Casio

Today Casio announced an Android-based Point of Sale terminal. The Casio VX-100 EPOS terminal will run an custom version of Android 2.2 and Casio has built a software development kit that is compatible with the unit allowing not only their applications to be run on it, but other developers to develop applications as well. Some of the features of this device are:

  • Sales Management -Conduct a multitude of sales calculations including calculations by product (items, departments and groups), time and clerk. An optional cash drawer can be added to operate the VX-100 as a cash register.
  • Customer Relationship Management – Build a customer database associated with sales management data. Analyze the purchase frequency and monetary amounts for each customer, in order to identify create a list of preferred customers. Operators can send emails to a list of preferred customers who have agreed to receive them, or they can specify automatic discounts when ringing up bills for preferred customers, all associated with the sales management application.
  • Reservation Management – Take various kinds of orders and reservations from customers, including reservations for meals. Use the customer relationship management and sales management applications to manage databases’ of customer names and reservation details including names, number of persons and time, all from the VX-100.
  • Remote Control By E-mail – Receive e-mail messages from a cellular phone or computer, and automatically execute instructions contained in the messages. Even check sales data from a separate location, an ideal feature for busy business managers.

Hit the break for the full press release.

Casio launch VX-100 EPOS terminal using Android™ operating system

LONDONOctober 21, 2011 – Casio Computer Co. Ltd., today announced the release of the stylishly designed VX-100 business support terminal. Customer relationship management, reservation management and sales management applications will be available on this terminal. Associated with those applications, the terminal provides business operators with a variety of data that they can use to stimulate business demand. The VX-100 business support terminal will begin shipping in December 2011.

The VX-100 is a compact EPOS terminal equipped with a colour main display with full-touch screen operation, a sub-display that is great for showing information to customers, and a built-in thermal printer to generate receipts. The VX-100 is designed for use in SME retail stores, and works as both a standalone system or as part of a networked system.

The VX-100 comes installed with a sales management application offering a host of data management capabilities. With the optional cash drawer, the terminal can also function as a cash register.

Additional customer relationship management and reservation management applications can be installed to enable database management of the purchase history of individual customers. The purchase history can then be used to identify preferred customers and formulate marketing strategies tailored to them.

The VX-100 EPOS terminal uses the Android™ operating system, and Casio has provided a software development kit that supports the VX-100 hardware. Casio plans to leverage the VX-100 to support a variety of businesses such as retail stores, restaurants and other service enterprises by developing its own additional applications as well as facilitating development of applications for the VX-100 by other developers of Android applications.

Application Software for VX-100 Business Support Terminal

Sales Management

Conduct a multitude of sales calculations including calculations by product (items, departments and groups), time and clerk. An optional cash drawer can be added to operate the VX-100 as a cash register.

Customer Relationship Management

Build a customer database associated with sales management data. Analyze the purchase frequency and monetary amounts for each customer, in order to identify create a list of preferred customers. Operators can send emails to a list of preferred customers who have agreed to receive them, or they can specify automatic discounts when ringing up bills for preferred customers, all associated with the sales management application.

Reservation Management

Take various kinds of orders and reservations from customers, including reservations for meals. Use the customer relationship management and sales management applications to manage databases’ of customer names and reservation details including names, number of persons and time, all from the VX-100.

Remote Control By E-mail

Receive e-mail messages from a cellular phone or computer, and automatically execute instructions contained in the messages. Even check sales data from a separate location, an ideal feature for busy business managers.

Software OS Android™ 2.2  
Application

Software

Preinstalled

Application

Sales Management(Cash Register)  
Web browser  
Email  
Additional

Applications

Customer Relationship Management  
Reservation Management  
Remote Control by Email  
CPU ARM Cortex-A9 Dual Core 533MHz  
Memory RAM 512MB  
Flash ROM 2GB  
Display Main

Display

Type 10.4-inch colour LCD with touch panel

800 x 600 dots (SVGA)

Function Electric tilt
Splash-proof IPX2 (Compliant with IEC60529 standard)
Sub

Display

Type Monochrome LCD

32 x 160 dots (20 letters x 2 lines)

Function Pop-up
Keyboard Software Keyboard Touch panel with main display  
Printer Printing Method 1-sheet thermal printer  
Paper Width 80mm x 80f / 58mm x 80f  
Paper-loading Drop-in paper-loading  
Interface Drawer Ports 2 ports  

Magnetic Card Reader Interface

Yes

 
Ethernet Port RJ45x 1 (10/100 Base-T/Tx)  
USB2.0 Host Port USB Type A x 1  
RS-232C Ports Mini D-sub 9-pin x 3  
Memory Card Slot SD memory card (SDHC) x 1  
Memory Backup Nickel metal hydride rechargeable battery  
Power AC 120-240V  
Approx. External Dimensions 395(W) x 237(D) x 229 (H) mm  
Approx. Weight 5Kg  

 

Note:

1.      Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

2.      Other company and product names are generally registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective companies.

 

 

Specifications in the table above are current as of October 2011, and are subject to change.

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