Datalogic Chosen for Bar Code Scanning Solution by PayPoint

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Heron scanner chosen after extensive market evaluation

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Mike Doyle, Regional Director UK and Ireland for Datalogic, concludes, “Datalogic is delighted that the Heron scanner was chosen to form an integral part of PayPoint One."

Datalogic, a global leader in Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation markets and world-class producer of bar code readers, mobile computers, sensors, vision systems and laser marking equipment, announces that PayPoint has chosen the Heron™ bar code scanner for its PayPoint One EPoS platform.

The platform, launched at the end of September, was developed in conjunction with Datalogic Platinum Partner Box Technologies, to provide retailers with a simple and cost effective solution for processing transactions. Additionally, it offers a modern approach to accessing reports and managing promotions and the back office.

Amit Raithatha, EPoS Product Manager at PayPoint, explains, “Box Technologies was invaluable in the development of the PayPoint One scanner solution, adding value through their intrinsic understanding of the retail technology sector. As part of the development process, we asked them to carry out an extensive market review and recommend a bar code scanner that would integrate seamlessly with the new platform. To ensure that our solution is futureproofed, we wanted to provide customers with a reliable bar code scanner that would be capable of reading both 1D EAN product bar codes and 2D bar codes, which are being more commonly used for mobile couponing and to track parcels,” continues Raithatha. “The Heron scanner, recommended by Box Technologies, was more than up to the task in hand and offered a sleek design that fits perfectly with the desired look and feel of the PayPoint One terminal.”

Datalogic worked with the project team to co-brand the Heron device shipped to retail customers who sign up for the system. PayPoint’s Group Marketing Director Steve O’Neill adds, “With our next generation platform offering EPOS, card payments and PayPoint services, retailers choose a package tailored to their needs and are charged a competitive monthly fee with no upfront hardware cost. We have been powering local and national businesses for 20 years and currently support a network of over 29,000 convenience stores.”

Mike Doyle, Regional Director UK and Ireland for Datalogic, concludes, “Datalogic is delighted that the Heron scanner was chosen to form an integral part of PayPoint One, an innovative solution that offers retailers of all sizes a cost-effective and scalable solution to effectively manage the point of sale and back office admin. We look forward to helping PayPoint roll out the solution to thousands of companies across the UK and overseas.”

Datalogic Group is a global leader in Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation markets. As a world-class producer of bar code readers, mobile computers, sensors for detection, measurement and safety, vision systems and laser marking systems, Datalogic offers innovative solutions for a full range of applications in the retail, transportation & logistics, manufacturing and healthcare industries. With products used in over a third of world’s supermarkets and points of sale, airports, shipping and postal services, Datalogic is in a unique position to deliver solutions that can make life easier and more efficient for people. Datalogic S.p.A., listed on the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001 as DAL.MI, is headquartered in Lippo di Calderara di Reno (Bologna). Datalogic Group as of today employs about 2,500 members of staff worldwide distributed in 30 countries. In 2015 Datalogic Group achieved revenues for 535,1 million Euro and invested over 48 million Euro in Research and Development with a portfolio of over 1,200 patents and pending patent applications in multiple jurisdictions. For more news and information on Datalogic, please visit http://www.datalogic.com.

Datalogic and the Datalogic logo are registered trademarks of Datalogic S.p.A. in many countries, including the U.S.A. and the E.U. Heron is a registered trademark of Datalogic ADC Inc. in the U.S.A.

About PayPoint
We support market leading national networks across 29,000 convenience stores in the UK and Romania so that our customers are always close to a PayPoint store. In thousands of locations, as well as at home or on the move, people use us better to control their household finances, essential payments and in-store services, like parcels. Our UK network contains more branches than all banks, supermarkets and Post Offices together, putting us at the heart of communities for over 10 million regular weekly customers.

We have a proven track record of decades of tech-led innovation, providing retailers with tools that attract customers into their shops. Our industry-leading payments systems give first class service to the customers of over 1,500 clients - utility companies, retailers, transport firms and mobile phone providers, government and more.

We are on and offline; providing for payments by cash, card including contactless; retail, phone and digital; at home, work and whilst out and about from Land’s End to the highlands and islands – helping to keep modern life moving.

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