Panasonic recently integrated video surveillance with point-of-sale systems for the retail and foodservice industries.
Anaheim, CA (September 21, 2009) – Panasonic integrates its superior video imaging and industry-proven Point-of-Sale (POS) system solutions to create a powerful, multi-faceted business tool. Virtual Site Manager (VSM), being demonstrated at ASIS 2009, provides complete control of integrated video/POS systems with advanced remote management capabilities.
VSM’s integrated software platform combines Panasonic's Stingray POS workstations with the company’s robust and versatile video surveillance cameras and recorders. The resulting system supplies live monitoring and archived recordings with links to all transaction activities. VSM is designed to boost profitability and improve operations by powerfully linking the functionalities of these previously disparate systems. A rules-based approach operates in real-time and provides exception advisories (via email, text or pop-up messages) to pinpoint situations that require attention.
“Panasonic’s Virtual Site Manager is the perfect tool to help manage remote locations with extreme efficiency and cost-effectiveness,” said John Centofanti, National Sales Manager, Panasonic System Solutions Company’s Security Systems group. “VSM is a powerful integrated solution that can be used from virtually anywhere a user has Internet access with benefits that extend well beyond security.”
The core of the VSM toolset is the Video Management Portal, a browser-based suite that enables in-store and above-store management to remotely access and perform event and video analysis in any store at any time. The VSM Dashboard provides a rich graphical depiction of key performance indicators for Operations and Loss Prevention.
Panasonic’s VSM capabilities include live monitoring and data archiving 24/7/365 of any location worldwide, business analysis with advanced reporting and search features for multiple activities including transaction voids, PLUs and coupon redemptions, and remote programming of POS workstations with the ability to edit PLUs, coupons, product prices and adjust tax changes. The video surveillance component can combat and discourage fraudulent injury and workman's compensation claims by capturing activities in key locations around the store.
Suitable for stand-alone or multi-site applications, VSM uses the Internet to provide a real-time connection to each store or location to enable monitoring and control of mission-critical business operations. VSM has numerous benefits as a management tool for various aspects of the business, including risk management and security, marketing, human resources, purchasing and finance.
For more information, contact Panasonic by calling toll free 1-877-PANAPOS (1-877-726-2767) or visiting www.panasonic.com/pos.