Comet Electronics Romania: Quectel’s Smart Module Leads POS Industry Revolution and Helps Traditional Storekeepers Move ahead towards the “New Retail” Era

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Alibaba Group’s co-founder and chief executive in e-commerce, Jack Ma, noted: “The era of e-commerce will gradually disappear over the next 10-20 years. Instead, online, offline and logistics will merge and will create a “New Retail” brand. Offline businesses need to enter the online environment, online businesses need to come closer to the offline environment, and integrate with modern logistics using relevant market data“ said Jack Ma at the 7th Alibaba Computing Conference in Hangzhou, east China’s Zhejiang province.

How to integrate traditional offline businesses into the online market? To do this, retailers need to analyze customer behavior and shopping preferences, which could be very difficult for physical stores because of the difficulty in collecting data. However, smart POS machines, which have gained increasing popularity in the past year, will help traditional traders move forward to the “new retail”.

Quectel Smart modules can make Smart POS devices capable of easily acquiring and analyzing data, supporting mobile payment, verifying membership and managing customers based on CRM system.
The Quectel SC20, built on the Qualcomm MSM8909 LTE modem, has built-in Android OS; therefore, manufacturers of Smart POS devices do not need an external processor, which makes the device smaller in size. Thanks to the new Smart Quetcel, Smart POS can accept almost all major payment forms such as Near Field Communication (NFC), QR code payment (Alipay, Wechat Pay, Baidu Wallet) and fingerprint reader biometric payment technology.
Currently, such Android-based smart machines can record detailed consumer behaviors and perform scientific analyzes of data. Physical stores can achieve marketing promotion based on the results of the analysis to optimize their sales strategy.
To meet growing demand across multiple payment and online marketing options, Quectel has developed the SC20 LET CAT-4 smart module, which can be used ideally in smart POS devices.

In addition, the SC20 supports a rich set of interfaces such as LCM, Camera, Touch Panel, MIC, SPK, UART and USB, has high compatibility with both software and hardware, and can shorten deployment time to market and reduce costs for POS manufacturers. Smart Module The SC20 from Quectel has been widely used by POS manufacturers and has led the revolution in the POS industry.

Regardless of how many additional features the POS equipment has, security of payments will always be its peak mission. Smart intelligent devices have adopted many advanced technologies to maximize the security of capital and personal data of customers, including LBS-based position monitoring, kernel module signature, application authorization checking, multidisciplinary mechanism, and self-destruction mechanism.

Smart module SC20
The SC20 series is the new generation of LTE Cat.4 smart modules from Quectel with built-in Android operating system. The SC20 series offers 150 Mbit / s downlink and 50 Mbit/s upload speeds. It’s ideal for both industry and consumer applications that require the highest data rate and high-speed internet access. The SC20 Series is compatible with existing EDGE and GSM/GPRS networks, ensuring it can be connected even in remote areas without 3G or LTE coverage. It also supports short-range wireless communications with IEEE 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth BT4.1 LE.
The SC20 has multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology, a state-of-the-art antenna technology capable of transmitting multiple data streams across multiple transmitters to multiple receivers. The antennas at each end of the communications circuit are combined to minimize errors and optimize data speeds. The module also combines high-speed wireless connectivity with a built-in multi-constellation receiver and high sensitivity + GLONASS + BeiDou receiver for positioning.

A rich set of interfaces (such as LCM, Camera, Touch Panel, MIC, SPK, UART, USB, I2C) and the multitude of drivers (USB drivers for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7/8/ 8.1, Linux) leads to the applicability of the module to a wide range of M2M applications such as CPE, wireless POS, smart metering, router, data card, automotive, smartphone, digital signal, alarm panel, security and PDA industry.

Smart module SC60
The SC60 is the new generation of Smart LTE Cat 6 multi-module module produced by Quectel with Android 7.1 built-in operating system. The data transfer rate is up to 300Mbps download and 50Mbit/s upload. Based on Qualcomm Octa-core and 64-bit high performance Snapdragon™ 625 series, the SC60 is designed to support peak performance by supporting multimedia features and Quick Charge 3.0 technology. It is ideal for both industrial and consumer applications requiring high data rates and multimedia features.

The SC60 supports multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology, a state-of-the-art technology that transmits multiple data streams across multiple transmitters to multiple receivers. The antennas at each end of the communications circuit are combined to minimize errors and optimize data speeds.
The common applications that the SC60 uses are: intelligent cash register, security monitoring, onboard equipment, high-level intelligence, intelligent robot, intelligent housing, intelligent hardware, intelligent industrial devices, intelligent industrial PADs, drone, smart intercom, mobile devices, automatic machines, etc.
The interfaces available for these applications are: LCM, Camera, Touch Panel, MIC, SPK, UART, USB, I2C, SPI. The SC60 supports 4 cameras, with two simultaneous cameras, two LCD touchscreen displays.

All Quectel modules are available in Romania with fast delivery from stock through Comet Electronics. Also, Comet Electronics’s engineers and Quectel technical support engineers can provide you with the support needed to develop any type of applications.

For more information, please contact:

Eng. Ciprian Varga, Technical Director


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