The file server is typically the weak link in a POS. Most systems rely on a client-server network structure to share database information, where the entire database of information is stored on the file server. And if anything goes wrong with the server or the network connections the entire system comes to a halt. According to Wikipedia, “…Newer, more sophisticated, systems are getting away from the central database “file server” type system and going to what is called a ‘cluster database’. This eliminates any crashing or system downtime that can be associated with the back office file server. This technology allows 100% of the information to not only be stored, but also pulled from the local terminal. Thus eliminating the need to rely on a separate server for the system to operate. The efficiency of such systems has decreased service times and increased efficiency of orders…”
unTill® has been using this new technology for nearly ten years. The unTill® system does not require a back office file server or a “master” terminal. It doesn’t matter if there is one terminal or 100, unTill® has it covered. Each terminal on the network synchronizes on the fly with the other terminals within .015 seconds. If one terminal goes down the others continue to function perfectly; when that terminal is brought back online it immediately synchronizes with the others and is ready for use.
This technology also means that the system does not have to be “refreshed” or rebooted after a change is made. Changing prices, adding menu items, adding employees, even modifying screen layouts can be done on the fly without slowing the system.
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