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ICS (1) (Internet Connection Sharing) A Windows feature that enables two or more computers to share one Internet connection. First introduced in Windows 98 Second Edition, sharing is accomplished with network address translation (NAT), which is the common method.  has developed programs specifically for beverage alcohol retailers for over 25 years and has systems installed throughout the U.S. The company's VISION system is a scalable solution for stores ranging from a single register to multiple locations. The POS (1) See point of sale and packet over SONET.

(2) "Parent over shoulder." See digispeak.

POS - point of sale
 module within VISION is designed to provide full register capability, including price look-ups, discounts, customer-special pricing, periodic sales and frequent-buyer or award points tracking. The back-office module provides inventory control, sales analysis, purchase history, FIFO (First In First Out) A storage method that retrieves the item stored for the longest time. Contrast with LIFO. See traffic engineering methods.

FIFO - first-in first-out
 inventory level tracking, and physical inventory. The cashier accountability features allow a retailer to track all transactions down to the keystroke key¬∑stroke ¬†
A stroke of a key, as on a word processor.

. VISION is turnkey and includes hardware, installation and training at the store location. Complete systems start under $8,000, including hardware. Hardware can also be purchased separately. Call 732223-0909 or visit
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Publication:Beverage Dynamics
Date:Jul 1, 2005
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