POS Integration

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yahmez
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POS Integration

Post by yahmez » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:20 pm

I run security cameras for a number of bars and I have found nothing for POS integration that is cost effective. The hardware solutions have issues and are very expensive.

What I would love to see is...
The ability to link two cameras so you can replay both at the same time, on the same screen and have them more or less synchronized.

Why you ask???

This way I can put software on the POS stations which broadcasts their screen and use them as a network camera source. That way you can see what is being rung up in one screen and what is being served in the other. There is windows software available which can stream all or part of a screen, in this case it would be the side where the items and total are listed.

This would allow zoneminder to have a "pos overlay" for any POS.

strykr
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Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:04 am

Re: POS Integration

Post by strykr » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:07 am

Most POS use journal files, it would be easier to reference this journal file then trying to capture what is on the screen as a video source.

This would also have added benefits of being searchable.

marcodefreitas
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Re: POS Integration

Post by marcodefreitas » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:17 am

You can try TigerVNC on the POS and vncsnapshot to generate the snapshots. Then you can point Zoneminder to the image files.

http://www.zoneminder.com/forums/viewto ... 21&t=17931

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kingofkya
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Re: POS Integration

Post by kingofkya » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:47 pm

Ok here a easy one go to ebay.com search "vga to av" $10 - $20 to convert a vga input into a camera.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PC-Laptop-VGA-T ... 193wt_1274

You also need a capture card if you don't already have one. $20 for a bt878 also ebay. 4 port. 1-2FPS should be plenty for SCreen cap.

Then simply use a filter to select the time that you need to see on the POS.

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