Applied DFI’s Embedded Board for High-end Pharmacy POS Solution

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    Applied DFI’s Embedded Board for High-end Pharmacy POS Solution


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    In order to help the customers achieve time-to-market goals as well as reducing total-cost-of-ownership in the field of high-end pharmacy POS application, DFI’s embedded board (with product longevity and high reliability) deployed a flexible and innovative solution to cater to all the requirements of customizable POS terminal.

    The Challenge

    Due to the growing importance of smart healthcare applications, improving customer satisfaction, and brand loyalty, a reliable and multifunctional POS system (which optimizes the counter spaces) is becoming an increasingly important element. Thus, in order to stay ahead of the competition and to deliver more valuable and expanded services, pharmacies need a powerful solution to utilize business management and increase service experience quality.


    The Requirements

    The pharmacy POS system requires a high computing capability and a rich I/O connectivity to achieve a wide variety of tasks that covers patient ID validation, prescription printing, stock maintaining, and merchandise promotion in a limited space. The all-in-one design of POS terminal that supports P-Cap touch screen monitor is a preferable choice to integrate the options such as: MSR, RFID reader, thermal printer, and barcode scanner into one compact machine, providing easy maintenance for users. In addition, a secondary display is needed for broadcasting interactive promotional videos and advertisement for waiting customers.

    DFI Solution

    After evaluating the requirements mentioned above, DFI is providing the HU101 Mini-ITX motherboard as a solution for the pharmacy POS application. This thin and energy-efficient embedded board is powered by the low power 4th Gen Intel Core U-Series processors at only 15W TDP, and comes with rich I/O interfaces that include: 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 4 USB 3.0 ports, and 4 COM ports. The USB ports connect the MSR to the thermal printer to quickly access customer’s information and to immediately print out the prescription. The serial ports support the barcode scanner (for medication scanning) to control the inventory and reduce out-of-stock situations. HU101 is also equipped with 2 HDMI ports and 1 LVDS display port with high resolution for real-time dynamic advertisements that will increase the appeal of product promotions and enhance the impact of advertisements. Moreover, DFI is able to provide BIOS/OS customization services to meet customer’s unique requirements. With expansive features, HU101 board is the perfect solution to satisfy the customer’s multiple needs.


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    Established in 1981, DFI® is a leading supplier of high-performance computing technology worldwide. With more than 34 years of experience, DFI® focuses on innovative design and manufacture of leading-edge board and system level products for embedded applications requiring strict revision control and long life availability. DFI uses the latest technology platforms and manufacturing techniques to produce cost-effective products for use in medical diagnostic & imaging, ATM/POS, industrial control, kiosk, security & surveillance, digital signage, gaming, and other embedded applications. For more information, please visit us at: