Pinnacle Certifies IBM

New hardware platform available for Palm POS

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Pinnacle Corp. has announced the certification of IBM as an approved hardware platform for Pinnacle's Palm POS, expanding the existing list of hardware options to include another leading platform supplier.

The IBM SurePOS 500 is one of the industry's leading compact point-of-sale (POS) systems. IBM offers deep-sleep automation, tool-free serviceability, Light-Path and Remote Management capability on a single platform. The combination of IR touchscreen technology, tool-free retail-hardened system design, a biometric fingerprint reader, along with Remote [image-nocss] Management Agent and Light-Path diagnostics, is designed to keep POS systems up and running.

"We are pleased to add IBM's SurePOS 500 platform as an option to our clients," said Denise Lewis, POS product manager at Pinnacle. "Pinnacle continues to respond to requests from the c-store market to provide choices in the area of hardware and devices."

With advanced scanning and an intuitive touchscreen cashier interface, Palm POS is hardware flexible, and it works with a variety of scanners, printers, pole displays, security cameras, lottery, money order, kitchen video, price sign, car washes and more. Nationwide, it is used to process more than $10 billion in total convenience store sales and is certified on more than 10 different credit payment networks. With an open architecture, it provides comprehensive management, operational and retail reporting across the enterprise to help decision-making.

Arlington, Texas-based Pinnacle is a leader in the automation technology industry focusing on the convenience store and petroleum industries. Pinnacle delivers products that automate the broad spectrum of c-store operations and supply-chain management of fuel operations. Nationwide, Pinnacle's products and services are used daily in thousands of convenience outlets to automate and improve store operations and by fuel marketers to increase efficiency in the complex management of fuel delivery.