cStar Technologies Inc. Introduces SkyGate® Pay
Cashless Payment System for Attended Point-of-Sales
Toronto, ON - December 1, 2009 - cStar Technologies Inc.,
a leader in two-way wireless data communications
solutions for M2M (machine-to-machine, machine-to-men)
and mobile-commerce applications, announces the
SkyGate® Pay - the latest addition to the
SkyGate® suite of products. cStar's
SkyGate® Pay enables the acceptance of cashless
payment at staffed or non-staffed point-of-sale (POS)
Consisting of a touch-screen payment terminal,
media-reader (RFID or Magnetic Stripe), and printer,
SkyGate® Pay can work as a stand-alone cashless
payment system or be networked with additional
SkyGate® Pay systems either wirelessly or by
SkyGate® Pay, when combined with cStar's
Hospitality Genie™ Solution for self-service
point-of-sale locations such as vending, automated
parking, arcades, token dispensers, etc., provides a
seamlessly integrated one-stop cashless payment solution
for any staffed or self-service point-of-sale location.
SkyGate® Pay can also be integrated with
customers' existing POS systems where practical.
Utilizing existing (or new) guest, resident, employee,
student, or membership ID media, such as magnetic stripe
cards, RFID wristbands, RFID cards, or RFID fobs,
purchases are conveniently charged to a prepaid account,
posted to hotel guest room bills, deducted from payroll,
or billed to the customer.
President and CEO of cStar Technologies, Stella Yoon
said, "Our clients, partners, and we are very excited
about the introduction of
SkyGate® Pay - it gives customers the freedom to
go completely cashless. Instead of two or three
different card payment terminals fighting for space on
one SkyGate® Pay can handle multiple payment
methods from credit cards to prepaid cards to hotel
guest room keys to gift cards to loyalty point's cards.
Facilities such as hotels, resorts, universities,
colleges, seniors' residences, corrections facilities,
manufacturing plants, and office complexes can provide
the convenience and safety of cashless payment at any
staffed or non-staffed point-of-sale location with
SkyGate® Pay and Hospitality Genie™
without having to deal with the headaches associated
with accepting and handling cash and with the
flexibility of wireless or wire-line communications. One
SkyGate® Server, with the capability of handling
a multiplicity of applications and accounts, provides
customers with significant cost savings and minimizes
the operational and administrative nightmare of dealing
with multiple servers."
SkyGate® suite of products provide the brains
and the communications backbone for a myriad of cStar
solutions for various industries.
SkyGate® Multiplexer is a wireless network
controller and access point that has the capacity to
handle hundreds of
SkyGate® Nodes. It provides the wireless network
operation and management functionality, and seamless
integration from wireless LAN to wireless WAN and to
wire-line subnets and backbones (e.g. Ethernet,
Intranet, Internet, etc.).
SkyGate® Node is a wireless or wire-line device that
enables real-time, on-line data communications between
non-IT devices and IT systems.
SkyGate® Server is a comprehensive application
server platform providing real-time communication,
management functionality, and service-oriented framework
for integration of services and components, targeting a
multitude of industries and vertical markets including
Life Sciences, Hospitality, and Security/Defence.
SkyGate® Nodes and SkyGate® Multiplexers
provide robust wireless connectivity either through
wireless Local Area Network (wLAN) or Wide Area Network
(WAN) coverage. With its robust wireless network
communication that can reach from the basement to 40+
floors of concrete buildings, cStar's
SkyGate® wLAN Nodes can be readily deployed
anywhere on a property based on an easily deployable
dedicated wireless LAN.
SkyGate® Nodes can be readily deployed anywhere
on a property where there is pre-existing cabling or
SkyGate® Pay enables cashless payment at staffed
point of sale locations.
The ease of installation and set-up of the
SkyGate® family of solutions typically allows
for single day deployment of the selected solution with
minimal interruption to operations - downtime is counted
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