Volanté is not a point-in-time system. Businesses evolve and businesses grow, and so should the system that runs your business.
Technology is what keeps us moving forward and at Volanté we recognize that keeping your technology current is vital to optimizing your business efficiency and maximizing your competitive advantage.
At Volanté we place great emphasis on technological research and development because we are dedicated to ensure when you invest in our products, you only need to invest just once and we work hard to ensure your business will forever remain ahead of the technology curve.
Volanté is developed in pure Java. Given Java's highly object and network-oriented nature, it is the software of choice for the complex hospitality environment.
Benefits of using Java:
- Highly scalable, extremely flexible
- Runs on multiple operating system : Windows, Linux, Mac OS, or a mixed topology
- Extensive development community support
Java is an open source software technology and has an enormous developer community giving Volanté access to a wealth of APIs and libraries.
Along with the language’s cross-platform compatibility, Volanté has used Java to develop a unique powerful hospitality solution. One that is highly scalable, extremely flexible and runs on the multiple operating system, be it Windows, Linux, Mac OS, or mixed operating topologies.
Volanté offers Linux integration with Windows-based back office applications. This flexibility is rare in the POS industry. For more information on Volanté's Linux & Java POS solutions go to our click here
Volanté strongly believes in building around open standards and avoids proprietary technologies or hardware.
- Will your current POS system be compatible with new hardware?
- Will your current POS system be compatible with new operating systems or updates?
- Will your current POS system require costly software upgrades to support new hardware or operating systems?
- Do you have the freedom to choose what is best for your business?
With Volante's flexibility, purchasing new, or upgrading existing hardware can be pleasantly cost-effective and easily manageable.
Choose hardware that fits your needs and budget
Select the Operating System of choice be it Windows, Linux or a mixed topology
We believe that you should make your investment just once and that investment should last the life of your business.
Volanté has been designed to run without a server
- No Single Point of Failure
- Eliminates downtime from server or network failures
- As long as there is power to your terminals, your business is running
Our unique Peer-to-Peer Synch technology ensures that
your business just keeps operating!
Volanté moves away from the traditional server/client model and decentralizes the responsibilities customarily given to the server and distributes the task among the peers removing the single point of failure.
Because of our peer-to-peer technology, the server is not even required for normal operations. If disaster strikes and your server or router goes down, your business is still fully operational and under no pressure for immediate support.
Take your time to arrange repair, a week or two is no problem, and when the repairs are done, connect it back to the network and everything magically synchronizes and updates in seconds.
No stress, no money lost from interruptions to your business, just business as usual in the mist of what might have been a disaster.
Volanté through focused R&D has pioneered data handling techniques and architecture that will ensure your business will never lose data.
Every POS terminal is equipped with a full database. It contains complete setup information and passively synchronizes data from other POS terminals to perform reporting if required.
Transactional data is immediately stored locally and synchronizes to the server in real time or passively if a connection is initially unavailable.
If disaster strikes and there is an unfortunate unrecoverable server crash, our technology enables short, simple, effortless steps to full data recovery.
Data Recovery Made Easier with
Step 1: Repair your server hardware.
Most importantly, our technology ensures your business is still fully operational without your server.
Step 2: When repaired, retrieve any backup database
(no matter how old) and in the worst case scenario that there is no backup, use a fresh, (yes fresh!) empty database as the starting point of the recovery. (It just takes longer)
Step 3: Run the One-Step Intelligence Recovery program,
the server will automatically synchronize any missing data from the terminals and/or from the Head Office Server to fully recover and rebuild your complete up-to-date database.
What happens if a Server fails?
What happens when a Terminal fails?
What is the decision mechanism for failovers?
What if the Server is only having a temporary outage?
What if some Terminals failover while others do not?
How do you get data from the backup Server?
Where is the real Data? Duplicate Data?
With Volante minimal hassles, minimal stress. No more re-entering information, no more sorting duplicate data from backup-server errors and no interruption to your business operations.
Just one-step, and your data is fully recovered, completely up-to-date!
Volante Data Synchronization is an advanced Data Synchronization technique that actively synchronizes data when a network connection is available.
It is a reliable solution that can operate whenever a network connection is available, can be preformed at any time, and is easily recoverable and error free.
Traditional Polling methods contain multiple single points of failure and therefore prone to inefficiencies and unreliability!!
It is a 3 step processes consisting of ...
1. Extracting data and posting it to a file;
2. Transporting the data via a set protocol;
3. And then data is loaded, parsed, extracted and re-inserted into another database.
Volanté Systems is based on a 3-Tier Architecture system.
Data Tier: The data layer consists of database servers. This is where information is stored and retrieved. The data layer also handles the data synchronization between the terminals, stores and head-office.
Business Logic Tier: The business logic layer contains the business rules and functionality. It handles all the transaction processing and the peer-to-peer communication. It publishes a set of APIs that can be used to integrate, enhance, or even build customized applications on top of the Volanté engine.
Presentation Layer: The presentation layer is the layer the user interfaces with and interacts with the business logic layer. Volanté’s presentation layer consists of a Web interface, Kiosk, POS and mobile application. The presentation layer can be modified, enhanced or even replaced without affecting the business logic of the system.
Traditional enterprise management usually consists of different methods for remote management, manually copying databases, and/or data polling, all of which is not true enterprise computing.
Volanté’s base architecture was designed and built with a true enterprise backbone. The backbone allows data to effortlessly synchronize from terminal to store to head office and back to the terminals. This true two way synchronization allows configurations to be modified at store level and/or at head office giving you control where you want it.
The enterprise head office database contains a synchronized view of your entire operation providing you with all the data you require to make decision and the ability to make immediate changes across the entire as you require.
Volanté has a built in advanced software update system that allows your business to stay current with our technology and take advantage of upcoming features and functionality in future Volanté versions.
Volanté software update system is developed to be effortless and quick. No copying files to multiple terminals or manually running scripts. The One-Button-Upgrade automatically sends the update to all the terminals and smoothly upgrades your system quickly, in just minutes.
Volante strongly believes in building around open standards and avoid proprietary technologies.
We understand for a system to work well, it must work well with all other systems your business runs.
Volante provides numerous interface options including:
- Full Access Web services API
- Customizable Java Plug-ins
- Direct Database connection
- Import/Export of CSV,XML files
- TCP/IP connection
- and more...
Entire custom applications can be developed on top of the Volante engine using the open interfaces.
Volanté is not a point-in-time system. Businesses evolve and grow, and so should the system that runs your business.
We place a heavy emphasis on research and development. We want our customers to know that when you invest in our products, you need to invest just once, and we will continue to work hard to ensure your business will forever remain ahead of the technology curve.