Specialist manufacturer of PC-based touchscreens, LCD touchscreen monitors and point-of-sale hardware to the retail, hospitality and leisure industries, J2 Retail Systems, has launched a new top-of-the-range integrated touchscreen device, the J2 650.
J2s co-founder and Managing Director, Moray Boyd, commented: The J2 650 uses the most advanced PC technology to deliver the ultimate point-of-sale, point-of-service or point-of-information device for the most demanding user. It is our most versatile and high-performance integrated POS computer to date.
In technical terms, the J2 650s main attributes are:
- Intel 965 high-speed desktop chipset
- Dual core for optimum processing
- RAID technology for complete protection
- Optional low-energy green mode
- Base, pole or wall mounting options
The J2 650s powerful dual core processor delivers the high sales processing speeds demanded by the latest POS software, whilst removing the need for a dedicated server. Thanks to the J2 650s RAID technology, business data is completely safe, even in the event of a hard drive failure. For added protection, an optional UPS allows the unit to operate for up to 2 hours without a power supply. Continues Boyd: We are particulary proud of the 650s green mode. This mode of operation reduces the processor speed and negates the requirement of fans. Running as a fanless, machine, the 650s power consumption is cut by 25%, further reducing what is already a very low carbon footprint.
The J2 650s styling and compact footprint make it the ideal machine for retail or leisure users that are space-conscious and require versatility of use and location. With all its technology in the head, it can fill the role of a counter-top, wall- or pole-mounted unit. For harsh food retailing or food service environments, a watertight seal and intelligent fan technology deliver dust-free and spill-proof operation.
Thick or thin server configurations support the standard Microsoft operating systems along with the every increasingly popular Linux and, with a chipset that is part of Intels embedded roadmap, longevity comes as standard. Moray Boyd concludes: PoS technology users will find they can achieve all their goals with just one machine: running process-intensive software applications, achieving point-of-purchase security, improving business efficiency, adopting client-server or managing back-office processes.
The 650 shares the trademarks of J2 machines: a 3-year parts & labour warranty, and RoHS and WEEE compliance.
J2 RETAIL SYSTEMS
J2 Retail Systems is a specialist manufacturer of PC-based touchscreens, LCD touchscreen monitors and point-of-sale hardware to the retail, hospitality and leisure industries. With 50,000+ units installed worldwide, its clients include leading-brand retailers such as Greggs and Thresher Group, and hospitality and leisure operators including several cinema chains, and hundreds of pubs and restaurants.
By controlling its own design and manufacture, J2 has built a reputation for innovation, reliability and cost-effectiveness. Credited with introducing thin client EPoS to the market, J2 uses emergent technologies wherever possible to reduce the cost of hardware ownership.
Product sales throughout the UK, Continental Europe and the Middle East are managed from its UK headquarters in Warrington. Its subsidiary operation, J2 Retail Systems Inc., is based in California and covers the USA, Canada and South American markets. Product is developed under licence and manufactured in the Far East.