Terminals

 

This functionality is only available to customers who have purchased Campus Point of Sale as add-on functionality.

PATH: Point of Sale > Administration > Terminals

The Terminals tool contains system information and settings for all Point of Sale terminals within a district. It also contains system information related to Cafeteria Serve and Class Serve functionality.

See the Point of Sale Best Practices information for the preferable setup of terminals.

Terminal Editor

The Terminal Editor displays at-a-glance system information for each terminal within a district.

Terminal Editor

The Terminal editor indicates a terminal's current operating status. The columns on this editor contain the following information:

Column

Description

Colored Dot

The colored dot to the left of the POS terminal name indicates whether or not it is currently connected to the network:

  • A green dot indicates the terminal is currently online and active.
  • A red dot indicates the terminal is not online.

Name

The color of the POS terminal name indicates whether or not it is currently active. Active/inactive terminals are set by marking/unmarking the Active checkbox of the Terminal Detail editor.

  • If the name appears in black, the terminal is considered an active terminal, ready for operation at any time.
  • If the terminal name appears in gray , the terminal is considered inactive and may not be ready for use. Inactive terminals will always be offline and will always have a red dot.

Last IP Address

IP address of terminal as last reported to Campus.

Events

Messages waiting to be sent to the terminal from the Campus application server (e.g., enrollment updates, account changes).

Responses

Messages to be sent to the Campus application from the terminal (e.g., POS Data Reload command).

When a terminal is made active/inactive, the numbers shown in the Events and Responses columns may fluctuate as messages are delivered/queued. However, during a regular terminal operation, values in these columns should be at or near zero.

Types of Terminal Entries

The following types of entries will appear in the Terminal Editor list:

All entries on the Terminals tool are used in reporting. The entry of these three items allows reports to indicate where/how a transaction occurred. Reports will indicate if a transaction has occurred as part of Cafeteria/Class Serve functionality,through manually adjustment of a patron's Journal tab (indicated by the Server type), or through an actual POS terminal.

Terminal Detail Editor

The Terminal Detail appears when an existing terminal is selected or when the New icon is selected.

Terminal Detail Editor

Adding a New Terminal

When adding a new terminal is applicable (e.g., when an actual POS terminal is configured for use):

  1. Select the New icon from the action bar. A Terminal Detail editor will appear to the right.
  2. Enter the Name of the terminal. Terminal names must be unique (duplication is not allowed).
  3. Select the School(s) for which the terminal will be used.

    The School selected in this field determines the patrons who appear for processing on the terminal. The School also appears on reports.

  4. Mark the Active checkbox if the terminal will be used. A terminal should NOT be made active (i.e., the Active checkbox should not be marked) until it is had been configured and is ready to receive/load student data from the Campus application. The Active checkbox will be automatically marked if a POS Data Reload is requested from the terminal. The Server, Cafeteria Serve and Class Serve terminals will not have the Active checkbox selected.

 

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