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MICROS Workstation 5A Point-of-Sale Terminal

The Way POS Terminals Should Be - Intelligent, simple to use, reliable and affordable*

MICROS Workstation 5A (WS5A) continues HSI’s commitment to providing customers with the latest technology, while ensuring lower total cost of ownership, simpler support model, and improved reliability. While outwardly identical to the WS5, the MICROS WS5A is a complete technology refresh, offering dramatic enhancements to the processing capability, and expansion and peripheral connectivity, while continuing to provide customers with dependable, easy-to-use hardware specially designed for the hospitality and retail industries.

The all new WS5A features a powerful processor running the latest Microsoft Windows Embedded operating systems and a large, bright 15" touch screen display. Other impressive characteristics include standard stereo speakers, 1G networking, MICROS CAL, and an advanced operating system recovery utility. The use of flash memory and passive cooling reduces the risk of costly mechanical failures, and improves system reliability and up time. Improved I/O connectivity, a new, easy-to-use adjustable stand, and many modular options make the WS5A highly configurable and ready for use in a wide range of applications.


* HSI offers a variety of terminal solutions.

The MICROS Workstation 5A (WS5A) elevates the performance and configurability of the industry dominating MICROS WS5 with the introduction of an all new main board based on the latest Intel® Atom® processor technology. The MICROS WS5A provides dramatic enhancements to processing capability, expansion and peripheral connectivity, while maintaining HSI‘s commitment to providing customers with dependable, easy-to-use hardware specifically designed for the hospitality and retail industries. With the WS5A, HSI provides a point-of-sale terminal that has outstanding performance for all uses, ensures maximum reliability by having no moving parts, and sips electrical power to be more environmentally and economically responsible than competitive devices.

The innovative WS5A point-of-sale hardware.

While outwardly identical to the MICROS WS5, the WS5A is a complete technology refresh, offering vastly improved performance and functionality. This workstation continues HSI’s commitment to providing customers with the latest technology while ensuring a lower Total Cost of Ownership, simpler support model, and improved reliability. As always, HSI acknowledges and appreciates our partners’ commitment to our products. Customers with a large investment in MICROS peripherals can be assured that their cash drawers, printers, and customer displays will be supported by the MICROS WS5A.


Outstanding performance while maintaining environmental and economical responsibility

The need for dependable, easy-to-use devices in the hospitality and retail market places is obvious. To be successful, POS terminals need to meet the requirements of the industry; they must be easy to install, reliable, unobtrusive, and adaptable and, when required, service must be quick and intuitive in order to keep downtime to an absolute minimum. The MICROS WS5A meets and surpasses every standard!  Installing a new workstation is as easy as plugging in a network and power cable, then following a few prompts on the display. The WS5A continues HSI’s trend of long lasting, trouble free operation by reducing mechanical wear through passive cooling and the use of flash memory for mass storage, while retaining spill resistance and wide operating temperature ranges. The WS5A features a compact all in one design with a small footprint and multiple options for mounting or placement, thus leaving premium space for other business uses. The adaptability of the WS5A is greatly enhanced by its modular design and available options, including mounting, touchscreen, wireless, and peripheral support. With all of these advanced features, the MICROS WS5A is sure to make your business run smoothly and efficiently!


Updated Form Factor and Features
  • 15” LCD Touchscreen
  • 5-Wire Resistive Touch (Capacitive Touchscreen and No Touch Options)
  • 1024 x 768 Resolution
  • Integrated Audio with Stereo Speakers Standard
  • Slim Line Integrated Modular MSR Wireless 802.11n and 802.11a/b/g/n Options
  • Biometric Support
  • Remote Management with Athena™, by Odyssey Software

Increased Performance

  • Intel® Atom® N450 Processor meets the difficult balance of excellent performance and low thermal output
  • Persistent Storage using SATA hard drive or solid state USB Flash Drive for primary storage
  • 2G of DDR2 667 RAM supported
  • Four USB 2.0 ports provide data speeds 40 times faster than USB 1.1
  • Supports 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet

Flexible Installation Options

  • Adjustable stand with improved cable management, easy installation, printer power supply protection, and a customer display mounting option
  • VESA 100 mounting pattern
  • Support for MICROS cash drawers, customer displays, and IDN printers
  • MICROS Factory Recovery for quick restore

Enhanced Platform Options

  • Windows® Embedded CE 6.0 R3 provides lower Operating System License cost, less maintenance and long term operating system support, and the ability to upgrade OS remotely
  • MICROS CAL (Client Application Loader) maintains correct version of application and platform, provides unattended Windows® CE operating system and platform upgrade capability
  • New integrated platform recovery utility
  • Enhanced suite of diagnostic tools
  • Interactive support for remote troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair of terminals provide by Athena™, by Odyssey Software

Profit From:

  • The use of flash memory and passive cooling reduces the risk of costly mechanical failures, and improves system reliability and up time
  • Lowered Total Cost of Ownership with no fan or hard drive
  • Reduced power consumption that is environmentally sound and saves on energy costs