Direct Source and Aava Mobile Oy Help Retailers Deliver Quality In-Store Service with Latest mPOS

Direct Source is preferred partner for deployment of Aava’s Intel-powered mPOS tablets
MINNEAPOLIS, October 22, 2015 – Direct Source, a tier-one retail technology consultant and solutions provider, and Aava Mobile are bringing EMV-ready mobile point of sale (mPOS) solutions to retailers through a new partnership.
Based in Finland, Aava Mobile manufactures rugged handheld and tablet devices designed to simplify mobile transactions and provide retailers with insight into business and customer data. Direct Source will be the preferred Aava Mobile integration partner in North America for Aava based mPOS solutions with Verifone payment.
The Inari5 handheld from Aava Mobile is integrated with Verifone’s device- and OS-agnostic e355 mPOS terminal. Combining the Inari5 with Verifone technology helps retailers easily integrate new mPOS solutions with legacy back-end systems to access the information needed to deliver quality customer service within the store.
The tablet is equipped with a payment terminal and scanner, and is ruggedized to stand up to daily working retail environments. Powered by the Intel® Atom™ quadcore processor, it is the smallest mobile device that can run Microsoft Windows Embedded 8.1 and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.
“Choosing the best mPOS is a challenging decision for retailers. But Aava has raised the bar by reducing many of the concerns over traditional mPOS hardware,” said Brad Fick, president of Direct Source. “These devices can stand up to daily use, are EMV-ready and have been built on the Verifone terminal that supports ease of integration. They also offer the speed and security required by business environments.”
“We’re taking a mobile in-store technology approach that has been proven in Europe and bringing it to North America,” said Markus Appel, CEO, Aava Mobile. “Direct Source is highly respected when it comes to providing quality technology to retailers. This partnership was an easy decision for us, and helps us reach out goal of helping retailers worldwide provide a better in-store experience for shoppers.”
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About Direct Source

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., Direct Source ( is a nationwide consultant and technology solutions provider for tier-one retail, travel and lodging industries, with a network of more than 2,500 installation specialists. Direct Source’s hardware procurement, software development and deployment services are designed to help maintain a competitive edge, and improve site productivity and customer service. Always vendor-neutral, the company draws upon its innovative and industry-encompassing experience to recommend technologies that help clients operate faster, smarter and more profitably. For more information on Direct Source, please visit

About Aava Mobile
Aava Mobile, a leading manufacturer for mobile devices since 2009, offers handheld & tablets for professional markets. Our product offering includes customer-specific handheld & tablets as well as Aava roadmap products. We work with our partners and customers to address the specific needs of vertical markets. We leverage our smartphone and wireless experience for innovating the professional handheld & tablet market with sleek, light and robust designs. Please visit for more information.