Blue Sky POS and CES Welcomes Thousands to Consumer Electronics Show

Las Vegas, NV, January 29, 2015 --( The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was held in Las Vegas this month and is the Consumer Electronic Associations (CEA) biggest show of the year. More than 3,600 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, many of which include legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships just to name a few. The CES is held annually in Las Vegas, NV, and is the world’s largest consumer electronics show with approximately 160,000 people in attendance, the highest attendance in the show’s history.

The CEA had used other point of sale systems in the past but they struggled with finding a solution that met their unique requirements. The CEA did not have to look very far for an answer, calling upon locally based Blue Sky POS for their POS software needs. The CEA required real time inventory management, system uptime, quick check out, and remote access at the information booth at the front entrance of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Blue Sky POS solution was able to provide an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, handling cash sales, credit card sales, inventory management, and cash drawer balancing all with remote web-based financial reporting and system administration.

For the CEA to make sure the biggest show of its kind runs efficiently, they needed a solution that allowed them to monitor and replenish the necessary inventory in real-time for their information booth, located at the front entrance of the convention center. They needed a way to remotely monitor inventory levels in the booth from various replenishment points throughout the facility. The CEA also required that their POS system ran consistently and without interruption with zero downtime. If the system or internet went down, it could take hours to get POS repair technicians into the facility because of the number of attendees in the convention center at any one time. Given long waiting lines and limited booth space, the CEA needed a compact retail POS solution that provided for quick check out to handle 160,000 customers over the 4 day period. Thanks to Blue Sky, since all transaction data is stored on the cloud servers, the CEA did not have to worry about the security of the POS terminals in the booth or being compromised during the show.

The Blue Sky POS interface facilitated a quick check out and customer dialoging required for a high volume of customers purchasing products at the CEA booth. The unique ‘quick sell’ touch screen design of the software eliminates the need for keyboard operation found in most retail POS programs With integrated EPSON® printers, Cash Drawers, Mercury Payment processing and Blue Sky POS software the solution was a great fit for CES.

When speaking to the convenience and portability of the Blue Sky POS software, David Lysne, CEO and Founder of Blue Sky POS, said “Given the web-based administration and reporting features of Blue Sky POS, CEA management can access the show’s financial results from their headquarters in Virginia. This eliminates the need to print reports in the booth or make backups and restore backups after the show to gain access to customer transaction information and reports. The CEA can deploy Blue Sky POS to multiple venues without the need to perform a new installation each time.”

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