If you are looking for a custom POS for .NET or JavaPOS
interface for your peripheral device, then we really do need
to talk to one another.
to discuss your needs.
As described on our
page, Aardvark Embedded Solutions personnel are, first and foremost,
hardware and software techicians, each with many years' experience
in the design of embedded systems for a wide range of applications.
An area to which we are repeatedly drawn is that of interfacing
peripheral equipment to PC applications.
Very often, the peripheral equipment in question is money handling equipment,
such as bill validators, coin acceptors, hoppers and recyclers. Indeed, we have
an extensive library of communications protocol modules, to allow us to
interface to cash handling peripherals from many global manufacturers.
One mechanism by which these devices can be interfaced is through UPOS.
Intended for use in retail applications, UPOS stands for Unified Point
of Service. As of April 2012 there are 36 different classes of device,
including Cash Drawers, Scanners and Displays, for which there are standard
Microsoft's implementation of UPOS, called POS for .NET, includes
the feature that devices can appear as Plug and Play devices.
While this makes life "easy" for the application writer, the general consensus
is that the task of writing these Plug and Play service objects is very difficult .
Although, strictly speaking, a subset of our
services, a natural consequence of our device interfacing skill set, is that
we have written a number of POS for .NET Plug and Play service objects
and JavaPOS service objects, for our own products and for products for
Other Equipment Manufacturers.
An example here was the creation of a custom USB to RS232 converter for an OEM cash
drawer and the associated POS for .NET Plug and Play service object.