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
running Windows 7 or later
Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64
at least 4 GB RAM
8 GB RAM
having at least 100 GB free disk space
500 GB 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
Cipher Lab RS31 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.
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.