WO2006053515A1 - Cash register keyboard with input device - Google Patents

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WO2006053515A1
WO2006053515A1 PCT/DE2005/001930 DE2005001930W WO2006053515A1 WO 2006053515 A1 WO2006053515 A1 WO 2006053515A1 DE 2005001930 W DE2005001930 W DE 2005001930W WO 2006053515 A1 WO2006053515 A1 WO 2006053515A1
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read
keyboard
write
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input device
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PCT/DE2005/001930
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Guenter Baitz
Dominik Widmaier
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Wincor Nixdorf International Gmbh
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07GREGISTERING THE RECEIPT OF CASH, VALUABLES, OR TOKENS
    • G07G1/00Cash registers
    • G07G1/0018Constructional details, e.g. of drawer, printing means, input means
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F3/00Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
    • G06F3/01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
    • G06F3/02Input arrangements using manually operated switches, e.g. using keyboards or dials
    • G06F3/0202Constructional details or processes of manufacture of the input device
    • G06F3/021Arrangements integrating additional peripherals in a keyboard, e.g. card or barcode reader, optical scanner

Abstract

A cash register keyboard (10) comprises a keypad (10), a keyboard processor (34) for a personal computer (20) or an electronic cash register, and an additional input device. The input device is designed as an integrated read or also read/write device (12) for a transponder (14), the read or read/write device (12) being connectable to a personal computer (20) or to the cash register via a peripheral interface (32).

Description

POS keyboard with an input device

The invention relates to a POS keyboard with an input device.

There are known POS keyboards with a key switch. A key switch is used, for example, to allow access to the keyboard only ei¬ nem certain group of people. Such a key switch is used in particular in catering to allow, for example, different waiters to access the POS keyboard for booking and Abrechnungs¬ purposes.

EP 0883867 A1 is already known to incorporate a magnetic card reader and a key switch to the keyboard of a rule elektroni¬ cash register.

In DE 42 23 674 A1, the control of input devices via a Tasta¬ turschnittstelle is disclosed. describes a method for operating an input device on a personal computer connected via a restriction means Datenübertra¬ keyboard, which has a keyboard processor auf¬. The keyboard processor sends key codes to the personal computer, which are part of the key codes dummy code, for which no keys on the keyboard are available. The keyboard processor sends a dummy key code which identifies the following data as originating from the input device during the actuation of the input device. The data of the input device are converted into key codes. The keyboard interface satisfies the IBM PS / 2 standard. When the input device is a magnetic card reader. This is primarily used for reading an identification card with which a cashier logs on to a POS system. However, in a key switch, the number of access possibilities by the limited number of positions are restricted. So only four keys may be issued with a key switch, which has only four positions. In addition, in mass production of Kassentastatu- often ren the same key switches for all keyboards used so that the security is not very high.

The object of the invention is to provide a POS keyboard with an input device, which has an increased flexibility and security.

The object is solved by the features of claim 1.

By integrating a reader and / or read / write device for a transponder into a POS keyboard functionalities can be er¬ weitert. The reader or the reader / writer can be connected to the computer or cash register via its keyboard interface.

The use of a read or read / write device for a transponder in a keyboard has the advantage of multiple benefits in itself: firstly, can be read by the reading device data from a equipped with a transponder identification card or in this eingeschrie¬ ben so that a user or a cashier can identify themselves to the electronic system. This service lock is unnecessary. Since the data transmission between a transponder and a reading device without contact, the operability of the input device is greatly simplified.

When using a read / write device, status information can be stored in the transponder, such as the time of use of the identification card, which transactions have the person placed and the like. More. On the other in warehouses which are provided with transponders Arti¬ can angles not only wer¬ read the item numbers or price information to, but may directly to the electronic system, insbeson particular be enrolled at a cash register also warranty or return information or the like in the transponders ,

The integration of a read / write device for transponders in a POS keyboard a cost-effective integration of the RF-ID technology in the POS environment is also made possible since an existing housing Ge is used and therefore no additional equipment is required.

Preferably, the keyboard interface is sufficient with the USB standard and zumin¬ least the output signals of the read or write / read device wer¬ the converted by the keyboard processor in USB-compatible signals.

the read or read / write device is powered via the keyboard interface with electrical energy via the keyboard interface. Au ßerdem takes place, the data exchange between the read / write device and the system via the keyboard interface. In this way, no additional interface to the system is required.

The invention with reference to an embodiment in Verbin¬ dung will be explained with the accompanying drawings. It shows

FIG. 1 shows a keyboard with integrated read / write device for

transponder,

FIG. 2 shows the structure of a personal computer with a angeschlosse¬ nen keypad and a connected read / Leseein- direction for transponders.

Fig. 1 shows an example of a POS keyboard 10 with integrated read / write device 12 for a transponder 14 in the upper right corner of the Tasta- turgehäuses 16 and a keypad 18. The aforementioned arrangement of the read / write device 12 has the advantage of particularly good handling: If the transponders are read out to a sale item in a department store or described, this can be placed / write device 12 with the right hand in the vicinity of the writing, to cover the keypad without über¬ 18. It can be made Einga¬ ben simultaneously without hindrance on the keypad 18 so. However, it is also conceivable that attachment of the read / write device 12 in the upper left corner.

Fig. 2 shows the structure of a personal computer 20 with the connected thereto POS keyboard 10 with the keyboard 18 and the angeschlosse¬ NEN read / write device 12 for a transponder 14. The Personal Com¬ puter 20 is shown only symbolically, with a data bus 22, a CPU 24, memory elements 26 and various peripheral interfaces, which are summarized in the symbol 28th Further, a power supply device 30 is provided, which supplies the assemblies 24, 26, 28 with electric e nergy. A trained according to the USB standard peripheral device connection 32 is on the one hand to one of the peripheral interface 28 and the other connected to the power supply device 30th

includes the keyboard 10, as already described above, the read / Leseein- direction 12 and the keypad 18. Both peripheral devices 12, 18 are connected to a keyboard processor 34th This also has a trained after the standard USB port line 36 on the keyboard 10 is connected to the USB port 32 of the personal computer 20th

The read / write device 12 can wirelessly access to-to the transponder 14 and reading or data from that enroll in these. In the illustrated example, the transponder is integrated in an identification card 38 in¬ fourteenth But it can also be part of a price tag that is attached to an article in a department store. Available on the market write and / or read / write devices often have a simple serial interface that does not meet the USB standard and is not kompati¬ bel with the keyboard port 32 of the personal computer 24th Therefore, the signals of the read or read / write device is through the keyboard processor 34 in USB-compatible signals gewan¬ delt. The read or write / read device 12 via the line 36 at the same time Anschluss¬ supplied with electric power.

By integrating a reader and / or read / write device for a transponder into a POS keyboard can thus their functionalities of extended. The use of a read or read / write device for a transponder in a keyboard has the advantage of a Mehr¬ fold benefit in itself: firstly, can be read by the reading device data from a equipped with a transponder identification card or enrolled in this so that a user or a cashier can identify themselves to the electronic system. This one is Ser vice closed superfluous. Since the data transmission between a transponder and a reading device without contact, the handleability of the Eingabevor¬ direction is substantially simplified.

When using a read / write device, status information can be stored in the transponder, such as the time of use of the identification card, which transactions have the person placed and the like. More.

On the other in warehouses which are provided with transponders Arti¬ not only their Artikelnummem or price information can be read out angles, but may directly to the electronic system, are insbeson particular enrolled at a cash register also warranty or return information or the like in the transponders ,

The integration of a read / write device for transponders in a POS keyboard a cost-effective integration of the RF-ID technology in the POS environment is also made possible since an existing housing Ge is used and therefore no additional equipment is required.

Preferably, the keyboard interface meets the USB standard and zumin¬ least the output signals of the read or write / read device advertising the converted by the keyboard processor in USB-compatible signals.

the read or read / write device is powered via the keyboard interface with electrical energy via the keyboard interface. Au¬ ßerdem the data exchange between the read / write device and the system via the keyboard interface takes place. In this way, no additional interface to the system is required.

Claims

claims
1. POS keyboard (10) having a keypad (10), a keyboard processor (34) for a personal computer (20) or an electronic Registrier¬ checkout and a further input device, characterized in 5 that the input device as an integrated read or Write-
formed / write means (12) for a transponder (14), the read or write / read device (12) with the personal Compu¬ ter (20) or the cash register via a peripheral interface (32) is connectable. lo 2. POS keyboard according to claim 1, characterized in that the Peri¬ pherieschnittstelle (32) satisfies the USB standard.
3. POS keyboard according to claim 1 or 2, characterized by the keyboard processor (34) in that at least the output signals of the read or read / write means (12) in USB-compatible Sig- i5 dimensional be converted.
4. POS keyboard according to any one of the preceding claims characterized ge that the read or write / read device (12) via the peripheral interface (32) is supplied with electrical energy.
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