The PosBox is a little hardware box based on a Raspberry-Pi that will handle all the peripherals’ drivers and setup in a very easy way:
The PosBox will serve as a gateway between the OpenERP web application and the different peripherals.
We have tested a lot of different hardware setup and we did not find a great solution:
Because the PosBox separates the peripherals from the touchscreen devices, you can use an iPad or android tablet with affordable usb peripherals. On just a receipt printer and barcode scanner setup, this saves you 30% of the cost, even including the PosBox. This is not a compromise, you truly get better hardware for less.
The PosBox solution relies on OpenERP modules to support extra devices and features. As it’s open source, it’s very easy to add new features or devices. One could easily add support for other materials, secondary displays, payment systems, etc. We plan to write an extensive documentation on how to extend the Posbox for your specific needs.
The Posbox has the following peripherals to interface with external devices; 2 usb ports, hdmi, audio, rca video, sd card, wireless.
OpenERP Integrators & developers will find it easy to add support for custom hardware on the PosBox as the drivers are simply OpenERP python modules running on a minimalist OpenERP setup