The point of sale (POS) or point of purchase (POP) is the time and place where a retail transaction is completed. It is the point at which a customer makes a payment to the merchant in exchange for goods or after provision of a service. At the point of sale, the merchant would prepare an invoice for the customer (which may be a cash register printout) or otherwise calculate the amount owed by the customer and provide options for the customer to make payment. After receiving payment, the merchant will also normally issue a receipt for the transaction. Usually the receipt is printed, but it is increasingly being dispensed electronically.
A touchscreen is an input device normally layered on the top of an electronic visual display of an information processing system. A user can give input or control the information processing system through simple or multi-touch gestures by touching the screen with a special stylus and/or one or more fingers. Some touchscreens use ordinary or specially coated gloves to work while others use a special stylus/pen only. The user can use the touchscreen to react to what is displayed and to control how it is displayed; for example, zooming to increase the text size.
The touchscreen enables the user to interact directly with what is displayed, rather than using a mouse, touchpad, or any other intermediate device (other than a stylus, which is optional for most modern touchscreens).
Touchscreens are common in devices such as game consoles, personal computers, tablet computers, electronic voting machines, and smartphones. They can also be attached to computers or, as terminals, to networks. They also play a prominent role in the design of digital appliances such as personal digital assistants (PDAs)es and some books (E-books).
The popularity of smartphones, tablets, and many types of information appliances is driving the demand and acceptance of common touchscreens for portable and functional electronics. Touchscreens are found in the medical field and in heavy industry, as well as for automated teller machines (ATMs), and kiosks such as museum displays or room automation, where keyboard and mouse systems do not allow a suitably intuitive, rapid, or accurate interaction by the user with the display’s content.
Historically, the touchscreen sensor and its accompanying controller-based firmware have been made available by a wide array of after-market system integrators, and not by display, chip, or motherboard manufacturers. Display manufacturers and chip manufacturers worldwide have acknowledged the trend toward acceptance of touchscreens as a highly desirable user interface component and have begun to integrate touchscreens into the fundamental design of their products.
This new 15” touchscreen monitor is perfect for use in retail, point-of-sale (POS), VOD system, Juke Box and many other hospitality applications. Easily integrated with a variety of POS, thin client or PC systems, the touch LED features 4-wire resistive touchscreen and USB touchscreen interface.
The touchscreen monitor comes with a metal POS deskstand with hard plastic cover. It is also compatible with other mounting options using the VESA standard hole pattern on the back of the monitor. The sensitive touch screen recognizes touch input from stylus, finger, gloved hand, pen or tool .It’s an exceptional durable touchscreen monitor and an excellent value.
While we strive to provide point of sale solutions that are flexible enough to meet the needs of 95% of our customers, with the diversity of retail businesses, we understand that there are specialized needs that a general system will not be able to meet on its own.
Although many customer feature requests end up in the core Imidus program, sometimes users require a more immediate solution or a feature that is so business specific that it would not apply to other customers and so it will never be incorporated into the program. So we also provide custom programming solutions that include Imidus customization, stand-alone program development, and web programming.
Our goal with Imidus is to provide a point of sale software that is easy to use and does not require extensive training. The purchase of a Imidus, comes with 90 days of FREE technical support and we encourage all of our system users to call us and use our technical support to ask those types of questions that may be specific to your type of business. And although the free technical support is not a training service, many of our customers find that the standard support we provide sufficient to get them up and running and do not require additional training.