POS text overlay

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POS text overlay

Post by qkumbr » Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:08 am


My company installs POS systems and camera systems. We've been using DVRs with D1/CIF for years but are looking to break ties with our supplier due to frequent hardware failures. Additionally we're looking for NVR software that supports megapixel cameras for better quality.

Our POS system outputs activity from the point-of-sale through a Windows service. The service outputs activity to a serial port, or over UDP ports through the network. With this service, an intercepting piece of hardware between the point-of-sale and the printer is not necessary

Is it feasible for ZoneMinder to support TCP/IP- and/or RS232-based text overlay?

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Re: POS text overlay

Post by marcodefreitas » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:22 am

Do you have a screenshot of this?

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Re: POS text overlay

Post by qkumbr » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:40 pm

Here's an example of the point-of-sale text overlay I'd like ZoneMinder to be able to do:
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Re: POS text overlay

Post by chloevanessa » Thu May 19, 2016 2:01 am

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Re: POS text overlay

Post by asker » Sat May 21, 2016 5:53 pm

there is a feature today that allows you to add a "text overlay" using zmtrigger. The concept is you use zmtrigger to trigger an event when a POS happens and pass an option to add a custom text overlay. The problem however is that the overlay is only restricted to the timestamp bar at the top - but you can start there.
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=23654 for more info
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