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A friend of mine has managed to savage some parts for a POS system, so far this is what he has:


1. Intel P4 Desktop PC with 512MB RAM and Windows XP SP3
2. Elo ET1529L-8CWA-1-GY-G E926109 15" Touch Screen LCD Monitor w/ side card swipe
3. Epson TM-U220B Receipt Printer w/ RJ-45
4. Heritage ECD 240 cash drawer w/ RJ-11



He's asked me to set it up and make it working. So far I've replaced the worn out battery on the motherboard, ordered all the supplies for the receipt printer and missing cables for the rest.

The POS software on the computer does not work.

I have no idea on what to do next. Should I buy a new POS software? How do I make the system work and accept Credit/Debit card payments? Any particular networking settings I should be aware of?

I'm at a total loss here, any help will be appreciated smile.gif
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Give Bronx cash register a call. They might still be around.

What's the name of the POS software currently installed?
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Give Bronx cash register a call. They might still be around.

What's the name of the POS software currently installed?

Thank you for your reply, BGKris. The POS software already installed is called "SoftTouch".

I'm not familiar with Bronx cash register, who are they exactly?
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In order to accept credit cards (like they do at a store) you'll need to set up an account with a credit card processing center, have a dedicated phoneline for their modem or sat uplink and of course software that will interface with theirs. Oh, at BTW, besides the credit card processor will charge you between 3 to5% per transaction, in addition to any other fees they charge.
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Thank you for your reply, BGKris. The POS software already installed is called "SoftTouch".

I'm not familiar with Bronx cash register, who are they exactly?
Hmm never heard of softouch. My co-worker suggested them, I've never dealt with them before. I mainly deal with NCR hardware using ACS or Scanmaster. What about scanning? Is this for a small store, liquor, restaurant?
Running a pos register isn't cheap. For the credit card processing side. You can contact a local ISO who sells stand beside credit cards systems. Those don't require dial up as most integrate into your existing network. The dealer would assign an ip to the machine etc.
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In order to accept credit cards (like they do at a store) you'll need to set up an account with a credit card processing center, have a dedicated phoneline for their modem or sat uplink and of course software that will interface with theirs. Oh, at BTW, besides the credit card processor will charge you between 3 to5% per transaction, in addition to any other fees they charge.
Yep, those guys charge an insane amount, especially for the standbyside units. Rental fee on top of transaction fees. Then there's the fee from the bank as well. rolleyes.gif
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In order to accept credit cards (like they do at a store) you'll need to set up an account with a credit card processing center, have a dedicated phoneline for their modem or sat uplink and of course software that will interface with theirs. Oh, at BTW, besides the credit card processor will charge you between 3 to5% per transaction, in addition to any other fees they charge.

Nice, I kind understand it a little better what's behind the general setup for a POS system.

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Hmm never heard of softouch. My co-worker suggested them, I've never dealt with them before. I mainly deal with NCR hardware using ACS or Scanmaster. What about scanning? Is this for a small store, liquor, restaurant?
Running a pos register isn't cheap. For the credit card processing side. You can contact a local ISO who sells stand beside credit cards systems. Those don't require dial up as most integrate into your existing network. The dealer would assign an ip to the machine etc.
Yep, those guys charge an insane amount, especially for the standbyside units. Rental fee on top of transaction fees. Then there's the fee from the bank as well. rolleyes.gif

It's a small bar selling alcoholic beverages.

I'm going to talk to the guy and see if he still wants to go with this. If further specific questions will arise, I'll ask for your help again

Thanks guys thumb.gif
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