Q8-53. Where on the money order report would a
missing voucher be noted?
Now turn to appendix 1 to check your answers.
INTEGRATED RETAIL TERMINAL
Learning Objective: Recall the capabilities
and components of an Integrated Retail
The Unisys Series 2000 Integrated Retail Terminal
(IRT) is the most technically advanced system
available at an MPO. The IRTs unique design assists
the clerk in providing fast, accurate, and efficient
service to the patron; however, the IRT is only available
at shorebased MPOs. What you have previously
learned can be accomplished in a matter of seconds by
just pressing one or two keys on the IRT keyboard.
Some of the IRTs capabilities include: automatic
calculation of domestic and international postage
rates; rate comparison between classes of mail;
administrative report printing; ZIP Codes to postal
zone conversion; and calculation. The IRT is also
capable of recording each transaction as it is
completed. This recording is an electronic journal of
the days activities.
This system has been designed so that it can be
operated with ease. The IRT is an integrated system
comprised of three major components: the integrated
module, the customer display, and the receipt printer.
Below is a brief explanation of each component:
· INTEGRATED MODULEThe integrated
module is the systems main component. It
contains the electronic scale, clerk display,
keyboard, and disk drive. It also houses the
central processing unit (CPU) and resident
memory. See figure 8-37.
· CUSTOMER DISPLAYThis is a seven-inch
remote display, which can be placed up to 6 feet
from the integrated module.
display shows the same information as the
· RECEIPT PRINTERThis component is used
to print, on demand, both customer receipts and
administrative reports. The printer does not have
a power switch. It is automatically activated
when printing administrative reports or
customers receipts. If you want the printer to
print all transactions as you enter them into the
system, then you can activate the printer by
pressing the PRINT ON/OFF key on the
The printer has an out-of-paper
indicator light and a paper advance button on its
front panel. When a new roll of paper needs to be
installed, the indicator light goes on, an
electronic alarm sounds, and a pop-up printer
error window appears on your screen. Use the
paper advance button any time you want to
advance receipts or blank paper.