Casio Announces New Android Based Point Of Sale Terminals
Published on: 14th May 2014
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Casio has expanded its range of Android based retail store point of sale terminals with two new models.
The release of the V-R7000 and V-R7100 follows the introduction of the V-R100 terminal, which was the first complete Android-based electronic POS terminal.
The V-R7000 and V-R7100 are designed without a fan, hard disk drive or any movable components to ensure efficient store operations by eliminating common problems experienced with PC-based hardware. Like the V-R100, these new terminals will run third party, ISV (Independent Software Vendors), Android-based POS applications.
Additional applications available on the V-R7000 AND V-R7100 include grocery/convenience store, pizza, concession stand, hospitality and apparel store. Casio also provides a software development kit (SDK) to ISV's in order to facilitate their software running on these new models.
The 15.6-inch widescreen touch panel boasts IP53-compliant dustproof and waterproof performance, and can be used in restaurants and other wet environments.
A variety of communication ports are also available, three (3) serial, four (4) USB host ports, LAN port, two (2) cash drawer ports, two (2) SD card slots for device and peripheral connectivity. The V-R7100 boasts wireless LAN and Bluetooth communications capabilities, which eliminates the need for extra cabling and allows the terminal to be a placed in a location that best suits the needs of the business.
Both models are also equipped with a battery to protect memory data in the event of a power failure. Once the power returns to the terminal, it will go directly to the last screen it was showing at the time of the failure without the loss of transaction data.