Today, (January 14, 2013) at the NRF 102nd Annual Convention & EXPO, Epson America Inc., a leading supplier of value-added Point of Service (POS) solutions, and Livelenz Inc., a provider of real-time, operational and consumer analytics for the retail and hospitality segments, announced the availability of its cloud-based data analytics suite on Epson’s OmniLink™ smart solutions family.

OmniLink combines an Epson industry-leading POS printer with PC functionality to deliver cloud-based services, open platform mobility and flexible web-based printing from any mobile device. Paired with Epson’s OmniLink, Livelenz is the first POS independent solution to bring real-time data analytics, sales and consumer data, labour and inventory cost management and loss prevention to the hospitality and retail segments – without any upgrades or integration to existing POS systems.

Epson’s OmniLink solutions provide the data gateway that enables delivery of cloud-based services via Ethernet or WiFi connectivity. Since the Livelenz application resides on the OmniLink printer outside the POS system, retailers gain the benefits of rapid deployment. The Livelenz platform gives retailers instant access to trending, performance results, gap analysis and predictive modeling to drive sales lift, reduce and manage cost of goods/inventory while minimizing employee theft.

"We've been up and running at several Moe's Southwest Grill locations for more than a year now," commented Joel Doherty, CEO at Livelenz. "With our platform in place, Moe's has realized measurable financial returns through operational improvements, upsell opportunities and labour cost reductions. With Epson's OmniLink, retailers gain all the features and functionality of real-time data analytics – without updating their current POS systems. Even the oldest legacy systems are supported, and getting started is fast, easy and cost effective."

“We’ve been working with Livelenz for a couple of years,” commented Gregg Brunnick, director of marketing for Epson’s Business Systems Division. “Our efforts have resulted in retailers gaining access to a new data gateway for comprehensive web-based data analytics, and we’ve seen the results. This solution can truly transform a business.”

Availability
The Livelenz solution with OmniLink has been deployed throughout notable tier-one hospitality brands. The solution will be available in the first quarter of 2013 through the Livelenz designated sales team: 1.888.407.0501 or via email at SALES@LIVELENZ.COM. To watch Epson’s NRF 2013 video, please visit HTTP://I-3.CA/L06 For more information about the Epson OmniLink, visit HTTP://POS.EPSON.COM/OMNILINK/.   

About Livelenz Inc.
Livelenz Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Canada, with offices in the UK and USA. Livelenz was designed by people who know and understand the retail, hospitality and software space, and understand how to apply smart technologies to drive store and brand profitability. Today the company supports over 3,000 retail locations in six countries. Livelenz has been recognized as one of Canada’s most innovative technology companies and continues to design and introduce pioneering and disruptive solutions for retail and hospitality clients globally. To learn more about Livelenz, please go to WWW.LIVELENZ.COM or follow us on Twitter @livelenz.

About Epson America Inc.
Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Long Beach, CA, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. For over 40 years, Epson’s advanced technology has been at work in millions of POS systems around the world. Today Epson’s Business Systems Division continues to bring industry-leading, open architecture, smart technologies to the point of service. To learn more about Epson America Business Systems Division, please visitHTTP://POS.EPSON.COM/POSINDEX or connect with us on Facebook (HTTP://TINYURL.COM/EPSONFACEBOOK-BIZSYS), Twitter (HTTP://TWITTER.COM/EPSONB2B_PR) and YouTube (HTTP://TINYURL.COM/EPSONYOUTUBE).

Epson is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. OmniLink is a trademark of Epson America, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information, please contact:

Angela Diffly
The Stephenz Group
ADIFFLY@STEPHENZ.COM 
404.221.8895

Bedford, NS, Canada, January 14, 2013