HP has teamed with Ingram Micro to launch its first Point of Sale (POS) system in Australia.
Ingram Micro data capture POS business manager, Linda Pifat, said the POS business had proven important for Ingram Micro globally, and HP's entry to the local market was exciting.
Pifat added HP's range was complementary to other vendors in the distributor’s portfolio, IBM and NCR.
“Each vendor offers a different product range and target market. HP’s POS systems are best suited for retail markets,” she said.
The HP rp5700 POS is designed to be scaleable from single store to franchise size and processes customer transactions or acts as a manager’s workstation.
It uses Intel and Microsoft Windows technologies, and offers users two half-height slots for PCI-E and optional dual monitor capabilities, RAID support for dual SATA drives and up to 10 USB ports.
Pifat was unable to comment on whether Ingram Micro would be looking for additional vendors in the space, but said the distributor would be offering five different set configurations for HP POS hardware that would suit a range of retail applications.
“Customers will be able to get complete solutions just with HP hardware if they wish,” Pifat said. “The five-year lifecycle and connectivity options are the substantial selling points for the retail market.”