Retail/Point of Sale (POS)
Perle helps boost sales efficiency
retail business faces a constant challenge in balancing competitive prices, high-quality customer service, and fast-moving sales.
Point of Sale (POS) equipment stands right in the front line for all types of business from the major supermarkets to the family-run corner store. From a simple bar code reader to a sophisticated ePOS station, businesses that don't use point of sale technology are now the exception.
Integrating POS into the business is often the key to increased sales efficiency and higher profits. In an economy that's demanding 24-hour opening, data connections between sales counter and back office also have to be totally reliable and cost-efficient.
Perle technology helps bridge the gap. By networking POS devices, you can overcome the limitations of individual serial connections by sharing information across the IP network. Expensive point-to-point links involving complex cabling can be replaced with simple multi-port solutions that interface your serial POS devices to a single network connection.
- Barcode Scanners
- Cash Registers
- Point of Sale (POS) terminals
- Credit card readers
- Vending machines
- RFID readers
- Receipt printers
- Weighing Scales
Fiber to Ethernet can support large-scale retail networks
Retail Market Opportunities
PoE in Retail Market Opportunities
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Media Converters offer major benefits during Backhaul Network fiber-optic upgrades
Media Converters in Campus Networks
Media Converters offer flexible expansion in Horizontal Networks
Managing Large-Scale Media Converter Deployments
Media conversion can unlock the potential of Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs)
Quality of Service: Defining it and identifying its impact on high-priority applications
Stories / Application Notes
Sainsbury’s integrate Perle Terminal Servers into Warehouse Distribution System
Challenge: Connectivity between 180 RS422 chute monitoring displays and the Warehouse Control System (WCS).
Solution: Perle IOLAN Terminal Servers provide seamless communication between chute displays and WCS.
Results: Real-time information transfer between warehouse floor devices and Warehouse Control system resulting in accurate Warehousing operations.
Avis Budget Chooses Perle Console Servers to Ensure Network Uptime
Challenge: Major Telco needs to remotely monitor and manage remote networks at thousands of Avis Budget’s retail outlets to stay within stringent SLA agreement.
Solution: Installation of Perle IOLAN SDSM Console Servers at each Avis Budget outlet for frontline network assessment, diagnosis and management.
Results: Minimal network downtime and peace of mind for Avis Budget. Reliable network access for the Telco provider with reduced truck-rolls and penalties for downtime.
Ace Hardware implements
robust point-of-sale and inventory management
Challenge: Solving the problem
of real-time links between retail outlets point-of
sale systems and headquarter inventory databases.
Solution: Attach existing serial
POS equipment to a LAN using Perle Terminal
Servers so that data and wholesale sales information
can be transmitted back to headquarters through
a new web-based inventory management system.
Benefit: Ace stays competitive
by tracking POS data and wholesale sales information,
allowing the company to react quickly and correctly
to consumer buying trends and patterns. They system
greatly improves inventory management, drives
down supply chain costs and produces greater retail
cost efficiencies – all resulting in increased
Adidas automates stock
and distribution system
Challenge: Quickly and cost-effectively
match goods on the warehouse packaging benches
to the correct dispatch notes to produce a shipping
label and get the goods ‘out the door’
to distributors and retail outlets.
Solution: Connect bar code readers
and thermal transfer printers to a host server
using Perle SX Serial Cards to match
picked product details with dispatch orders an
automatically print shipping labels.
Benefit: Process and ship sports
goods to distributors and retail outlets in a
record breaking 24 hours.
Arrow converts a 6,300 retail outlet POS
system to a LAN based infrastructure
Challenge: Network close to
90,000 POS serial devices
Solution: Use the Perle Terminal
Server to connect the devices to the Lan at each location
in a serial fashion
Benefit: The typical site installation
takes one day making it efficient, cost effective
and adds an extra 7 to 8 years of equipment life.
implements enterprise-wide network to capture critical
Challenge: Collect accounting, inventory and sale/cost analysis
data from 54 remote stores.
Solution: Using Perle SX
Serial Cards, connect user terminals, printers
and modems at each store to a local server that
transmits transaction and stock details nightly
to the head office.
Benefit: Existing technology
investment is maintained and modularity allows
for future growth.
Delta Systems provides
central control for administrative and manufacturing
Challenge: Connect user administrative
and manufacturing operation terminals, printers
and laboratory equipment to central office server.
Solution: Connect all devices
with serial COM ports to the back office server
via Perle SX Serial Cards.
Benefit: Centralized turnkey
computer installations are available for multi-store
Postkantoren B.V. transform post
office outlets into modern retail stores
Challenge: An efficient and cost
effective may to connect POS equipment to a local
server for counter service automation.
Solution: Perle 2, 4 or 8 port
serial cards integrated into servers.
Benefit: The new operation created
a competetive service for post office customers.
A leading kiosk manufacturer
improves end user satisfaction through improved
uptime and performance
Challenge: The company was finding
that the serial cards it normally used in its kiosk
production were generating a number of problems that
impacted the reliability of its equipment
Solution: A Perle 4 port Serial Card
provided a reliable serial connectivity product that
was easy to install, and flexible to handle all the
Benefit: The kiosk production company
was quickly and cost-effectively able to resolve an
issue that could potentially have had a negative impact
on both its revenues and its reputation in the market
A major restaurant chain
uses serial cards to prolong equipment life during
a global POS system upgrade
Challenge: Find a reliable serial
card vendor with a full featured product in order
to maintain the use of existing printers during a
POS System roll out
Solution: Perle’s Ultraport
4, a full-featured serial card ideal for applications
where a fixed count of local serial ports is required
Benefit: The company was able to
accomplish the long term roll out of the project and
prolong the life of its printers by at least five years
thereby eliminating unnecessary replacement costs
Furniture Retail Chain deploys secure data links
from credit card reader to remote application server
Challenge: Ensure that credit
card information captured at POS debit/credit
card terminals is transmitted on the LAN over
a secure link to the remote application server
Solution: Network enable terminals
with debit/credit card readers by connecting their
serial COM ports to IOLAN SDS encryption enabled
Benefit: Existing technology
investment is maintained, encryption requirement
deadlines met and the highest level of data protection
Tesco’s boosts application
performance for Home Shopping service
Challenge: Maintain the use
of existing label printers and cabling during
a major server upgrade.
Solution: Connect the existing
printers via their serial COM ports to the new
servers with a low profile Perle UltraPort Multi-port
Benefit: Existing technology
investment is maintained and new hardware platform
delivers the much needed application performance