CN1815515A - Point of sale terminal having integrated customer and operator interfaces - Google Patents

Point of sale terminal having integrated customer and operator interfaces Download PDF

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CN1815515A
CN1815515A CN 200510090972 CN200510090972A CN1815515A CN 1815515 A CN1815515 A CN 1815515A CN 200510090972 CN200510090972 CN 200510090972 CN 200510090972 A CN200510090972 A CN 200510090972A CN 1815515 A CN1815515 A CN 1815515A
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詹姆斯·布兰克
布赖恩·约翰逊
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The present invention provides an integrated point of sale transaction terminal that includes both operator and customer interfaces. A housing for the electronics of the point of sale terminal comprises an operator interface unit integrally associated therewith and extending from one side thereof and a customer interface unit integrally associated therewith and extending from the opposing side thereof.

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Have the consumer of one and the point of sales terminal of operator interface therewith
Technical field
The present invention relates to point of sales terminal, be specifically related to have the point of sales terminal at operator and consumer two side interfaces.
Background technology
Point of sales system mainly comprises transaction terminal, for example cashier's machine, keyboard, video display, printer, credit card reader, bar code reader.Typically, grid is connected to and includes for example thing of price list, inventory management and other internal or office work type responsibility.During use, the consumer of buying goods offers the operator of point of sales terminal with goods, the operator by scanning, key in or the alternate manner in the product information input system handled sales transactions.Then system handles data and on the monitor that operator and consumer can see, show price.Then the consumer uses credit/debit, personal cheque or cash or cash equivalent (for example gift token, traveller's check or analog) payment shipping cost to use.In exemplary systems, the operator of point of sales terminal is from Capture Payments instrument and pay the bill, give back any property of consumer of consumer, the change that produces of exchange in cash after for example credit/debit or transaction are finished.This system can use but be often slow, because the operator of system need carry out all operations.
Recently, independent consumer's boundary element has appearred.For example, the credit/debit card reader is positioned at consumer's front expediently, and the consumer can operate his credit/debit before the operator handles goods.The consumer interface is one and is electrically connected to the isolated unit of operator's terminal and can comprises consumer's video display and other functional character, for example card reader.In case all goods are all handled, credit card has been verified and has printed the receipt that the consumer signs for, and perhaps can occur electronic signature on consumer's boundary element.Therefore, the process of payment is faster than traditional transaction.
This consumer and operator's terminal are practical in the system of checking out, because consumer's passageway is for example particularly typical in the grocery store by cashier.Yet, because and the distance limit between independent consumer's boundary element.The system of these types stands in the commercial operation of adjacent lines by cashier to the consumer does not have attractive force, and for example, especially in fast meal, many point of sales terminals are closely arranged side by side.
Summary of the invention
Fundamental purpose of the present invention provides a kind of consumer interface that is positioned at integrated packing and point of sale (pos) transactions terminal of operator interface therewith of comprising.
Other purpose of the present invention partly is conspicuous, and part shows hereinafter.
For achieving the above object, the invention provides the one point of sale (pos) transactions terminal at a kind of operator of comprising and consumer interface.The housing that is used for the point of sales terminal electronic installation comprises one connection with it and the consumer interface that reaches one connection with it and extend from its opposite side from the operator interface therewith that the one side is extended.The electronic installation that drives consumer person's boundary element and operator interface therewith unit is arranged on the circuit board body that is contained in the housing.
The operator interface therewith unit comprises video display and has the touch-screen of exemplary functions key, operator's credit/borrow meter card reader, finger-printer reader, reach infrared (IR) barcode scanner.Consumer's boundary element comprises video display and has the touch-screen of combination exemplary functions key thereon, consumer credit/borrow meter magnetic card reader, consumer PIN numeric keypad, reach audio tweeter.Primary processor is electrically connected to the assembly of boundary element in a conventional manner.Primary processor can comprise the harddisk memory of predetermined quantity or other permanent memory, and powers to primary processor in the mode of routine.Replace hard-drive, application program to test oneself and download and import instruction sequence in the process of (POST), and the data that produce can be stored into server in system power supply.Terminal can also be assembled additional port to promote and/or to strengthen the characteristic of terminal.For example, additional parallel and serial (USB) port, the PS/2 connection that is used for mouse and keyboard, network interface connection, PCI expansion slot and additional RS-232 slot.
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Describe the specific embodiment of the present invention in detail below in conjunction with accompanying drawing.
Fig. 1 is the stereographic map of operator's one side with point of sale displays of the consumer of one and operator interface therewith;
Fig. 2 is the stereographic map of consumer's one side;
Fig. 3 is the planimetric map of operator interface therewith one side;
Fig. 4 is the planimetric map of consumer interface one side;
Fig. 5 is the planimetric map of first side;
Fig. 6 is the planimetric map of second side;
Fig. 7 is a vertical view;
Fig. 8 is a upward view; And
Fig. 9 is the structural drawing of point of sales terminal electron configuration.
Embodiment
With reference to accompanying drawing, in all accompanying drawings, same parts use same label, point of sales terminal shown in the figure, usually label is 10, and the operator interface therewith unit 14 that comprises housing 12, connects with the housing one and be positioned at housing one side reaches the consumer's boundary element 16 that connects and be positioned at the housing opposite side with the housing one.Housing 12 firmly accommodates a circuit board, and its details is shown in Figure 9 and will be described below.Operator interface therewith unit 14 and consumer's boundary element 16 are installed in the mode of creating single point of sales terminal all that (" one connection " herein is meant this single structure of point of sales terminal 10 on the housing 12, rather than " one " traditional dictionary definition, promptly all assemblies are moulded or otherwise are built in single).
Housing 12 comprises main body 18 and base portion 20, and it can comprise cushion 21 to prevent surface-supported scratch, as worktable, and is preferably moulded by Polyvinylchloride (PVC).Operator interface therewith 14 is installed to a side surface of housing 12, and one is moulded with it.Preferably, operator interface therewith 14 will have upwards the ergonomics function with respect to the operator who stands in its front, and can pivot to help to improve the function of this respect around X-X axle (shown in Figure 7) with respect to housing body 18.Consumer's boundary element 16 is installed to the opposite flank of housing body 18 and also has upwards ergonomics function with respect to the consumer who stands in its front.
Operator unit 14 comprises video monitor 22 and touch-screen 24, touch-screen 24 comprises the conventional process key that particular business is used terminal that is useful on mounted thereto, for example " huge soda " (" large soda "), numerical key, calculator function element and analog are so these are being familiar with by people in the art and are understanding.In addition, operator interface therewith 14 can also be in conjunction with credit/debit magnetic stripe reader 26 (shown in Figure 9), can in system, control secrets inlet and/or help finger-printer reader 27 that the operator logins and publish, and barcode scanner 28 (shown in Figure 9).
During operation, point of sales terminal 10 is used to be arranged in contiguous numerous other and has the sales counter 29 of the point of sales terminal of similar structures, as the traditional point of sale structure of fast food.Operator " O " is positioned at a side and the oriented manipulation person boundary element 14 of sales counter, and one come among Fig. 7 the consumer who all is appointed as " C " and formed a formation of extending along the longitudinal axis A-A at operator O and point-of-sale device 10 places.
From satisfy the needs of consumers boundary element 16 and can physical operation (physically interact with) form the display of a consumer interface part of sales counter 29 nearest consumer C, and remaining consumer stands in the back of first consumer in the formation and waits for the order of assert them.Simultaneously, operator O can be with mode physical operation (physical interactwith) operator interface therewith 14 of necessity to finish point of sale (pos) transactions.By offering the function of consumer's physical operation point of sales terminal 10, point of sale (pos) transactions is higher than the efficient of prior art level, and sale and the transaction options that adds can be offered the consumer.
Consumer interface 16 comprises monitor 30, touch-screen 32, consumer credit/debit card reader 34, PIN keyboard 36 and loudspeaker 38 frequently, touch-screen 32 includes keyboard and other function button at least, and for example " credit ", " debit ", " affirmation " reach " cash " button.
Point of sales terminal 10 comprises primary processor 40 is installed, for example PENTIUM  or CELERON , circuit board, primary processor 40 has enough internal memories (RAM) and can be the DDR-SDRAM form of ATX waveform factor (form factor) with embedding.By the power supply 42 of standard, for example Flex ATX power supply is powered to primary processor 40.In embodiment, hard drive space 44 and/or CD drive (CD-ROM) 46 is electrically connected to primary processor 40 by Ultra-ATA100.It will be appreciated that application program can be tested oneself in system power supply downloads and imports instruction sequence in the process of (POST), and the data that produce can be stored into server, thereby reduces needed hard drive space 44.Primary processor 40 further is electrically connected to operator's video/touch screen controller 48 by the RS-232 agreement and the VGA interface of standard, to operator's credit/debit card reader 26, barcode scanner 28, consumer PIN keyboard 36, consumer credit/debit card reader 34, miniature PCI vga controller 50 and consumer's video/touch screen controller plate 52 (miniature PCI vga controller 50 information via telexs are to consumer's video/touch screen controller plate 52), controller 48 is connected to operator's touch-screen 24 and display 22 successively, and consumer's video/touch screen controller plate 52 connects consumer's touch-screen 32 and consumer's display 34 successively.Primary processor 40 also is electrically connected to note amplifier 54, and note amplifier 54 connects loudspeaker 38 and microphone earphone socket 56 successively.Construct that aforementioned all interconnected wired connections all are housed in the housing 12 and be sightless the user of terminal 10.
Described here is the specific embodiment of the present invention.Yet, be understandable that, can make many modifications to embodiment, and the four corner of the present invention and the spirit that do not break away from appended claims and defined.

Claims (10)

1, a kind of point of sale (pos) transactions terminal that is used for sales location environment, in this sales location environment, the consumer forms the formation of extending along the longitudinal axis at the operator place of terminal and terminal, and terminal comprises:
A) have first and second opposite side and accommodate the housing of processing unit, first and second opposite side interconnects by the sidewall that extends between them;
B) be positioned at first side of described housing, be connected and be used for the operator interface therewith unit of operator's physical operation (physical interaction) with described processing unit;
C) be positioned at second side of described housing, be connected and be used for consumer's boundary element of first consumer's physical operation (physical interaction) with described processing unit.
2, the point of sales terminal described in claim 1 is characterized in that, described operator interface therewith unit comprises video monitor.
3, the point of sales terminal described in claim 1 is characterized in that, described operator interface therewith comprises the touch-screen that uses for the operator.
4, the point of sales terminal described in claim 1 is characterized in that, described operator interface therewith unit comprises safety feature incorporated therein.
5, the point of sales terminal described in claim 4 is characterized in that, described security system is biometric reader (biometric reader).
6, the point of sales terminal described in claim 5 is characterized in that, described security system is the fingerprint reader.
7, the point of sales terminal described in claim 1 is characterized in that, described consumer's boundary element comprises video monitor.
8, the point of sales terminal described in claim 1 is characterized in that, described consumer's boundary element comprises the touch-screen that uses for the consumer.
9, the point of sales terminal described in claim 1 is characterized in that, described consumer's boundary element comprises magnetic stripe reader incorporated therein.
10, the point of sales terminal described in claim 1 is characterized in that, described consumer interface comprises installation loudspeaker within it.
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