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A world first touted at the point of sale

Thursday February 18 2010

The ViViPOS PCR claims to break entirely new ground for retailers at the point of purchase

The ViViPOS PCR claims to break entirely new ground for retailers at the point of purchase

 

Combining the power and functionality of PC-based terminals with the reliability, simplicity and lower cost of electronic cash registers (ECRs), ViViPOS is a new answer to modern needs at the point of sale (PoS). It is the first so-called PCR, according to its manufacturer, Geller Business Machines.

 

Specifically designed to cost less, be more reliable and last longer, ViViPOS is a technological leap ahead of other touchscreen systems on the market; partly because there are no moving parts in the unit. Data is contained on a solid state drive with a life expectancy of more than 100 years. And the manufacturer’s application software for hospitality and retailing is provided free of charge.

 

Innovative use of solid state, open source

 

Smaller businesses will benefit because ViViPOS is little more than half the price of conventional PC-based, point-of-sale (PoS) terminals, added the Geller. “It is easy to use and maintain and is adaptable to meet the individual needs of hospitality and retailing businesses,” it stated.

 

Larger companies with an IT infrastructure cold also benefit from the Linux operating system and application software offered, which are built on open source technology. The Mozilla application framework permits extensions and enhancements to be added as business requirements change. Multi-site companies will also appreciate the ability to change their PoS terminals, while retaining their existing head office management systems, Geller added.