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Tills - Basic

The Tills maintenance form is used to set up POS tills at a venue. A separate till definition needs to be set up for each and every POS device.

Figure: Example Tills Screen

Miscellaneous

Description

A description about the till.

Location

The location where the till is located. This is used by the till to get the set of available items and their pricing.

Computer Name

The system communicates with each DynaPOS by knowing its computer name which is stored in the Computer Name field. You can obtain this by going to Control Panel, on the DynaPOS computer, and selecting Network. Go to the Identification tab and the Computer Name is displayed.

When a POS is started, the computer name defined for the POS must match the computer name of the computer. You aren't allowed to run a POS on a different computer to the one for which it was defined. This is to prevent accidents with the same till definition being used on multiple computers.

Keyboard

The Keyboard setting contains the code of the DynaPOS keyboard to use for this till. A keyboard must be defined in order for the DynaPOS to work correctly

Till#

This is a unique number assigned by the user to identify the till.

POS Type

Indicates the type of POS using this definition.

Operator/Touchscreen

This is a standard point of sale where an operator will server customers using a typical touch screen PC.

Operator/Keyboard

The POS will be configured to make use of a keyboard for operations. The function buttons will be displayed across the bottom of the screen. Some buttons that appear on the touchscreen POS, like the Search and Payment, and not displayed. However, they can be added to the function keys when you define the keyboard. Note, this option is aimed for retail rather than hospitality. The 4x9 button panel is not used so the fastkeys, modifiers, and so on are not available.

Handheld

The POS will be run via remote desktop on a handheld Pocket PC/Windows Mobile device with a screen resolution of 320x240. The POS display will not take the full screen to allow for the toolbars displayed as part of older versions of the remote desktop client.

Handheld (Full Screen)

Same as handheld but allows the POS to run full screen as support by newer versions of the remote desktop client.

Self Service

The customer will use this POS on a touchscreen PC. Useful to allow customers to place their own orders.

Merchant Local Server

The till definition is actually for Merchant Local Server, not a real POS. This allows the Merchant Local Server to be controlled via Till Control. When you select this option, many of the remaining tabs will disappear as they are not required.

MPOS Handheld

For use with Mobile POS (MPOS). When selected the number of tabs available in Tills is reduced as only the settings relevant to MPOS tills are shown. The ‘Computer Name’ field is not shown for MPOS tills because the Broker handles this configuration – all POS BE needs to know is the address of the MPOS Broker, which is configured in Locations Advanced settings.

2nd Screen Media Schedule

This is the schedule of media clips that this specific till should play on its multimedia customer display. It is not currently used and will be implemented in a future version.

Active

Indicates if the till is currently active (licensed).

Cash Settings

This section allows basic cash settings to be defined for the till.

Float

The float is the value of the cash float that the till uses.

Float (Secondary Currency)

The float is the value of the cash float in the secondary currency used for the location that this POS is in. If you don't use a secondary currency, leave this as zero.

Rounding

It can be set to perform no rounding, round up, round down, round up/down.

Rounding (Secondary Currency)

The rounding option when using secondary currency. It will be used if you select to pay by foreign currency and then the currency code used for secondary currency.

To Nearest

You can then specify the number of cents to round to. The settings on the form above would round to the nearest 50 cents.

To Nearest (Secondary Currency)

The number of cents to round to when using secondary currency. It will be used if you select to pay by foreign currency and then the currency code used for secondary currency.

Minimum Sale To Get Cash Out

Cashout for EFTPOS transactions is only available if the sale exceeds this value.

Maximum Cash Out

This is the maximum cash out available per EFTPOS transaction.

Max Fastkey

When tendering, the system suggests certain tender amounts for each sale. This is the highest amount that is suggested.

Communications

When a user starts DynaPOSTouch, the system will use these communication configurations to work out how DynaPOSTouch should be connected to the back end servers.

See Communications Configuration for further details.

Primary Connection

The main setting used to connect to MCS.

Backup Connection

If there is a fault with connecting, the programs will attempt to use this second code.

Backup Connection 2

If the second attempt fails, it will switch to the third one.

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