Hardware Requirements

Recommended Hardware

Server and Server/Workstation Combo (Linux CentOS):


The server is the workhorse of the system which powers your operation and stores your data.
• All systems require at least one server which can be used as a workstation as well.
• A dedicated server is recommended for >5 terminals
• All systems should have a backup server/workstation to use if the primary server fails.

Component

Requirements

Processor:

Intel i7-2600 Quad Core Sandy Bridge or Intel i7-6700 3.4Ghz

Ram:

16 GB DDR3  or better

Hard Drive:

320 GB 7200 better

Operating System:

Linux CentOS 6.7+

Video:

32 MB video Ram (on board is fine)

Ports:

1 on board COM, 2-6 USB, If using as a workstation, see below

NIC:

1 -1000Mbps (Gigabit)

Servers should include a keyboard and mouse. Each server/workstation should have a power conditioning battery backup / surge protector.

NOTE: The Thr!ve server requires specific configuration of Linux as well as components.  We require servers purchased from us or imaged by us for complete compatibility. Please contact your account rep if you have questions about server options.

POS Workstations:


 
PC Based POS workstations should meet the following requirements:

Component

Requirements

Processor:

Intel  i5 3.1Gig Sandy Bridge CPU

Ram:

8 GB DDR3 or better

Hard Drive:

256 GB or better

Operating System:

Linux CentOS 6.7+, Windows 7 Pro, Windows POS Ready 7

Video:

32 MB video Ram (on board is fine)

Ports:

1 on board COM (more if using serial printers), 6-8 USB, and 1-2 Parallel on board or SIIG PCI, if cash drawers will be used

NIC:

1 -1000Mbps (Gigabit)



Workstations should include a keyboard and mouse. Each server/workstation should have a power conditioning battery backup / surge protector. Workstations will require installation of the FireFox browser with specific configuration changes made to operate securely and in kiosk mode.

Touch Screens:

15" or greater, 1024 x 768 native resolution, ELO Touch compatible - USB

All-In-One Units:

We recommend the TouchDynamic Breeze.  See more info about the Breeze units here. http://www.touchdynamic.com/products.aspx?prdid=10000

These are the specifications of the equipment we are currently selling:

Linux Workstation/Server:

Breeze Performance, 15" ELO True Flat ResistiveTouch, Intel i7-2600 Quad Core Sandy Bridge, 16G Ram, 256 SSD Hard Drives, No OS or Centos 6+

Linux Workstation:

Breeze Performance 15" ELO True Flat, i5 3.1Gig Sandy Bridge CPU, 8 GB RAM, 256 Gig SSD, No OS or Centos 6+

Windows Workstation:

Breeze Performance 15" ELO True Flat, i5 3.1Gig Sandy Bridge CPU, 8 GB RAM, 256 Gig SSD Windows 10 OS

Printers:

Thermal, Inkjet or Impact POS printers that can run EPSON Emulation Mode (Epson, Star, Samsung, Ithaca, Partner Tech, Touch Dynamic, etc)

We support printer logo graphic on Epson and Samsung only.  

Ethernet (preferred), serial or USB

Magnetic Strip Reader:

Encryption is specific to your credit card processor - tokenized and encrypted swipes are required. Please contact your account manager.

Cash Drawer:

Parallel, serial, or USB w/serial emulation. Linux stations support only Parallel interface or Printer Driven cash drawers. Make sure that your workstations have the proper serial or parallel cards needed for your cash drawers.

Biometric:

We support the Digital Persona UrU fingerprint reader on Linux workstations. Fingerprint Log on is not supported on iPads

Router / Switch:

We recommend a high end wireless firewall router that supports VPN access and whitelisting. We sell the Ubiquiti Edge Router X Model ER-X that is preconfigured for FireFly.   In addition any quality network with enough 1000Mbs (Gigabit) ports to support stations and printers.

WIFI:

We sell the Ubiquiti Unifi AP AC LITE Wireless Access Point and the Unifi Cloud Key Controller to Manage the Access Point.

Caller ID:  

Whozz Calling device by CallerID.com.  We recommend Ethernet devices however serial is an option as well. The callerID.com “Vertex” device for VOIP systems is also compatible.

Updated 7/2018



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