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PengPod Crowdfunding a Tablet Made With OS-Switching In Mind

viewtouch Using the new PengPod in a restaurant or bar (93 comments)

The normal minimum price for a ViewTouch point of sale system is about $3,000 plus $1,000 a year for unlimited support, training and other services. The offer of ViewTouch on the new PengPod cuts $2,500 from that price and $600 a year for support, training and other services.

about a year ago
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Patent Troll Goes After Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, IBM, Others

viewtouch Re:I'm involved in this - providing prior art (171 comments)

If you clicked on my username (which is also my trademark) then you at least have an inkling of what I've been at for the past 40 years. Thank you for your appreciation.

about 2 years ago
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Patent Troll Goes After Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, IBM, Others

viewtouch Re:Enough Already (171 comments)

This is, in fact, what has happened here as well.

about 2 years ago
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Patent Troll Goes After Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, IBM, Others

viewtouch I'm involved in this - providing prior art (171 comments)

A lawyer with a law firm defending one of these companies contacted me and visited me last week to review prior art which I have, with the hope that I can assist them and their client in invalidating one or more of these patents. Tomorrow I will be delivering running a copy of my software to the firm to allow them to closely examine it. Most of the companies which have been threatened with patent infringement lawsuits have caved in and agreed to pay the patent holders (Priceline founder Jay Walker and others) rather than attempt to defend themselves in court, however. We'll see how it plays out.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: An Open Handheld Terminal For Retail Stores?

viewtouch Aye (114 comments)

I have this. If anyone is interested, visit my web site (where you won't see any mention of this specific project yet but where anyone can see who I am and what I do) and find my contact information there. I have provided my POS help and source code to a few people over the years so that they can establish POS businesses in their locations. I would submit many of the details of new things going on to Slashdot but there's no guarantee it would be published so instead I'll make a whitepaper available to anyone who wants it and contacts me. I'm busy with creating a next generation POS which won't require any POS computer(s) in any retail location itself. What I currently have is not really simply a POS solution but actually more of a touchscreen development framework for displays of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest, which allows people to work collaboratively across the LAN & Internet. I've been at this for several decades now and have always believed that the future will be all about touch screens everywhere. I'm not a programmer myself so if there are any programmers who want to work with me then I invite them to get in touch. There are many people I am working with already but we always need people who want to also be involved in things touchscreen related.

--Gene Mosher

more than 3 years ago
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Linaro, for a world that just cannot get enough...

viewtouch That makes two of us. (1 comments)

There is a new gorilla in the room, folks, and he looks an awful lot like... It is! It's TUX!

more than 4 years ago
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New York Times Says Thin Clients Are Making a Comeback

viewtouch It's been a while since I've visited Slashdot... (206 comments)

but here goes...

The ThinLinx device shown in the New York Times article has been significantly enhanced over earlier versions and we will be using it in the very near future to provide our Linux Point of Sale development platform to customers. The very low cost of this device, its very low total cost of operation and our POS development platform will be priced at a fraction of the cost of any other company using Windows and PCs for their POS system. We will also provide a BSD solution for anyone who prefers it. We have been at this for a very long time and will use the ThinLinx ARM device to replace the mini-itx platform we have been using since 2003. POS on the ThinLinx embedded ARM devices is fortified with modules such as rsync, cups, X and SSH, while notably avoiding the overhead of Java, desktop managers and relational databases. We look forward to a handheld version, too.

more than 5 years ago

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Got a Hitachi VisionPlate?

viewtouch viewtouch writes  |  more than 4 years ago

viewtouch (1479) writes "Got a Hitachi VisionPlate that you'd like to use as a Wireless Touchscreen X Terminal except that you don't know how to set it up? Well, if you email me gene at ViewTouch then I'll email you a 125 Mb Compact Flash image that you can write to the built-in CF card and it will work famously for you as a wireless Touchscreen X terminal."
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viewtouch viewtouch writes  |  more than 7 years ago

viewtouch writes "In the book business, the great expense is the supply-chain logistics: printing books, shipping them, warehousing them, sending batches to bookstores and on to customers — every step along the way extracts a fee. Epstein's new company On Demand Books is using Linux to develop the Espresso Book Machine (EBM), a $100,000 device that takes distance out of the equation by printing the books right at the point of sale. http://enterprise.linux.com/article.pl?sid=06/11/1 6/1434201"

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The X Window System

viewtouch viewtouch writes  |  more than 8 years ago

X is the answer to the question; "Where does all that software come from?"

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