What are the system requirements for running Total Retail POS?
Any PC-based system, capable of running Linux (preferred 768MB RAM or 512MB RAM) typically is a candidate for running the Total Retail POS applications in “stand-alone” mode. With a supported monitor, touch screen is also available, like IBM’s SurePOS 500 with advanced touchscreen technology provides the ultimate retail-optimized point-of-sale tools to provide powerful functions to energize the customer experience.
Does Total POS require a specific brand or configuration?
Total POS does not lock you into any specific brand or required configuration. Industry standard peripherals are all supported from leading firms.
Does the software work with PC Cash registers?
It is quite possible that it will. If you are currently using industry standard printers, scanners, and drawers, and your processor meets, or can be upgraded to meet the minimum requirements for running Linux (Pentium or equivalent with minimum 512MB RAM and at least a 20 GB HD), then it is very likely that some, if not all, of your legacy hardware could be re-used. Magstar will work with you to determine the efficient approach to satisfying your POS hardware requirements, without compromising on functionality or efficiency.
How does Magstar handle connecting desktops?
GUI desktop client software (included) enables almost any user to get connected, whether their PCs are Windows 2000 to Windows 7, Linux, or Macintosh.
Non-PC users (warehouse, receiving dock, etc.) can still be connected through standard character-based VT terminals or Radio Frequency handhelds. Remote users can connect via dial-up or secure VPN over the Internet.
The comprehensive security features provided by the Total Retail User Menus Application prevents access to forbidden and sensitive areas. With log-on recognition enables the system to present only those areas and activities which are allowed. Other menus don’t even show up on their screens.
Is the installation scalable?
The “Open System” philosophy of Linux allows for total flexibility in determining the specifications that will meet your needs. Scalability allows you to select the entry level of hardware configuration that fulfills your present and future demands.
Linux is an open source operating system that runs on a variety of hardware platforms. For retailers across the board, it offers advantages in reliability, lower costs and greater security from POS to data center (and everything in between).
What are the server requirements?
Server requirements will vary based on number of users and activity. In a multiple-user environment, dual processors are recommended and SCSI Hard Drives and an internal DDS back-up tape drive are required. Relative to your demands and security concerns, add multiple Processors, Redundant Power Supply, and RAID V with two or more additional SCSI, hot-pluggable, 15 kb rpm Hard Drives.
Total Mobile POS
Magstar’s Total Mobile POS is a lightweight Point of Sale handheld that will allow retailers to notably improve customer service levels while adeptly handling lane busting, basic POS transactions and customer returns. Magstar Total Mobile POS gives retailers and their customers the freedom to operate throughout the store and in outside store areas via a secure wireless network.
Using the same technology and easy-to-use design features from the company’s award-winning Total POS solution (Magstar was DigiPos’ North American Vendor of the Year in 2007), Magstar Total Mobile POS is a powerful portable touch screen tool capable of real time lookup of items, pricing and customer loyalty (CRM) information. At the same time, it is able to fully-integrate all sales activity back to the powerful, feature-rich Magstar Total POS solution, which then automatically instantly feeds the data to the Total Retail enterprise solution.
Is there Network Flexibility?
Total Retail uses standard TCP/IP protocols. Use the Total Retail server to create your own local network, or simply add it to your existing Microsoft or other 3rd party TCP/IP network. Total Retail then becomes simply another address on your network. GUI desktop client software, provided with your installation package, connects your users seamlessly to Total Retail on their existing PCs, with no disruption to your current configurations.