Worldwide Handheld Point of Sale ComputerMarket Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2005 to 2011

Report # SH29821414 | 303 Pages | 97 Tables and Figures | 2005

Worldwide Handheld Point of Sale Computer Market Assessment

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Worldwide Handheld Point of Sale Computer Market Shares and Market Forecasts
Portable Point of Sale System Description
Electronic Payment Industry
Mobile Shopping
Implementation of Broadband Wireless Access
Key Components
Target Markets
Customer Base
Fixed Wireless Applications
Handheld Mobile POS Computing Trends
Environmental Directives
Information Collection and Retrieval Systems
Symbol Payment Systems
Bar Code Scanners

Worldwide Handheld Point of Sale Computer
Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2005 to 2011

Handheld computer POS terminals represent a quantum shift in point of sale devices. Devices are more versatile than existing standard PC based point of sale systems, providing greater versatility of functions and for wireless connectivity to the network. Both 802.1x fixed wireless and 2.5 / 3G wireless data solutions are supported by the new POS systems permitting seamless transport of information to enterprise systems. Transport does depend on middleware integration software.

Markets grow because systems leverage customer loyalty programs to increase sales. Incentive pricing, coupon management, repeat business, customer service and managed transaction systems all can be implemented in an efficient manner using the handheld terminal computers. Both the scanner and the handheld terminal have separate computing capability to create efficient systems.

Handheld points of sale computer unit market shipments at 7 million in 2004 are anticipated to reach 53 million by 2011. Markets will grow as the retail and inventory process is made significantly more efficient by portable terminal function set including wireless transport and capability. E-commerce initiatives are enabled. Implementation depends on groups of people defining goals together to achieve a common goal. That goal is sometimes elusive.

Companies Profiled
Unova / Intermec Technologies
Symbol Technologies
360 Commerce
Checkpoint Systems
EMS Technologies / LXE
Hand Held Products
Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Metrologic Instruments
PCMS Datafit
POSitive Technology
Psion Teklogix

Report Methodology

This is the 253rd report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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