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SUSE Linux Point of Service IBM JavaPOS Integration in SLEPOS

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Executive Summary

This paper describes by way of example the integration of IBM JavaPOS for SLE11 (SUSE Linux Enterprise 11) using an IBM SurePOS 4800-722 cash register system and an IBM4610-T13 POS printer, connected through RS-485 interface. Furthermore it guides how to run and use the JavaPOS test program provided by IBM, the POS Control Center. JavaPOS (short form "Java for Point of Sale Devices"), is a standard for interfacing Point of Sale (POS) software, written in Java, with specialized POS hardware peripherals typical used in retail or banking system environments. The advantages of JavaPOS are reduced costs for POS terminals, platform independence, and reduced administrative costs to manage the cash register systems.

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