Honeywell, pcAmerica Prevent Underage Buyers at the POS

| September 05, 2008

Honeywell announces a new solution that takes the guesswork out of age verification. Point of sale systems developer, pcAmerica, recently introduced new software that integrates seamlessly with Honeywell's EasyID software plug-in.

EasyID parses bar code data found on government-issued identification cards for applications involving age verification or automatic electronic form population. This plug-in eliminates the need for host system software to process the encoded information contained within 1D and 2D bar codes found on documents such as military issued identification cards, driver's licenses and driver's permits.

pcAmerica enhanced their Cash Register Express (CRE) and Restaurant Pro Express (RPE) products by incorporating age-verification functionality. CRE is a point of sale system designed for retail environments such as convenience, liquor and grocery stores. When an age-restricted product is scanned using an EasyID-enabled scanner, the software will prompt the cashier to scan the customer's ID. The monitor will clearly display an ID accepted or ID rejected message, depending upon the customer's date of birth. CRE prevents the sale of an age-restricted product to a purchaser with an ID rejected status, ensuring regulatory compliance.

The system's new ID Check mode allows operators to continuously scan identification cards. Similarly, the monitor will display a message indicating if the patron can legally purchase alcohol or be admitted to an entertainment venue.

In addition to performing age verification, both of pcAmerica's point of sale systems are capable of performing automatic electronic form population. With a single scan of a driver's license, retailers and restaurateurs can use license data to quickly and accurately complete loyalty program applications.

pcAmerica's CRE and RPE point of sale systems with age verification functionality are currently compatible with Honeywell's MS7580 Genesis and MS1690 Focus.

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