Cash and Credit RegistersElectronic Cash Registers and Point-of-Sale Terminals
Some of these devices simply combined a printing electronic calculator with a cash drawer. More elaborate registers not only tracked accumulated receipts, like a traditional cash register, but handled credit card transactions and allowed clerks to scan merchandise to read off prices. These, in turn, served as input for computer systems.
"Cash and Credit Registers - Electronic Cash Registers and Point-of-Sale Terminals" showing 1 items.
- The Regitel is an early point-of-sale (POS) electronic cash register. Such terminals capture information about sales for computer processing.
- The device was made by the American Regitel Corporation and installed as a part of a networked system in department stores across the nation. The networks communicated over telephone systems at 9600 baud, which was extremely fast for the time period.
- A mark on the front reads: REGITEL. A mark on tape on the bottom of the machine reads: Theresa 3-22-71.
- For related documentation, see 2002.0091.02 through 2002.0091.06.
- American Regitel Corporation was founded in Palo Alto, California, in 1968. The firm was acquired by Motorola in 1970.
- Accession file.
- Auerbach Publishers, Snapshot of Point-of-Sale Systems, Pennsauken, N.J.: Auerbach Publishers, 1978, p. 11.
- Creative Strategies Internaional, Retail Automation to 1983, San Jose: Creative Strategies International, 1980, esp. p. 109.
- Currently not on view
- date made
- ca 1970
- American Regitel Corporation
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- National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center