Can HP Tab Save Retail?
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HP Australia seem to think so. The giant have unleashed point of sale solutions to struggling Oz retailers – hoping technology will lure customers back in.

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The new solutions include  mobile point of sale solution based on HP Slate 2 tablet as well as 47″ Micro Bezel video wall displays.

HP POS solution based on the 8.9″ HP Slate 2 tablet runs Windows combines a barcode scanner and magnetic stripe reader and is an inventory device, sales assistant, manager’s assistant all in one.

The mobile solution facilitates store applications such as sales and clienteling – better serving customers based on their past purchases and allows retailers respond to queries more quickly helping to “closi the sale with a customer “anywhere on the floor,” says HP.

HP’s LD4730 and  LD4730G are 47″ Micro Bezel Video Wall Display’s are touch-enabled and feature HP DreamColor and the latter model comes with sturdy Corning Gorilla Glass and are ideal for retail environments.

The wall displays start at for $6,599 including GST.

The displays use an HP video input – simplified Video over Ethernet (VOE) – to manage network-attached digital signage.

HP has also released Presentation Barcode Scanner is a high-performance on-counter scanner that can read most common 1-D and 2-D barcodes The linear model starts at $229.


“Many retailers are working toward creating a much more interesting environment for shoppers with the goal of improving and differentiating the entire shopping experience,” said Chee-Mei Gan, Personal Systems Group, HP Australia.

“HP is becoming the provider of choice for retailers that want to implement this seamless customer experience with affordable, leading-edge technology backed by best-in-class software partners.”