1. APG’s Ann Klein Celebrates 50th Birthday at BlueStar’s VARTECH
    Ann Klein, the Distribution Channel Manager at APG Cash Drawer, is presented a birthday candle on the show floor at VARTECH 2010. Making this happen is PrehKeyTec’s Steve Bergeron, Catherine Shergi, and Steve Toomey. Make sure you watch this entire video – you don’t want to miss Klein’s special “Happy Birthday” song.
  2. Abbott Presents Keynote At BlueStar’s VARTECH
    Jim Abbott, who pitched in the Olympics and the Major Leagues despite being born without a right hand, was the keynote speaker at BlueStar’s 2010 VARTECH event. Abbott, who talked about the importance of adjustability, shows the crowd how he could quickly throw and catch with the same hand. Helping him demonstrate is BlueStar President/CEO Steve Cuntz.
  3. Ibarra Leads Citizen’s Return To AIDC, POS Channels
    Oscar Ibarra, Executive Vice President at Citizen Systems America, talks about his company’s return to the channel during the opening ceremonies at BlueStar’s VARTECH 2010 event in Cincinnati. It will be interesting to see how Citizen maintains its channel presence after being so prominent at VARTECH.
  4. BlueStar, Fraker Launch VARTECH With A Bang

    BlueStar Vice President of Marketing Mark Fraker kicks off VARTECH 2010 in Cincinnati with a rousing introduction. Over 1,000 members of the channel attended this year’s event which was held near BlueStar’s northern Kentucky headquarters for the first time in six years.

  5. ISV MiT Systems Connects Legacy Systems With New Mobile Solutions
    By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
    MiT Systems was one of the more than 100 exhibitors at BlueStar's recent VARTECH show in Cincinnati. In this video, I talk to Mark Maraj, VP of Sales for MiT, about the value that his and other ISVs bring to the POS and mobile transaction space. If you are interested in learning more, check back in October 2010 - MiT is featured in that issue of Business Solutions magazine.
  6. BlueStar Shows Off Its Solutions In A Box At RetailNOW 2010
    At the recent RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) RetailNOW 2010 conference and expo in Las Vegas, Business Solutions had a chance to get a quick overview of BlueStar's latest Solutions In A Box.
  7. Video Demo: Transact Technologies Epic 880 Kiosk Printer
    As seen below, Mike Alvaro, NA sales manager for Transact Technologies, provides a quick overview of the manufacturers Epic 880 printer designed for kiosk applications.
  8. Logic Controls Showcases Its SB-8200 Smartbox

    Logic Controls was at the recently held BlueStar VARTECH Canada event in Montreal, Quebec, showing off its latest POS terminal, the SB-8200 Smartbox.

    As seen in the below video, the all-in-one unit is designed for retail or hospitality countertop placement, has a 1.6 GHz processor, is fanless and ventless, has an incorporated mag-stripe readers, and has an optional fingerprint reader.

  9. RFideas Unveils Solution To Identify Unmarked ID Cards
    RFideas was on hand at value-added distributor BlueStar's recently held VARTECH Canada show in Montreal, Quebec. In the below video, I had an opportunity to meet with Greg Gliniecki and catch a quick demo of the vendor's new USB-based card analyzer used to identify what kinds of cards a customer might be using.
  10. Video: Jolly Demos Its Visitor Management Software At VARTECH CA
    As seen in the below video, Bell provides a quick demo of Jolly's visitor management software, Lobby Track. Jolly also makes bar code labeling software (Label Flow), asset management software (Asset Track), and photo ID card software (ID Flow).