Point of sale (POS) systems are mission critical equipment for retail and restaurant operations. The inability to complete a customer transaction can lead to lost revenue and more importantly lost customers.
With the migration of retail and restaurant businesses from electronic cash registers to computer based point of sale systems, businesses are turning to automation to make gains in productivity. However, many of these businesses may not realize that older buildings and power grids were not designed to support the microprocessor systems commonly in use today. Power protection equipment is essential to preventing costly damage to electronic components from electrical surges such as lightning, reducing unnecessary service calls, and increasing uptime by eliminating dirty power which is present when a computer based point of sale system is installed at facilities where equipment such as freezers, refrigerators, mixers, blenders, microwaves and other machinery run simultaneously.
Often these intermittent problems appear or manifest themselves as software or hardware problems when in reality they are power quality issues. Failing to use necessary power protection equipment is an often overlooked yet costly mistake. Protecting your point of sale system and peripherals is a necessary step to protect your investment in equipment purchased, maintain or improve productivity, and ensure system reliability leads to a lower total cost of ownership and a greater return on investment.