The Radiant P1550 Point-of-Sale utilizes Intel s Centrino Mobile Technology which combines a Pentium M processor, 855 chipset, and optional PRO/Wireless card. The highly efficient Pentium M or Celeron M processor equates to greater than 2.0GHz performance in a standard Pentium 4 design, but with lower power consumption for a more reliable design. In addition, this POS touch screen monitor is based on Intel s EmbeddedATX standard motherboard form factor for open platforms.
The countertop enclosure provides many benefits, including a small footprint and multiple mounting options. The unique CableLock System provides for ease of installation, controlled access to connectors, concealed cable routing, and cable restraint for better reliability. This all-in-one solution provides very tight integration of core point-of-sale hardware including a POS touch screen monitor, magnetic stripe reader and much more.
The POS touch screen monitor includes a 15 active matrix, color, 1024X768 main display with a resistive or capacitive touch screen allowing for faster transactions due to less toggling between application screens, more application design flexibility, and better resolution. The high-bright, quad-bulb active matrix screen provides the best possible display quality, with excellent contrast and brightness. The quad-bulb design facilitates extremely long life, with a 50,000 hour rating on the LCD panel. The P1550 provides the very best in retail multimedia, including full motion video.
The P1550 also has more powered serial ports than most alternative POS terminals including eight RS232, four USB, and two dedicated cash drawer ports. This provides expansion capabilities if new devices/peripherals need to be supported without having to buy an add-on expander. Also, the powered serial ports eliminate the need for power bricks, thereby reducing another point of potential failure.
The retail hardened design of the Radiant P1550 POS offers dual backup thermal protection for extreme conditions of high outside temperatures or demanding CPU applications. The protection includes Intel s thermal safeguards and an isolated heat pipe cooling solution with fan activation only in severe conditions. Under typical POS applications, the P1550 will be passively cooled which is critical in demanding retail environments. Eliminating the continuously active fan increases reliability by preventing forced air through the unit, thereby reducing contaminants in the system. In addition, isolating the cooling keeps the airflow external to the electronics board.
The Radiant P1550 supports multiple operating systems including Windows XP Professional and XP Embedded. The P1550 provides full support for TCP/IP networking on a 10BaseT or 100 BaseT Ethernet network and it has full support for a wireless network (optional). Upgradeability and expandability are fundamental to the P1550 and it offers a field replaceable MSR and power supply, upgradeable RAM and storage, and expansion through the low-profile PCI and PC Card slot. High performance, high connectivity, and openness and are the key benefits of the P1550.