Power Protection for Point of Sale Systems

A brief power disturbance shutting down a POS (Point-Of-Sale) system in the middle of a transaction while customers wait in line is every retailer's nightmare. Not only because such an occurrence keeps paying customers waiting, but also because registers are now tracking many levels of information (price, inventory, promotions, etc.) and power fluctuations -- such as spikes, surges, brownouts and blackouts -- can corrupt this valuable collection of data.

Today’s systems -- most of which are PCs -- are extremely sensitive to power fluctuations because they support several peripherals (scanners, scales, credit card terminals, etc.) that can be damaged. This collection of equipment, which is all located on the same circuit, also places a high demand on power, which can create its own brownouts.

Uninterruptible power supplies are of extreme value in a POS environment due to the protection they provide to hardware equipment and valuable data, as well as supplying backup power to continue conducting business transactions, even during a blackout.

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