POS hardware profile (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: October 17, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack

Click Retail > Setup > POS > Profiles > Hardware profiles.

Use this form to create a hardware profile. Use a hardware profile to set preferences and properties for a register and peripherals of the register, such as the cash drawer, control unit, and the receipt printer.

The following tables provide descriptions for the controls in this form.

Tab

Description

General

Select a profile number and description for the hardware profile.

Printer

Specify settings for the printer.

Printer 2

Specify settings for a second printer.

NoteNote

This control is available only if Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 or AX 2012 R3 is installed.

Control unit

Specify the settings for the control unit.

NoteNote

(SWE) This feature is available only if your company's primary address is in Sweden and if cumulative update 8 for AX2012 R3 is installed.

Line display

Specify settings for the line display.

The customer display, or pole display, is an optional part of a point of sale (POS) system. The customer display is a lighted display on which the customer can view transaction totals and payment amounts. Some customer displays can also display customized messages. The customer display can also be used to display advertisements.

Dual display

Specify settings for a dual display.

A dual display has two sections: an advertisement area and a receipt area that displays the current transaction. If there is no current transaction, the advertisement section is expanded to fill the screen. In the advertisement area, you can display a static image, a series of changing images, or a webpage.

MSR

Specify settings for a magnetic stripe reader (MSR).

An MSR device reads the information that is encoded in the magnetic stripe on the back of a plastic card. The stripe is read through physical contact and by swiping the card past a reading head. Magnetic stripes are frequently used on credit cards, identity cards, and transportation tickets.

Drawer

Specify settings for the cash drawer.

Money, credit card receipts, and other paperwork are stored in a cash drawer. A valid signal from the computer or receipt printer opens the cash drawer.

Drawer 2

Specify settings for a second cash drawer.

To use two shifts on a register, two cash drawers must be configured. The second drawer can be configured to be opened manually, instead of opened automatically by Retail POS.

NoteNote

This control is available only if Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 or AX 2012 R3 is installed.

Scanner

Specify settings for the bar code scanner.

Because of the constant flow of sales in a retail store, it is almost impossible to manually key in sales items at the point of sale with a high degree of accuracy.

Scanner 2

Specify settings for a second bar code scanner.

NoteNote

This control is available only if Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 or AX 2012 R3 is installed.

Scale

Specify settings for the weight scale.

A scale is a weighing instrument that is connected to the POS register. If you price and sell items in a weighable unit of measure, Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail POS calculates and records the weight of an item when the item is put on the scale.

NoteNote

You must set the base unit of an item to a unit of measure for weight. For more information, see Units (form).

Keylock

Specify settings for the keylock.

The keylock determines whether an OLE for Retail POS (OPOS) keylock or a logon dialog box is used to control access to the register.

EFT service

Specify settings for the electronic funds transfer (EFT) service.

EFT enables electronic payments and collections. EFT operates on a deferred net settlement (DNS) basis. DNS settles transactions in batches at a specific time.

PIN pad

Specify settings for the PIN pad.

Signature capture

Specify settings for the signature capture device.

NoteNote

This control is available only if Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 or AX 2012 R3 is installed.

Field

Description

Profile number

The unique ID number of the hardware profile. After a profile is created, it must be linked to each register.

Description

The name of the hardware profile.

Printer

Select the type of printer that is used at the register:

  • None – No printer is used. Receipts are not printed for any kind of transaction.

  • OPOS – An OPOS printer is used to print POS receipts. An OPOS printer is a local printer that is installed at every register.

  • Windows driver – A Windows-based printer is used to print POS receipts. If you select this option, you must specify the name of the Windows-based printer that is set up at the POS register. Windows-based printers cannot print bar codes.

Device name

Type the logical device name of the printer. This name must match the name that is defined in the operating system.

Description

Type a more detailed description of the printer. For example, the description of the printer that is installed at the entrance of the store is "Printer at entrance of store."

Receipt profile ID

Select the receipt profile for the hardware profile. The receipt profile specifies the set of form layouts that is used to print receipts.

Logo settings

This feature is not implemented in this release and may not appear in future releases.

Character set

Type the character set that is used for the printer. The default character set is 850.

Print binary conversion

Select this check box to convert the printed text to binary text. In other words, each byte becomes two bytes.

Document insert/removal

Type the maximum time, in seconds, that the system waits for a document, such as an invoice, to be inserted into or removed from the printer.

Control unit

Select the type of driver that is used for the control unit.

Device name

Specify the name of the control unit.

Description

Specify a description for the control unit.

Configuration

Select the identifier for the configuration that is used by the control unit.

Display

Select the type of line display that is used at the register:

  • None – No line display is used.

  • OPOS – The POS register includes a line display, and this display is used in the store.

  • Windows driver – A Windows-based display is used. If you select this option, you must specify the name of the Windows-based driver for the display.

Display device name

Type the device name of the line display.

Display description

Type the identification number of the display device.

Display total text

Type the text that appears on the customer display together with the total amount when the register displays the total amount of a transaction.

Display balance text

Type the text that appears on the customer display together with the balance amount.

Display closed line 1

Type the text that appears on the first of the two lines that are displayed when the register is closed.

Display closed line 2

Type the text that appears on the second of the two lines that are displayed when the register is closed.

Display binary conversion

Select this check box to convert the text that appears on the display to binary text. In other words, each byte becomes two bytes.

Display character set

Type the character set that is used for the display. The default character set is 850.

Display additional products

Select this check box to display other products on the display.

Delay for additional products

Type the interval, in seconds, at which other products appear on the display.

Dual display in use

Select this check box to indicate that a dual display is used.

Receipt width percentage

Type the percentage of the display area that is used for the receipt.

Advertisement

Select the type of advertisement that is displayed:

  • Logo – A static image is displayed.

  • Image rotator – A series of images is displayed. These images change, or rotate, periodically, at an interval that you specify.

  • Web page – A webpage is displayed. You can also specify the URL for a web server that periodically changes images.

Image rotator path

Click the folder icon, and then select a folder that contains the images to rotate.

Image rotator interval

Type the time, in seconds, that each image appears on the display.

Web page URL

Click the Internet button, and then select a webpage.

MSR

Select the type of MSR device that is used at the register:

  • None – No MSR device is used.

  • OPOS – The POS register includes an MSR device, and this MSR device is used in the store.

  • Windows driver – This feature is not implemented in this release and may not appear in future releases.

Device name

Type the name of the MSR device.

Description

Type a description of the MSR device.

Start track 1

If this field is not empty, the track is cut starting from, and including, the position that you specify.

Separator

Type the character that is used as a separator between card numbers.

End track 1

If this field is not empty, the track is cut ending at, and including, the position that you specify.

Drawer

Select the type of cash drawer that is used at the register:

  • None – No cash drawer is used.

  • OPOS – The POS system includes a cash drawer, and this cash drawer is used in the store.

  • Windows driver – This feature is not implemented in this release and may not appear in future releases.

Device name

Type the name of the cash drawer.

Description

Type a description of the cash drawer.

Scanner

Select the type of bar code scanner that is used at the register:

  • None – No bar code scanner is used.

  • OPOS – An OPOS bar code scanner is used.

  • Windows driver – This feature is not implemented in this release and may not appear in future releases.

Device name

Type the name of the bar code scanner.

Description

Type a description of the bar code scanner.

Scale

Select the type of weight scale that is used at the register:

  • None – No weight scale is used.

  • OPOS – An OPOS weight scale is used.

  • Windows driver – This feature is not implemented in this release and may not appear in future releases.

Device name

Type the name of the weight scale.

Description

Type a description of the weight scale.

Timeout in seconds

Type the number of seconds that Retail POS waits for a weight from the scale.

Manual input allowed

Select this check box to allow cashiers to enter the weight manually.

Keylock

Select whether an OPOS keylock or a logon dialog box is used to control access to the register:

  • None – No keylock is used. A logon dialog box is used instead.

  • OPOS – An OPOS keylock device is used.

Device name

Type the name of the keylock device.

Description

Type a description of the keylock device.

Keyboard mapping groups

Select the keyboard mapping group that includes all the keyboard shortcuts that have been created for POS operations. For more information, see Set up keyboard mapping groups.

EFT service

Select the type of EFT server that the register connects to:

  • None – The register does not connect to an EFT server.

  • External – The register connects to an external EFT server. If you select this option, you must enter the name of the EFT server in the Server name field.

    NoteNote

    This control is not available if Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 or AX 2012 R3 is installed.

  • Dynamics Online – The register uses the payment processing service that is offered by Payment Services for Microsoft Dynamics ERP.

    NoteNote

    This control is not available if Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 or AX 2012 R3 is installed.

  • Payment Connector – The register uses the payment processing service that is made available by using the Payment SDK.

    NoteNote

    This control is available only if Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 or AX 2012 R3 is installed.

ImportantImportant

The fields that appear on the EFT service FastTab depend on the selection in this field. Use the information provided by your payment processing service to enter information in the fields on this FastTab.

Service ID

If you selected External in the EFT service field, type the name of the EFT server.

Username

Type the user ID.

Password

Type the user password.

Description

Type a description of EFT service.

EFT server port

Type the TCP/IP port for the EFT server.

PIN pad

Select the type of PIN pad that is used at the register:

  • None – No PIN pad is used.

  • OPOS – An OPOS PIN pad is used.

  • Windows driver – This feature is not implemented in this release and may not appear in future releases.

Device name

Type the name of the PIN pad. This name must match the name of the service object driver.

Description

Type a description of the PIN pad.

Signature capture

Select the type of signature capture device that is used at the register:

  • None – No signature capture device is used.

  • OPOS – An OPOS signature capture device is used.

  • Windows driver – This feature is not implemented in this release and may not appear in future releases.

NoteNote

This control is available only if Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 or AX 2012 R3 is installed.

Device name

Type the name of the signature capture device.

NoteNote

This control is available only if Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 or AX 2012 R3 is installed.

Description

Type a description of the signature capture device.

NoteNote

This control is available only if Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 or AX 2012 R3 is installed.

Form name

If required by an OPOS signature capture device, enter the name of the form that is used by the device to capture the signature.

NoteNote

This control is available only if Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 or AX 2012 R3 is installed.


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