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How Do I Configure An OPOS Device?

1.

Install the OPOS utility provided by the device manufacturer on the till. In some cases, if the OPOS utility is not up to date, it will install a version of the OPOS drivers that are older than the version being used in BE, this being OPOS Version 1.11. If this is the case, simply run the OPOS Common Controls Installer Version 1.11 after the device utility has been installed. If this step is not performed, this may cause unexpected errors in POS BE on start-up.

2.

Open the OPOS utility, add a new device and configure the printer by completing the device form, giving it a logical device name (LDN). Complete the comms settings and perform a health check /test where possible to ensure the device is functioning correctly.

3.

In BE using DataEntryBasic.exe Till add a new device in Till Devices.

Note: Enter the OPOS defined logical device name (LDN) instead of using the Device Code to allow the same OPOS device to be used with multiple till profiles.

Enter the paths of the bitmap files. These paths are stored in the Dynamic.ini only if the bitmap file exists on the POS system and they load into the printer when the POS system starts. If a normal Receipt printer is selected, only Bitmap 1 is loaded.

Save the settings and perform a Config Reload to update the till.

4.

A new set of OPOS specific tags to format the receipt are available. The tag is only valid for the line it is displayed on and not until it is ended. In cases where formatted text is displayed over 2 lines, the tags will need to be placed at the beginning on both lines. It is not necessary to use the end tag, unless you are changing the format of the text mid line.

 

OPOS Tags

Comment

<B>

Displays text in bold.

<BC>

Displays barcode number.

<BIG>

Prints text bigger.

<BLACK>

This option will display the text in its original colour, if it has been changed before hand.

<LOGO>n

The paths to the bitmaps are specified in the Dynamic.ini, under the [DynaPOS] section. Up to 4-bitmap paths can be set when the printer device is configured in Till Devices.

<PAGEFEED>

Auto paper feed command.

<PAPERCUT>

Auto paper cut command.

<ALTCOL>

This will display the text in its alternate colour that is available on the printer. In most cases on printers that support dual colour, the alternate colour is RED.

<CENTRE>

Aligns the text to the centre.

<LEFT>

Aligns the text to the left.

<REV>

Shows the text in reverse video.

<RIGHT>

Aligns the text to the right.

The following tags can only be used 1-tag per line:

 

<SHORZ>n,y

This will scale the text horizontally (stretch) by the value n. The alignment of the text can be set by the y value. 1-left, 2-centre, 3-right.

<SVERT>n,y

Works exactly like <SHORZ> buts scales the text vertically.

<SHVSCALE>n,y

This will scale the text horizontally and vertically by the value n, and align the text using the value y.

 

Example

<CENTRE><BIG>*** WELCOME ***

Aligns the message and prints it big.

<LOGO>1

Prints Logo 1.

<REV>Receipt: <TRANSTYPE> <RECEIPTNUMBER> <REPRINT>

Prints this line in reverse video.

Transaction:<TRANSNUMBER>

 

Time: <DATE> <TIME>

 

<B>Operator: <OPNAME>

Prints the info in BOLD.

Till: <TILLCODE>/<TILLNUMBER>

 

Table: <TABLE>

 

Covers: <COVERS>

 

Customer: <CARDNUMBER> <CUSTNAME> <TAXINFO>

 

Reference: <REFERENCE>

 

Stock Adj: <STOCKREASON>

 

Transfer To: <TFRTOCODE>

 

<CENTRE><BIG> thank you 4 shopping

Prints the text in double size and centres it.

<LOGO>2

Prints Logo 2.

<SHVSCALE>4,2 BYE

Prints BYE and scales it by 4 and centres it.

 

Note: Formatting tags for printer receipts can be disabled by adding them to a section in dynamic.ini. List tags to exclude in the [PrinterTags] section.

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