POS StationApplication 1: Reduce Size of POS Station
The smaller the POS stations, the more room for merchandise, and the higher potential for revenue. Each POS station includes one AnywhereUSB, which is connected to the LAN over a standard TCP/IP connection. A bar-code scanner, credit card reader, receipt printer, pole display and alphanumeric cash register are connected to the AnywhereUSB. The five USB ports on each AnywhereUSB appear to be locally attached to the back-office server.
AnywhereUSB, network-attached USB hubs that connect USB peripheral devices to a PC over a Local Area Network. The AnywhereUSB offers centralized management, instantly increasing security and reducing IT support. Since the AnywhereUSB replaced the PC at each POS station, less user-intervention can occur, reducing data corruption or tampering.
Application 2: Replace POS Terminals with Zero-Clients
ConnectPort Display, zero-client solution acts as a drop-in replacement for the terminals in the POS and kitchen display locations. Restaurant can replace outdated monitors with modern LCD displays, while still running their applications as if the old terminals were connected. Connections from the ConnectPort Display units in the POS and kitchen areas are converted from the coax cabling to standard Ethernet CAT5 cables, which can also be leveraged for future applications.
- Zero-client solution provides drop-in terminal replacement without equipment and application replacement
- Significantly reduced maintenance costs relative to thin client or PC-based solution
- Reduces amount of critical equipment in hostile environments
Application 3: Add Serial Ports to a PC via USB
Edgeport USB-to-serial converters offer an easy Plug and Play solution for COM port expansion (receipt printer, bar-code scanner, credit card reader and pole display). The Edgeport®/4 USB-to-serial converter made it easy to add serial ports to the PCs, enabling the convenience store to create a low-cost retail system. The Plug and Play solution connected to one of the PC’s onboard USB ports, adding four serial ports in minutes.