Linux port to the Höft&Wessel skeye.pos mobile point of sale device. The skeye.pos is a full featured and ruggedized mobile device for point of sales activities and similar tasks. It includes a huge variety of peripherals such as a ticket printer, Smart Card and magnetic stripe card reader, GPRS modem and 2D barcode imager. More details can be found on the official product page. Linux support is up to 2.6.35 now and actively maintained.
|Basic device support (CPU, memory, serial port)||works|
|MMC (if available)||missing|
|Power management / suspend||works|
|Booting from flash||works|
|Magnetic Stripe Card Reader||works|
|Smart Card Reader||works|
|2D Barcode Imager||works|
There is a demo available for download below. It does not require any installation on the device nor changes the installed Windows CE software on your device. Only a hard reset is required so all settings and data stored in RAM will be lost.
You need to copy the three files extracted from the downloadable archive to a CF memory card (FAT filesystem, 512MB or larger). Boot your POS and launch the linux.exe application from the CF card ("Storage Card" in WinCE). After a few seconds a Tux logo should appear and the device boots into Linux. If you want to return to CE just reboot the device selecting "Log out" from the menu or by removing the battery.