POS system module: system requirements and installation
page last edited on 28 December 2016
Beginning with version 5.2.6, the module allows you to connect to printers using the following connection methods:
- QZ Print Java applet (According to information on the qz Customer Portal, support for the Legacy Applet Version (QZ Print) will be discontinued on January 1st, 2017);
- QZ Tray 2.x;
The requirements depend on the connection method you require:
- For printing with the QZ Print Java applet, the module requires Java 5 or higher to be installed on your machine. For help installing Java on your platform, see the Java tutorial (https://code.google.com/p/jzebra/wiki/TutorialJavaInstall). Also, see https://java.com/en/download/help/enable_browser.xml for help on enabling Java in your web browser. For more info on QZ Print, see Getting started with QZ Print Java applet.
- For printing with QZ Tray 2.x, it is recommended to purchase QZ premium support at http://buy.qz.io/. For more info, see Getting started with QZ Tray 2.x.
- For printing with PrintNode, you need to register an account with PrintNode at https://app.printnode.com/account/register. For more info, see Getting started with PrintNode.
The minimum set of hardware required to be able to use the module includes a Barcode Scanner and a Receipt Printer. Such a set will be enough for stores that identify products using the barcodes printed by the manufacturer. If you are going to print your own barcodes, you will also need a Barcode Printer.
We guarantee that X-Cart’s POS system module is compatible with the following hardware:
It’s possible that other models can be used, but the ones listed above were tested and proved to be fully compatible.
The module POS system for X-Cart can be obtained via X-Cart’s Marketplace. It is a commercial module, so you must purchase a license to be able to use it.
Note that the module POS system requires another module by X-Cart team to be installed and enabled - System fields. Be sure to enable this module prior to enabling the module POS system.
The general module installation instructions are available here: Installing modules from the Marketplace.