or Point of Sale equipment allows you to Capture data at the time
and place of sale. Point of sale systems (POS) use personal computers
or specialized terminals that are combined with cash registers,
bar code readers, optical scanners and magnetic stripe readers
for accurately and instantly capturing the transaction.
may be online to a central computer for credit checking and inventory
updating, or they may be stand-alone machines that store the daily
transactions until they can be delivered or transmitted to the
main computer for processing.