UnifiedPOS is the acronym for Unified Point of Service and version 1.13 is the current standard. It is an architectural specification for application interfaces to point-of-service devices that are used in the retail environment. This standard, which has been in existence for several years, is both operating system-independent and language neutral and defines:
- An architecture for application interface to retail devices.
- A set of retail device behaviors sufficient to support a range of POS solutions.
Currently, 36 different point-of-service peripheral types are supported by the standard. Platform dependent implementations are contained in specification appendices and are available for Java, and Microsoft OPOS and .NET. Developed by a joint team of retailer and industry technical experts following published policies and procedures
, UnifiedPOS provides a consistent and exact framework for programming point of sales devices that is platform independent and vendor neutral.
UnifiedPOS 1.14 RC:
The release candidate for version 1.14 is now available for download. The release Candidate will be available for 60 day public review prior to final approval by the committee. Download version 1.14 RC here.
(This file is 12 MB so for the best results save it to your desktop before opening.)
WS-POS 1.2: Download the latest version of Web Services for Point of Service in both English, and Japanese. ARTS thanks our partners, OPOS-J in Japan,for this translation.
WS-POS 1.2 English RC
WS-POS 1.2 Japanese RC
(These are large files, so for the best results, save them to your desktop prior to opening.)
ARTS has published a new release of its Unified Point of Service (UnifiedPOS) 1.14 RC
, which includes expanded content to the Scale and Electronic Value Reader/Writer devices.This release candidate version is being posted for public review for 60 days prior to final approval by the committee.
Web Services for Point of Service (WS-POS) is a technical document intended to provide retail devices, terminals and servers with the capabilities necessary to interoperate in a detached, dynamic network as well as more typical retail LANs by leveraging these W3C specifications.
Version 1.13 of the UnfiedPOS specification, released in July, 2009, includes updates that reflect feedback from device service developers and application development programmers as a result of using Version 1.12 and previous versions of this standard. Version 1.13 does not contain any new POS peripheral devices. Download version 1.13 here (13 mb file).
Extensive changes have also been made to the XMLPOS section which should be reviewed carefully by those planning on applications using XMLPOS.
UnifiedPOS version 1.12 (16MB)
Volume 2 of the UnifiedPOS Architecture for Retail specifies several different extension technologies that complement the UnifiedPOS Architecture defined in Volume 1. Included in this volume is the introduction to RAPOS, or Remote Access for Point of Service, and WAMPOS, which stands for Web Access Model for Point of Service.