Installing a System Device

This section generally addresses individuals who have purchased only the PrISM software and not a turnkey system.  You’ll learn how to add additional workstations and devices (i.e. printers and cash drawers) to your PrISM system.  You may add as many workstations to your system as defined by your licensing agreement when you purchased the PrISM software package.

If you have purchased a turnkey system, the Microworks Production Staff will have completed this configuration.  If you require more detailed setup information, please refer to the online help system.

 

Adding a Workstation

  1. From the System menu, choose Station Setup.

  2. Choose Add from the Station Update Screen.

  3. Next, begin defining the general station functionality.  There are two sections of the Station Update screen:

  1. When finished, choose Add to add another station, List to return to the list of stations created, or Exit to quit.

Adding a System Device in Windows

Each system device used by the PrISM system must be installed and shared on its respective computer.  The majority of system devices used by PrISM are printing devices.  The other type of device used by the PrISM system would be a cash drawer.  Whether they are RJ-11 or serial cash drawers, the Windows setup would be the same as a generic printer setup.

 

Installing Windows-based system printers may differ slightly between various Windows operating systems.  Please refer to your operating system's online help for instructions.  While the various setup procedures may differ, each printer should be set up with the following parameters:

 

Adding a System Device in PrISM

  1. From the System menu, choose Device/Printer Setup.

  2. Choose Add from the Edit Printers window.

  3. Enter the name of the device being added, i.e. POS1RCT.

  4. Enter the UNC path for the device. The universal format for a device is as follows: \\computer-name\device-name. For example, a receipt printer attached to POS1 would have a device path of \\POS1\POS1RCT.

  5. Choose the device type:

  1. When finished, choose Add to add another device, List to return to the list of devices created, or Exit to quit.