Retail-Man Hardware Requirements (PC + POS)

Retail-Man Point of Sale software converts a PC into a powerful Point of Sale terminal by attaching POS hardware such as a docket or receipt printer, a barcodescanner, cash drawer, customer or pole display and scales.  A programmable keyboard may be useful for busy systems.

 

The image to the right shows some typical equipment.  Various makes and models of hardware are supported by Retail-Man. Ezi Solution recommends that customers find out about availability, support and compatibility of hardware by contacting local suppliers. Please see the summary of supported POS Hardware.

EPOS Store is the recommended hardware supplier in the UK.

Minimum PC requirements

  • A PC is required with a minimum of Pentium 233 processor, 256MB Ram, 600x800 screen, Windows 98 or newer.  A higher specification PC may be required if other software is to be run along with Retail-Man. 
  • Windows XP is recommended for PCs that are running with locales that do not use the Latin script.
  • A file server is required for running multi-user Retail-Man system, with one PC per point of sale terminal. Windows 2000 or Windows XP are recommended for the file server.
  • A CD-Writer or similar device is recommended to enable regular backups of the data held in Retail-Man.
  • An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is recommend to minimise the effect of power fluctuations and loss of power.

Budget POS Hardware Bundle

  • Metrologic Pulsar CCD Barcode
  • Scanner Epson TM-U220D Receipt Printer (Impact)
  • Posiflex CR3100 Cash Drawer
  • Customer Display (optional) >> THE EPOS STORE

Mid Range POS Hardware Bundle

  • Metrologic Voyager Ms9520 Laser Barcode Scanner
  • Epson TM-T88III Receipt Printer (Thermal)
  • Posiflex CR3100 Cash Drawer
  • Customer Display (optional)
  • POS keyboard (optional) >> THE EPOS STORE

Professional POS Bundle

  • Metrologic Voyager Ms7120 Laser Barcode Scanner
  • Epson TM-T88III Receipt Printer  (Thermal)
  • Posiflex CR3100 Cash Drawer
  • Customer Display (optional)
  • POS keyboard (optional) >> THE EPOS STORE

General Requirements for POS Hardware

  • The cash drawer should have a serial interface or connect to the receipt printer.
  • The barcode reader should have a keyboard interface.