Elo Provides Touch Choice at PoS

By Tom Allen
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Elo has developed new point-of-sale touch PCs for retail use. The E-Series (15E2) and X-Series (X-15 and X-17) both feature Elo’s SAW or resistive touch technology, with the X-Series also having a procap option.

Designed to be affordable, the 15E2 has a dual-core Intel Celeron processor, with 2GB of RAM and 320GB of storage. it is also intended to be easy to clean and service. The 15.6″ display has 1366 x 768 resolution, 200 cd/m² of brightness and a 10ms response time, as well as 90°/65° viewing angles and a 650:1 contrast ratio.

VGA, USB (x4), RS232 (x2) and RJ45 ports are featured. While there are two VGA outputs, one is used for the integrated touchscreen; the other supports the addition of a second display that can be customer-facing.

The X-Series is more adaptable; it can support contactless payments through an optional NFC module. Processor options include quad-core 2.41GHz Celeron (Bay Trail) (fanless), or Core i3 (dual-core, 3.1GHz), i5 (quad-core, 2GHz) or i7 (quad-core, 2.7GHz) (Haswell) devices. The Celeron models have 2GB, 4GB or 8GB of RAM while the Core versions have 4GB, 8GB or 16GB.

Brightness varies by touch type, ranging from 200 cd/m² (resistive) to 225 cd/m² (SAW). The 15″ and 17″ models also share a 16ms response time and VGA (x2, as with the 15E2), USB (x6), mini-USB (x3), RS232 (x2), and RJ45 ports, as well as two 2W speakers.

The X-15 has 1024 x 768 resolution, 165°/150° viewing angles and a 700:1 contrast ratio. It also has three HDD options: 320GB, 500GB or 1TB. The X-17 has 1280 x 800 resolution, 170°/160° viewing angles and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio. Users can choose from two SSD sizes: 64GB or 128GB.

We have contacted Elo for release details but had not heard back before going to print.