently struggle with the dilemma of choosing either a device that is too fragile for daily use, or that stretches their budget much further than they can reasonably afford.
The MioCARE™ tablets comes certified for enterprise use and holds an array of attractive features including secure wireless access, IP67 ingression resistance, Mil-standard drop resistance, and flexible power options, none of which are available on standard consumer devices. It also offers functional accessories including a multi-docking station and has been set up to easily install and run Pay As You Go EPOS software Cervello, giving retailers a simple, off the shelf software + hardware solution at an affordable price point.
Despite being a new entrant to the retail sector, the MioCARE™ tablets are already well established in the medical market, where a similar need for greater durability and bespoke functionality exist. The MioCARE™ team describe the medical tablet as already having ‘95% of what was needed for the retail market’ and with a few tweaks and adjustments, has been redesigned to offer an attractive, affordable, retail-focused tablet. The new L130 series 10.1” range compliments the existing MioCARE™ handheld products to provide a complete solution for retailers.
Whilst the price of a MioCARE™ tablet is approximately 30% higher than comparable consumer solutions, these products offer excellent value when considering total cost of ownership through reduced breakages and replacements over time. The MioCARE™ range is also approximately 50% lower priced than military-standard solutions too, so retailers can save a substantial amount by opting for this semi-rugged option.
MioCARE™ tablets were first introduced to the retail/hospitality market 18 months ago and have already been successfully deployed in restaurants and ticketing sectors across the UK and Europe.
Piet Deschuymer, MiTAC Europe President comments:
“MioCARE™ has the advantage of already being geared up for the volume and customisation requirements of the retail sector thanks to our existing success with our medical and automotive ranges. We have the infrastructure in place to immediately service retailers at a high level with quality, well-supported solutions. Essentially, we’ve perfected this offering in other sectors and have adapted it to service the retail market, bringing with it all the best practices and experience to provide a ready to launch, proven solution.”
Deschuymer says the decision to choose Cervello as the preferred EPOS software solution for the new tablet was fuelled by its proven success and existing deployment in the retail sector.
“MioCARE™ and Cervello offers a 1+1 = 3 solution, as current consumer devices that use Cervello may not necessarily be suitable for the demanding retail environment. Using Cervello on the MioCARE™ tablet will be faster, more reliable and more accurate.”
Fiona Cowlam, Marketing Manager for Cervello adds:
“Cervello is already performing well in the retail sector as a simple, effective, off the shelf EPOS solution that eliminates the need for capital expenditure or ongoing license fees. Its unique ‘pay as you go’ or monthly fixed payment model makes it the perfect entry-level EPOS solution for retailers of all sizes, but particularly suited to smaller retailers. The new MioCARE™ tablet combined with Cervello software offers a much needed solution for retailers who need reliable software and durable hardware at an affordable price point.”
The MioCARE™ L130 Series Rugged Android Tablets will be available for purchase from May 2014 priced from £750 + VAT. Standard 1 year warranty included and optional extended 3 year warranty available..
The MioCARE™ L130 Series Rugged Android Tablet Specification
|SRP (ex VAT)||£750||£995|
1280 * 800
1280 * 800
|Spec||1.5GHz Dual Core / 16GB.
|1.5GHz Dual Core / 16GB.
|OS||Android 4.2||Android 4.2|
|Drop resistance||1.2m concrete
|Battery life (hours)||8+||8+|
|NFC & HF RFID||Yes||Yes|
|Weight (g)||~ 950||~ 970|
About MiTAC & MioCARE™
A leader in the global ICT industry, MiTAC International Corp. was founded in 1982 and designs and manufactures technology products for the automotive, enterprise, medical and fitness markets. With a global workforce of 9,000, the company achieved revenues of US$1.5B in 2011.
Over the past thirty years, MiTAC has evolved into a multinational organization offering R&D, design, manufacturing, assembly, marketing and solutions covering the full range of electronics manufacturing services (EMS). These include joint development management and manufacturing (JDM), original design manufacturing (ODM), original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and original product manufacturing (OPM).
With its global brands—Mio, Magellan, Navman, and TYAN —MiTAC distributes GPS and server products worldwide. To meet the demands of today’s ‘cloud’, MiTAC has developed a comprehensive range of cloud services and cloud computing products with a focus on enterprise and terminal products, as well as smart handheld devices. With its unmatched global experience and expertise, MiTAC is equipped to anticipate consumer needs and analyse industrial megatrends, while providing customers with multifaceted integrated services and organisational flexibility. In this way, MiTAC creates the most appropriate electronic products and services for its customers and evolving markets.
MioCARE™ is MiTAC’s range of semi-rugged handheld tablets tailored to mobile computing and data collection.
For more information visit www.mitac.com
Cervello is a flexible Pay As You Go’ EPOS Software solution which gives users total control over both their business data and their budget spend. It provides an entire retail business solution without the need for capital expenditure or ongoing license fees. Its unique ‘pay as you go’ or monthly fixed payment model makes it the perfect entry-level EPOS solution for retailers.
Currently the only flexible Pay As You Go retail software solution in the marketplace, Cervello is a highly innovative browser-based retail system, which has the ability to integrate data from multiple retail sites and present it seamlessly through one single interface. Cervello can usually be loaded onto existing equipment and trading with it can commence immediately.
Most recently, Pringle used Cervello to launch their concept store in London, where they have removed all of their traditional tills and replaced them with android tablets and intelligent printers.
Cervello is suitable for Windows, Apple and Android devices and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.
Cervello is now part of Barron McCann in Europe and is promoted by PCI in the USA.
For more information visit www.cervello-pos.com
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MiTAC launches MioCARE™ A90 tablet
World’s first pocket-sized tablet, optimally designed for both retail and hospitality
London, 17th April 2013 – MioCARE™, a brand of MiTAC International Corp., today launches the MioCARE™ A90 tablet device designed to meet the specialised needs of retail and hospitality professionals. The device is set to offer effective optimisation for today’s retail and hospitality work environments.
Designed for the retail and hospitality environment
The MioCARE™ A90 was designed after extensive research into the optimal width, height and weight for a device to be held in one hand. The A90 has a tough Polycarbonate surface and one metre drop resistance, while being IP54 rated for water resistance. The result is a genuine tough-but attractive handheld device for the retail and hospitality industries that can be carried and used comfortably throughout the working day.
Optimising the retail and hospitality work environment
The MioCARE™ A90 has a number of features that make it stand out as an innovative tablet for the retail and hospitality industry. It is equipped with a 5.88” bright touch screen, ideal for use by floor staff working inside or outside. The IP54 case is water and dust resistant, and can withstand multiple drops from a height of 1 Metre. The A90 is also flexible and programmable – the Android based operating system makes it easy to integrate into existing EPOS and Hospitality systems, and the Smart power/data cradles ensure the device is always ready for use. The 3 programmable hardware keys means the A90 can be tailored for the customer’s specific needs. With up to 6 hours battery life, the device is well suited for staff whose roles are mainly away from a desk.
“The launch of the MioCARE™ A90, based on extensive research into ideal handheld form, factor and design, is a new venture for MiTAC, but one that has the potential to make a significant impact on the retail and hospitality industries,” said Kieran Carroll, Senior Product Manager, Enterprise at MiTAC. “The A90 is designed to succeed where similar devices have failed – it is dedicated to retail and hospitality, robust and water-resistant, simple to use, allows for easy application integration and fits seamlessly into the retail and hospitality environments. The MioCARE™ A90 will make for quicker, more efficient and secure order taking and data collection, the results of which are improved systems and efficiency.”
For a full list of features, see below. The new A90 and other MioCARE™ semi-rugged devices are available in the UK and Ireland through EPoS Distributor. For product information please visit http://miowork.mio.com; for press information, please email email@example.com.
MioCARE™ A90: £299 + VAT
Screen size 5.88” Capacitive
Resolution WVGA (800 x 480)
Display brightness 350 nits
Samsung Cortex A8 S5PV210 1GHz
Software Android™ 4.0
OS Languages English, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Spanish
Dimensions 200 (H) x 99 (W) x 15mm (D)
Weight 350 g
IP Rating IP54
Drop Resistance 1m
Operating Temperature range -10 to +45°C
Operating humidity 0-90%, non-condense
Operating altitude 0-10,000ft (0-3048m)
Battery Capacity Lithium-Ion battery with 3000mAh capacity
Battery Life 4 - 6 hours
AC mains adaptor In: 100~240VAC
Out: 5VDC, 2A Micro USB
RAM (system memory) 512MB
Storage memory 8GB
Memory expansion MicroSD SDHC up to 32GB
10 point capacitive touch panel
3 programmable hardware keys
Cradle connector 32 pin
Rear-facing 5.0Mp AF
Front-facing 0.3Mp FF
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth® 3.0 + EDR
Accelerometer 90/180/270 rotation
Headphone socket 3.5mm with integrated MIC input
Extended 3 year warranty available
Printed 6 Language English, Dutch, French, Italian
Quick Start Guide German, Spanish
USB to Micro USB
AC mains Adaptor
1 unit or 6 unit power/data cradle
Touch screen pen
Anti-microbial wrist and neck lanyards
HD Output cable
Mio is a brand owned by MiTAC International Corp and represented in EMEA by MiTAC Europe. Mio develops and markets products that enable users to take advantage of the latest developments in mobile services. Mio’s products - including automotive, medical, fitness and enterprise ranges - have been developed by focusing on the needs of customers and aim to offer the ideal combination of innovation and optimal user friendliness. The brand was established in 2002 and today has operations in Europe, Taiwan, mainland China, North America, Australia, Japan and South Korea. Mio currently employs more than 1500 individuals worldwide, and sells and markets its products in over 38 countries and territories. It is Mio’s belief that mobile life and mobile business will remain an integral part of life into our future.