Hardware current POS types are: Compact: This is the most modern equipment that integrates all necessary elements in the terminal in a single device. That is up the CPU, printer, screen and keyboard in one machine. Usually integrated touchscreens but allow connection of other user interfaces and peripherals such as keyboards, cash drawer and so on. Contact information is here: Ali Partovi. They may look like a normal PC, but usually are usually a small box that takes up little space and is usually located above the cash drawer. Internal components are similar to those of a normal PC, although modern terminals eliminate mechanical components like hard disk getting more reliable and less consumption of the terminal. Furthermore, these teams tend to suffer less damages caused by disconnecting the various cables that connect the modular PoS various components of the TPV. Formerly the work of the CPU’s performed with a program memory and working memory in a cash register. Modular: teams are usually based on a normal PC with software installed on a conventional operating system. All components of the TPV are connected to a CPU through its various cables and interfaces. Allow the use of multiple components from different manufacturers and use of POS for other functions typical of a PC. They have great versatility since it can be used for different types of business depending on the software installed on the terminal. The elements that usually make such widespread POS Modular, are described below: Monitor. It can be a normal PC monitor or one that incorporates a touch (the press with your finger or stylus emulates the click of the mouse) that avoids the use of mouse and streamlines the work of collection management by allowing users to handle more menus easily. There are many manufacturers of touchscreens and differences in price, quality, technology used and the lifetime of this interface. Keyboard.It can be a normal PC keyboard or a small size to save space. Although it is available specifically for POS keyboards configurable (programmable) with direct access and ability to incorporate images or symbols to these keys.
Ticket printer. Allows you to issue a receipt or proof of purchase to the customer. These printers can be smaller matrix, thermal and ink (rather unusual). The matrix is the slowest and cheapest use an ink ribbon. However possible to obtain a copy of the receipt by tracing because the printing is done on impact. Thermals are faster and more versatile, use a roll of thermal paper and can print graphics (logos). The ticket can deteriorate over time if it is exposed to high temperatures, always depending on the quality of paper. There are many types of printers ticket / invoice facturadotas (slip-printer), double printing, or even printers that provide all these functions at once.For the hospitality sector there are specific printers for sending commands to the kitchen. In compliance with health standards some manufacturers use stainless steel housings. These printers usually have cooking often with audible indicating commands the entrance to a kitchen staff. There are also intelligent printers may work differently depending on the needs of a particular business. Cash drawer. The most common cash drawers are connected to an RJ11 port type, which incorporates its own ticket printer, the drawer opens automatically (without key) at the time of recovery. Another model is the box connected via a serial port directly to the CPU and is open to receive a boost from such connection or manually with the key. There are cash drawer security, closer to a safe. Have high thickness in their steel casings and feature removable drawers for incoming and outgoing cash.Vertical drawers for small spaces or even effective control terminals where the cashier never touches the money being the customer making the payment directly from the terminal and the person doing the counting of the delivery and return of change. Other elements that provide a classic POS are: bar code reader. A device that interprets the bar code symbols (usually EAN, UPC, Codabar, Code 39 or GS1-128) that the manufacturer printed on the product label. The bar code is usually a series of digits or characters representing uniquely a product. The only function is to transcribe the code reader as if typed by the cashier, to avoid typing errors and significantly reduce the time taken by the seller.