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ALSO CALLED: Point of Sale
DEFINITION: A point-of-sale (POS) terminal is a computerized replacement for a cash register. Much more complex than the cash registers of even just a few years ago, the POS system can include the ability to record and track customer orders, process credit and debit cards, connect to other systems in a network, and manage inventory. Generally, a POS terminal has as its core a personal computer, which is provided  … 
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Plug-and-Play POS: How Point-of-Sales is Entering a New Market Model
sponsored by Intel
WEBCAST: Discover how POS is entering the new IoT market model, and take advantage of plug-and-play POS to vastly improve the customer experience. Tune in as experts demonstrate 3 simple steps to POS implementation, and more.
Posted: 06 Oct 2016 | Premiered: Oct 6, 2016

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Report: The 5 Use Cases and 14 Critical Capabilities of a BI and Analytics Platform
sponsored by Intel
WEBCAST: Future-proof your IoT strategy. Learn how to simplify IoT device management with a set of platforms which will provide seamless security and performance for intelligence at the edge—as well as point of sale (POS) devices for retail—enabling real-time analysis and tighter, more efficient process controls.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Premiered: Jul 13, 2016

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POS DEFINITION (continued): … A point-of-sale (POS) terminal is a computerized replacement for a cash register. Much more complex than the cash registers of even just a few years ago, the POS system can include the ability to record and track customer orders, process credit and debit cards, connect to other systems in a network, and manage inventory. Generally, a POS terminal has as its core a personal computer, which is provided with application-specific programs and I/O devices for the particular environment in which it will serve. A POS system for a restaurant, for example, is likely to have all menu items stored in a database that can be queried for information in a number of ways. POS terminals are used in most industries that have a point of sale such as a service desk, including restaurants, lodging, entertainment, and museums.Increasingly, POS terminals are also Web-enabled, which makes remote training and operation possible, as well as inventory tracking across geographically-dispersed locations.
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