ALTRINCHAM, England, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxatec has launched a new colourful option to its new range of electronic point of sale terminals, launched in Q4 2008. The new colour bezels on the POS terminal allow the customer to colour co-ordinate the POS terminals to suit the customer's environment. VFD display and the POS terminal back plate can also be colour co-ordinated.

There is a noticeable trend for terminal manufacturers to provide colour bezels for their POS systems. This is certainly making them stand out from the usual monochrome POS systems available, said Andrea Percival, director of Maxa Technologies: There is a general move towards stronger brand enforcement by even the smallest businesses. Technology has always been associated with maximising efficiencies, and now we can offer our customers a 'make-over' as well by colour co-ordinating the equipment to match their brand. The aim is to reinforce the connection of colour and brand in the customer's mind and so create a synergy of POS technology and retail design to differentiate from the blander terminals.

Percival added; Our growing reseller base for POS products is driving a demand for a broader range of POS terminals. We also recognise that there is a need for certain necessary features that come with POS terminals, such as offering a number of communication ports (it varies between products) and to make sure they are all richly populated when compared with other similar products on the market today.

The GT series is a cost effective POS Systems solution with high functionality and reliability and easy upgrade options. Maxatec will offer the 15 TFT display with Touch Panel tilt angle from 0~70 degrees, which means it has maximum flexibility and convenience. All I/O connectors are covered under the rear cover to provide easier maintenance and better cable management. The POS GFT- 120/150 Series is a high performance all in one fan-free touch screen point of sale terminal. The fanless system is designed for applications in low noise environments. A major feature is the tool free maintenance, which provides obvious ease of use and saves time and energy.

Percival added: Other key advantages, apart from the tool free maintenance, are that the POS products are modular so it's possible to add on MSR, 2nd displays and WiFi at a later date.

The modularized design includes; 2nd screen, MSR, sound speakers, 3-in-1, MSR/ Smart card/ i-Button Reader, VFD customer display, WiFi and RFID all of which can be easily integrated.

With the smallest footprint in the POS PC series, the fanless BOX delivers a tremendous amount of power in a compact design for an extremely affordable price. This cost-effective PC fanless BOX system can be configured as a thick-client, stand-alone solution or a thin-client, centrally controlled workstation. The PC Box has an option for 2 x VGA ports (when there is a requirement for multiple LCD monitors).

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About Maxatec

Maxatec is an ISO 9001:2000 certified, Value Added Supplier of Specialist IT Hardware and Services. Maxatec's product portfolio includes TPG point of sale printers, NCR POS terminals, Cognitive bar code label printers, Extech portable receipt printers, TSC industrial label printers, Zebex barcode scanners, MMF cash drawers, FlexPOS POS terminals, and Firich (FEC) Touch screen terminals. Maxatec also offers software and services including NiceLabel(TM) label design package, and a wide range of consumables (paper, labels, ribbons), spare parts and in-house and on-site service capabilities. Maxatec also manufactures and distributes a range of small battery backed receipt printers, and panel mount printers and interface boards.

The Maxatec brand is synonymous with high standards of service as well as high performance, high quality products.

For more information about Maxatec, please contact: Andrea Percival Tel: +44(0)161-942-7850 Fax +44(0)161-927-7664

For more information about Maxatec, please contact: Andrea Percival, Tel: +44(0)161-942-7850, Fax +44(0)161-927-7664,