Labware launches world’s first hospitality handheld with e-paper colour display


Labware (Civitanova Marche, Italy), a leader in point-of-sale solutions for the hospitality industry, has unveiled Papirus, a highly innovative handheld terminal designed for restaurants. Papirus employs Labware’s patent-pending technologies introducing new capabilities into professional hospitality devices.

It is the world’s first hospitality handheld with a super e-paper multitouch colour display and a non-reflective and high-contrast screen presenting text that looks natural without sacrificing colours. A special sensor detects whether the environment is dark or bright and automatically switches between indoor and outdoor display mode, ensuring perfect readability in all lighting conditions, even in direct sunlight.

Papirus boasts other unique features such as its ultra-light and ultra-strong magnesium unibody housing, the latest capacitive multi-touch technology, a fast and ingenious authentication mechanism (patent-pending Waiter ID Lock), and an extraordinary battery life of up to one week. The hassle of replacing the battery or having to charge the handheld every day is now a thing of the past.

Papirus is equipped with industrial wireless long-range technology, offering the widest coverage range among today’s hospitality handhelds (up to 400m outdoors), noise immunity, and the lowest power consumption rate, which are critical requirements in this industry.

Papirus has received a Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design’s Good Design award in what is one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions worldwide celebrating excellence in design and engineering. “We are honoured to receive the prestigious Good Design recognition,” said Labware managing director Paolo Pagnanini, “which confirms our commitment to innovative products and effective design. A vision of the future has always been the driving force of our projects, based on our original inspiration and on the fruits of our research, and all our products embody the technology of tomorrow.”

Caption: Papirus is a handheld terminal for restaurants with e-paper display (photo: Labware)  

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