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Single Display for Point-Of-Sale Terminal

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046346D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Mathews, RD: AUTHOR

Abstract

A single display mounted in a semi-circular or two-surfaced configuration having alphanumeric data horizontally scrolled right-to-left across its display surface eliminates the need for separate customer and operator displays in a point-of-sale terminal.

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Single Display for Point-Of-Sale Terminal

A single display mounted in a semi-circular or two-surfaced configuration having alphanumeric data horizontally scrolled right-to-left across its display surface eliminates the need for separate customer and operator displays in a point-of-sale terminal.

Figs. 1A and 1B show the cylindrical and two-surfaced display configurations, respectively. As shown in Fig. 2, when the operator enters an item through the keyboard, the alphanumeric symbols associated with the item are shown on the display and move from the right to the left until the entire item, including the descriptor, item number, quantity, and price, has been entered. Upon entry of the item, the display is horizontally scrolled so that the symbols translate to the left on the display until the next item is completely entered. This second item which replaces the first on the display is, itself, horizontally scrolled to move from right-to-left on the display. In this manner both the operator and customer can review and verify each item entered with only a single display.

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