Arch Hardware

 

 

How Arch Hardware can Benefit your Business

 

In a harsh African retail environment you need hardware that’s durable and reliable. You want a product that’s technologically advanced for improved accuracy and performance. At Arch our equipment is designed and custom-built for high transaction environments and it integrates seamlessly with our software offering. as part of an integrated retail management solution we can help you to identify the right equipment to fit your unique retail requirements. While we do provide ongoing support, our hardware products are built for minimal maintenance. This means a reduction in potential operating costs for you. When selecting equipment, we place emphasis on keeping Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) low: parts availability is guaranteed for up to 8 years, in addition, selected equipment carries a 3 year warranty.

Arch Hardware Range

a) Point-of-Sale (POS) Equipment:

 

We have a number of options available from conventional PC’s to advanced touch screen machines.  Your particular operational requirements will dictate the right solution.  We’ll help you consider important issues such as space, nature of the store, budget, trading environment and more.  Our POS equipment offers the following advantages:

  • Integrated, compact designs eliminate loose, untidy cables/connections and optimise space utilization;
  • Designs facilitate ease of installation;
  • Fan-less technology available in certain models increases reliability thus reducing maintenance;
  • Optional (modular) extras can be added, such as customer display panels;
  • Some of our equipment allows you to run electronic adverts at till-point;
  • Our POS equipment is energy efficient, uses minimal power;
  • The equipment has spill and dust resistant machine interfaces;
  • We offer extended warranty periods on selected equipment because it’s a top quality product.
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i) Arch TowerPOS:

 

This elegant all-in-one touch screen POS system delivers superb performance in high volume retail environments.  It comes with an integrated vertical scanner and a 80mm thermal slip printer.  Our TowerPOS uses the newest ATOM technology, which ensures high processing performance for for users (staff).  Moreover, it is equipped with the top rated, energy efficient ATOM D525 CPU (central processing unit).  Electronic advertising can be done on the customer display and the device customized through branding of the customer signing plate.

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ii) Arch Mini-Tower POS:

 

This elegant compact All-in-One touch screen POS machine was developed with the primary objective to offer a smaller Tower POS at check-out points where space comes at a premium (e.g. kiosks). It offers superb performance in high volume retail environments. It comes with an integrated vertical scanner and an 80mm thermal printer. Our Tower POS uses the Intel Atom D2550 1.86 GHz Low Power Processor, ensuring high processing performance.

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iii) Arch PT-6215 All-in-One Touch

 

This system is ideal for small to medium-size retail businesses. The PT-6215 comes with an integrated customer display, an embedded Epson thermal printer and 3track MSR (magnetic swipe reader). The compact design means the device is extremely counter space efficient. There are no extra modules and cables so it’s easy to install. Easy installation means it’s perfect for different businesses such as retail, kiosk, convenience stores, fashion, hospitality and more.

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iv) Arch WT130 Touch POS

 

This elegant POS Touch Terminal is equipped with the Intel Celeron N2807 dual core CPU (fan-less), which guarantees reliability, low maintenance and energy efficiency. The monitor is flexible and can be adjusted to meet the requirements of any workplace – wall mount or wide tilt angle. Suitable for harsh retail conditions, sporting a spill and dust resistant front panel. There are different possibilities to connect a customer display (2 x 20 VFD) or a second monitor, e.g. for digital signage purposes.

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v) Arch SP630 Touch POS:

 

It is a compact fanless Touch POS machine, with low power consumption and maintenance. It is a versatile option allowing for dual cash drawers, it’s modular in nature with dual customer display and offers variable tilt angles of the display screens. In line with Arch strategy on durability and maintenance, it has a splash and dust resistant front panel. Mainline specifications: CPU (N2807 – 1M Cache; up to 2.6 GHz) & Memory (4GB).

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vi) Mini ITX4 POS:

 

This versatile conventional PC can be used either as a POS, or in the back office for capturing purchase orders, GRV’s and for doing cash-up’s. The ITX4 is fanless with an external power supply (low maintenance). The dual core low energy CPU, makes this a very energy efficient choice. The relatively small dimensions of the unit, ensure that space is utilised optimally

Arch Hardware PM116 Pole display sized

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vii) Arch POS Customer Pole Display: 

 

It is a compact and modern POS customer display.  It is small and has a light weight design.  Through various applications it fits in many different business environments such as retail, hospitality, speciality shops etc.  The monitor can be used as digital signage, making it suitable to run advertisements at POS.  Through the pole stand the monitor is adjustable and can be fixed easily in the required position by the individual operator.

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viii) Arch POS Receipt Printer

 

It is a particularly fast thermal receipt printer with a printing rate of up to 200 mm/s at a resolution of 180 dpi. The compact size and integrated wall mounting make this dependable model absolutely ideal for many applications. A wide range of interface and port options allows easy installation and simple integration to either POS environments or POS solutions.  This printer is the component of choice in the TowerPOS terminal.

Arch Hardware RP 330 Slip Printer
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ix) Arch POS Vertical Scanner

 

This bar code reader brings new imaging technology to the high-volume point-of-sale. It is the first bar code scanner to duplicate the speed and wide field-of-view of high-performance omni-directional laser scanners while adding the benefits associated with imaging. This imaging technology provides outstanding performance when capturing hard-to-read bar codes such as truncated (short), out-of-spec, poorly printed and GS1 DataBar™ codes, and provides support for both linear (1D) and 2D label decoding.

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b) Back Office Machines:

 

Back office systems ensure greater efficiency and security.  Our machines run all management tasks associated with retail operations.  These include monitoring store performance, receiving product, ordering product, conducting price maintenance tasks, among others.  Our PC’s are custom built especially for us in line with our low maintenance ethos.

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c) Servers:

 

Transforming your data warehouse means taking the time to understand what’s right for you.  Your server is the operational heart of your business and must guarantee system integrity.  Server type is primarily determined by store size.  We install a small, medium or Enterprise server depending on your operational needs.

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d) Personal Digital Assistant

 

A hand-held workstation, designed for versatile applications in receiving, picking & packing, stock-replenishment, pricing & mark-down to stock-taking.  Arch Mobile, our in-store management solution, is run on this versatile piece of equipment. It may serve not only in retail markets but also in warehouses, distribution centers, logistics, postal services and even manufacturing.  The mobile device is also CCX v.4 certified which provides a secure and compatible connection with industrial wireless networks.  It is the most rugged in its class (1.8 meter drop resistance and IP65 water/dust proof as well as 1,000 cycles at 1meter-tumble). It further has IP65 rating compared with other products that are typically rated with IP54..  Meaning it will last longer in harsher conditions which enables companies to minimize their TCO (total cost of ownership) and downtime.

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e) In-store Price Checkers:

 

We offer two options for the in-store convenience of shoppers.  Strategically placed in the store, it provides them with the convenience to check product prices. The first model  is an entry level, small and attractive price checker with latest technology.  Interfacing is either through Wireless RF or wired Ethernet. The bright display has, depending on the font set, 3 or 5 lines and can display up to 20 characters per line.

 

The second model is a high quality multifunctional information terminal, combining all functions of a compact kiosk and classic price checker.  The Information Terminals come with touch screen and multi-media features, helping the customer to find/receive information and product pricing easily.  It further has multi-media expansion to support images, sound and videos.

f) Themis Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL)

 

An integrated Shelf Label Solution runs on this hardware.

 

What is Themis ESL?

 

The name Themis is from Greek mythology, and stands for inter alia Law and Order. The purpose of the product is to restore order to the process of managing shelf prices, hence the symbolic reference to Themis. The product consists of a number of electronic displays, mounting systems, RF (radio frequency) AP’s (access points) and a communication host system.

The electronic displays uses the latest e-paper display technology which allows for flexible layout, is easy to read, and is available in various sizes ranging from 1.5” up to 6”. Various mounting systems are available for mounting the displays to shelves or can be employed as stand-alone. The RF AP allows for flexible deployment because line of sight is not required, and offers bi-directional communication. This means that each display will transmit a confirmation message with each update.

 

How ESL can benefit your business

 

    • Consumer confidence:
      The primary reason for investing in ESL is to achieve maximum consumer confidence, by eliminating discrepancies between system and shelf pricing;

 

    • Energy efficiency:
      The low frequency RF allows for a relative low cost, and easy deployment compared to other products of this nature. The display technology applied (e-paper display technology) reduces energy consumption significantly;

 

    • Store type:
      Themis ESL is suitable for both wholesale and retail type store layouts

 

    • Phased deployment:
      The abovementioned architecture also allows for a progressive deployment, which means no huge capital outlays will be required. For example, first implement it in selected shelves where prices need to be changed frequently;

 

    • Speed of change:
      ESL supports the fastest way to update the prices in the store. Reaction to market situation was never so easy. Prices can be changed several times a day by only one click. No manual price changes are needed anymore;

 

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g) Hardware Peripherals:

 

We offer a full range of readily accessible, specialized hardware peripherals. These include:

  • Label printers
  • Portable data terminals (PDT)
  • Checkout scanners
  • Termal receipt printers
  • Laser printers
  • Uninterrupted power supply (UPS)
  • LCD monitors
  • Unique Point-of-sale (POS) keyboards
  • Cash drawers
  • Netgear ADSL routers