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Barneys New York Enhances Luxury Shopping with New Infinea Tab from Infinite Peripherals

Luxury retailer Barneys New York, long known for its exceptional merchandise and superb service, has elevated the shopping experience to a new level of comfort and convenience with the new Infinea Tab from Infinite Peripherals, Inc. (IPC). Barneys is one of the first retailers in the nation to utilize the just-debuted Infinea Tab, which adds a 1D or 2D barcode scanner and magnetic stripe reader to an Apple® iPad®2 to enable retail associates to conduct customer checkout from anywhere in the store, eliminating waiting in line.

“Instead of customers standing across from associates at the cash wrap, they now can stand next to each other and progress through the transaction together,” said Artie Byrne, the director of financial and store systems at Barneys New York. “The greater level of interaction gives us an opportunity to offer other items or services that are a good fit.”

Working with a point-of-sale (POS) software application, the handheld Infinea Tab can accept signatures and wirelessly print or email receipts, conduct inventory operations and corporate communications and access the Internet and Intranet. An optional Bluetooth® and a RFID reader are also available.

The smallest combination barcode and magnetic stripe reader for the iPad can now be experienced firsthand at the flagship Barneys New York store at 660 Madison Ave. (Madison and 60th St).

“The ability to employ the iPad as a selling device has also enabled us to move cash wraps from the floor, opening up space for more merchandise,” said Byrne. ”And the Infinea Tab lets us take the sale to the customer and engage them in new ways.”

Barneys also utilizes the Linea-pro for the iPod® touch 4th generation; and IPC offers a Linēa-pro for the iPhone® 4/4S.

Numerous major retailers in the United States are moving to mobile POS with IPC’s Linea-pro and Infinea Tab, helping to transform shopping, drive traffic and increase customer conversion rates.

About Barneys New York

Barneys New York is a luxury specialty retailer with flagship stores in New York City, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, Dallas, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Scottsdale. Founded as a men's retailer in 1923 in downtown Manhattan, it turned into an international arbiter of high style for women and men in the 1970s and became renowned for discovering and developing new, innovative design talent. Barneys is famous for selling the most intriguing edit from the world’s top designers, including women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, fragrances and gifts for the home. Barneys’ innovative CO-OP was launched in 1985 and has expanded into a freestanding store concept, operating more than a dozen locations in eight states across the U.S. For more information about Barneys New York, please visit www.Barneys.com.

Infinite Peripherals Background

Since 1993, Infinite Peripherals, Inc. (IPC) has been fueling mobility with cutting-edge products, such as today’s industry-leading Linea-pro and Infinea Tab, and other mobile peripheral devices, receipt printers, mechanisms and receipt printer-related components. Anticipating trends and pre-empting solutions for a constantly evolving business landscape, IPC enhances operations in various industries, including retail, healthcare, hospitality, transportation, entertainment, security, industrial measurement, time and attendance, gaming, amusement and ATM.

For more information about the Linea-pro or Infinea Tab, contact IPC at sales@ipcprint.com or 866-278-7860. For images, contact Julie King at 847-638-1582 or jking@ipcprint.com. Infinea Tab is a registered trademark of Infinite Peripherals. The Bluetooth® word mark is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

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