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Oracle Launched MICROS Workstation 6 This Month

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Oracle launched MICROS Workstation 6 Point-of-Service (or POS) Terminal

In the previous part of the series, we discussed Oracle’s launch on April 8 of new services to its Marketing Cloud, which are based on Micros technology. A few days back, Oracle (ORCL) also announced the launch of the Oracle MICROS Workstation 6 Point-of-Service (or POS) Terminal.

The MICROS Workstation 6 device comes equipped with a revised, user-friendly interface that operates Microsoft (MSFT) Windows Embedded 8.1. It runs on the Intel (INTC) Atom processor. Windows Embedded belongs to Microsoft’s operating systems (or OS) for usage in embedded systems.

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The MICROS Workstation 6 functions as an engagement gadget that apportions digital content among staff members, as well as guests. This terminal is aimed towards the hospitality industry and specific retail venues. Oracle claims that this workstation especially suits the hospitality industry, as it is known for high efficiency and lengthy product lives. Oracle MICROS Workstation 6 functions in tandem with the cloud, mobile, and social media.

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The MICROS Workstation 6 terminal is the recent offering of the MICROS engagement devices. MICROS engagement devices also include Oracle’s MICROS E-Series and R-Series tablets.

Oracle acquired Micros to boost its cloud portfolio

In June 2014, Oracle announced the acquisition of Micros, a retail and hospitality provider. Oracle intended this strategic acquisition to strengthen the position of the company in the application software market and as a software-as-a-service (or SaaS) e-commerce vendor. Demandware (DWRE) and NetSuite are other leading players in the e-commerce market.

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