TRANSACT SERVICES GROUP TO APPEAR AT PAIR OF KEY FOODSERVICE INDUSTRY EVENTS
March 14, 2014Hamden, CT – March 14, 2014 – TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT), a global leader in market-specific solutions, including printers, terminals, software and other products for transaction-based and other industries, announced today the Company’s participation at a pair of upcoming foodservice industry conferences. TransAct’s innovative Ithaca® 9700 food safety terminal and Ithaca® 9000 multi-function printer will be on display at the following conferences along with the full line of supplies and services provided by TransAct Services Group:
• New England Food Show 2014
o Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (Booth #3534), Boston, MA
o March 16-18, 2014
o The largest event for retailers, buyers, chefs and industry executives in New England, with representatives from New England-area restaurants, schools, grocery stores, distributors, wholesalers and healthcare providers, among others.
• 2014 Nightclub & Bar Show
o Las Vegas Convention Center (Booth #339), Las Vegas, NV
o March 24-26, 2014
o The bar, nightclub, beverage, restaurant and hospitality industry’s largest show, with over 37,000 attendees including owners and operators, general managers, bar managers, DJs, buyers and suppliers, among others.
The innovative Ithaca 9700 food safety terminal improves back-of-house restaurant and food service operations by saving time, cutting food waste and reducing both labor costs and the risk of food spoilage. With a large, easy-to-read 8.4-inch color touch screen display, the Ithaca 9700 quickly prints easy-to-read expiration and “enjoy by” date labels. The PC-based terminal also allows operators to quickly change their menu items, print accurate calorie counts on food items and generate accurate “prep” and “grab-and-go” labels via an internal real-time clock. Available in 1- or 2-printer configurations, the Ithaca 9700 offers simple drop-in label loading and can handle a variety of label widths and lengths.
Since the Ithaca 9700 entered production in October 2012, it has proven its ability to drive efficiency and operational benefits for quick service and casual restaurants. Kitchens using the terminal report a two-hour time savings per day, an annual savings of $2,000 through the reduction of food waste and a 100% increase in the accuracy of their food labels. To-date, the Company participated in trials for over 150 potential customers, encompassing over 70 restaurant companies in more than six countries, and representing an aggregate opportunity of approximately 100,000 terminals. TransAct is also working with customers to further customize the terminal and improve its design and operation, enhancing the terminal’s appeal and leading to increased sales traction and continued customer acceptance.
The Ithaca 9000 is a highly versatile, multi-function solution that allows foodservice vendors to print receipts, sticky grill labels and sticky custom beverage labels from a single printer. Featuring the industry’s fastest print speed at 12 inches per second, the Ithaca 9000 accommodates plain or sticky thermal paper of three different sizes and can automatically sense the paper size loaded and reconfigure itself accordingly.
TransAct Services Group will also display alongside the Ithaca 9700 and Ithaca 9000 its leading portfolio of consumables – including paper stock and ink cartridges – for companies across a wide range of industries. Offering a one-stop shop for the printing needs of companies in the food and beverage industries, TransAct Services Group’s website (www.transactsupplies.com) and phone representatives make it easy for operators to order supplies they know will arrive on time, every time.
For more information please visit www.transact-tech.com or www.transactsupplies.com.
About TransAct Technologies Incorporated
TransAct Technologies Incorporated is a leader in developing and manufacturing market-specific solutions, including printers, terminals, software and other products for transaction-based and other industries. These industries include casino and gaming, lottery, food safety, banking, point-of-sale, hospitality, oil and gas, and medical and mobile. Each individual market has distinct, critical requirements for printing and the transaction is not complete until the receipt and/or ticket is produced. TransAct printers and products are designed from the ground up based on market-specific requirements and are sold under the Ithaca®, Epic, EPICENTRAL® and Printrex® product brands. TransAct distributes its printers through OEMs, value-added resellers, selected distributors, and direct to end-users. TransAct has over 2.4 million printers installed around the world. TransAct is also committed to providing world-class printer service, spare parts, accessories and printing supplies to its growing worldwide installed base of printers. Through its TransAct Services Group, TransAct provides a complete range of supplies and consumable items used in the printing and scanning activities of customers in the hospitality, banking, retail, gaming, government and oil and gas exploration markets. Through its webstore, http://www.transactsupplies.com, and a direct selling team, TransAct addresses the on-line demand for these products. TransAct is headquartered in Hamden, CT. For more information, please visit http://www.transact-tech.com or call 203.859.6800.
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