Xsilva Systems (http:/www.xsilva.com) has released LightSpeed 3.4 and LightSpeed Mobile 1.3.
The latest release features a POS user interface that tightly integrates with LightSpeed Mobile, allowing transactions to be created and paid by credit card from a mobile unit, or instantly dispatched to a Mac sales station for processing alternate payment methods. This is a first for mobile POS, says Dax Dasilva, CEO and founder of Xsilva.
On the retail floor, employees using an iPod touch or iPhone running the LightSpeed Mobile application scan or search the product(s); add, edit or set the customer; and then hand off the sale to a Mac desktop running the LightSpeed POS. This functionality allows a workflow for those customers who want to pay by a method other than credit card, namely cash, check, or alternate payment method that requires a Mac-connected cash drawer or external terminal, says Dasilva.
The user of the desktop POS will see a bubble appear on the left sidebar of the screen, an orange LightSpeed Mobile icon that can be clicked to complete the transaction. Also new in LightSpeed 3.4, enhanced multi-store inventory transfers, speed optimizations and other improvements.
LightSpeed Mobile 1.3, which requires LightSpeed 3.4, includes the requested feature of being able to add and edit customers on the handheld device. Starting this month, international customers in five countries — the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the Dominican Republic — join the United States and Canada in being able to purchase LightSpeed Mobile on iTunes.