Greensboro, NC, May 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gilbarco Veeder-Root today announced an initiative to further increase Passport Point-of-Sale’s industry-leading reliability and flexibility by leveraging edge computing with the Acumera’s Reliant platform in the convenience store environment.
Containerization development currently underway for Passport® Point-of-Sale simplifies traditional point-of-sale architecture; allowing faster updates and higher overall uptime and endurance. Running Passport as a container-based application on Acumera’s Reliant platform enables complete local point-of-sale redundancy, even when Internet connectivity fails.
“We are very excited about what containerization means for Passport customers, how it enables edge computing in the short term but also facilitates cloud hosting in the future, when and if customers demand it.” said Chris Whitley, vice president of North American sales and marketing for Gilbarco Veeder-Root. “Today’s retailers can’t afford to be offline, and we believe this technology brings us a significant step closer to near-zero downtime. It will be a game changer for all convenience store retailers.”
Today, most point of sale systems require each checkout terminal to run a variety of necessary applications along with additional hardware components. A containerized Passport system will run all those applications from a local Edge Server. This new architecture provides greater hardware flexibility, lower capital investment, and most importantly, faster deployment and maximum uptime.
“The future of convenience store retailing is about delivering personalized customer experiences through technology with increased uptime and reliability,” said Phil Stead, vice president of Edge Platform Sales at Acumera. “Acumera’s Reliant platform accelerates Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s cloud-to-edge strategy, enabling the delivery of systems and applications at scale. We are honored to partner with Gilbarco Veeder-Root to help clients drive their businesses forward.”
Along with fewer components and a simplified architecture, containerization gives retailers new options, such as the ability to use Passport POS software on any browser-enabled hardware of their choice. Edge servers are easily upgradeable, allowing retailers to add an unlimited number of dispensers without changing the store’s POS architecture, also providing flexibility on the forecourt.
For more information on this initiative, contact Mike Brenner, Gilbarco Veeder-Root Product Manager.
About Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the world leader in technology for commercial and retail fueling operations, offering the widest range of integrated solutions from the concourse to the convenience store to the head office. For more than 150 years, Gilbarco has earned the trust of its customers by providing them with a long-term partnership, unconditional support and proven reliability. Major product lines include fuel dispensers, pump media, point of sale systems, payment systems, tank gauges, and fleet management systems.
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