The cruise industry isn’t one that you’d typically associate with high-tech. Until now. Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest addition to the fleet, the Norwegian Escape, does just that. Of course, we’ve written ad nauseum of technology in the restaurant space (like we did here, here, and here), and with good reason. The restaurant industry has long led the way in the use of technology to improve the guest experience. However, with the announcement of the Norwegian Escape, the cruise industry has apparently taken note, and for the first time ever a cruise ship will use an iPad point of sale system. In other words, Norwegian’s new ship done changed the game up for cruiseliners. The Norwegian Escape, the luxurious and much-anticipated new ship based out of
Custom Business Solutions to partner with Tekmark® Global Solutions, LLC and Aerohive Networks to deliver a bundled wireless ordering solution.
Check out our friends Bo’s Steakhouse CEO Tom Sacco as he discusses the use of technology including the innovative iPad point of sale NorthStar Order Entry omnichannel ordering experience.
It’s no secret that the POS landscape is changing. We have written about some of the different options that restaurant owners are facing today. Some owners are holding on to traditional POS systems while others are seeking out newer, more streamlined services. Not only are the POS devices going mobile, there are more options than ever before for consumers to place orders. Looking at the different options and trying to weigh through the different setups and components is an incredibly time consuming and intimidating task. But which options truly fit your brand? In order to answer that question, you have to understand the different options, what they mean, and what value they bring to consumers and to the concept itself. Let’s start by identifying
Even if you have been living under a rock for the last year, you’d know that wireless solutions are the way of the future in the hospitality POS space. We receive calls literally every day asking about the different options that exist and what solution would work best for specific concepts. To help those with questions, I wanted to quickly do a survey of some of the options that are currently available to the public. The following Wireless POS Round-Up is for educational and informational purposes only. We are not saying that you should go out and purchase 10 of each of these devices and launch them in your store. Our intent is to educate you, as a POS consumer, on some options that
As we all know, life is stressful. According to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, the top 5 most stressful events in a person’s life are death of a spouse, death of a child, moving, starting a new job, marriage and severe illness. These are all very legitimate stress-drivers. But if Holmes or Rahe were ever to own a restaurant, I would bet that they would agree that one of the most stressful experiences an owner will experience is an install or update of a POS system. From my experience with hundreds of installs, I know how stressful it is! There are few aspects of the process that aren’t stressful: it’s time consuming, you have to learn a new product, there are strange (yet