HP claimed that it's "reimagining the retail industry" with its announcement today of the ElitePOS. The new point-of-sale system boasts a sleek, modular design, and HP says it's suitable for a variety of use cases, including:
- In-store checkout
- Interactive signage
- Monitoring employee attendance
- Self-service tools, such as passenger check-in
- Product information and "access to additional product offerings in the 'endless aisle'"
As you would expect of a machine designed to be used in such environments, HP promises that the ElitePOS is "retail-durable, designed to pass MIL-STD tests, deter minor spills by channeling liquid out the device, and provide efficient cooling with side venting for improved reliability."
Three models of the ElitePOS will be offered at launch:
|Model 141||Model 143||Model 145|
|Available OS||Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016 LTSB 64-bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 (certification only
|Processor options||Intel Celeron 3965U with Intel HD Graphics 610||Intel Core i3-7100U with Intel HD Graphics 620||Intel Core i5-7300U with Intel HD Graphics 620|
|Maximum memory||32GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM|
|Memory slots||2 SODIMM Transfer rates up to 2400 MT/s|
|Maximum storage||512GB SATA SSD (M.2)
1TB PCIe NVMe SSD5
"Up to 30GB (for Windows 10) is reserved for system recovery software."
|Internal drive bays||One M.2|
|Expansion slots||1 M.2 2230
SD card reader
|Ports and connectors||Back
|Audio||Integrated HD audio with Realtek ALC3228 codec with standards internal speakers and stereo headphone jack|
|Display||14" diagonal FHD anti-glare touch screen (1920 x 1080)|
|Dimensions||Head unit: 33.62 X 21.64 X 1.76cm
Stand with column printer: 9.6 x 9.6 x 26cm
Connectivity base: 28.4 x 16.2 x 2.92cm
|Weight||Rotate stand: 1.33kg
Fixed stand: 1.09kg
Head unit: 1.38kg
Connectivity base: 0.56kg
HP also highlighted some of the key security features on the ElitePOS:
- BIOS-level device security to provide protection in the event of a malware attack with HP Sure Start Gen3, the industry’s first self-healing BIOS, and HP BIOSphere Gen3, the industry-leading firmware ecosystems.
- User authentication technology, including an optional fingerprint reader for secure login; Credential Guard for secure user authentication and password protection, and Device Guard, which lets IT managers create rules to run only signed, trusted, and approved applications on the POS system to help protect against walk-up and low-level attacks through USB ports.
- Physical security of the device itself with an optional bolt-to-counter configuration, VESA mounting K-Lock features and external fingerprint reader for secure login through Windows Hello 6.
HP says the ElitePOS is expected to launch later this month, and will be available direct from the manufacturer, as well as through its "global network of 250,000 partners. Additionally, retail independent software vendors (ISVs) Custom Business Solutions, GK Software, LS Retail, Manhattan Associates, Omnico Group, PCMS, Retail Pro, SilverWare POS and TCPOS plan to support the new solution."
You can get a quick overview of the HP ElitePOS in the video below:
Source: HP Newsroom