First of all, you need to have a basic understanding of the knowledge of the cash register system, and then determine which grade of products to buy according to actual needs, after the effort to choose a POS cash register that is both practical and investment-saving.
The cash register system includes hardware - cash register (POS) and software - a commercial automation management system (MIS). The cash register is divided into three types: first generation, second generation and third generation. The difference is that the functions are different and the prices vary greatly.
A generation of cash register software firmware, only the payment function, does not have the ability to connect to the network; the second generation of cash register software firmware, can be connected to a variety of peripherals, can be single or networked; three generations of POS cash registers with open systems. It can be applied to a variety of platforms, software to achieve financial and production progress report analysis functions, can be connected to a variety of peripherals, can also use IC card, bank card authorization terminal, connect MODEM, can be stand-alone or networked. The third-generation POS cash register is the mainstream of POS development in the future.
The third-generation POS cash register consists of the following components: main unit, keyboard, display, micro printer, cash drawer, customer display, barcode viewer, card slot, and so on. The first three items are related to one computer, and the last five items are peripheral devices; the computer is the heart of the POS cash register, which determines the quality stability of the POS cash register, and the peripheral devices are independent, and can be arbitrarily selected as ordinary or luxury type. The price varies greatly.
The keyboard has two kinds of ordinary keyboards and programmable keyboards. For fast-food shops with less types of collections, road toll stations, etc., a programmable keyboard can be used, which can fix a key to indicate a certain kind of goods, and is convenient to operate.
The printer has a pin-type, thermal two-micro printer, the print head of the dot-type printer has a certain life, good quality brand-name products, long life, it uses ordinary roll paper, the price is cheap, but the price of repair and replacement print head is higher . The thermal machine has the advantages of high speed, durability and no damage to the print head. Although the use of thermal paper is more expensive, the quality is better. Both printers have their own advantages.
The customer display has LED, LCD, VFD liquid crystal display, several types of display digital, English and Chinese characters, single line and double line display. Among them, LED digital display is cheaper, and the common type and luxury type are divided into English and Chinese characters.
From the sensitivity of the bar code reader, it is the CCD that can be viewed at a close distance. From 0-15CM, the laser gun can be viewed at any angle.
The IC card and the magnetic card brush slot each cost $400. Some programmable keyboards or POS cash registers are attached to the chassis, which are relatively cheaper and do not occupy much space.
When you understand the configuration of the POS cash register, you understand that the configuration of the POS cash register is different, and the price difference is also very large. So depending on the budget, you decide what kind of POS cash register to buy.
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