Aloha TakeOut


Radiant Systems, manufacturer of the popular Aloha hospitality Point-Of-Sale software announced a new add-on module for their software: Aloha TakeOut.

This new module enables restaurants to manage take-out orders more efficiently,
delivering faster service and higher quality food, creating an
exceptional guest experience. Features of the new home delivery order module include caller ID, an order management queue, internet-style searches for guest
names and orders, repeat prior order and future delayed order features,
and a robust guest database with multiple addresses and phone numbers,
VIP status, and a notes section.

Metrologic MS7820: New Vertical Mini-slot Scanner


Metrologic MS7820

Metrologic Instruments released a newvertical mini-slot scanner, the MS2400 Solaris. The Solaris is very suitable for scanning high-density codes (five mil) or poor quality barcodes. The device
fits easily into any existing enclosure found in small-item,
high-volume retail environments.  It is designed for a variety of
retail environments, including convenience, liquor (off-license),
specialty and grocery stores.

Multiple on-board interfaces make Solaris compatible with most POS
systems, while automatic detection of the interface cable expedites
system configuration. For investment protection, all Solaris scanners
come standard with an integrated RF antenna and interlock compatibility
for both Checkpoint and Sensormatic EAS systems.  The scanner’s
multifunctional RS232 auxiliary port provides a single point of
communication for either a hand-held scanner or external scale.

LightSpeed updated


XSilva announced version 2.1 of their LightSpeed point of sale software for the Apple Mac platform, fixing several minor bugs and adding refinements to Tax Inclusive support.

Furthermore, LightSpeed now supports the new Web Store 1.1 (sold separately) and a new matrix system for size and colour information. Another new separately sold add-on is On-Target Reports offering customization of the 250+ reports that come bundled with every copy of LightSpeed.

Lightspeed screen

Citizen launches two-colour POS printer


Citizen CT-S310Citizen Systems America launches a new high-speed POS printer, the CT-S310. The
new two.colour printer features 150 millimetres per second print speed,
standard dual interface (USB + serial, parallel or ethernet) and it can be positioned horizontally, vertically, or even wall mounted for extra versatility. Other features include drop-in paper loading, a long-life paper cutteran
optional built-in power base and barcode printing. The CT-S310 is Windows Vista compatible.

A new home


As of today, the Wizard of POS has its own domain, and is no longer considered to be the little brother of Brain Tags. So please update your bookmarks to If my wizardry works alright, all visitors to the old address will automagically be forwarded to the right page on the new site.

You can also see the results of the redesign efforts until now. I still have to replace the logo with something better and add some graphical ‘splash’, but the basics are in place.

Please leave a comment to tell me what you thing about it or if you have any problems.

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