About SAM4S POS
The SAM4S EPOS is a very well-known and widely used POS terminal in Japan, now being offered by UMC Tec as their latest addition to the series. It has many big names in both IT and retail behind it, such as NEC BIGLOBE, Nissen Holdings (ADVANCE), DITTO Corporation, and IBM Japan. As the company’s tagline goes, “The one true system for retail”.
The company has been in existence for more than 30 years, with the terminal being introduced in 1995. The device is currently on its third generation machine, called the SAM4S, and has since gained very positive reviews from retailers around Japan. As expected from a company that has been around for this long, they have nearly perfected their craft of making simple-to-use devices for businesses.
The first thing that stands out with the SAM4S is its large, 10.5-inch screen, which can be considered as a full touch panel for its size. The SAM4S is a Linux-based terminal that has been designed to make hardware replacement painless and quick. If you want to know if this claim is true or not, keep reading.
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This system is built for scalability. The Linux operating system, combined with the standard memory and storage options allows it to be a huge upgradeable system – both in terms of its hardware specs, as well as software functionality.
This machine lets you assign as many modifiers to a single product, or even multiple modifiers at once. Instead of forcing you to choose only one modifier for a particular product, and/or making it so that the same modifier is not allowed with other modifiers (limited by OS), SAM4S allows for an unlimited number of modifications per product.
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The SAM4S can connect to any mobile device through UMC Tec's "Browser Point" application, which is available for both iOS and Android devices. There are also other content-sharing options, such as QR code sharing, email attachments, and NFC (Near Field Communication). With the built-in Bluetooth support in the terminal, this option is easy and fast to set up.
SAM4S POS uses simple language in its interface so that the user does not have to be an IT expert to use it. Instead of using terms like "backup", they instead say "connect". Not only that but there are simple instructions on how to do things like setting up Bluetooth devices.
SAM4S POS: our verdict & pricing
If you’re looking for an easy-to-use, industrial-strength POS terminal, then SAM4S EPOS has what you need. Their system’s simple language and the large touchscreen make it a user-friendly machine for both staff and customers. The fast scanning and tablet order-taking functionality adds to the convenience of using this machine.
As with most terminals on the market, you have a lot of options for payment – cash, credit cards, checks, and more. There are also other types of add-ons you can purchase depending upon your business needs, such as gift card printers or barcode scanners. Overall, SAM4S POS is a great option for most retailers.
The SAM4S is currently available for sale, with the retail version being priced at $1,650 and the version meant for restaurants starting at $1,895. The company also has a financing program that allows you to pay back your POS terminal over 36 months. They also have monthly payment plans that are in line with most of what is currently on the market.