Explains J2’s co-founder and managing director, Moray Boyd: “As we control our own design and manufacture, we continually evaluate both existing and emerging technology trends. Touchscreen technology is such a critical part of the J2 offering that we’re always seeking the best for our clients in terms of performance and cost-effectiveness. Today, we are the only POS manufacturer to offer such a full range of options on selected terminals.”
To users of its J2 615 and J2 630 EPoS models, J2 is now offering the option of a next-generation True Flat Resistive (TFR) screen. A bezel-free design makes this a totally flat, sealed screen that is both practical and stylish. The TFR screen’s IP rating denotes that it can be used outdoors. As it is also easy to clean and dust-free, TFR touchscreen technology is suited to all retail and hospitality environments.
“This is a very good-looking, contemporary screen,” observes Boyd. “We predict a very high demand, given its versatility and ability to fit into both the most rugged and sophisticated of environments.”
For exceptional durability, J2 is also equipping certain of its EPoS models with Projective Capacitive Touch (Pro-Cap) screens. “Our Pro-Cap screens come with an unlimited touch life. That’s unbeatable!” says Boyd. “These scratch-resistant glass screens are not only more hard-wearing than anything else, but they also deliver stable performance with exceptional screen clarity and brightness.”
Pro-Cap screens allow the most modern of finger touch inputs such as gesturing, which users have become used to with devices such as Blackberries. Pro-Cap screens are also unaffected by moisture, temperature or harsh cleaning products.
Other J2 touchscreen types include 5-wire Resistive, Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) and Infrared.
Concludes Moray Boyd: “Offering our users the latest in touchscreen technology is one more way in which we can maximise EPoS reliability and performance, whilst minimising lifecycle costs. These are the goals that drive us at J2.”
J2 RETAIL SYSTEMS www.j2retailsystems.com
J2 Retail Systems is a specialist manufacturer of PC-based touchscreens, LCD touchscreen monitors and point-of-sale hardware to the retail, hospitality and leisure industries. Now with over 100,000 units installed worldwide, its clients include thousands of leading-brand retailers, hospitality businesses and leisure operators.
For the corporate clients, partners and resellers with whom it works, J2 offers business stability, technical excellence and close working relationships. Its products represent innovation, reliable performance and one of the lowest costs of EPoS ownership achievable today.
The company controls its own design and manufacture and constantly looks for ways to improve the cost and quality of its user experience. J2’s history has been one of pioneering and market ‘firsts’. It recently launched the first EPoS to contain Solid State storage drives as standard, and is now offering clients the widest choice of leading-edge touchscreen technologies available.
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