Accelerate POS performance by 30%

Accelerate POS performance by 30%

Extend the life of existing POS terminals

Extend the life of existing POS terminals

Reduce store infrastructure cost

Reduce store infrastructure cost

Virtualized POS

Virtualize your existing POS application onto a centrally managed store server - an existing one, or a new server of your choice. Your POS registers will run a lightweight 'in memory' operating system that is fully supported, PCI compliant and presents the POS application exactly as it appears and operates today.

With the POS application operating on modern local, secure and resilient infrastructure, management and maintenance becomes quicker, easier and more cost effective. Transactional performance of the POS registers improves by up to 30% with Zynstra's POS virtualization solution, and the disks - the most common point of failure on the register - are no longer required, reducing maintenance costs and downtime.

As an additional operations benefit, instead of managing and updating individual registers, IT can update them and apply patches from the centre, with validation, automation and rollback - ensuring the most important patches are applied with a 100% success rate.

Virtualization of our key upsell platform is a smart way to reduce the number of devices at customer checkout and deliver a far leaner and efficient IT footprint in the store.

Edward Dzadovsky
VP North America IT, Circle K

Transition to multi-function store devices

Retailers must adapt fast to deliver curbside collection, touchless payment options, online orders with 3rd party delivery companies and more. Virtualized POS enables you to run multiple applications on one single device, whether a fixed register, kiosk or tablet. Streamlining applications to run from one single touchpoint reduces your store IT footprint, significantly improving customer experience and boosting staff productivity.

Point of Sale devices running POSReady7 will soon be at risk

Are you prepared?

POS Virtualization is a Growing Trend

The appetite for virtualization of POS is high. Recent survey results show that overall 70% of retailers stated they would be implementing it in the next two years.

23% percent of retailers said they were using it already, while 26% said they would adopt it as soon as possible, and 21% said they would do so in the next two years.

Just as virtualization has transformed the wider IT industry, applying this technology to point of sale systems has enormous potential.

Virtualized POS enables the Software-Defined Store

 

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Business Benefits

Increased Return on Investment

  • Extends life of existing POS terminals indefinitely
  • Supports all existing & future peripheral appliances
  • Avoids end of life issues arising from vendor support decisions (e.g. Microsoft)
  • Reduces cost of POS hardware on replacement
  • Simple to service by using in-store personnel: re-boot POS in under 30 seconds.

Increased Reliability & Reduced Risk

  • Removes POS hard drive: highest failing register hardware component
  • High availability options to further reduce risk
  • No dependence on WAN availability and performance
  • Centralized management of all in-store vPOS
  • Central control of patches and updates
  • PCI compliant solution that encompasses POS hardware and store server.

Enhanced Customer Service

  • Improves POS transactional performance by up to 30% (under lab conditions, vPOS out-performed POS terminals in all scenarios)
  • Platform for mobile POS tablets for Line (Q) Busting
  • Cost effective platform for future applications to enhance customer experience and deliver new lines of business.

What is the economic value of the Software Defined Store?

Virtualized POS Architecture

The requirements of modern edge infrastructure

Zynstra leverages advancements in hyperconvergence, virtualization and software-defined everything.

Purpose-built for today's retail edge:

Purpose-built for today's retail edge:

virtualized, multiple retail workloads & devices – high performance, PCI compliant.

Intelligence at the core:

Intelligence at the core:

Configuration, control, governance – at massive scale.

Operational excellence at the edge:

Operational excellence at the edge:

Improved store operations cost to serve.

Full business integrity:

Full business integrity:

Built for today’s threat landscape.

Completely automated:

Completely automated:

Self-directed, self-healing; manage by exception.

Innovation accelerator:

Innovation accelerator:

Platform for today’s and tomorrow’s innovation.

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