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POS Terminal

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I wonder if I can write applications in .NET and then download it to a POS
Terminal, like a Verifone terminal. Verifone has its own software called
Verix to accomplish that, but I want to know if can I do that with some tool
of Microsoft.
Jul 5 '07 #1
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Hi Raul.

That's a very specific question; you may wish to seek out and speak
with the POS manufacturer.

What are you planning on building? A virus that opens any cash
register based on an RPC call that you call from your cell phone? :-p

Cheers,

-Mark

Jul 5 '07 #2

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Probably not.

However, Microsoft Dynamics is a POS product, and it "might" work with your
terminal -- this is up to VeriFone and Microsoft.

I think security concerns makes programming for these devices a fairly
"closed shop."

Dick

--
Richard Grier, MVP
Hard & Software
Author of Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to Serial Communications, Fourth
Edition,
ISBN 1-890422-28-2 (391 pages, includes CD-ROM). July 2004, Revised March
2006.
See www.hardandsoftware.net for details and contact information.
Jul 5 '07 #3

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BTW, this is http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/embedded/aa714298.aspx

However, this is intended to be used by an OEM, not an end-user.

--
Richard Grier, MVP
Hard & Software
Author of Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to Serial Communications, Fourth
Edition,
ISBN 1-890422-28-2 (391 pages, includes CD-ROM). July 2004, Revised March
2006.
See www.hardandsoftware.net for details and contact information.
Jul 5 '07 #4

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You're right Mark, the best would be seek out and speak with the POS
manufacturer. The problem is that I've tried to get information about this
with Verifone but they have a very bad service and I still got no answer.
By the way, I am not trying to make a virus. I only want to make able gas
stations to print receipts of sales. The concern is that this receipt must
have a number of transaction stored in a main application that controls the
gas pumps. So, I need communication between the POS terminal and the main
application.

"Mark S. Milley, MCSD (BinarySwitch)" wrote:
Hi Raul.

That's a very specific question; you may wish to seek out and speak
with the POS manufacturer.

What are you planning on building? A virus that opens any cash
register based on an RPC call that you call from your cell phone? :-p

Cheers,

-Mark

Jul 6 '07 #5

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On Jul 6, 10:52 am, Raul Moreno <RaulMor...@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:
I only want to make able gas stations to print receipts of sales.
Shucks, that's nowhere near as exciting.

Sorry I can't be of more help to you...

Happy Coding,

-Mark

Jul 6 '07 #6

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Thanks Dick
Maybe I have to consider another options like this, but indeed is intended
to be used by an OEM. I only want to print receipts in gas station with this
kind of terminals and maybe identify customers through bar codes, magnetic
cards or smart cards. The main concern is that I have a main application
that controls the gas pumps and stores a number of each transaction. When
the customer wants a receipt, it must has that number. So, the POS terminal
has to communicate with the main application and inform the number of hose
wanted, and the main application should respond with the sale's information
to be printed by the terminal.

"Dick Grier" wrote:
BTW, this is http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/embedded/aa714298.aspx

However, this is intended to be used by an OEM, not an end-user.

--
Richard Grier, MVP
Hard & Software
Author of Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to Serial Communications, Fourth
Edition,
ISBN 1-890422-28-2 (391 pages, includes CD-ROM). July 2004, Revised March
2006.
See www.hardandsoftware.net for details and contact information.
Jul 6 '07 #7

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Yeah, that's a pretty simple task. But once a can write programs and
download them to the terminal, I could implement anothers more complicated.
The central point was to make applications for the Verifone terminal with
..NET...

"Mark S. Milley, MCSD (BinarySwitch)" wrote:
On Jul 6, 10:52 am, Raul Moreno <RaulMor...@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:
I only want to make able gas stations to print receipts of sales.

Shucks, that's nowhere near as exciting.

Sorry I can't be of more help to you...

Happy Coding,

-Mark

Jul 6 '07 #8

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The manufacturer should provide you with the communications protocol, so
that you can extract exactly the information that you need. I'd think you'd
need to write code for the terminal only if the data that you need are not
provided in the default protocol. I haven't delt with POS manufactureres
directly, but I've had clients who have, and these details were worked out
as part of the process.

Dick

--
Richard Grier, MVP
Hard & Software
Author of Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to Serial Communications, Fourth
Edition,
ISBN 1-890422-28-2 (391 pages, includes CD-ROM). July 2004, Revised March
2006.
See www.hardandsoftware.net for details and contact information.
Jul 6 '07 #9

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I think I will have to use the manufacturer's software to program a Verifone
terminal. I guess I have no choice.
Thanks Dick

"Dick Grier" wrote:
The manufacturer should provide you with the communications protocol, so
that you can extract exactly the information that you need. I'd think you'd
need to write code for the terminal only if the data that you need are not
provided in the default protocol. I haven't delt with POS manufactureres
directly, but I've had clients who have, and these details were worked out
as part of the process.

Dick

--
Richard Grier, MVP
Hard & Software
Author of Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to Serial Communications, Fourth
Edition,
ISBN 1-890422-28-2 (391 pages, includes CD-ROM). July 2004, Revised March
2006.
See www.hardandsoftware.net for details and contact information.
Jul 6 '07 #10

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