Setup and Configuration of Device Center

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Setup and Configuration of Device Center

You should use these steps for equipment that can be connected via proprietary devices.

1. Connect the device you are going to use with Device Center to PC/laptop/tablet where the Device Center is installed.

2. Install drivers for all Receipt Printers connected to the terminal where Device Center is installed following the instructions of Receipt Printers Vendors. Make sure that when you configure the printer using the vendor’s driver, the printer is assigned an IP address without a port.

For Bluetooth printer:

  • Install the Star Micronics drivers and software package
  • Pair your printer with your Windows device
  • Run the Star Micronics Portable Printer Utility and follow the instructions to add the printer
  • Make sure the test command to the printer works. This means that there is no problem with the Bluetooth connection
  • Add the printer to the Windows Printer Queue (Utility Functions -> Windows Printer Queue Management)

For USB printer:

  • Install the Star Micronics drivers and software package

For Ethernet printer:

  • Install the Star Micronics drivers and software package
  • Run the Ethernet Setup Tool
  • When it finds the connected network printers, click Printer Queue button
  • Change the default port name so that it contains only IP address (This is very important.) 
  • Click Apply

3. Check to see if all Receipt Printers connected to machine where Device Center is installed are visible in Windows printers list.

4. Print a test page for each printer connected.

The following steps are for the Cash Drawers connected by a Receipt Printer.

5. Go to the Receipt Printer properties and choose the printer you wish to connect to. This will set up a trigger to open your cash drawer (after printing receipt, for example). Print a test page and check if your Cash Drawer opens. Remove configuration of Cash Drawer from Windows printer settings.

6. Repeat Step 5 for all Cash Drawers connected via printer to the terminal with Device Center.

Starting Device Center

1. Start Device Center

Configuration of Device Center

1. On the Device Center screen (if necessary) edit the Port which the Device Center uses for requests from the POS. By default, this port is 8185. Please click Refresh if your Port was edited.

2. On the Device Center screen (if necessary) edit your Security Key, which the Device Center uses to authorize requests from the POS. By default, this Security Key is 9920. Click Refresh if Security Key was edited.

3. Start to Configure Receipts printers

4. Go to tab Receipt Printers

5. View the list of Receipt Printers visible via Device Center

6. For all of the visible Receipt Printers, initiate ‘Print Test page’ from Device Center. Check if test page is printed successfully.

7. Now Receipt printers are ready for usage.

8. Go to the Cash Drawers tab

On this tab, there is the list of supported types of Cash Drawers on the left. This list includes:

  • Generic Parallel Cash Drawer – this is the Cash Drawer of any Vendor connected to the Device with Device Center via Parallel interface
  • Generic Serial Cash Drawer – this is the Cash Drawer of any Vendor connected to the Device with Device Center via Serial interface
  • M-S Cash drawer Parallel – this is the Cash Drawer of MS Vendor connected to the Device with Device Center via Parallel interface
  • M-S Cash drawer Serial – this is the Cash Drawer of MS Vendor connected to the Device with Device Center via Serial interface
  • M-S Cash drawer USB – this is the Cash Drawer of MS Vendor connected to the Device with Device Center via USB interface
  • M-S Cash drawer via serial/parallel Star/Epson Printer - this is your Cash Drawer connected to a Star or Epson receipt printer via RJ12 interface. A Star/Epson Receipt Printer should be connected to the Device via serial/parallel/USB interface or your LAN printer.

9. From the list of supported Cash Drawers, select the Cash Drawer you are going to utilize via Device Center.

10. You will need to edit settings for your Cash Drawer. For the Cash Drawer connected via Receipt Printer, you will need to also select the specific Printer. This Cash Drawer is connected from the list of visible Receipt printers.

Below there are guides for setting up your Cash Drawer settings for supported types of Cash Drawers:

  • Generic Parallel Cash Drawer – define Port, Port Attributes and Open Signal

  • Generic Serial Cash Drawer – define Port and Open Signal

  • M-S Cash drawer Parallel – define Port

  • M-S Cash drawer Serial – define Port

  • M-S Cash drawer USB – this will define the identifier of Cash Drawer. The ID is required to identify your specific Cash Drawer if there are several USB Cash Drawers are connected to Device.

  • M-S Cash drawer via serial/parallel Star/Epson Printer – select the printer the Cash Drawer is connected to

11. Initiate ‘Open Cash Drawer’ from Device Center

12. In case cash Drawer is opened, note that Test Open of Cash Drawer was successful on Device Center interface. Cash drawer should be changed to ‘Ready’.

13. Otherwise, note that Test Open of Cash Drawer was not successful on Device Center interface. Cash Drawer should be moved to ‘Not Ready’ state.

14. Repeat steps 9-13 for all Cash Drawers you are going to utilize via Device Center.

 

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