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Tills - Till Devices

This tab allows you to define the devices that are connected to this POS. See list of Device Types. To simplify setting up till devices, non-relevant fields are hidden depending on the device type selected.

Figure: Example Tills Screen

A till usually has a number of different devices connected to it. These include cash drawers, receipt printers, scanners, and so on. Each device requires its own record within the grid. When setting up Till Devices a check is performed to see whether a new device ID is unique before allowing the device details to be saved. If a device is deleted and then you try to add another with the same ID without saving the till changes you will get the warning about a duplicate ID because the original entry still exists.

Code

A unique code assigned by the user to identify this device. It must be unique for ALL till devices connected to any till, not just this one. This will enable some devices, such as receipt printers, to be shared amongst a number of tills. When you create a device code, try to use a naming convention where the first part of the code is the till code. For example, if your till code is TP12 then call the receipt printer TP12R1 and your cash drawer TP12CD1. If you use this naming convention and you copy this till using the Copy button, the system will be able to recognise the convention and it will create similar devices on the new till code.

OPOS LDN

Only shown when an OPOS Device Type is selected to enter the OPOS defined logical device name (LDN) instead of using the Device Code. This will allow the same OPOS device to be used with multiple till profiles.

Device Type

Indicates the basic type of device being connected, for example Receipt Printer, Cash Drawer, and so on. Different devices then have extra requirements. See list of Device Types.

Port

The communications port that the device is connected to. If this is a receipt printer that uses a Windows printer driver, this should be set to WIN.

Baud Rate

The baud rate the device communicates at. Not required if connected to a parallel port, that is LPT1.

SubType

This is the subtype of the Device Type above. So if you specified the device was a Receipt Printer, here you would specify the type of printer. This tells the system which commands to use for things like open cash drawer, print in big letters, and so on. It does this by looking up this code in the POS Devices.

Date Format

The data format used for communications. Not required if connected to a parallel port, that is LPT1.

Network Path

If the device is a network printer, this field contains the full name of the printer, for example \\SERVER\HP3. If the port is WIN, this should contain the name of the Windows printer to print to, for example 'Epson Generic'.

Timeout

This is used by some EFTPOS devices to indicate how long POS should wait for an the EFTPOS transaction to be completed. The time is in seconds.

Alternative Device Code

This is used for printer devices. If a printer is not available, the receipt will be redirected to this device. See Re-Routing Printers.

Translate CodePage

When using serial receipt printers or customer displays in some countries, POS will need to translate the text to something suitable to use on the device. This is especially common in Europe with accented characters. If this option is checked on, POS will translate the text using the systems codepage configuration, for example Windows 1252 to DOS 850. Also used to display the £ symbol.

Currency Codes

This is used by cash drawer devices. You would set it where you have multiple cash drawers and each cash drawer should open for a specific currency, for example Drawer 1 is for Euros and Drawer 2 is for GBP. You can enter a comma-delimited list of currency codes that are linked to this device. When a transaction is paid with a currency code in this list, this drawer will open.

Note:

a. The following cash drawer types support Currency Codes:

            Cash Drawer – XN Mplex

            Cash Drawer – OPOS

b. All cash drawers must be of the same type.

c. A maximum of two cash drawers can be used with drawer currency codes.

d. If a currency is tendered that has not been configured, the secondary drawer will fire.

There are additional till device details that are available when editing a till device but are not shown on the grid. These are 'information' fields. They are not mandatory but can help you track the devices within the company.

Network Address

The network address of the device.

Brand

The brand of the device.

Description

A description of the item.

Model Code

The model number of the device.

Serial#

The serial number of the device.

Comment

A short comment about the item.

Notes

Longer notes about the device.

Receipt Printers

Receipt Printer

The code of receipt printer that this till prints receipts to. This must have already been defined as a till device. The GoTo button allows a pre-defined printer to be selected. The till device does not have to be connected to this till. It can be connected to a different till. This allows a single receipt printer to be shared by several tills. This option can be a comma-delimited list of codes to allow a second receipt printer to act as an audit printer.

Note: Gift certificates and vouchers will only print to the first printer in the list.

Alternative Printer

In Taiwan, normal sale receipts are printed on special receipt paper on the device specified by Receipt Printer. Other transactions such as bills, cancelled sales, and so on are printed to an alternative printer. Till reads will also print to this alternative printer. The code of that printer is specified here. The GoTo button allows a pre-defined printer to be selected.

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