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Euro Cash Register Ltd Unit 5 Bramery Business Park, Alstone Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 8HE, United Kingdom.

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Glossary of cash register terms


Alphanumeric:
Using and displaying in letters and numbers (A,B,C,1,2,3).

Add button:
Button used for addition of sales.

Cat5:
Given name for industry standard network of computers, usually 10 Mbits second for point of sale devices.

Clerks:
The total number of persons that can log onto a cash register using an access code.

Departments:
Register will record transactions in categories and totalize by category on department record.

ECR:
Abbreviation for Electronic Cash Register.

Interrupt Clerk:
Name for sequence that allows a cash register to operate more than one cashier at a time. Ideal for public houses, wine bars etc.

IRC:
Inter-Register Communications. The data that can be sent from register to register or register to PC.

Kitchen/Remote Printer:
A seperate receipt printer that can be placed in another location, eliminating the need to manually transfer orders from location to location.

Media Slot:
A thin slot located on the face of a cash drawer. Useful for inserting cheques or cash into the drawer without opening the cash drawer.

Numeric:
Using and displaying in numbers (1,2,3).

Price Look Up (PLU):
PLU function memorizes prices for items allowing for quicker item entry.

Preset:
Given name for a machine that has a dedicated keyboard of prices for quick entry.

Scanner - CCD:
A scanner using a light beam to read a barcode, works within 1 to 2 inches of barcode.

Scanner - Laser:
A scanner using a single beam laser to read a barcode, works within 6-12 inches.

Scanner - Omni-Directional:
A scanner using multiple lasers at varying angles to read a borcode, works within 6-12 inches.

Sentinal Alarm:
Cash in Drawer Alarm. If you program a cash in drawer limit of £200, when cash in drawer reaches £200, an alarm will sound signaling you to do a cash pick-up.

Serial Port:
A 9 pin socket that connect to a personal computer or printer or other device.

Slip Printer:
A remote (non-internal) receipt printer.

Thermal Printer:
A printer using heat to burn the information on the receipt. Thermal printers are extremely fast, quiet and do not require replacement ink cartridges.

Departments - programmable keys to allow distinction between products or departments eg: groceries, sweets and tobacco in a newsagent

Electronic cash register (ECR) - this is the conventional till and while it can be programmed to keep track of and recognise departments in a shop, it isn't a computer

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) - credit card function, the software links with the bank to make payment

Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) - EPOS tills are computers. They can be networked or standalone and they operate by recognising codes on the merchandise, which are sometimes barcodes

Kitchen printing - allows orders to go straight from the till to the kitchen
Point of Sale (POS) - simply the place where the sale is made

Scanner - reads barcodes for automatic price entry on EPOS machines.



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