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Foreign Currency Exchange Function for a Hotel or Restaurant Point of Sale Terminal

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000087408D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Pierce, DL: AUTHOR

Abstract

Many hotels exchange foreign currency for national currency and it is desirable to provide this service at the point-of-sale terminal. This Many hotels exchange foreign currency for national currency and it is desirable to provide this service at the point-of-sale terminal. This point-of-sale system provides for inquiry from the point-of-sale terminal to a central processing system for the rate of exchange calculation and it provides a machine printed receipt which can be filed with the foreign currency to be used later for cash balancing at the terminal.

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Foreign Currency Exchange Function for a Hotel or Restaurant Point of Sale Terminal

Many hotels exchange foreign currency for national currency and it is desirable to provide this service at the point-of-sale terminal. This Many hotels exchange foreign currency for national currency and it is desirable to provide this service at the point-of-sale terminal. This point-of-sale system provides for inquiry from the point-of-sale terminal to a central processing system for the rate of exchange calculation and it provides a machine printed receipt which can be filed with the foreign currency to be used later for cash balancing at the terminal.

A foreign currency exchange operation begins with the operator guidance message TYPE TRANSACTION or AMOUNT TENDERED, and the terminal operator activates the ENTER key. The terminal interprets this as a request for system inquiry, and it illuminates the operator guidance message DATA ENTRY. The operator then keys in a two-digit code that identifies the foreign currency exchange operation and activates the ENTER key. When the ENTER key is closed, the terminal enters interactive mode, transmits an Inquiry Request message to the system, and enters a wait state. The Inquiry Request message includes the two-digit code that calls for a foreign currency exchange operation. While the system is in the interactive mode, the processor takes complete control of the terminal operation, including keyboard entry, guidance, and print functions. The terminal remains in interactive mode until it is released by a VOID or CONTINUE field in a message from the system or a terminal time out results from the lack of system response.

The Inquiry Request message is pass...