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Integrated Controller/POS Terminal With Common Loop Interface

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066541D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Sawtschenko, AP Skatrud, RO Storm, CL [+details]

Abstract

Point-of-sale (POS) systems in a loop configuration have included a number of remote terminals and a separate controller for collecting data and supporting terminal operation. For a relatively small system, the controller functions are integrated into one of the terminals, designated a master terminal. The master terminal performs the same point of sale functions as any other terminal in the system, but also includes control and data collection functions.