Leading Department Store Chain Rolls Out Mobile POS Systems Using Apple iPods and WSO2 Mobile Services Gateway Solution

ODEL Executive Will Present Mobile POS Case Study at WSO2Con 2011; Newly Published WSO2 Case Study Details Solution Architecture and Implementation

Palo Alto, CA – September 12, 2011 - WSO2 announced today that ODEL, Sri Lanka’s largest department store chain, has deployed a mobile point of sale (POS) solution enabled by the WSO2 Mobile Services Gateway Solution. Developed by the WSO2 professional services team, the initial mobile POS solution was completed in just five weeks. Now customers can walk up to any ODEL salesperson with the WSO2-based mobile POS solution running on an Apple iPod Touch to quickly pay by for their purchases by credit card.

ODEL Mobile POS Case Study Available For Download

The new ODEL mobile POS case study from WSO2 describes the solution architecture and details of the implementation. It can be downloaded by visiting https://wso2.com/casestudies/odel-pos-powered-by-wso2-mobile-services-gateway-solution. Key topics include:

  • Development of the mobile POS application and integration with SQLite.
  • The role of WSO2’s open source middleware in integrating the mobile POS systems with ODEL’s POS terminals, back-end retail software, and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Technology approach for ensuring secure transactions across a wireless network.
  • Use of Linea-Pro hardware to convert the iPod Touch into a fully functional mobile POS system.

ODEL Mobile POS Presentation at WSO2Con

Thilanka Kiriporuwa, ODEL head of human resources and operations, will present a case study on the mobile POS solution at WSO2Con 2011 on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm IST. There, he will examine ODEL’s business case, the solution architecture, and details of the implementation. WSO2Con 2011 is WSO2’s second annual user conference, which explores the unique convergence of service-oriented architecture (SOA), open source software, and cloud computing implementations. It runs September 12-16, 2011 at the acclaimed Waters Edge resort and conference center in Capital City, Sri Lanka. For more information, visit http://wso2con.com.

“The retail industry moves very quickly, and we need to continually innovate our customer services to maintain our leadership,” Mr. Kiriporuwa. “WSO2 is a valuable partner in enabling us to offer new solutions, like the mobile POS systems, that help drive customer loyalty and set us apart in the market.”

“As Sri Lanka’s premier department store chain, ODEL understands first-hand that delivering superior customer experience is central to a retailer’s success,” said Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, founder and CEO of WSO2. “We are excited by the positive responses to the mobile POS solution from ODEL employees and customers, alike. It validates our open source, open standards approach and our team’s expertise in delivering solutions that drive strategic business results.”

WSO2 Mobile Services Gateway Solution

The WSO2 Mobile Services Gateway Solution leverages the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, WSO2 Data Services Server, and other WSO2 Carbon products as an integration platform between the enterprise and the mobile services. It provides the interfaces that support mobile applications and interactions for customers, and it provides a solid foundation for mobile developers to build applications that take advantage of today’s most compelling mobile services.

As a 100% open source solution released under the Apache License 2.0, the WSO2 Mobile Services Gateway Solution does not carry any licensing fees. WSO2 offers a range of additional service and support options, including evaluation support, a special QuickStartSM consulting program, development support, and production support.

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