Hardware Recommendations


Hardware Recommendations

August 10, 2015
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Epos Hardware Recommendations

Balloon Shop Pro will run on any Windows 8 or above PC so you do not need specialist hardware.  If you are planning on using Balloon Shop Pro in a retail environment you may want to consider a touch screen pc, till drawer, barcode scanner and thermal printer. 

We do not supply Hardware but we can recommend the products below.


Integrated EPOS

Posiflex XT-3815

XT-3815 is the new Bay Trail based fanless terminals in the XT family. It is positioned to slot in, performance wise, between XT-3015/3215 running Intel D525 CPU and XT-5315 running Intel Celeron CPU. It represents great cost/performance value.

System Configuration
Processor Intel Bay Trail Quad Core
Celeron J1900, 2GHz up to 2.42GHz, 2M Cache
System Memory 2GB DDR3L 1333MHz SO-DIMM x 1, max. 8GB
Storage Device SATA Storage x 2 (one for
HDD/SSD; the other for 1” SSD only)
Power Supply 12V/ 60W
OS support Windows 8 or above
Display & Touch
LCD Display 15″ TFT LCD
LCD Resolution 1024 x 768
Touch Function True-flat PCAP touch with 10 pts multi-touch support (IP65 on front panel)
I/O & Expansion
Serial Port 4, 4 on I/O plate (DB9 x 3 + RJ45 x 1), 5V/12V support on all 4 COM ports, optional COM5/COM6
Parallel Port 1, via optional conversion cable
Standard USB Port 7, 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 + 6 x USB 2.0
Powered USB Optional 24V x 1 + 12V x 3 via GEN8E base
LAN Port 10 / 100 / 1000 Mb x 1
VGA Port VGA x 1, 12V support for Posiflex monitors
CR Port 1, control 2 CR via optional Y-cable
UPS Port Yes
Audio Internal 2W speaker x 1
Extension Slot mini-PCIe slot x 1
Physical Dimension

(W x D x H in mm)

372 x 320 x 252.7
(N. W. in kg)
Operating Condition 0°C – 40°C, 20%RH – 90%RH
(Equipped with HDD);
0°C – 50°C, 20%RH – 90%RH (Equipped with SSD)
– 70°C, 10%RH – 90%RH
** The product information and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

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Cash Drawer

CR-4000 Series Cash Drawer

  • Medium size cash drawer with innovative “Screwless” design
  • 5 adjustable bill compartments with plastic bill clip on CR-4000 series
  • 5 fixed bill compartments with metal bill clip on CR-4100 series
  • 9 fixed coin compartments
  • Additional tray cover with lock (optional)
  • Precision mechanical fitting to ensure wobble-free operation
  • Three position lock to ensure maximum security
  • Cheque slot for non-cash transaction
  • 255 drawer open codes defined via DIP switch for added programing flexibility (CR-4×02/CR-4×03)
  • Serial In + Serial Out and Parallel In + Parallel Out connectors allow device to be daisy-chained after cash drawer (CR-4×02 / CR-4×03)
  • Dimension : 428 mm (W) x 460 mm (D) x 100 mm (H); Weight : 6 kg



2 Line Customer Display

PD-350UE 2 Line Customer Display

  • LCD Customer Line Display
  • Blue character and yellow background
  • Two-line display with 20 characters per line
  • Large character size for easy viewing : 6.0 mm x 9.6 mm
  • 15°, 30° and 45° tilt angle adjustment
  • Command emulations support : PST (Posiflex proprietary command) & ESC/POS
  • Rear-mount for Posiflex XT series terminal

Thermal Printer

Star TSP 143ECO Thermal Printer

  • Thermal Receipt Printer
  • Up to 250mm per second print speed
  • “Drop-In & Print”, easy paper loading
  • Unlimited logo store capacity
  • USB or Ethernet interface
  • Star white or charcoal grey case
  • 2 colour print papability red/black, blue/ black,green/black special paper required
  • 80mm print width (standard), 58 mm with guide fitted
  • Star Mode, ESC/POS
  • Internal 230VAC power supply (TSP100U, GT & LAN), 24VDC (TSP100PU)
  • Dimensions 142mm (W) x 204mm (D) x 132mm (H)
  • Windows, Mac OSX (10.2 or later), Linux CUPS Support, OPOS, JavaPOS, POS for .NET
  • Energy Star compliant – uses up to 40% less power (ECO Version)
  • Low power standby mode “printer sleeps” when not in use (ECO Version)
  • Carbon offset for manufacturing and 5 years of operation (ECO Version)
  • 4 years RTB warranty



Motorola LS1203 Laser Scanner

This bi-directional LS1203 hand-held scanner handles all 1D bar codes and is ideal for retailers. It delivers the functionality, features and reliability needed to improve operational efficiencies from the checkout line to the storeroom. It minimises manual key input ensuring accuracy in all customer transactions and it automates paper-based inventory processes. The device easily integrates multiple interfaces to help ensure connectivity to a host and PC system.

Features & Benifits –
  • Durable, single-board construction
  • Meets 5 ft drop tests, significantly reducing downtime and repair costs.
  • Multiple interfaces: RS232, USB, keyboard wedge (KBW) in one scanner simplifies installation and integration, ensuring future compatibility.
  • Sleek, lightweight, ergonomic design
  • Maximises comfort for all-day use.
  • Intuitive scanning and plug-and-play capability Minimises setup and training time.
  • Choice of triggered or continuous mode ensures versatile, accurate first-time scanning.



Dallas Security Key and Magnetic card reader

Optional SA-505 Dallas Key & Magnetic Card Reader

  • 3-in-1 side attachment with MSR (HID/VCOM selection) for Posiflex 15”/17” XT series terminal
  • Bi-directional swipe
  • 3-track support
  • Support ISO 7811 magnetic card
  • Option : RFID module (HID/VCOM selection), i-Button
  • Interface : USB
  • System Supported : 15”/17” XT series


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