Revel Systems' deal with the New Orleans-based Smoothie King franchise will be the largest deployment to date of its iPad point of sale software.

Smoothie King will use Revel's cloud-based POS as the primary system in its 547 locations nationwide, said Chris Ciabarra, chief technology officer and co-founder of Revel.

"Smoothie King picked us over all others, and this is a really big deal for us," Ciabarra said.

The deal puts San Francisco-based Revel in a position to illustrate that its iPad system can "handle all of those transactions for franchisers across the country," Ciabarra added. "That's a lot of volume and a lot of people involved."

The Revel POS will handle customer orders and payment processing in addition to inventory tabulations, back-end management and sales reporting, Ciabarra said.

Smoothie King's employees tend to be younger and very familiar with iPads, making Revel's plug-and-play system a comfortable fit for the franchise, he added.

Also this week, Revel announced it would offer its clients open-source coding to establish an e-commerce site integrated with the physical point of sale.

Earlier this year, Revel landed Texas-based Pizza Patron as a client, placing its system in more than 100 locations. Revel's ability to accept multiple forms of currency helped the company land the Pizza Patron contract, as several of its customers pay for orders with Mexican pesos.

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