Abstract: The modern technology has increased the standard of living for the humans. Every one of us craves for a quality in everything we use in our daily lives. So, this has resulted in large crowds at shopping malls which have lead to long lines at the billing counter because the cashier has to scan every product item and then enter it into the billing record. The prevailing billing system is a bit time consuming. So, we thought of inventing a remedial electronic product to catch-up with this problem. We call it “Smart Trolley with Instant Billing to Ease Queues at Shopping Malls using ARM7 LPC2148: A Review’’. This is based on arm7 microcontroller fitted with a LCD and RFID scanner and a wireless technology called zigbee. The LCD used is a 16x2 and zigbee modules make the wireless network to work even at long distance due to its wide range. The brief description of its operation is, when you pick a product and drop it into the trolley, the RFID scanner scans the product’s unique code and its price. And it gets displayed on the LCD screen. So after costumer has finished with the shopping he/she has to visit the counter and pay the bill as displayed on the LCD screen fitted on the trolley. This will save the time that was earlier being consumed to scan each item.
Keywords: Smart trolley, digital trolley, ARM7 LPC2148, Zigbee, RFID, Instant billing.