Point of sale (POS) or checkout is the location where a transaction occurs. A "checkout" refers to a POS terminal or more generally to the hardware and software used for checkouts, the equivalent of an electronic cash register. A POS terminal manages the selling process by a salesperson accessible interface.
POS-automation is used to be a term that describes automation of sales and discounting processes. Sales automation in most cases is a system of software and hardware tools that allow managing registering and accounting processes. POS automation saves time and money because of automation of routine manual operations.
Yes, sure. Efficiency of such “non-specialized” POS terminals gets downgraded, however.
Normally business operations of a specific merchant are uniform. POS-hardware, normally, may be set up to maintain specific tasks. And so, when you set up a set of uniform operations on a software and hardware levels you make sales operations go faster and minimize human factor effect. As a result business turnover goes up and profits increase.
Using programmable POS keyboard together with special software allows you to assign every single key a special function, which makes operator’s work much easier. POSUA produces keyboards in different designs to help you fit POS terminal in the best usable way.
- Central processing device (usually bases on 80486+ processors)
- Power supply to plug-in various peripherals
- Failproof cash register
- Cash till, cashier display and customer display
- Different interfaces to connect customized programmable keyboards, bar-code scanners, magnetic stripe readers and other peripherals
POSUA produces standard programmable keyboards, protected POS-keyboards of LPOS series, magnetic stripe readers (MSR), customer displays, cashier displays, POS-machines, power load control devices that may be used as price detectors in gaming halls.
Programmable devices of POSUA are meant for the use in the following business operations and processes:
- In sales automation as a part of complex system like POS-terminals, cash-registers, cash controls etc.
- Automation of restaurants, gaming halls, billiards halls, bowling halls etc.
- Operating processes automation.
- In a special office application like accounting and financial software systems, CAD systems, applications for print page layout design etc.
Using programmable POS-keyboards is a good solution for sales automation in self-service stores. This is why this hardware is used by different stock and retails merchants: malls, groceries, clothing stores, construction supplies sellers, jewelry businesses and many others. POS-keyboards may be used not only in sales businesses, but also in client servicing: servicing desks, hotel reception desks, restaurant billing systems, beauty parlors, design studios, loyalty customer programs and many others.
LPOS keyboards of the standard type may be used for the following:
- Sales automation. Is serves for data input in POS terminals. It’s a usable and wise solution for POS.
- Systems of intensive data input Automation client servicing in restaurants, billiard halls, bowling halls etc.
- Operation processes automation Business-level custom software (financial registers, accounting apps, specific sales software, print page layout design etc.).
LPOS keyboards of the protected type may be used for the sales and entertainment businesses with adverse environment (excessive humidity, pollution density, effect of aggressive agents on data input means).
Magnetic stripe card readers are often used in businesses which require data verification of a card owner. Here are some examples:
Banking. Card readers are good for debit and credit card data verification as well as verification data about the card owner.
Automation of sales and service desk operations. You can authenticate staff and grant access permissions for cash operations and use card readers to serve customer magnetic cards.
Security access. Our MAG2 readers are great for authentication staff by their ID cards.
Power8 modular system is meant to control power supply loads of direct current and alternate current up to 250V and up to 1kWt. POWER8 devices are typically used in gaming halls to control lightning and set pricing.
Customer display produced by POSUA are meant to indicate product price, receipt amount, change amount, product name as well as show up announcements and messages un banking and POS systems.
LPOS PC-FP64 is x86 architecture compatible device with integrated 64-key POS keyboard, MSR and fingerprint scanner. LPOS-PC-FP-64 substitutes full-featured huge and heavy complex POS systems
Issues on security access of the merchant information should be solved in complex of different measures. Our devices help you manage some of them. Using magnetic stripe reader you can set digital card access system. Only a person who has an access card may unlock access protection. Our devices allow you also set biometric access by fingerprints. Currently POSUA produces standard POS keyboards with integrated scanner of fingerprints. If you would like to buy keyboards with biometric protection please contact our sales.
Choosing effective POS-keyboard
If you need to set up your keyboard a full-featured texting feature in addition to specific functions then it’s good to choose 96-key or 128-key POS keyboard. If the keyboard will be used for some limited functions then keyboards with 32 keys or 64 keys will go perfectly.
POSUA keyboards allow you to create 3 keyboard layouts and assign every single key to a special function. When programming a keyboard it’s possible to use various key combinations. When choosing a keyboard you should keep in mind that it’s meant for using by a human being and so programmed device should be usable. That is why the pick must be defined by the optimal solution between expected functionality and number of keys.
Size of a keyboard depends on the number of keys. Keyboards with 32 keys are the smallest and keyboard with 128 keys and has integrated MSR are the biggest. When choosing keyboard size one should consider expected functionality (needed number of keys). When planning business automation one should keep in mind user-friendliness of the entire POS system. Keyboard should fit well working place that operator could enter data instantly. Space for hands is one more thing to think about.