- Motion recognizes Finish Line at NRF 2013 for excellent use of mobile solutions in a retail environment
- Finish Line appreciates the flexibility and mobility of a tablet PC, even for a fixed point of sale (POS) solution
- Motion solutions free up valuable retail space at Finish Line stores, engage the customer through interactive kiosks and lay the foundation for ongoing business optimization and future mobility
Austin, TX and New York, NY - January 15, 2013 - Motion Computing®, a global provider of mobile computing solutions based on leading rugged tablet technology, today announced it is honoring The Finish Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL), a leading athletic retailer, with the First Annual Excellence in Mobile Point of Sale Award. Finish Line is using Motion solutions to enhance customer interaction and free up valuable real estate with a downsized point of sale (POS) at cash wrap. Motion is announcing the award winner at National Retail Federation 102nd Annual Convention & EXPO (NRF)
“With limited available retail floor, we need to take advantage of every inch of space and Motion Tablets are small, sleek and feature proof,” said Terry Ledbetter, Finish Line senior vice president and chief information officer. “We also want customers coming in the door to feel engaged and empowered. The Motion team’s in-depth knowledge of retail workflows, hardware and kiosks helped us select and implement the right tools to meet and exceed customer expectations.”
Far beyond delivering tablets, Motion provides a holistic offering of products and services customized to meet the retail industry’s mobile workforce needs. Motion’s J3500 Tablet PCs are the foundation for a streamlined POS solution at Finish Line stores. Featuring both touch and pen input options, running Windows and powered by Intel Core processors, the solution easily runs Finish Line’s custom Micros Retail software while saving space. The rugged design of the tablet fits well with the sporty environment and includes a locking docking station with multiple ports that are critical for connectivity. Motion’s J3500 Tablets further enhance the customer experience as in-store interactive kiosks, where customers may tap the screen to customize merchandise, create wish lists and order online.
“Motion congratulates Finish Line for being a leader in adopting mobile technology solutions to gain competitive advantage,” said Peter Poulin, vice president, marketing for Motion Computing. “We are impressed by Finish Line’s ability to demand solutions that deliver immediate benefits as well as long term solution value and ROI.”
Finish Line has substantially completed this roll out to 650 stores nationwide.
About The Finish Line, Inc.
The Finish Line, Inc. is a premium retailer of athletic shoes, apparel and accessories. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Finish Line has 650 stores in malls across the U.S. and employs more than 11,000 sneakerologists who help customers every day connect with their sport, their life and their style. Online shopping is available at www.finishline.com and mobile shopping is available at m.finishline.com. Follow Finish Line on Twitter at Twitter.com/FinishLine and “like” Finish Line on Facebook at Facebook.com/FinishLineUSA.
Finish Line also operates, through a venture with Gart Capital Partners, the Running Specialty Group, including 25 specialty running shops in seven states and the District of Columbia under The Running Company, Run On! and Road Runner banners. More information is available at www.run.com.
About Motion Computing
Motion Computing the worldwide leader in rugged tablet PCs and mobility solutions, combining world-class products with services customized for the unique needs of mobile professionals across vertical markets, such as field service, retail and healthcare. The company’s enhanced line of rugged tablet PCs as well as mobile point of service solutions and accessories are designed to increase mobile productivity while providing portability, security, power and versatility. For more information, visit www.motioncomputing.com.
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