Taipei, Taiwan — Issue No. 2014-09-24
A Brief Introduction to POS (Point of Sale)
 
POS (Point of Sale) is a system for managing the sales of retail goods. At the Point of Sale, the retailer would calculate the amount owed by the customer and provide options for the customer to make payment. The merchant will also normally issue a receipt for the transaction. The POS systems are widely used in various industries, such as retail, catering, and hotels..
 
DFI’s Solution for POS System —— HM101-QM87
The POS systems use customized hardware and software to fit different requirements in various industries. A typical POS system includes two monitors: one for the clerk and another for the customer, a cash drawer, a credit card reader, a receipt printer, and a barcode scanner. Thus, it requires a computer system that supports flexible I/O ports and responsive computing ability. DFI’s Mini-ITX motherboard, HM101-QM87, is powered by the 4th generation Intel Core processor family offering higher processing performance and superior graphics display support. The onboard graphics features 4 display ports: 1 HDMI, 1 DVI-I, 1 LVDS, and 1 DP, allowing you to choose the best combination in various retail industries. In addition, HM101-QM87 is equipped with 2 DDR3L SODIMM sockets that support up to 16GB. This QM87-based Mini-ITX board also provides flexible I/O for POS application, including 2 LAN ports, 8 USB ports, 2 SATA 3.0 ports with RAID 0/1 that support Intel® Smart Response Technology, 2 COM ports, 1 LPC connector for additional COM/Parallel ports, and 4-bit input and 4-bit output GPIO. To meet the POS application, this mobile-based platform is packed with 2 power types of choice: 1 12V DC-in jack (default) or 1 4-pin power connector (optional) for power saving. With the expansive features, HM101-QM87 is an ideal choice for a wide range of POS designs.
 
Application Story
 
 Country  Asia
 Product  HM101-QM87
 Platform  Mini-ITX using Intel® Core™ i5-4400E processor
 
Connects to Monitor1 via HDMI port and Monitor2 via VGA port
Connects to Receipt Printer via USB port
Connects to Card Reader via COM port
Connects to Cash Drawer via 8 bit-DIO connector
Provides remote hardware and software asset tracking via LAN port with iAMT9.0
 
Why DFI
 
Established in 1981, DFI is a leading supplier of high-performance computing technology worldwide. With more than 33 years of experience, DFI focuses on innovative design and manufacture of leading-edge board and system level products for embedded applications requiring strict revision control and long life availability. DFI uses the latest technology platforms and manufacturing techniques to produce cost-effective products for use in medical diagnostic & imaging, ATM/POS, industrial control, kiosk, security & surveillance, digital signage, gaming, and other embedded applications. For more information, please visit us at: www.dfi.com.tw