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Alpha POS - Kitchen Display System (Control Unit)

Available for: Hospitality POS

Cost Effective
Alpha POS KDS control units can replace costly PC workstations, network hubs and network software. To add more stations, simply increase the number of Alpha POS KDS modules connected to one Alpha POS KDS control module. No special interface cards or additional hardware is required between the Alpha POS KDS I/O stations and a multitude of peripheral devices.

Reliable and Rugged
The Alpha POS KDS control module was designed to meet the most demanding requirements of an industrial network. There are no disk drives, fans or mechanical parts that can easily fail. The enclosure is a heavy-duty zinc die cast case for extra ruggedness. Every module uses snap-to-lock connectors for secure connections. The Alpha POS KDS communicates with Alpha POS KDS I/O stations using communications protocols and topologies with proven reliability. It features high common-mode noise rejection network wiring. The poll/select protocol functionality avoids data collision, and the cyclic redundant checks virtually eliminate all communication errors. A zero single-point-of-failure configuration is also supported. Alpha POS KDS connections provide for a redundant data path to prevent network interruption due to a line breakage. The Alpha POS KDS has low power consumption that results in low internal temperature rise for higher mean time between failure. In addition, the units are tamper proof, with no on/off or selection switches and no adjustable devices.
• Reliable and rugged
• Compact 1.0" H x 6.3" W x 5.1" D form factor
• Configurable for zero single-point-of-failure
• LEDs indicate location of network breakage or network station failure
• Controls communications between application software on PC & network stations
• Communicates with PC via either ethernet, USB or RS232 connection
• Drives RS485 multi-drop network of I/O units
• Connects up to 16 Alpha POS KDS units, or more with vendor-provided customization
• Distance of up to 4000 ft. between Alpha POS KDC control unit and I/O unit stations
• High security
• Simple to install, maintain and upgrade
• Embedded custom functions and firmware upgrades easily added by remote downloading
• Windows-based development tool and demo application available for qualified customers
• Compatible with all operating systems
• Supports international operation


Weight: 2.15lbs
Dimension (in inches): 6.3W x 1.0H x 5.1D

ELECTRICAL (Power Adapter):

Input voltage: 100 to 240VAC
Input frequency: 47 to 63 Hz
Input current: < 100mA @ 120VAC
Output voltage: +5VDC
Output current: < 1A
Ripple voltage: < 100mV p/p


Operating Temperature: 5°C to 40°C
Relative humidity: 8 to 80%
Storage temperature: 0°C to 60°C
Relative humidity: 5 to 80%


To Server RS232C
Baud Rate 115.2k bps full duplex
Error Checking CRC


General: Connectors to be latched/strain relief
RS232:9 pin straight thru shielded DB9 male connector
ethernet: 8 pin modular shielded RJ45 connector
USB: Type B USB connector
RS485: 8 pin modular shielded RJ45 male connector
DC Power: Shielded, snap lock mini-DIN with EMI/RFI suppression, male connector
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