DescriptionUsing the very latest wireless technology, MPOS , a new product by Mobile POS, Inc., for Android, brings ALL aspects of POS service TO the customer at Tableside. The Point of Sale is now AT the customer. Servers spend their time WITH the customer rather than running back and forth and standing in long lines.
MPOS, a Mobile POS, Inc product for Android, is a modular POS system with the flexibility to allow solutions for Food Trucks, all the way to Large Dining establishments, using a combination of standard “off the shelf” components organized specifically to serve the needs any size establishment. The smallest solution, for Small Cafes or Food Trucks, uses a 7” tablet, such as a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 which is available for $199, combined with a Blue Bamboo Bluetooth Credit Card Swiper-Printer available for $250. A onetime charge of $49.50 for MPOS makes this complete system available for under $500. A collection of Pads in a variety of sizes can be configured to provide expansion for Server Tablets, for multiple wireless printers, or for multiple tablets configured as bump screens. When there is a need for larger bump screens, the tablet bump screen can be connected to a standard monitor of any size. Different order items can be directed to different printers or bump screens as required. Bump screens and/or printers can be configured to several different prep stations in the kitchen (hot entrees, cold entrees, salads, sandwiches, etc.) by simply directing those items to the specified printer or bump screen. The same is true for items sent to the bar. Smaller bump screens and/ or printers will display specific items or drinks directed to those printers or bump screens for maximum efficiency of operations. When the Server sends any order from the Tablet, orders are automatically directed to different parts of the restaurant simultaneously for preparation. A separate expeditor printer may be used in the kitchen which shows all kitchen items. Since the system runs on a Local Area Network, it is not dependent on the Cloud like so many Pad based solutions. If the internet goes down, the system continues without interruption. Cloud services are available for MPOS, but not required for continuous operation.
When it’s time for the check, at the table, the Server taps the check button and the check is printed at the tableside directly from the Blue Bamboo printer. If the customer prefers to use a credit card, the card is swiped and returned to the customer while the server is at the table. The printer then produces the two receipts commonly used in most establishments today. The server leaves the Credit Card receipts with the customer for them to add a tip in privacy.
With the wireless capabilities of the MPOS, there is no need for the server to stand in line anywhere. In fact, there is no reason for the server to leave the dining area and consequently, Servers are always available to their customers. Low cost runners may be used to bring orders to the table whether from the kitchen or the bar. This includes remote locations such as patio areas, areas on adjacent beaches or even sporting events. Utilizing the latest in wireless technology, the only limit is determined by the time it takes to deliver the food to the customer. Since payment can be made at the time the order is placed, food can be delivered by a variety of means; by foot, bicycle, scooter or some other clever means of delivery.