Australian retailers can now process credit card payments through Tyro
MONTREAL, Nov. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - LightSpeed, makers of award-winning retail technology for the iGeneration, today
announced the latest upgrades to its core platform with the release of LightSpeed 3.6. Making strides in the areas of speed, payments and privileges, 3.6
boosts overall performance for all LightSpeed users and changes the
playing field for Australian retailers with the addition of credit card
"To date, we've had tremendous success with our products in the
Australian market," said Dax Dasilva, LightSpeed founder and CEO. "Adding credit card processing through Tyro Payments opens up great
possibilities for LightSpeed in that market, especially in terms of
Updates to the platform include the optimization of LightSpeed Server to
increase operating speed throughout LightSpeed for Mac and Mobile.
Those users who work in the Browser, Point of Sale on Mac or Mobile, or
in stores with five or more simultaneous users will see particular
"The peak retail season is just getting under way, with Black Friday,
Cyber Monday and Christmas all just around the corner," said Dasilva.
"LightSpeed has increased the speed of its platform so that retailers
can easily handle higher transaction volumes during this busy time of
The newest version also boasts centralized management and an improved
payment-processing workflow for external payment terminals, the ability
to choose the number of receipt copies per payment type, and better
control over cash drawer opening. A redesigned Privileges window makes
staff access restrictions to LightSpeed's features easier to maintain.
To upgrade to 3.6, LightSpeed users will require a Support & Upgrades
Subscription valid as of November 1, 2011, which can be renewed via a
local LightSpeed reseller or by contacting LightSpeed Sales.
LightSpeed Mobile 1.6, a new version of the industry-leading mobile
point-of-sale system, is compatible with LightSpeed 3.6 and is now
available as a free download on iTunes. When paired with the 30-day
LightSpeed demo, prospective users can test drive LightSpeed for both
Mac and Mobile. LightSpeed Mobile requires an available user license on
LightSpeed 3.6 sets the stage for a major forthcoming announcement by
the company, one that will change the retail technology landscape.
Users that upgrade to the latest version of the platform will be ready
to turn their point of sale system into an interactive sales tool when
the announcement comes early next month.
For more information on LightSpeed 3.6, visit http://www.lightspeedretail.com/
LightSpeed makes a comprehensive suite of retail tools that are tailored
to the Mac platform and intended to help individual retailers and
small- to medium-sized retail chains grow and manage their businesses
more effectively. LightSpeed makes managing a retail business as easy
as click, drag and drop, and features a powerful front-counter Point of
Sale solution. It also features extensive quoting, ordering and
invoicing capabilities, label and barcode printing, reporting,
inventory management, customer profiling and tracking, credit-card
processing, gift cards and multi-store functionality. Add-on module LightSpeed eCommerce allows retailers to sell their inventory online with a LightSpeed Web
Store or Magento solution that is tightly integrated with their
in-store database. LightSpeed Mobile offers retailers the ability to eliminate impersonal cash register
line-ups and instead complete transactions on the retail floor using
the same hardware as Apple does in its own retail stores. This mobile
Point of Sale system represents the very latest in retail technology,
without the high cost of custom application development that big box
stores are paying to achieve the same functionality.
For more information on LightSpeed, please visit www.lightspeedretail.com.
Xsilva and LightSpeed are registered trademarks of Xsilva Inc. Trade
names of other companies used in this announcement are registered
trademarks and/or trademarks of appropriate companies.
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