Did you know that in the US, most golf courses operate at a loss? Nationwide, golf courses average revenues 2% under total operating costs. While this difference can often be made up with special events and catering, hosting weddings and so on, the margin from black ink to red is shockingly tight, and most golf courses ride the edge of insolvency.
Washington, DC – As the world’s retail market continues to evolve, change, and grow more competitive, saving every dollar and gaining every advantage counts. That’s why Estone Tech is pleased to attend the National Retail Federation’s “NRF Protect” event for 2017, helping companies focus on the latest technology and strategies to reduce and prevent loss among assets, people, and brands. The 2017 NRF Protect event will take place in Washington, DC, covering 2 days from June 27th to 28th. This year’s event will take place at the spacious Gaylord National Harbor convention center. The 2 day event will feature a wide variety of keynote speeches, breakout sessions, roundtables, and class or certification opportunities for leaders in development, shrink and fraud, technology, safety, and more. In addition to the loss prevention learning opportunities. The conference will feature a 2-day expo of services and products. The expo can even be attended free of charge. (more…)
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the commercially used PIN Number. The venerable security method got its start in the very first paper-check based bank machines beginning in 1967, ushering in an age where 24-hour access to all types of data. Unfortunately, that also meant an age where all types of data are available to anyone able to get hold of your PIN number and other identifying information. Recent advances in criminal technology have led to PIN Skimmers and other devices that, for a time, may have put the PIN number on thin ice.
Fortunately, the long, proud, history of the PIN number hasn’t run out just yet, as new devices and technology have provided ways to combat criminal activity that will be very hard or impossible to overcome. Advances such as EMV cards, also known as Chip & PIN cards, require that an encrypted, non-duplicatable card be present (more…)
Toronto, ON – In a world with a growing service-oriented economy, Hospitality is the new touch-everything industry. Dining, Retail, Experience Economy based businesses, and of course, Hotels & Resorts; all of these business types must keep up to date on the latest in hospitality industry advances and technology. Annually, representatives of hospitality industry businesses, organizations, and vendors from more than 60 countries gather for four days of learning, networking, and fun at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference – hosted by the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals organization. This year’s event, from June 26-29th, will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, in Toronto, ON. (more…)
Chicago, IL – Over the past few years, revolutions in fast-casual dining, fresh and sustainable kitchens, and exotic tastes have grown. Now more than ever, running an efficient restaurant and a kitchen that produces fresh, economically viable meals require advanced technology. The National Restaurant Association Show, May 20th – 23rd in Chicago, in coordination with the International Foodservice Marketplace, provides an opportunity for restaurant owners, chefs, foodservice companies, and anyone else involved in the dining industry, to learn about the latest offerings in restaurant technology, new food trends, new management techniques, and more. Estone Tech Business Development Manager Wayne Evans will be on hand to display our rugged tablets and smart panel computers specifically suited to the restaurant industry. (more…)
Las Vegas, NV – There could be no better setting for an expo and conference on the latest and greatest in digital signage than Las Vegas. From March 28-31st, the city of bright lights, moving neon, and signage one-upsmanship will play host to the worldwide Digital Signage Expo. Signage equipment manufacturers, software companies, marketing agencies, and commercial interests that use digital signage every day will be on hand to discuss and show off the latest in digital signage technology and design. Estone Tech will join in, presenting an array of durable, interactive digital signage and POS (Point of Sale) products.
Tempe, AZ – Estone Tech had an opportunity to discuss the latest advancements and concepts in embedded computing and the fast growing “Internet of Things”(IoT) with industry experts and leaders at the Intel® Internet of Things World Wide Connections Event in Tempe, AZ. Held from March 31st through April 2nd, 2015, this selective IoT event brought together roughly 70 worldwide leaders in vertical markets involved in IoT development for 3 days of discussion, development, and networking. Held at the Tempe Mission Palms resort, the event helped forge relationships and contacts that will guide the industry for years to come. (more…)