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    I brought a USB > Serial Converter of eBay a few months ago, cost me 99p from China! and it works a doodle! great for configuring switches that need it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Just flicked through quote....the convertor is there but no receipt printer! lol


    Oh, you are going to enjoy yourself tomorrow! I'd love to be a fly on the wall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    ahhhh!! Thanks for that maniac!

    Just flicked through quote....the convertor is there but no receipt printer! lol
    I may well be wrong, it is just an educated guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    ahhhh!! Thanks for that maniac!

    Just flicked through quote....the convertor is there but no receipt printer! lol
    Do they have a cash draw or touch screen in the system? for some reason they like to keep those two on serial for POS systems which just confuses me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    £135 for web-cam? * chokes *

    Where are they buying it from? PC-World?
    If "webcam" actually means something like an Axis IP camera, which looks and functions much like a webcam, that quote would be in the right ballpark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p858snake View Post
    Do they have a cash draw or touch screen in the system? for some reason they like to keep those two on serial for POS systems which just confuses me.
    Legacy compatibility. Most shops adopted EPOS systems 15-20 years ago or more when it was the only standard, hence existing equipment in shops uses these standards and EPOS manufacturers remain loyal to them so retailers don't have to change their cash draws, printers, barcode scanners etc. if they have a technology upgrade, or if a componant breaks on an existing system they still have spare parts that are compatible, so they just stick with the old standards for everything.

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    Well i will enquire and see what going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    I brought a USB > Serial Converter of eBay a few months ago, cost me 99p from China! and it works a doodle! great for configuring switches that need it
    That's an RS-232 to usb converter not an RS-422 one though.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    That's an RS-232 to usb converter not an RS-422 one though.

    Ben
    I re-read it this morning and thought Doh! Was hoping no one would pick it up aha! I was tired


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    Most of these things are nothing but a cable. I used to work for an epos company in the repair centre.
    As stated price displays tend to still be serial based. Most cash draws Will use a unique connector but the few I've seen and worked with looked like a modem/phone connector.

    Before buying a £150 cable find out if its just a cable or if its got an electronic converter on it. Depending on the system it might need a voltage converter built in



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