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1 Do It Yourself POS Kenneth Arthurs

2 How Many Do You Need ? You must determine first location You must determine first location Where do you want them Where do you want them Where do you need them Where do you need them Dont make the two fatal errors… Dont make the two fatal errors… 1. Dont install enough 1. Dont install enough 2. Dont use them after you install them 2. Dont use them after you install them

3 Things You Need For Each Register The Shopping List 1. Monitor $ Monitor $ Tower (CPU) $ Tower (CPU) $ Cash Drawer $ Cash Drawer $ Printer $ Printer $ MSR Swipe for credit & gift card $ MSR Swipe for credit & gift card $ Keyboard & Mouse 6. Keyboard & Mouse 7. Operating System XP 7. Operating System XP 8. POS Software $ POS Software $500

4 Maximum Amount Per Station Around $ per Station Subtract off what you wont need

5 Break Down of Equipment Monitor Monitor 2 Kinds 2 Kinds 1. LCD flat takes up little room 1. LCD flat takes up little room 2. CRT Larger about $200 cheaper 2. CRT Larger about $200 cheaper 2 Brands 2 Brands 1. Micro Touch 1. Micro Touch 2. ELO 2. ELO

6 CRT

7 LCD

8 Monitors 2 Different Touch Sensors 2 Different Touch Sensors Elo Elo 1. AccuTouch (Touch Sensitive) 1. AccuTouch (Touch Sensitive) 2. Intelli Touch (Heat Sensitive) clearer 2. Intelli Touch (Heat Sensitive) clearer Micro Touch Micro Touch 1. Resistive Touch (Touch Sensitive) 1. Resistive Touch (Touch Sensitive) 2. Capacitive Touch (Heat Sensitive) clearer 2. Capacitive Touch (Heat Sensitive) clearer

9 Monitors Two Different Connections Com Port Com Port Make sure you computer has a com port Make sure you computer has a com port USB USB

10 Computer CPU 40 gig hard Drive 40 gig hard Drive 128 to 256 mb of Ram 128 to 256 mb of Ram 1.0 Ghz Celeron 1.0 Ghz Celeron Get on Google check for Complete Dell Systems get them as low as $298 a piece Get on Google check for Complete Dell Systems get them as low as $298 a piece

11 Cash Drawers Make sure you get the one the is compatible with your printer Make sure you get the one the is compatible with your printer Kwick Kable interface Kwick Kable interface If you buy a Epson make sure your cash drawer can hook up to the Epson printer If you buy a Epson make sure your cash drawer can hook up to the Epson printer Power Supply on printer 12 volt or 24 volt Power Supply on printer 12 volt or 24 volt If you are not using a printer at that station If you are not using a printer at that station Get a com port or USB interface Get a com port or USB interface

12 Printers 2 Kinds 2 Kinds 1. Impact.. Use for Kitchen or Receipt 1. Impact.. Use for Kitchen or Receipt Has a ink ribbon, Usually black & red. Has a ink ribbon, Usually black & red. You can use carbon paper to make 2 copies at once. You can use carbon paper to make 2 copies at once. 2. Thermal.. Use for Receipt...faster 2. Thermal.. Use for Receipt...faster Dont use in kitchen, no ink to replace Dont use in kitchen, no ink to replace

13 Printers 3 Kinds of connections 3 Kinds of connections Serial – hooks up to your com port Serial – hooks up to your com port Parallel – hooks up to your parallel port Parallel – hooks up to your parallel port ( typical printer hook up) ( typical printer hook up) The 2 above hook directly up to a PC Ethernet – hooks up to a switch or hub Ethernet – hooks up to a switch or hub ( $130 more ) ( $130 more ) Use this type for remote Kitchen or Bar Use this type for remote Kitchen or Bar

14 POS Software They all pretty much to the same thing They all pretty much to the same thing Ask how much for updates Ask how much for updates Ask how much for annual support or tech call. Ask how much for annual support or tech call. Make sure it is PC base…You dont need a special card to run it. Make sure it is PC base…You dont need a special card to run it. Get a demo copy before buying Get a demo copy before buying How much for custom programming How much for custom programming User Friendly User Friendly

15 Additional Equipment Hub or Switch Hub or Switch 1. Make sure you get a Fast Ethernet Switch 1. Make sure you get a Fast Ethernet Switch 2. Get a couple of them if running wire is a problem 2. Get a couple of them if running wire is a problem Cat 5 Wire Cat 5 Wire Server, Use the office computer Server, Use the office computer or one use of the stations or one use of the stations Battery Back up Battery Back up

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17 Recommended Sites Call Me…I will Help you over the phone Call Me…I will Help you over the phone


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