New partnership will allow Revel Systems to provide its customers with IoT software solutions to help manage devices, update software at scale and prevent unauthorized app installations
ATLANTA, September 9, 2020 – Banyan Hills Technologies, an Internet of Things company and provider of innovative software solutions, today announced a partnership with Revel Systems, a leading provider of a cloud-based point of sale (POS) and complete business management platform, to bring IoT software solutions to retailers and restaurateurs.
The software, known as CanopyTM, will leverage Banyan’s existing IoT technology and provide visibility into restaurant operations using a solution unlike any other in the hospitality industry. The cloud-based system will feed real-time data to a dashboard that will provide automation, data analysis and cost reduction capabilities.
In addition, the Canopy software will include a module for Mobile Device Management (MDM). This module, built especially for Revel’s customers, will provide functionality that enables remote monitoring and management of Revel’s point-of-sale systems.
Other Mobile Device Management software exists in the marketplace but most of those solutions had been built for general-purpose consumer devices. Companies typically rely on MDM software to manage employee phones and laptops. And while the software works well for corporate IT needs, it would not fit the bill for managing credit card swipes or kitchen printers. Revel wanted something built for managing an organization’s devices, not an individual’s.
Another need Revel had was to be able to allow an organization to conduct software updates at scale on remote devices. For instance, if a restaurant had a fleet of tablet computers that required an iOS update, the new MDM software from Revel and Banyan can be used for that job.
Revel and its customers also will be able to use the software to:
- Prevent unapproved third-party apps from being installed on iOS devices
- Remove apps that were installed without authorization
- Lock down an iOS device that’s been reported stolen or lost
- Install apps on a remote device that’s out in the field
- Clear a device passcode
- Review the action history on an iOS device
“We’re thrilled to partner with Revel Systems,” said Steve Latham, CEO and founder of Banyan Hills Technologies. “Providing hospitality owners and operators with IoT implementations improves their ability to use technology in stress-free manner. It improves the uptime and allows support to more quickly diagnose problems should they occur. Our collaboration with Revel will make the industry even more operationally efficient and help reduce maintenance expenses.”
Revel Systems is a global leader in hospitality software solutions, providing point of sale systems to more than 20,000 customers around the world. The company has been recognized as a trusted world-class partner for cloud-based point of sale and business management systems.
About Revel Systems
Revel Systems powers the ambitions of restaurants and retailers with a robust cloud-based point of sale (POS) and business management system. The Revel Essentials™ solution, which has been deployed at thousands of customer locations, is designed for the needs of small chains or single sites. The Revel Enterprise™ solution is tailored for large chains and leads the industry with hundreds of national, big brand customer implementations. Improving day-to-day operations and fueling merchant growth, Revel’s streamlined ecosystem helps customers seize their future by pairing an intuitive POS with powerful management tools on a single platform. Founded in 2010 with major offices in Atlanta, Lithuania, and San Francisco, Revel is a leading member of the Apple Enterprise Mobility Program. For more information, please visit https://revelsystems.com/ or call (415) 744-1433.
About Banyan Hills Technologies
Banyan Hills Technologies is an Internet of Things (IoT) company and a trusted partner for innovative software solutions. Canopy™ is Banyan’s IoT platform and the most advanced solution for monitoring and managing any network of connected endpoints including but not limited to self-serve kiosks, intelligent vending, digital signs and smart lockers. Banyan’s team of highly skilled engineers, talented UX/UI designers and industry experts help customers launch, scale and secure successful IoT implementations. Banyan’s deep industry knowledge and strong capabilities in machine learning, transaction management, communication protocols, payments, and predictive analytics help companies realize the full potential of their technology strategies. In 2019, the company ranked 1,209 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. In 2020, Banyan was recognized as one of the top 40 Most Innovative Companies in Georgia by the Technology Association of Georgia. For more information, please visit https://banyanhills.com.
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