Friday, November 23, 2012

An Overview of EPOS Touch Screen Systems

You would be hard pressed to have been to a retail outlet, pharmacy or hotel bar of late and not seen one of these systems. EPOS touch screens have rapidly become a crucial gadget for small to medium establishments.

Concept and Functionality

EPOS terminals (which are usually touch screen initiated) are point of sale devices which have many different practical attributes. Physically, it ordinarily appears as a flat screen LSD. Making use of EPOS software, an EPOS touch screen, very much like other terminals, presents buttons virtually. Similar to fashionable mobile phones and touchpads, the monitor has sensors that are attentive to the operator's contact.

EPOS touch screen systems, which are sometimes identified as POS systems or tills, form a platform which can help a business enhance the way it is run. By permitting the business manager to have a more proficient grasp on many tasks, they offer an attractive degree of control. Choices are twofold: embedded or computer-based.

Two Different Options


Embedded systems are ideal for the likes of bars and restaurants - that is, businesses which have superior products and need as quick a service as possible. This kind of EPOS touch screen is designed to work on personal computer based networks or on computers networked together. These embedded terminals will include a touch screen and operator keyboard, that allow products to be sold just by pressing a virtual button.

These type of systems are, as a rule, supported by a back-end network - although they can be manually installed. Businesses can really take advantage of the features of this alternative, as it has the opportunity to efficiently control stock, pricing and a host of reports.

Another selling point of the embedded system is that it can improve the billing process and card devices, and, furthermore, offer other useful integrated attributes - CCTV, for example. These kind of POS systems are often a selection of many for its sturdiness. They are a lot less prone to overheating, data corruption, viruses and hacking because they're not computer based. Plus, these systems can run without much maintenance and, because of this, are very energy efficient.


EPOS touch screen devices that are computer based often appear as an all-in-one point of sale unit designed with a more increased speed. In addition, they tend to be more user-friendly. Because they're much more compact, these systems can be easily put on walls - that is, including the accompanying devices such as credit card machines and any relevant advertisement.

If you wish to run several different applications on the same machine - together - then a computer based system is by far and away the best preference. Because of this, this option is best if you need the device to run a business like a hotel or restaurant.

A big advantage of this system is that it has a lot of software and system options, so that you can adapt it to match your own business requirements.

David Duncan is the sales director at EPOS Now. Based in the UK, this market-leading company provide great-value EPOS touch screen terminals in addition to complete EPOS solutions for the retail and hospitality sectors.

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