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Casio launches an Android-based Point of Sale terminal

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.

SoftwareOSAndroid™ 2.2
ApplicationSoftwarePreinstalledApplicationSales Management(Cash Register)
Web browser
Email
AdditionalApplicationsCustomer Relationship Management
Reservation Management
Remote Control by Email
CPUARM Cortex-A9 Dual Core 533MHz
MemoryRAM512MB
Flash ROM2GB
DisplayMainDisplayType10.4-inch colour LCD with touch panel800 x 600 dots (SVGA)
FunctionElectric tilt
Splash-proofIPX2 (Compliant with IEC60529 standard)
SubDisplayTypeMonochrome LCD32 x 160 dots (20 letters x 2 lines)
FunctionPop-up
KeyboardSoftware KeyboardTouch panel with main display
PrinterPrinting Method1-sheet thermal printer
Paper Width80mm x 80f / 58mm x 80f
Paper-loadingDrop-in paper-loading
InterfaceDrawer Ports2 ports
Magnetic Card Reader InterfaceYes
Ethernet PortRJ45x 1 (10/100 Base-T/Tx)
USB2.0 Host PortUSB Type A x 1
RS-232C PortsMini D-sub 9-pin x 3
Memory Card SlotSD memory card (SDHC) x 1
Memory BackupNickel metal hydride rechargeable battery
PowerAC 120-240V
Approx. External Dimensions395(W) x 237(D) x 229 (H) mm
Approx. Weight5Kg

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.

Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.
17 Comments
  • NFC!?
  • The real question is will this get ICS?
  • i'm pretty sure the more important question is: Will it play angry birds?
  • Nope, it won't have sideloading and will have a locked down bootloader... I personally would prefer a S AMOLED plus screen..
  • it really is going to be skynet.
  • And people called me crazy when I said this almost two years ago
  • If it's not rooted and with CM7, it's worthless.
  • HaHa!
  • did i miss the price?
  • also, is it verizon exclusive?
  • Omg lol. No word yet on 3G/4G or if Apple will try to have it banned in Malaysia for being too similar to their line of iRegisters.
  • Just what we need...our food orders being delayed because our waiters/waitresses are playing Angry Birds.
  • POS Terminal?
  • Its not Piece of Shit Terminal, Its Point of Sales.
  • I wonder if it will be able to be integrated with the SquareUp app and/or reader. Looks very interesting as long as it's not price prohibitive!
  • No quad-core processor and it's more than 7mm thick? Pass.
  • This is exactly the kind of product needed to truly make it an Android world. Registers, manufacturing terminals, public kiosks, kitchen appliances, aircraft, and on and on... all areas suited to the flexibility of Android and the multitude of manufacturers building specific devices for specific environments. This kind of product is way more exciting than the next generic 10-inch consumer tablet :)