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A point-of-sale terminal (POS terminal) is

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The technology, which is deployed in supermarkets, department stores, discount chains, and other commercial facilities, offers several kinds of services:

The POS terminal, which may be operated by a store clerk or by the customer, includes a telecommunication link to customer information files within the institution providing the service.

Customized hardware and software is often used at a POS terminal, part of which is used to swipe and process credit and debit card information.

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