To keep their businesses operating smoothly, companies rely on POS systems, which help process sales, monitor remote devices, measure productivity, and analyze sales data. The process of POS system development usually takes much time and effort. In addition, significant energy and resources are dedicated to its improvement.
Developers of modern POS systems are creating cloud-based solutions able to virtualize sales equipment and redirect it over network. Such solutions allow saving costs on system deployment and help improve the speed of interaction between POS devices. However, trying to create their own device virtualization technology, POS system developers may face a real challenge. Writing a custom port redirection technology is a difficult and time-consuming process, which requires much professional knowledge and experience. Therefore it’s better to leave this to the experts.
Eltima Port Virtualization Technology (EPVT) is an efficient solution that can be customized to meet the POS system’s specific needs. Modified functionality of EPVT can be easily integrated into any POS platform or hardware POS device (barcode scanners, terminals, etc.).
Here are some examples of successful integration of Port Virtualization Technology into clients’ solutions:
- Traffic redirection to the POS server
EPVT has made it possible to redirect all of the POS device traffic (+/- 200 devices) to one central server. This eliminated the need for every POS device to connect to another company. The traffic was forwarded to the relevant partner from a single data server.
In fact, EPVT provided all of the POS devices with their own software that allowed connecting the equipment to a Windows machine. In other words, all POS devices can now communicate with a single server that establishes the only connection to the remote site.
“We can transfer all data to the single data centre and now, thanks to EPVT, our POS system works as a cloud-based solution”
- POS software developement
POS software developers use EPVT as a serial port monitoring tool when writing and testing a Windows C# desktop application. The Port Virtualization Technology helps emulate communication with multiple serial ports and hardware devices connected to them, as well as log data going through COM ports already opened by another app.
Major benefits of EPVT integration into POS systems:
- With EPVT you can greatly improve the functionality of your solution and thus attract more customers.
- You get a competitive advantage relative to your competitors, open new markets, and significantly increase your company revenues.
- Versatile technology provides multi-platform support and can be easily integrated into any OS. You’ll get a unique product tailored to fit your specific needs.
Eltima Software is a technology development company that have been implementing and providing innovative USB and COM port solutions for over 15 years. Versatile Eltima technologies work over any distance and on a variety of platforms. Thousands of companies worldwide have chosen Eltima solutions to power their own industry-specific software and hardware products.
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