Hardware Requirements

Recommended Back Office Computer Configuration, USB/Lottery Scanner, Inventory Scanner and Shelf Label Printer

Written by Alvin Prasla
Updated over a week ago

To effectively run your PDI CStore Essentials Back Office at your gas station, all you need is a Windows PC with Internet access and a connection established to your POS system.

Recommended Configurations for Back Office Computer:

Any Desktop or Laptop

Minimum Requirement

Recommended Configuration

Processor (CPU):

Intel Core i3 (sixth generation or newer) or equivalent

Intel Core i5 (sixth generation or newer) or equivalent

Operating System:

Microsoft Windows 10 x64

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64 or later



16 GB RAM or more


500 GB internal storage drive

500 GB or 1 TB internal storage drive

Beyond the basics we also recommend the following hardware. Please note, these are not required but recommended

USB Based Scanner:

Tao Tronics barcode scanner is a USB based scanner that plugs into your back office PC and allows you to easily scan and add/update items from your back office PC. Furthermore, if the PC is located near or around your lottery slots, you can use the scanner to scan in nightly readings to track your lottery inventory.

Wireless portable scanner

CipherLab RK25 Series, CipherLab RS51 Series is a wireless device that allows you to detach from your computer and utilize it while walking the store. Its wifi enabled (requires a wifi connection to access the CSP app) and allows you to receive, activate and enter nightly lottery readings, change prices, add/receive items and perform inventory audits.

Label Printing

Dymo 450 with 30336 labels allows you to print shelf pricing labels for customer display or ease the ordering process.

Document Scanner

The Brother DS-620 allows you to scan in the site level documents (Z reports, lottery, purchase slips, BOL, etc) and attach them to your CStore Essentials entry. This way, in the future, if you need access to the records, its easier to find.

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