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Straight Talk Wireless encourages Walmart shoppers to give a minute for Make-A-Wish program

BY CSA STAFF

For the third year in a row, leading U.S. no-contract cell phone service provider Straight Talk Wireless will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish for every demonstration given at more than 3,000 Walmart stores nationwide on Saturdays in September as part of the “Give A Minute, Help Make-A-Wish” program.

“The ability to give consumers the opportunity to enrich their local community, is immeasurable,” said F. J. Pollak, president and CEO of TracFone Wireless. “For a third year in a row, Straight Talk is honored to continue its support of Make-A-Wish and assist in making children’s wishes come true.”

Every Saturday in September between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning Sept. 6, Straight Talk Wireless will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish for every customer who takes a minute to learn about Straight Talk at any one of more than 3,000 participating Walmart stores nationwide. With the help of consumers, this program has raised more than $2 million dollars in the last two years to grant wishes for Make-A-Wish kids with life-threatening illnesses. The goal again this year is to raise $1 million in four Saturdays.

"Once again, Straight Talk is leading the charge to help us grant incredible wishes that help children with life-threatening medical conditions," said David Williams, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. "The overwhelming support of communities throughout the country has made this campaign such a success for the last two years. We are excited to see that level of engagement grow exponentially this year, helping us grant even more wishes.”

Available exclusively at Walmart, Straight Talk offers the same phones, including the latest smartphones with 4G LTE+ nationwide coverage on one of America’s largest and most dependable networks for half the cost. Plans include a $45, 30-day option with unlimited talk, text and data, which includes the first 3GB at high speed.

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Posiflex releases new ultrasmall POS terminal

BY Dan Berthiaume

Hayward, Calif. – Posiflex is releasing the HS2310, an ultra‐small, all‐in‐one point‐of‐service terminal with a multitouch projected capacitive screen. The HS2310 is winner of the 2014 Red Dot Award for Product Design and the 2013 COMPUTEX Design & Innovation award.

This 10-inch projected capacitive touch screen terminal comes integrated with a three-inch thermal printer, encryption‐capable magnetic stripe reader, WiFi and optional secondary customer displays.

The HS2310 is 60% smaller than the traditional terminal and printer footprint to allow use of every inch of counter space. Even though this terminal is small, it supports a fast Intel D525 dual core 1.8 GHz processor with 1MB cache and up to 4GB of system memory. The HS2310 runs the same software image as the Posiflex XT3215 and KS7215 touchscreen terminals for easy network deployment. A wide suite of certified KS7215 / XT3215 applications include gaming, healthcare and POS systems for small and medium sized hospitality, retail or convenience stores.

HS2310 applications include traditional point-of-sale, overflow/temporary POS, mini-kiosk, table customer engagement, and time and attendance. For long‐term operating systems support demanded in commercial rollouts, the HS2310 is available with the embedded version of Win 8.1. Additional operating systems support is available for POS Ready 7 or Win 7. The HS2310 ports include 5 x USB, 3 x serial, LAN, PS/2, parallel and a cash drawer port controlling two devices.

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Twin Peaks to open in Palm Beach

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Palm Beach, Fla. — On behalf of DMD Restaurant Group, JLL announced the firm has closed the sale of the former Carraba’s Restaurant, located at 2224 Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, Florida. DMD Restaurant Group plans to demolish the 1.7 acre site and construct a new free-standing, 8,500-sq.-ft. Twin Peaks restaurant with a 2,000-square-foot patio.

“The I-95 and Palm Beach Lakes corridor has experienced significant retail growth, and we expect plenty of demand for our unique food and beverage concept,” said Fred Burgess, principal of DMD Restaurant Group.

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