Manage Self Check-out KIOSK Machines with Embedded Computers
Self check-out kiosks have become a common sight in grocery stores, retailers, and supermarkets across the world. For consumers, they offer a convenient, quick, and hassle-free way to purchase their items. For the merchant, the kiosk is a cost-effective way to reduce employee workload and track sales statistics. But beneath the now-familiar touch screens and bright plastic shells of these kiosk machines lies the less obvious complex electronics that power them. Moxa's embedded computers are well-suited for this role under the hood of self check-out kiosks or similar digital signage applications.
• VGA and LVDS dual independent display technology
• Security mechanism and quick system response for financial transactions such as bank approvals or account number verification
• Audio technology
• Versatile connectivity options: serial and Ethernet LAN connections
• Front-end computing and communication
The architecture of a retail self check-out kiosk is very similar to that of an ATM. It consists of an embedded computer connected to various peripheral devices such as a barcode scanner, touch screen monitor, card reader, receipt printer, and a back-end display and keypad for maintenance.
It is absolutely essential that self check-out system is able to verify bank account numbers and charge credit or debit accounts accurately. The Moxa V2101 is particularly well-suited for this task because it can communicate directly both with the local devices and with the bank approval system.
In addition, because V2100 embedded systems feature both VGA and LVDS display ports, they are ideal as digital signage controllers. With the two display options, the customer display in the front can continue to be used while maintenance personnel access the system from the back.