While this item isn’t specifically designed for pharmacy, it is one cool piece of hardware; the POS-X PC117. The all-in-one workstation is on the list of hardware I received from Talyst as part of a new system that Kaweah Delta will be beta testing in the coming months. So, I wandered over to the Talyst customer portal where I found some additional information. I’m not positive, but it looks like this is the new workstation that the company will be using on their AutoPharm installations.
The POS-X workstation is a big improvement over the traditional use of a monitor and standard PC tower. It’s not exactly petite, weighing in at 24 pounds, but it’s still a real space saver.
According to literature on the Talyst customer portal “the versatile, all-in-one workstation features powerful hardware components built into an easy-to-use 17″ monitor. It delivers premium computer performance in a minimum of space. The space-saving workstation also includes a keyboard and mouse, and the compact, all-in-one monitor can be placed on a desk, a mobile cart, or easily mounted to a wall.”
The unit includes a 2 GHz Celeron processor, 160 GB HD, 1 GB RAM, a 1280 x 1024 display and runs Windows XP Pro. The specs aren’t exactly cutting edge computing technology, but the workstation has more than enough horsepower to take care of the operations it was designed to handle. Heck, it has better specs than the machine I use at work day in and day out; except I have 4 GB RAM.
I spent some time on the POS-X website, but couldn’t find the PC117 model. Of the workstations listed on the POS-X site the one with the closest technical specs was the XPC517. The XPC517 includes a splash-resistant touchscreen. I couldn’t find anything on the Talyst specsheet that mentions a touchscreen, so I’m assuming that accounts for the difference in model numbers.
Regardless, I really like the all-in-one PC design and think the POS-X PC117 is a pretty cool piece of pharmacy technology.