The touch screen terminals can now be found in a large number of businesses. Early PC based units with a Windows operating system could be very complicated and prone to crashes usually at very busy times. The new terminals from Vectron, Uniwell and Quorion do not use a Windows based operating system. They do not have the high cost of ownership that comes with the software house products and the ever escalating costs of software support and yearly licence fees which seem to be part of most computer based systems.
Vectron use their own operating system that has the feel of Windows but is considerably quicker. The software starts quicker, is more reliableand there is no need for costly training for new staff. The cost of ownership is considerably lower than with a PC based system.
Quorion uses the Linux Operating System which is found on most internet servers. This is a very robust operating system that runs an application written by Quorion which controls all the functions of the terminal. Quorion also provided a free, simple to use utility software package.
Uniwell now have a new AX 3000 touch terminal. It looks good and has a host of features that you normally find on PC based equipment. It has a great user interface so should be a star in restaurants, bars and fast food outlets.