Retail systems house

Custom Serial Board

This image shows the custom serial board

Over a period of 10 years, a major retail systems supplier purchased custom hardware from Camdata.  These projects were:

  • A proprietary printer network for Argos including Camdata MSLC cards, slave nodes and custom power supplies.  Over 2000 units were installed
  • A custom serial communications board coupling back-office computers with customer-facing terminals with which users can interrogate stock levels, again for Argos.

Retail systems house

Over a period of 15 years, Camdata has provided custom electronics for a major retail systems supplier.  These projects include:

  • A system to collect receipt data from a variety of tills and pass that back via a 2-wire RS485 to a master node and then to a central monitoring PC, where the data is combined with images received from cameras.  Several thousand of these were shipped
  • A custom device to allow production of encrypted magnetic cards for operator log-in/out for a major UK retailer.  Nearly 500 of these are still in use.
  • A cash handling control system using an off-the-shelf note recognition head.



Interface Node

This image shows the till interface node

card reader

This shows the magnetic card reader/writer

Next plc

Over 1800 of the custom designed MOSS (multi-operating system serial cards) were shipped to a subsidiary of Next plc to interconnect tills with a back-office computer.


Supermarket refrigeration control systems

Two Technologies handheld terminal

A leading supplier of freezer control and monitoring systems for UK supermarkets uses a Two Technologies handheld terminal from Camdata to programme and collect data from their controllers.

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