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System Requirement

As we look at the components of​​ APOS​​ systems, it’s first important to understand the software and hardware options available and what each requires.

Software Requirements:

Operating System

Windows – XP SP3, 7, 8, 10

Linux – CentOS, Ubuntu, Mint or other

Mac OSX – 10.6.8 and later.


MySQL 5.5


Java 1.8 JRE – 32bit or 64bit, PHP


1024MB RAM – minimum but more is better

​​ 70MB Disk space – more if not using default DB

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Hardware Requirements:

Touch Screen

Touch Screen or keyboard and mouse with a minimum of​​ 1024x768pixels screen resolution.

Barcode Scanner​​ 

Serial or USBUSB, Serial Scanpal2 or compatible.


Connection: Serial or USB

Receipts and other tickets are formatted for 80mm (42 characters) though they can be edited to support 58mm (35 characters)

Report Printer

Report Printer – Local or Networked

Receipt Printer

– Serial/Network/USB – with Virtual COM installed – ESC/APOS, JavaAPOS, SureAPOS, Star, Ithica or compatible

Cash Drawer

Connection:​​ APOS​​ Printer Cash Drawer port.

​​ Cash drawer kicker/Serial port via Printer

Customer Display

Connection: Serial or USB

20 characters x 2 line display matrix supported only

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