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PANJIM (Goa), March 4: You never know where you run into Linux.... the latest 
device is a cash register created by the Goa-headquartered Phil Corporation 
based, as the company says, on the "stable, error-free Linux".

Phil has announced that the "path-breaking" point-of-sale terminal is much 
more than just a cash register. It not only does your billing, but also 
manages your reports, collections and even doubles-up as an e-mail terminal 
for online communication.

Phil Corp announced in its 'Khatak! Times' newsletter that this terminal 
offers the ideal choice for a busy retail outlet. The new product is seen as 
being particularly suited for meeting the needs of the photographic industry, 
super markets, departmental stores, the garment industry, pharma outlets and 

Besides, the unit is customizable to the specific requirements of "any given 
outlet", says the company.

Photography major Phil Corp has already installed these small units in some 
of their photo processing centres and franchisees, which process Konica and 
other films, in states like Goa.

This unit consists of an imported monitor module, and its CPU is made 
exclusively by Phil's research and development department. It promises 
"sturdy construction, customized software, and connectivity to e-mail".

Phil's POS system is being marketed as the solution which can not only handle 
the complete billing process, but also manages inventory management; 
generating customized reports for collection, sales and inventory (on a 
daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis).

In addition, communication through e-mail and network connectivity for 
inter-linking of terminals is an added option.

Inventory module manages stocks consumed and stock on hand reports 
simultaneously. Statements of account, cash flows and such details are 
customizable and can be generated at any predetermined period.

"The system is versatile enough to take into account rate variations in 
business transactions by incorporating new rates as and when they happen. It 
can produce various other data like supplier profiles, dealer networks and 
most importantly, data on outstanding and defaulters," said the company.

It argued that such a system "creates a multiplier effect on reducing 
processing time, simplifying operations, increasing productivity and 
improving the overall output quality and consistency of operations at the 
retail level." (ENDS)