Enabling POS server
To enable the POS server in Obseron, add a new device that listens to messages sent by POS devices.
This can be done by opening the settings window (or the web settings) and adding device with type ”Generic Point of Sales server” to the Devices.
|Server port||The UDP port that is used to listen messages sent by POS devices. The default setting value is 9001. If the port is changed restart button must be clicked for setting to take effect.|
|Port count||Number of UDP ports to start listening on (starting from the port defined with the Server port setting). If every cash register has the same IP address visible to Obseron then it is not possible separate from which cash register every received data packet has originated from. Then port count should be set to same number than there are cash
registers and every cash register should be set to send data to its own port.
|Character encoding||The character encoding that is used in the messages sent by POS devices. If wrong character encoding is used, some characters might not show properly in Obseron|
|Cash register ID type||This setting have two possible values: Source IP address and port. When the Source IP address is used then the cash registers will be identified in Obseron by their IP addresses. With port option cash registers will be identified by the UDP port they send data to.|
|End of receipt marker||
The last line of every receipt must contain this string. No wildcards allowed. This is what splits the receipts in to individual receipts in the user interface.
Adding cash registers
Add cash registers by clicking ”Add...” button. If ”Cash register ID type” is set to ”Source IP address”, name the cash register with its IP address (e.g. 192.168.1.100). If ”Cash register ID type” is set to ”Server port”, name the cash register with a port number where the cash register is sending data (e.g. 9001)
Viewing the receipts
On the user interface, Open Edit mode, select Widget menu and bring Messages widget on to the layout. Select source from the wrench icon on the bottom left, choose the newly added cash register and the receipts should start showing on the widget. Close the edit mode and the receipts will start flowing as the cash register sends them.