Point of Sale Glossary

Aldelo POS is point of sale and management software for table service and quick service hospitality operations.

All-In-One Computer is a point of sale PC that integrates the system's internal components into the same case as the display, allowing for smaller footprint. All-in-one models for restaurant and retail businesses include touch screen displays.

Barcode Printer is a point of sale peripheral device for printing barcode labels or tags that can be attached to, or printed directly on, physical objects.

Barcode Scanner (or barcode reader) is an electronic point of sale device for reading printed barcodes. It consists of a light source, a lens and a light sensor translating optical impulses into electrical ones.

Bundle (or POS Bundle) is a complete point of sale solution that usually includes an all-in-one computer, printer, cash drawer and scanner (for retail) or kitchen printer (for restaurant).

Cash Drawer is the compartment underneath a point of sale cash register in which the cash from transactions is kept.

Epson (or Seiko Epson Corporation) is a Japanese electronics company and one of the world's largest manufacturers of computer printers, information and imaging related equipment. Epson point of sale thermal and impact printers are very popular in restaurant and retail environments.

Honeywell (or Honeywell International, Inc.) is an American multinational company that produces a variety of commercial and consumer products. Honeywell scanners, scales and mobile computers are considered to be very reliable products.

Kitchen Printer (Impact printer) is a class of POS printers that work by banging a head or needle against an ink ribbon to make a mark on the paper. They are popular in the kitchens or other high temperature environments due to receipts being immune to effects of the heat.

Mobile Computer is a mobile point of sale inventory management device. It combines a scanner and mobile computer in one portable device.

Modus POS is a New York City (NYC) based point of sale system provider. Specializing in restaurant pos and retail pos business solutions.

Omni-Directional Barcode Scanner is a scanner that unlike the simpler single-line laser scanners, produces a pattern of beams in varying orientations allowing them to read barcodes presented to it at different angles.

Point of Sale Software is software for businesses. The key requirements that must be met by modern POS systems include: high and consistent operating speed, reliability, ease of use, remote supportability, low cost, and rich functionality. Most common applications include restaurants and retail establishments.

Point Of Sale System (or POS System) (see Bundle)

pcAmerica CRE(or pcAmerica Cash Register Express) is is point of sale and management software for retail stores.

Receipt Printers (or Thermal Printers) is a printer that prints receipt. It uses digital printing process which produces a printed image by selectively heating coated thermal paper when the paper passes over the thermal print head. Receipt printers are an integral part of any point-of-sale solution.

Restaurant POS (or Restaurant Point of Sale) is a computer system specifically designed for restaurants. The most popular systems feature software from Aldelo or pcAmerica.

Retail POS(or Retail Point of Sale) is a computer system specifically designed retail stores. The most popular systems feature software from pcAmerica.