News | August 2, 2016

Business Solutions And The RSPA Announce 2016 POS Pacesetter Award Winners At RetailNOW

2016 POS Pacesetter Award Winners At RetailNOW

Grapevine, TX – Alert POS, American Metro, NCC, Postec, and Signature Systems were named Point Of Sale Pacesetter Award winners at the RetailNOW awards presentation in Grapevine, TX on August 2, 2016. Business Solutions partnered with the RSPA to recognize the most innovative solution providers in the POS ecosystem.

“We are very excited to recognize solution providers who are advancing our industry,” said Mike Monocello, chief editor of Business Solutions. “These companies exemplify the kind of innovative mindset that we write about in our magazine and on our website.”

“We’re pleased to partner with BSM to not just recognize these worthy innovators, but to also help share their stories with our community so that others can learn and be inspired,” said Kelly Funk, RSPA President and CEO.

Alert POS was nominated by Moneris for their innovation in the hospitality and retail verticals. They have added “Actionable Intelligence” (AI) to improve security features of their POS solution. From EMV to immediate law enforcement notification to drones, customers can have 360-degree business protection. Alert POS is able to give law enforcement a complete, up-to-the-minute picture of the business floor plan, employees on the clock, customers in the location, point of alarm, detailed information of the perpetrator, and an emergency mode to give direct, accurate information to law enforcement.

“We are honored to be recognized by Business Solutions/RSPA by receiving the POS Pacesetter Award,” said Brad Jarrett, CEO at Alert POS. “This award means a great deal to Alert POS as we feel we have truly set the pace for the future of POS and Security. We truly are protecting the business from the inside out.”

Alert POS™ is the only hyper-cloud Point of Sale solution designed for the hospitality and retail industry using Patent-Pending ‘Actionable Intelligence.’ By partnering closely with Moneris Solutions to offer an integrated EMV payment solution, they can provide the retailer a secure POS and payment processing platform. 

NCCAmerican Metro Point Of Sale Solutions and NCC were recognized for innovative VAR/ISV collaboration. They partnered to provide a solution for the Miami Open, a two-week international tennis tournament that draws 300,000+ fans. More than 60 terminals were supported in one network where sites were more than a half mile apart and spanned 19 different venues. The Miami Open required menu updates throughout the event, system wide and site level reporting, and the ability to honor player and volunteer meal cards. American Metro is predicting a double-digit sales growth rate in 2016.

American MetroAmerican Metro is the #1 Point of Sale rental company in North America in providing cash registers, tablet technology and complete POS solutions to short term events from coast to coast. The company has over 25 years of experience designing systems ideally suited to the very fast paced concession and popup retail markets.

“I was very excited to hear that American Metro and NCC had been selected to receive a POS Pacesetter Award,” said Chuck Prince, President of NCC. “Believe me there was a lot of effort from both sides that went into the Miami Open project, and it was something American Metro should be very proud of.  I appreciate any recognition that NCC receives, but I honestly get much more excited when I see one of our reseller partners in the spotlight.”

PostecPostec is an innovative hospitality-focused VAR and was a pioneer in the POS-as-a-Service model. They have the capacity to create custom applications to extend the functionality of vendor POS solutions. Postec recently created custom Oracle Simphony integration to allow customers to more fully realize the potential of the platform. This allows customers to track location receipts, serial numbers, and AppleCare enrollment, and more. Postec is projecting a 28%+ growth rate since 2015.

“Postec is honored to be the recipient of the Business Solutions/RSPA POS Pacesetter Award as Most Innovative Hospitality VAR,” said Mike Seymour, COO at Postec. “In addition to providing POS focused managed services, Postec works hard every day to help our customers make the most of their POS investment by gaining a deep understanding of their unique business need and creating the POS application customizations or extensions required to fully address. It is very gratifying to have the capabilities and innovations produced by our experienced, knowledgeable and creative teams spotlighted by such an honor.”

Signature Systems was nominated by Datacap Systems as an innovative hospitality ISV. They specialize in table service and quick serve restaurants. They were one of the first ISVs to implement a successful large EMV rollout prior to the liability shift at all Jimmy Johns locations. They are currently rolling out a beta version for EMV Pay-At-Table and will soon be installing mobile POS for EMV-enabled pizza delivery. Signature Systems had a 300%+ sales growth rate in 2015 and is projecting an additional 80%+ sales growth rate in 2016.

“We’ve leveraged our innovative technology solutions to deliver leading-edge products in an ever-changing business environment,” says John White, Chief Technology Officer for Signature Systems. “By always remaining ahead of the technological curve, we’ve positioned ourselves to receive meaningful accolades by marketplace experts, including the Point of Sale Pacesetter award from Business Solutions Magazine and RSPA.”

Entries for the Point Of Sale Pacesetter Awards program were accepted through June 1, 2016. Companies must be current RSPA reseller or ISV members in order to be eligible to win. Please email you would like to be notified when nomination forms are available for the 2017 awards program.

Business Solutions is the channel leader in educating solutions providers on the most cutting-edge technologies in the retail, hospitality, and grocery verticals. Business Solutions publishes an Annual Guide To POS & Payment Processing, along with a bimonthly POS-specific newsletter. features a POS/Payment Processing online resource center that regularly posts new, original content about retail IT, cloud POS, mobile POS, digital signage, payments, and loyalty programs.

RSPA is the trade association comprised of Resellers, ISVs, manufacturers, payment processors, card brands, distributors, and others in the point of sale and technology ecosystem.  Our members provide service to the end user community primarily in the hospitality, grocery and retail verticals.  RSPA accelerates the success of its members by providing knowledge and connections, including two annual events offering live, face to face education and networking. Other member benefits include professional development & certification programing, a legal hotline, webinars, discounted shipping and event access, industry advocacy, as well as several publications. Learn more by going to

RetailNOW is the premier conference and expo for professionals in the Point of Sale and retail technology industry. RetailNOW is where the industry meets each year for education on new business trends, emerging technologies and best business practices along with exploring a diverse exhibit hall with more than 170 booths featuring the latest products in the industry. This year’s RetailNOW will be held July 31-August 3 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, TX.  For more information on RetailNOW visit: For press inquiries, contact Amber Murdock,

PDQPDQ Signature Systems, an innovative, leading-edge technology solutions company, is a provider of full-featured, fully integrated point-of-sale systems and comprehensive, complaint cyber-security platforms. Based upon PDQ Vision, a holistic combination of unified security intelligence and the synchronous security of next-gen Unified Threat Management with next-gen Endpoint, Signature Systems can protect every aspect of a customer’s enterprise from data breaches and cyber-threats, while ensuring regulatory compliance with PCI. For over 30 years, Signature Systems has been providing its acclaimed solutions to the POS marketplace throughout the U.S. and Canada. Learn more at and

American Metro is the #1 Point of Sale rental company in North America, providing cash registers, tablet technology, and complete POS solutions to short term events from coast to coast. American Metro has over 25 years of experience designing systems ideally suited to the very fast paced concession and popup retail markets.