The IBM 4694 was one of IBM's PC based point of sale (POS) systems, successor to the IBM 4683 and IBM 4693. Introduced in 1991, the 4694 became a flagship model for the company's SurePOS system. The system consists of a PC-based controller (thin client), and POS workstations—typically an IBM keyboard and monitor, or touch screen. The system requires the IBM 4694 computer which is used as a "Controller", or also more or less, as a server on the network. The controller can be set up to boot from a floppy disk, or from a main server on a network. The 4694 was a best-selling POS System, widely used in most large chain stores such as supermarkets, department stores and restaurants.
This system was replaced with the IBM 4695.
|This computer hardware article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|