POS Systems utilize standard PC components.

Press Release Summary:




SurePOS(TM) 780 utilizes Intel(TM) Pentium(TM) 4, 2.4 GHz Processor with 533 MHz Front Side Bus, 512 MB DDR Base Memory, and Shared Video Memory 64 MB. It also offers 80 GB, 7,200 rpm HDD. With 40 GB, 7,200 rpm HDD, SurePOS 740 includes Intel Celeron® 2 GHz Processor with 400 MHz Front Side Bus, 256 or 512 MB DDR Base Memory, and Shared Video Memory of 64 MB. SurePOS 720, with Via C3, 1.2 GHz Processor and 133 MHz Front Side Bus, includes 128 MB SDRAM Base Memory and 32 MB Shared Video Memory.



Original Press Release:



Next Generation of IBM SurePOS 700 Series Offers Outstanding Performance and Flexibility While Protecting Your Investment in POS Systems



At a glance

IBM SurePOS 780 - Performance

o Intel(TM) Pentium(TM) 4 2.4 GHz Processor 2.4 GHz Processor - 533 MHz Front Side Bus (P4 Socket)
o 512 MB DDR Base Memory (2 GB maximum)
o Shared Video Memory 64 MB maximum
o 80 GB 7200 rpm HDD (standard)
o Additional drive options

IBM SurePOS 740 - Value

o Intel Celeron® 2 GHz Processor - 400 MHz Front Side Bus (P4 Socket)
o 256 MB DDR Base Memory (2 GB maximum)
o Shared Video Memory 64 MB maximum
o Dive options

IBM SurePOS 740 - Controller

o Intel Celeron 2 GHz Processor
o 512 MB DDR Base Memory (2 GB maximum)
o Shared Video Memory 64 MB maximum
o 40 GB 7200 rpm HDD standard
o Additional drive options
o IBM 104-key preferred pro full-size keyboard (PS/2)

IBM SurePOS 720 - Entry

o Via C3 1.2 GHz Processor - 133 MHz Front Side Bus (P3 Socket)
o 128 MB SDRAM Base Memory (512 MB maximum)
o Shared Video Memory 32 MB maximum
o Drive options

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: SE001).

Overview

IBM is pleased to announce the next generation of IBM SurePOS(TM) 700 - the SurePOS 780, 740, and 720. With this introduction, the SurePOS 4694 series of point-of-sale (POS) products and SurePOS 700 series of products merge into a single product line. These enhanced models offer outstanding performance, growth, investment protection, and flexibility. There are three levels of performance, with the new models tailored for Performance, Value, and Entry, respectively.

A controller model will also be introduced, the C41. This SurePOS 740 model is tailored for use as a controller. It includes memory upgrade and hard drive in the standard offering as well as an IBM 104-key preferred pro full-size keyboard (PS/2®).

The new SurePOS 700 offers maximum flexibility and investment protection through SurePorts exchangeable and upgradeable POS ports. The selectable ports offer options for RS-485 peripherals as well as powered USB peripherals. In addition to the selectable ports, the new POS system comes with a number of fixed standard PC ports including Parallel, PS/2 Keyboard, PS/2 Mouse, RS-232, Standard USB, audio (Microphone, Line-in, Headphone), SVGA, and built-in 10/100 Ethernet.

By moving forward with the next generation SurePOS 700 family, you can take strategic advantage of IBM's focus on investment protection!

Key prerequisites

One of the following operating systems is required to run the SurePOS 720, 740, and 780:
IBM 4690 OS V3R3, or later
Microsoft(TM) Windows(TM) 2000, XP Professional, or XP embedded
Red Hat Linux 7.3
PC DOS 2000

Driver support will be available from the support Web site. The following level of drivers will support SurePOS 720, 740, and 780:
OPOS 1.7.0
JavaPOS 1.7.0 Win/Lin
POSS DOS 2.1.1
POSS LIN 1.2.0

Planned availability date

October 10, 2003

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