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Cornell-Mayo launches third-party POS terminal for iPod touch

Cornell-Mayo Associates has launched the Omniexpress, a new point-of-sale mobile service version of the Omnistore that is being used at retailers nationwide.

The mobile computing service includes a scanner and magnetic stripe reader that Cornell-Mayo claims is available at a price point that is less than half the cost of other mobile POS services. Cornell-Mayo said it is the first to offer a fully functional POS application for a mobile Apple device.

“Our POS services are unique because it is truly open and runs natively on really just about any operating system,” said Gene Cornell, president of Cornell-Mayo Associates, Parsippany, NJ. “This new service lets us offer the same service but as apps on basically every major platform that is available today.”

Cornell-Mayo was founded in 1981 and has a 100 percent success rate in store system rollouts. Its customers include Barnes & Nobile Inc., Borders Books & Music, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue and Bon-Ton.

Mobile personal shopping
A prominent book retailer and jeweler have signed on to use the iPod POS system but cannot be named as of press time.

Cornell-Mayo offers POS software that is portable to all major platforms such as Windows, Linux and Apple.

Omniexpress lets retailers accept credit and gift cards, then wirelessly print or email receipts.

Retailers can also suspend a transaction to use other tenders, with recall at cash-wrap stations.

The mobile POS runs on the same codes as Cornell-Mayo’s POS applications for cash register and other devices and its functionality is identical.

Cornell-Mayo said the iPod service is priced at less than half the cost of existing mobile POS services.

Mr. Cornell said the iPod POS service is recommended for general merchandisers and department stores.

The company said since the initial announcement it has been inundated with requests for demonstrations.

“This gives retailers accessibility from a mobile device to any info about their stores and sales control of their stores,” Mr. Cornell said. “We recommend retailers use it when they need additional stations in a hurry, if they want to have sales outside the store, for line-busting and for personal shopping.”