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Bar Code

A code placed on a product that a machine can read. Groceries and other products commonly have bar codes on them so a machine can display how much they cost. This ensures accurate prices are paid on retail goods. Bar codes were invented by a graduate student in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1948.

bar code

an alpha or alpha-numeric code, converted into a series of lines and spaces which are marked on products. Bar coding and the use of bar code scanners enables a firm to obtain accurate data quickly on its STOCK position to help with planning its reordering of goods; and can be used to adjust the prices of goods more easily than by replacing price tags. See EPOS.
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The QuickBooks Point of Sale solution consists of software and standard hardware tools, including a bar code scanner, magnetic stripe reader, cash drawer and receipt printer.
The new enhancements to Electronic Check Service allow multi-lane retailers to use existing MICR technology to perform real-time financial authorizations at the point of sale, which lowers the risk associated with accepting checks and improves cash flow.
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Datalex a leading global provider of travel distribution software and solutions and Dolphin Dynamics, specialists in the provision of mid & back office systems worldwide, have implemented a new point of sale system for STA Travel.
Convenience and petroleum retailers using Radiant Point of Sale can have confidence that the system has been independently verified and that it meets the most stringent industry guidelines for protecting credit cardholder information.
Sharp added contactless payment functionality to our UP-700 point of sale systems because it is easy to use and consumers like the convenience, as well as the increased transaction speed," said Janet Yardley, channel marketing manager, POS Sales, Sharp Commercial Markets Sales and Solutions Group.
Since its introduction in 2001, QuickBooks Point of Sale has seen an average year-over-year growth of 30 percent.
The Microsoft Point of Sale application will also be available pre-loaded as part of a total packaged solution.
Dorado ChannelMaster/POS will dramatically streamline workflow and automate many manual processes for Fifth Third's wholesale channel, delivering critical loan marketing and origination capabilities to the broker point of sale.
The announcement stated that in relation to the sale of 4,000 point of sale terminals, Q Comm would recognize revenue of $610,000 and an impairment charge of $776,000 in the first quarter of 2006.
E[acute accent]Q Comm International is a prepaid transaction processor that electronically distributes prepaid products from service providers to the point of sale.