Box Technologies launches the elegant powerful Cielo series of EPoS Terminals

Box Technologies, the UK’s leading provider of customer interface technology solutions is delighted to announce the launch of the Cielo range of high-end EPoS terminals specifically designed to combine high performance with aesthetically pleasing looks aimed squarely at the fashion, pharmacy, hospitality and specialty retail sectors.

Cielio is a beautiful and powerful EPoS terminal endowed with an ultra-slim display, sleek chassis and small footprint design. Its bezel free design gives a tablet style look and combined with its smooth lines and elegant appearance, Cielo is ideal for high-end retail, fashion and specialty stores.

Cielo is equally at home dealing with more mission critical applications. Cleanliness at the point of sale within a pharmacy or hospitality environment, for example, is essential and Cielo provides design features that address these important requirements. The Cielo boasts a vent-free frame which along with its bezel free construction ensures a cleaner, morehygienic terminal. This provides the additional benefit of reducing ingress of liquid, dust or food, which can have a detrimental effect on the lifespan of the touch screen.

Cielo is available in a choice of charcoal or white; whilst charcoal might find itself in a designer style operation, the latter is ideal in a pharmacy environment where any accumulation of dirt is easily visible enabling it to be wiped clean and kept clear of germs.

There are two models. Besides the Cielo, the Cielo-i is the high performance version for use in environments where transactions may be more complex and require a more system hungry software package. This PoS terminal can be supplied with either an i3 or i5 core bringing  prodigious amounts of computing power.

Operationally, Cielo boast a bright image display which is backlit for ease of use. It is economic in its power consumption and has a tough but light aluminium chassis with a compact footprint that is perfect for point of service areas where space is at a premium.

Of its launch, Richard Elmes, Marketing Manager at Box Technologies, remarked, “The introduction of Cielo addresses a need within the retail , pharmacy and hospitality sectors for a point of sale terminal that provides both performance and stunning good looks. Its tablet style lines bring the point of sale environment up to date whilst its design practicalities ensure that it is easy to keep clean with fewer moving parts for longer life and low total cost of ownership. Cielo shows the beauty can be combined with practicality”.

For ISVs and Value Added Resellers, Box Technologies is planning to run a series of open days of the entire range of new EPoS systems including the Cielo and Cielo-i in Thame starting on Wednesday October 10th. Please contact your account manager or visit www.boxtechnologies.com/events for full details.

Box Technologies Introduces Motion Computing’s Next Generation F5t and C5t Rugged Tablet PCs

Integrated with 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, Motion’s Latest Tablets Provide Superior Performance, Optimized Battery Life and Industry-Leading Display Features

Oxfordshire, 29th August 2012: Box Technologies, the UK’s leading provider of customer interface technology solutions, today announced the launch of Motion Computing’s next generation F5t and C5t Tablet PCs. Designed to enhance productivity for mobile workers across a broad range of vertical markets, such as field service, healthcare, construction and retail, the latest Motion® tablets deliver uncompromising levels of power, security and manageability.

Powered by 3rd generation Intel®Core™ processors designed for optimized mobility and featuring a variety of power saving technologies, these latest tablet PCs from Motion offer up to six hours of battery life*. The tablets also feature Motion’s hot-swap battery feature for extended, uninterrupted productivity in the field. Finally, built to run on Windows, the F5t and C5t Tablet PCs offer seamless business integration and virtually unlimited usability.

Motion C5t

Motion C5t

Superior Performance and Extended Battery Life Enhance User Productivity Motion’s next generation F5t and C5t rugged tablet PCs deliver increased performance and responsiveness. Available with the Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, or the advanced security capabilities available with the Intel® Core i7 vPro™ platform, the F5t and C5t Tablet PCs are available with an array of performance options to meet the needs of both users and IT professionals across vertical markets.

“Motion’s latest tablets with the 3rd generation Intel Core vPro processors are designed to meet the needs of mobile workforces by offering optimized battery life and the high performance these workers demand to enhance productivity anytime anywhere…” said Dan Russell, director of business client platforms and solutions marketing at Intel. “Furthermore, the F5t and C5t Tablet PCs enable both the business user and IT managers to compute with confidence through a combination of Intel based security paired with exciting designs and easy automation.”

New Features Offer Improved Field Usability and Connectivity Enterprise-ready and built to work with Windows 8** and featuring a multi-touch user interface, Motion Tablet PC users are also seamlessly connected through robust communications support such as optional integrated Gobi™ connectivity, optional integrated GPS with support for Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), Euro Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), and Multi-purpose Satellite Augmentation System (MSAS) for increased accuracy and faster satellite acquisition time.

Building on Motion’s successful line of rugged tablet PCs, the new F5t and C5t Tablet PCs are built around a magnesium-alloy internal frame for rugged protection, and meet MIL-STD-810G and IP-54 standards, offering protection against the bumps, drops and exposure to dust and moisture associated with highly mobile workflows.

Additional Features Include:

  • 10.4-inch dual-input display with capacitive two-finger touch and high-resolution digitizer pen input, and Gorilla Glass for enhanced durability
  • Intel Centrino® Advanced-N 6235 Wi-Fi® with Bluetooth® 4.0 and HD Graphics 4000
  • 64GB or 128GB solid state drive (SSD) for advanced performance
  • Front-facing web camera and rear-facing documentation camera
  • Optional Smart Card Reader for strong security authentication
  • Integrated RFID and optional Barcode Scanner for improved data acquisition

Tailored Accessories to Improve Workflows

The C5t and F5t Tablet PCs are compatible with a broad array of accessories designed to improve usability and portability.

Key peripherals include:

  • Docking, Mounting and Storage Solutions: Including the standard C5-Series and F5-Series Docking Stations and Mobile Dock by RAM Mounts
  • Carrying Cases: Including the C5-Series and F5-Series Carry Sleeve, ClipCarry or custom carry cases as needed
  • Data Acquisition and Input Tools: Including the Rugged Digitizer Pen, EasyConnect MSRe with Magnetic Stripe Reader (MSR), USB and Ethernet
  • Power Solutions: Including the ReadyDock by ATS and External Battery Chargers

*Battery life based on MobileMark 2007 test, results will vary based on product configuration, applications, features and power management settings

**The F5t and C5t Tablet PCs come standard with Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, and all F5t and C5t Tablet PC customers will be eligible for a Windows 8 upgrade upon its release.

About Box Technologies

Box Technologies is the UK’s leading provider of customer interface technology solutions, within six core market sectors: Retail, Hospitality, Finance, Public Sector, Utilities, Transportation and Logistics. Celebrating 20 years in business in June 2012, Box Technologies success over many years derives from its selling proposition of “Delivering the Customer Interface through Technology”. As an ISO 90001:2008 accredited business, supported by direct relationship with leading manufacturers Box Technologies delivers total solutions across multiple product lines Digital Signage – EPoS – Mobile – Self Service supported by in-house Service delivery teams.

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Northern Ireland Housing Authority adopts Motion F5 Tablets

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) is a non-departmental public body that looks after the housing responsibilities of 65 separate authorities in its role as Northern Ireland’s overall housing authority. The NIHE is also one of the province’s largest public sector organisations. With a budget of over £600m and a staff of over 3,000, the NIHE makes a substantial contribution to better health, education and wellbeing by providing 90,000 well-maintained modern dwellings. It also has a strategic responsibility for the private sector and research

Business Situation
The NIHE uses money from rents and public subsidies to finance new social dwellings and improve its own stock. The biggest challenges facing the NIHE is to provide enough social housing in the specific areas where it is needed, and at the same time provide high quality housing management services which satisfy rising tenant expectations while still meeting the demanding efficiency targets set by the government. To help manage and improve the efficiency of the huge amount of data collected as part of its House Condition Surveys, NIHE needed a highly mobile and rugged technology solution for managing its own portfolio and surveying those in the private sector for which it has a strategic responsibility.

Solution
The NIHE chose the Motion F5 rugged Tablet PC for its power, portability and durability. Twenty-five tablets were configured, deployed and supported by Box Technologies to improve the accommodation management process. The lightweight design, robust ergonomics and bright outdoor viewable screen made the F5 the perfect alternative to pen and paper.