Point-of-Sale Systems Going Open Source?

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| The Openbravo/Librepos combination looks promising. Openbravo has generated
| more than 350,000 downloads since its launch, while Librepos/Tina has
| garnered 100,000 downloads since the launch of its first version in January
| 2005. Looking ahead, Liberos will be re-branded as Openbravo POS.
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http://techiqmag.com/2007/11/13/poin...g-open-source/

Innova Card: Linux-powered single-chip POS [Point-of-Sale]

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| DA Sistemi has unveiled DAndY POS, its new POS terminal powered by a highly
| integrated single chip USIP SoC from Innova Card. While POS terminals running
| Linux operating system are slowing emerging into the payment market, DA
| Sistemi is the first company to offer a PCI-PED certified solution running
| exclusively on a single-chip SoC rather than two processors.
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http://www.embedded-control-europe.c...?cat=1&pid=997

Linux is very big in this area. It runs in some of the world's largest
companies.


Related:

Jumping on the Linux POS (Point of Sale) Bandwagon- Finally, a Choice for
Hospitality & Retail Providers

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| Interest in Linux point of sale solutions has grown dramatically in the
| last few years. The reason why is simple; Linux, as an operating system, is
| more cost effective, flexible, and allows for greater freedom of choice in
| software than more mainstream operating systems. Linux is also very cost
| effective in regards to licensing, installation, administrative and support
| costs. Linux can offer all these features without sacrificing
| functionality.
|
| [...]
|
| So, when choosing an operating system and subsequent point of sale
| system, consider Linux. Discover for yourself why Linux is the
| fastest growing server operating system.
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http://www.openpr.com/news/19136/Jum...Providers.html
http://tinyurl.com/yr9q85


Freescale and Indesign Team to Develop Linux Based Point-of-Sale Platform

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| Offered with an open-source embedded ?CLinux software solution, the
| POS reference design targets industrial system designs that require
| flexible connectivity options, secure communication and a
| straightforward human interface with a fast development cycle
| and cost-effective approach.
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http://www.linuxelectrons.com/News/E...fSale_Platform
http://tinyurl.com/yrkgc4


Wireless POS (Point of Sale) For Linux

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| Research has shown that the number of POS (point of sale) terminals
| running Linux in North America has increased 80% since 2002. For
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| hospitality providers, there's good reason to go with Linux.
|
| As an operating system, Linux is more cost effective, flexible, and
| allows for greater freedom of choice in software than more
| mainstream operating systems. Savings can also be found in
| regards to licensing, installation, administrative and support costs.
|
| [...]
|
| This approach is less expensive because it doesn't require separate
| servers for hand-helds and traditional registers, translating in even
| more savings for hospitality operators. Wired or wireless, Linux or
| Windows, networked or independent terminals, Volanté is up for the
| challenge.
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http://opensourceblog.itproportal.com/?p=204