Toshiba TCxGravity solution redefines cross-channel point-of-sale softwareUnited States Software Announcement 213-005
January 15, 2013
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|At a glance|
Toshiba® TCxGravity offers retail clients:
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Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, a Toshiba and IBM Company, introduces TCxGravity . TCxGravity is a new browser-based point of sale (POS) application built on the IBM Sterling Commerce Order Management (OMS) enterprise infrastructure. This seamless solution provides retail clients with the ability to deploy POS as a critical store component based on common data and common services at the enterprise, resulting in a single view of the customer, items, promotions, and pricing. This application also benefits retailers by allowing for a single change to business logic for all applications and channels (of which POS is one).
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For details, refer to the Technical information section.
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|Planned availability date|
May 17, 2013
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Toshiba TCxGravity draws significant advantage from leveraging IBM's market-leading Sterling Commerce Order Management platform, building and extending those enterprise services and data to support a feature-rich in-store application. This means Toshiba's solution infrastructure offers stability and maturity, on which to build the store-unique aspects for Point-of-Commerce. It is also important to note that the basic in-store application can be deployed as a stand-alone application, without the fully purchased and entitled distributed order management solution from IBM . Included with TCxGravity are the license rights to use IBM Sterling Commerce Order Management and IBM Sterling Store in the store channel.
The common data and common services are provided by the IBM Sterling Commerce Order Management solution, which is a leading distributed order management solution in use by many retailers today. This foundation is extended with additional data and services to meet the unique functional requirements of the store channel. It is also extended to provide common data and common services (that is, business functions) that can be flexibly deployed to meet the demanding performance and reliability requirements of the retail store channel. How and who interacts with a retailer's selling solution is rapidly changing and TCxGravity addresses this challenge by using the latest web technologies to provide a thin flexible user interface that can be used across a wide variety of devices that are available today (for example, traditional POS registers, mobile phones, tablets) and the new devices that will be available tomorrow.
Component definitions as part of the total solution
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Refer to the IBM Sterling Commerce Order Management (OMS) product for information.
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Program Program number VRM name 5639-PO1 1.1.0 Toshiba TCxGravity
Product identification number
Maintenance Maintenance Program PID number 1 year PID number 3 year PID number 5639-PO1 5639-PO2 1yr Reg/Ren 5639-PO4 3yr Reg 5639-PO3 1yr AftLic 5639-PO5 3yr Ren 5639-PO6 3yr AftLic
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Technical, and customer education will be provided for Toshiba TCxGravity . For more information, visit the Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Education website at
If you have education related questions contact:
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website
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One copy of the following publication is automatically supplied with the POS Application or Off Line Server media:
Order Title number License Information GC27-4121
Displayable softcopy publications
Copies of the following unlicensed publications are available online and are offered in displayable softcopy form on the Internet.
Copies of the following publications are available online at:
- Under Links, select Publications
- Under Software Application Publications, select one of the following:
These displayable manuals can be viewed with the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is offered free on the Internet. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files. Instructions for displaying the manuals is contained in the readme file on the media.
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Specified operating environment
The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by Toshiba , such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.
Included with TCxGravity are the license rights to use IBM Sterling Commerce Order Management and IBM Sterling Store in the store channel.
The IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM DB2 Workgroup Server for Offline Server use are provided for the TCxGravity solution only.
Toshiba TCxGravity is distributed in two packages:
Security, auditability, and control
The announced program use the security and auditability features of the operating system.
The security and auditability feature of the operating system includes:
The security and auditability features brought forward from the application includes:
For added security, TCxGravity also provides password expiration and complex password support. The password can be set by the retailers to expire in an amount of time determined by the user. The options included in this product can also help retailers address the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry - Data Security Standard) requirements.
Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) Implementation Guide is available online at
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
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Program name PID number Charge metric Toshiba TCxGravity 5639-PO1 Per client Toshiba TCxGravity 5639-PO1 Per Install
Install is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An install is an installed copy of the program on a physical or virtual disk made available to be executed on a computer. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each install of the program.
Client device is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. A client device is a single-user computing device or special-purpose sensor or telemetry device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from or provides data to another computer system that is typically referred to as a server or is otherwise managed by the server. Multiple client devices may share access to a common server. A client device may have some processing capability or be programmable to allow a user to do work. Examples include, but are not limited to, actuators, appliances, automated teller machines, automatic meter readers, cash registers, disk drives, desktop computers, kiosks, notebook computers, personal digital assistants, point-of-sale terminals, sensors, smart meters, tape drives, and technical workstations. Licensee must obtain entitlements for every client device that runs, provides data to, uses services provided by, or otherwise accesses the program and for every other computer or server on which the program is installed.
The Product Identification (PID) number for the new initial base license of TCxGravity is 5639-PO1. The following is a description of each of the new feature codes:
5639-PO1 Toshiba TCxGravity Basic license one-time charge Feature Feature description number In-Store Offline Server Per Install w/ 1 Yr SWMA 0004 Per 250 Install w/ 1 Yr SWMA 0005 POS Application Per Client Device w/ 1 Yr SWMA 0006 Per 250 Client Device w/ 1 Yr SWMA 0007
These features must be selected to order a base license for each client and/or installation that TCxGravity will be loaded into and running on in each store.
The Client software application is the set of functionality that facilitates completing Point-of-Sale (POS) transactions, and placing, modifying, or fulfilling orders that are contained in a single store or cross many stores.
A TCxGravity client is defined as any device which utilizes significant POS services to create or modify an order. This includes devices intended for associate use such as stationary POS, kiosks, mobile tablets, smartphones or similar devices. Select this feature to purchase a license for each client device that the Client software application will be loaded and running on.
The In-Store Offline server software is the set of functionality that enables completion of in-store transactions on a backup, emergency or pass-through basis only if network connectivity to the enterprise is disrupted. In a pass-through configuration, the in-store order capture is immediately passed through from the store server to the enterprise server and is not a substitute for processing by the enterprise server other than on an emergency basis. Select this optional orderable feature to purchase a license for each installation of this server software.
When selecting client device or Offline Server, select media feature code 5806 for the client device and media feature code 5816 for the Offline Server (Per Install).
Customization options for 5639-PO1
Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial order.
Initial shipments Feature Description 3444 Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment of media and documentation)
Expedite shipments Feature Description 3445 Local IBM Office Expedite (for IBM use only) 3446 Customer Expedite Process Charge ($30 charge for each product)
Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time Delivery and Fulfillment (ISC) receives the order. ISC will then ship the order using overnight air transportation.
This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.
Extending coverage for a total of three years from the date of acquisition may be elected. Order the program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses. If maintenance has expired, specify the after license feature number.
Software license includes 1 year Software Maintenance 5639-PO1 Toshiba TCxGravity 5639-PO2 Maintenance no charge 1 year registration + 1 year renewal Feature Feature description number In-Store Offline Server Per Install with 1 Yr. SWM Renewal 0003 Per 250 Install with 1 Yr. SWM Renewal 0007 Per Install with 1 Yr. SWM No Charge Registration 0004 Per 250 Install with 1 Yr. SWM NoCharge Registration 0008 POS Application Per Client Device with 1 Yr. SWM Renewal 0001 Per 250 Client Device with 1 Yr. SWM Renewal 0005 Per Client Device with 1 Yr. SWM No Charge Registr 0002 Per 250 Client Device with 1 Yr. SWM No Charge Registr 0006 5639-PO4 Maintenance 3 year registration (2 year uplift) In-Store Offline Server Per Install with 3 Yr. SWM Registration 0007 Per 250 Install with 3 Yr. SWM Registration 0008 Per Client Device with 3 Yr. SWM Registration 0006 Per 250 Client Device with 3 Yr. SWM Registration 0005 5639-PO5 Maintenance 3 year renewal In-Store Offline Server Per Install with 3 Yr. SWM Renewal 0003 Per 250 Install with 3 Yr. SWM Renewal 0004 POS Application Per Client Device with 3 Yr. SWM Renewal 0005 Per 250 Client Device with 3 Yr. SWM Renewal 0006 5639-PO3 - Software Maintenance After License, 1 year Software Maintenance After License In-Store Offline Server Per Install with 1 Yr. SWM After License 0004 Per 250 Install with 1 Yr. SWM After License 0003 POS Application Per Client Device with 1 Yr. SWM After License 0005 Per 250 Client Device with 1 Yr. SWM After License 0006 5639-PO6 - Software Maintenance After License, 3 year In-Store Offline Server Per Install with 3 Yr. After License 0003 Per 250 Install with 3 Yr. After License 0004 POS Application Per Client Device with 3 Yr. After License 0005 Per 250 Client Device with 3 Yr. After License 0006
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The program's License Information will be available for review on the Toshiba Software License Agreement website
Limited warranty applies
Toshiba warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. Toshiba does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that Toshiba will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.
Toshiba provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Software Support Handbook found at
Toshiba will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.
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Volume orders (IVO)
Yes. Contact your Toshiba representative.
Passport Advantage applies
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Software Subscription and Support applies
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While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, Toshiba provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. Toshiba provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your Toshiba support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) Toshiba provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult the Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Software Support Handbook found at
Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which Toshiba is not responsible under this agreement.
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System i Software Maintenance applies
Variable charges apply
Educational allowance available
Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
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TCxGravity and TCxWave are trademarks of Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions in the United States, other countries, or both.
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