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Manchester United Relies on Icelandic Technology

Icelandic company Handpoint has established a hand-held computer solution at Old Trafford stadium, where English football club Manchester United is based, so that merchandise can be sold to spectators while watching the game.

“It does everything a normal cash register can do in a small, hand-held computer, which is a technology about to be adopted in many places,” managing director of Handpoint Davíd Gudjónsson told Fréttabladid.

“Manchester United operates a large store with high turnover, but when 75,550 people come to watch one game they can’t all fit into the store at once,” Gudjónsson said.

Handpoint, which is supported by the Technological Development Fund of RANNÍS, the Icelandic Center for Research, is the first company in the world to be given a credit-card certification for hand-held computers.

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