Fail Safe Registers

The Spirit POS Solution for Windows is a "real-time" system.  Any changes made to the inventory, customers or catalogs, etc. take affect immediately at the registers.  Without a "real-time" system, price changes, inventory additions, etc. will not be immediately available to the registers.  Sales information, onhand quantity reductions, etc. will not be available for reports and purchase orders until the information is either pushed or pulled from each register. A "real-time" system is very important in a busy retail environment.  You will be disappointed with anything less.

When working on a "real-time" system it is imperative to have true data redundancy.   In a network environment, your registers are dependent on a network server and that's where the data is.  Without data redundancy an interruption in communication between your register and server could mean down time at the check out counter.

We've made it simple and automatic... your registers can remain functional whether or not your network is on-line.  In the unlikely event of your network going off-line, the Spirit POS registers will continue to operate independently in the Auto Sensing Fail Safe mode. This utility is so smart that if you are in the middle of a sales transaction and someone shuts the server off, Auto Sensing detects the disconnect and goes to local mode - without losing the current transaction!  Or... have a sidewalk sale and move a register outdoors.  When the day's sales are completed, connect the register back into the network.

 

When the server comes back on-line or the register is re-connected to the network (today... tomorrow... or whenever...) the Server's files are replicated from each of the registers, making all of the server's data current.

 

Also... check out our Credit Card Failover technology - Credit Card authorization can continue when the network is off line.

Just another reason why the Spirit POS system stands above the rest.