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  • MWAA & RSPA 2018

    MidWest Acquirers Association (MWAA)

    July 25-26th 2018

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    Retail Solutions Providers Association RetailNOW (RSPA)

    5-8th August 2018

    Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

    Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Tailwind Solutions and ENS join forces

PRESS RELEASE

ENGINEERED NETWORK SYSTEMS (ENS) ANNOUNCES ACQUSITION OF TAILWIND SOLUTIONS LIMITED COMPANY

 Burnsville, MN – December 6, 2017 - Engineered Network Systems, LLC (ENS), a premier provider of technology mounting solutions in North America, is excited to announce the acquisition of Tailwind Solutions Limited completed on November 30, 2017.

Tailwind is based in Fife, Scotland with strong sales in Europe and presence in over 40 countries with customers in all sectors where face-to-face card payment transactions take place. Tailwind is known for its strong relationships with distribution partners, the value driven FlexiPole product line and dedicated staff, making it an ideal fit to join the ENS family.

With the acquisition, the talented Tailwind global team will continue to be fully operational and led by Managing Director, Hester Middleton, in Scotland. As such, operations at ENS headquarters will remain in Minnesota and distribution for all product lines will be available in both EMEAA and North American markets.

Rick Soskin, CEO at ENS, said: “The acquisition of Tailwind will better serve the needs of customers and partners with local sales and distribution. We have several exciting new products with strong worldwide demand. Tailwind’s many EMEAA relationships will significantly enhance our ability to serve these customers. Additionally, the combined ENS and Tailwind product lines will provide our combined customers broader and more diverse product options on a global basis.”

Hester Middleton, Managing Director at Tailwind Solutions, commented: “This partnership will enable us to offer the high quality ENS product range and custom retail solutions to our partners throughout the world. This gives our partners access to a much broader offering and new end customers. We are excited and look forward to bring these new concepts and solutions to our partners throughout the world.”

To view the entire press release, visit  www.ens-co.com.  

The Future of Payments: 2017 and beyond...

How we pay for goods and services is constantly changing, with futuristic-sounding technologies increasingly becoming the norm. But which payment systems are the true game changers?

As we start the new year, it seemed the perfect time to round up the latest views and predictions on a range of payment technologies.

Retailers Launch Payment Apps

Two of the biggest names in US retail have launched their own payment apps, which will enable customers to pay for purchases using their Smart phones.

Mega-retailer Walmart has now completed the US-wide rollout of its Walmart Pay system. Customers can input their credit card or gift card information into the system and then pay for items in-store with their phone. Payment details are stored on Walmart’s servers rather than the phone itself so credit card details are not at risk if the phone is stolen.

How close are we to a cashless society?

Just as credit and debit cards are gradually killing the cheque, it’s now predicted that we’re heading towards a cashless future. But will we ever really give up cash all together?

Over 340 billion non-cash payments, with an estimated total value of $883 trillion, were undertaken globally in 2014, according to the Bank of International Settlements.

Product Spotlight: FLEXiPOLE Tablet Stand

Tailwind is proud to announce the launch of a brand new stand designed specifically to secure Point of Sale iPads against theft and damage.
For retailers running the latest tablet-based Point of Sale systems, the new FlexiPole Tablet stand ensures devices are protected against criminal tampering and everyday wear and tear.

The Tablet stand is formed of a sleek iPad enclosure that protects the device from bumps, scratches and damage without adding bulk. iPads can be charged in place without the need to remove the SecureBack™ and a mount for a headphone jack card-reader is included.

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