Front of House
SoMo 650 mobilizes restaurant personnel
December 2, 2008, Newark, CA – Socket Mobile, Inc., provider of mobile
productivity solutions, formed a partnership with Amadeus, a technology and
distribution solutions company, to pair the Socket Mobile SoMo 650 handheld
computer with its mobile Point of Sale (POS) system for restaurants to create
an expandable solution to help wait staff take and process guest orders quicker
and more efficiently.
The SoMo 650 handheld computer with 128 MB of storage and 624 MHz of
processing speed is combined with the Amadeus Restaurant Management System
software and stationary POS system. With the mobile solution, a waiter can
place the entire order directly from the table, and with one click wirelessly
transmit it to the stationary POS system, making the order immediately
accessible for the kitchen staff. Amadeus also employs the InfoGenesis software
from Agilysys in the POS solution. The software displays the information on the
stationary terminal, where the staff can close orders and manage the payment.
Peripherals for the SoMo 650, including bar code scanners and RFID or
magnetic card swipe readers, expand the device’s flexibility for applications
within the hospitality sector. This allows companies to grow with the mobile
solution, instead of finding a new device for each application. The solution is
also Wi-Fi enabled and comes with software allowing easy WLAN installation.
Amadeus has already implemented the mobile POS in several hotel restaurants,
including the Ringberg Hotel in Suhl, Germany and the Spa Therme Blumau,
"In a challenging economic environment, it is more important than ever
for the hospitality industry to offer compelling services in order to maintain
and grow the customer base on a long term basis," said Bob Zink, senior
vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Socket Mobile. "The
SoMo 650 is an affordable, durable solution and its flexibility allows
restaurants and hotels to expand the solution for other areas without switching
to a new device and software. Bundled with our warranty program, it is a
solution that lasts for years, assuring a high return on investment."