Open Cash Drawer

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Development Project Status: Completed

Total cost estimate (ex-Tax): 
$1180
Due date for completion of this stage: 
21/11/2014
Release: 
1.8
Current Percentage Funded: 
100.00%
Project funding: 

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Project description: 

Overview

Many POS terminals support opening the cash drawer by sending a set of control codes to the receipt printer*.

This project will add support to open the cash drawer linked to a till:

  • when finalising a payment or refund
  • when clearing a till
  • administratively, from the Till Balancing workspace

Configuration

To configure a till to open the cash drawer, Till will be extended to include the following fields:

  • Printer - the name of the receipt printer
  • Drawer Command - a comma-separated list of decimal values. A value must be in the range 0-255

Both fields will be optional. When both are present, the open drawer command will be converted to a byte array that will be sent to the corresponding printer.

When editing the Till, the:

  • Printer field will be displayed as a dropdown list of the names of all available printers
  • Drawer Command will be displayed as a text field

Testing the Drawer Command

The editor for the Till will be extended to include a "Test" button next to the Drawer Command field. This will send the command to the selected printer.

Opening the cash drawer

The cash drawer will be opened when:

  • a payment or refund is finalised in Customer|Payments
  • a payment is made at Check-Out
  • a till is cleared in Workflow|Till Balancing
  • the "Open Drawer" button is clicked in Workflow|Till Balancing

 

 

 

* See Receipt printer control codes to open attached cash drawer

 

JIRA: OVPMS-1571

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Re: Open Cash Drawer

There also needs to be the ability to open the cash drawer on a casual basis rather than as part of receipting or balancing workflow. Would just need a button somewhere to send the open drawer command, perhaps in the till balancing workspace. 

Re: Open Cash Drawer

Is this button available only to users with admin role, or to everyone?

 

Re: Open Cash Drawer

Wouldnt you only want the cash draw to open on CASH or cheque payments?  

EFT payments wouldnt need to trigger the draw?

 

Regards
 
Ben 
OpenVPMS Installer and Helper (Smalltime Developer) 
Ph: +61423044823 
Email: benjicharlton[at]gmail[dot]com

Re: Open Cash Drawer

EFT payments with a non-zero cashout need to be supported.

Re: Open Cash Drawer

This has been fully funded by one of our user community. Thanks very much!

Re: Open Cash Drawer

Has anyone had any success firing the till drawer via a USB printer server if so what steps were needed?

 

Cheers in advance

 

Garry

Re: Open Cash Drawer

Has anyone successfully installed a USP or Ethernet cash drawer trigger.

I've tried so many now that it's completely beaten me. Perhaps I need to buy a different brand to the UMD models I have. Anyone have one that's easy to install on a Windows Server?

Re: Open Cash Drawer

We have tried and failed. Linux cloud server. Tried with a printer network switch connected to one of those dongles that you had. I gave up.

Re: Open Cash Drawer

Hi,

We have succesfully used UMD Ethernet Till drawers at all of our sites, model GC54-E.

https://umd.com.au/itd/products/m319.html

Setup as a CUPS generic text printer to the Ip address and then configure the Till to send the following:

80,65,83,83,13,7

Hope this helps.

Cheers Tony

Re: Open Cash Drawer

Hi,

Thanks - we got it working. Well, i should say our IT people did.

Thanks,

Adrian

Re: Open Cash Drawer

Hi, is it possible to add an option for the till draw NOT to open when credit card or eftpos payments without cash out are put through?

Thanks,

Adrian

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