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Author Topic: Remote points for POS unable to connect to a network  (Read 647 times)

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Remote points for POS unable to connect to a network
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:30:35 AM »

Received anotheer interesting question from a customer in Namibia :

The scenario is as follows :

The backoffice or main office is about 300 meters away from a curio shop. The customer wishes to use 4POS for the curio store but due to the distance, a network is not doable. (Network cable maximum distance is 110m) Yes, you can add repeaters etc, but you also have to consider roads etc on the path which will mean lots of issues & costs.

An easy solution is :

1. Set the terminal (Preferably a Laptop) up on the network with a cable in the main office.
2. Configure the terminal fully with sharing etc.
3. Test the connections.

Now, on a daily basis, simply unplug the terminal from the network & carry it to the venue. (Curio shop)

Throughout the day, you will be able to do cash sales (Not account sales). At the end of the day, you can carry the laptop back to the main office, plug into the network & then do your cashups & dayend as per normal.

The same can also be done with 4POSTouch. This would be ideal for a wedding venue or even for a golf course that cannot leave equipment on the 9th hole. As you would have seen by now, 4POSTouch can run offline & then connect to the server when back online.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2018, 04:22:54 AM by Admin »