PAR’s Durable, Easy-to-Maintain Kiosk Integrates with Application Software from Titan, Vista and ParTech
(New Hartford, NY – June 10, 2010) – ParTech, Inc. (PAR) today introduced the PAR EverServ™ Kiosk 6000 to provide customers enhanced self-service options that speed customer service. PAR is transforming the hospitality technology sector with its Boundless Hospitality™ vision that is delivered through game-changing software, hardware, and service solutions for the restaurant, hotel, entertainment, spa, and retail industries. ParTech, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE:PTC).
PAR developed the new touch-screen, full-featured kiosk in collaboration with ISV partners Titan and Vista Entertainment Solutions (Vista). PAR worked with Titan and Vista to optimize, test, and integrate their cinema ticketing application software into the EverServ Kiosk 6000 as well as integrating PAR’s own EverServ PixelPoint POS application with the kiosk. Additionally, the EverServ Kiosk 6000 is designed to work with virtually any kiosk application.
“We are impressed with how easy the cinema ticketing kiosk is to use and how much our customers have appreciated the convenience of this option,” said Ewnetu Admassu, General Manager, Lincoln Plaza Cinemas. “During the first three months of operation, more than 10,000 tickets have been distributed by the kiosk running Titan’s CustomerTixs application on PAR EverServ Kiosk hardware. The Kiosk has helped us to provide extended services to Lincoln Plaza Cinema patrons.”
“EverServ Kiosk 6000 exemplifies the strength of our Boundless Hospitality™ initiative for fueling innovation in the point-of-service industry,” said Peter Wolf, Chief Marketing Officer, at ParTech. “By rallying industry leaders around open standards, our Boundless Hospitality initiative enables PAR and its ecosystem partners to provide customers with best-in-breed solutions for their business and technology challenges. The EverServ Kiosk 6000 forges new ground in cinema ticketing and self-service hotel applications, leveraging the formidable collective industry expertise of PAR, Titan and Vista.”
“We are excited to be working with PAR to bring our exclusive CustomerTixs kiosk ticketing software to the EverServ Kiosk 6000 platform,” said Bob Schofield, Sales and Marketing Executive with Titan. “The user-friendly CustomerTixs software offers a broad range of functionality, from fulfillment-only ticket-collection mode to the ability for patrons to buy regular or advance tickets and view a seating plan before they make their purchase. Cinema operators can also use it to generate advertising revenue by running advertising between ticketing transactions, taking advantage of the EverServ Kiosk 6000 system’s outstanding display capabilities.”
“The Vista Kiosk module extends a cinema’s selling ability and customer service into public areas outside the cinema itself, allowing patrons to purchase tickets and concessions, and make and pick up bookings at their convenience,” said Dave Smith, product manager, Vista Entertainment Solutions. “The EverServ Kiosk 6000 is a perfect fit for the Vista Kiosk module because it supports a range of peripherals such as scanners, printers and card readers in an industrial strength cabinet that is very easy to access and maintain.”
Joining a growing family of EverServ POS hardware and software offerings, the PAR EverServ POS Kiosk 6000 system features a bright, 15-inch LCD display with high-durability capacitive touch-screen technology. An optional second, flat-panel monitor up to 24 inches in screen size can be used to display video and other content. Other features include a dual-speaker audio system, an omni-directional scanner, a ticket or receipt printer and dispenser, and an optional mini-keyboard and touch pad. The EverServ Kiosk 6000 system’s rugged construction and open-architecture design simplifies maintenance and makes it easy to add new features and capabilities over time.
PAR EverServ POS PixelPoint software deployed on the EverServ Kiosk 6000 speeds up the restaurant ordering process with intuitive menus and the incorporation of sound and motion graphics that truly engage the customer. The Kiosk 6000 unit is also supported by PAR EverServ Services, which include integration services, implementation services, professional services, hardware maintenance services, and help desk.
ABOUT PAR TECHNOLOGY
PAR Technology Corporation creates and markets products that help hospitality operators around the world to better manage money, materials, people and the guest experience. PAR has provided hardware, software and services to the world’s largest restaurant chains and their franchisees for almost 30 years. Today the Company’s extensive offering includes technology solutions for the full spectrum of hospitality operations, from boutique hotels and independent table service restaurants to international QSR chains, all backed by PAR’s global service network and its Boundless Hospitality™ vision for enhancing restaurant operations in a new era of dining out. The Boundless Hospitality vision drives the development of game-changing solutions, and is supported by a partner ecosystem that accelerates innovation more quickly than possible for any single company working independently. The Company has over 50,000 installations in more than 105 countries worldwide. PAR is also a leader in providing computer-based system design and engineering services to the Department of Defense and various federal agencies. Through PAR Logistics Management Systems, the Company is a provider of best-of-breed integrated solutions for shipping asset management and tracking. PAR Technology Corporation’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PTC. For more information visit the Company’s website at www.partech.com.