VeriFone Systems Inc. announced Thursday that Eastern Mountain Sports, an outdoor equipment retailer, is testing the terminal maker's GlobalBay iPad software at four of its stores.

VeriFone, of San Jose, Calif., said the Peterborough, N.H., retailer is planning a larger deployment later this year. VeriFone's GlobalBay mobile retail software connects to point of sale systems to track inventory and customer transactions.

"No longer are we constrained by square footage as to what we can sell," says Scott Barrett, EMS' vice president of ecommerce, in a press release. "Utilizing this service from VeriFone enables us to provide consumers with all of our products on-hand in the store and online."

Corrected January 13, 2012 at 8:29AM: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described GlobalBay as a hardware attachment for the iPad. It's software.