CTIA WIRELESS 2012 — Verizon Enterprise Solutions announced that it will introduce a new tablet-based solution that enterprises can customize to handle point-of-sale payments and inventory management.
The solution equips mobile workers with custom tools to boost sales, improve service and increase operational efficiency — with enterprise-grade security and device management built-in.
"Verizon is filling an important gap between the 'bring your own device' movement and IT departments endeavoring to tailor consumer tablets for business ...," said Janet Schijns, vice president of vertical and midmarket solutions for Verizon Enterprise Solutions. "As a result, our customers can equip the front lines of sales, service and operations to create richer, more immediate customer experiences that grow revenue and strengthen loyalty."
The new offering features Android-based, durable, enterprise tablets that have no preloaded applications, the company said.
The Verizon Private Applications Store for Business is available for employees to download enterprise apps that have been pre-approved by the companies and are specific to their lines of business.
Verizon says its new offering is applicable to several industries.
- In the transportation industry, companies can use the tablets to monitor fuel prices, weather and construction conditions. In addition, when company mechanics encounter problems while servicing engines, they can use the tablets to access technical manuals, demos and specialized websites.
- For retailers, the solution will enable store associates to use the tablets to manage store operations, monitor inventory, demonstrate products to customers, accept coupons and scan a credit card for a purchase — all from the floor.
- In financial services, banks and payment processing companies inventory management and coupon scanning for their merchant and retail customers.
The tablets are available in a variety of models, including an extra heavy-duty model that is designed for outdoor use in inclement weather and extreme conditions. Customers can access trending information, including real-time connection status and usage, via the Verizon Machine-to-Machine Management Center.
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