Jul 28 , 2010

Xsilva upgrades point-of-sale system for Macs

Montreal, Quebec-based Xsilva Systems has launched a new version of LightSpeed, a point-of-sale system for Macintosh computers. LightSpeed 3.1 is designed to comply with the PCI (Payments Cards Industry) data security standard, Xsilva founder and CEO Dax Dasilva tells Payments Business.

“We’ve done all the documentation required for PCI compliance, and are now going through the PCI certification process,” Dasilva says.

U.S. retailers using LightSpeed 3.1 on their Mac computers can now plug an additional external card reader for U.S. PIN-based debit card card transactions, the Ingenico i6580. “We already offer integration with Hypercom card readers for U.S debit transactions,” Dasilva says.

Other features offered by LightSpeed 3.1 include a Setup Assistant and combined Setup Panel to help new businesses get up-and-running on LightSpeed. Lightspeed 3.1 also enables retailers to email customer receipts from the POS screen, and allows redemption of gift cards across all a retailer’s stores.

Xsilva says that retailers in 20 countries including the U.S., Canada, the UK and Australia have deployed LightSpeed on the Macintosh platform.

Separately, Xsilva has announced the opening of its software development office in Ottawa, Ontario.



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