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From "Jacques Le Roux" <jacques.le.r...@les7arts.com>
Subject Re: POS MSR problems on WinXP
Date Sat, 01 Mar 2008 12:05:34 GMT
From: "Sam Benz" <sambenz78@gmail.com>
> Jeff Burton wrote:
>> For the record (and anyone using a POS terminal as slow as the one I'm 
>> using), the problem was solved by increasing MaxWaitKeyboard in 
>> jpos.properties. The complete string from the MSR wasn't received in a 
>> single event so the logic wasn't recognizing it as an MSR swipe.
>>
>> On Dec 3, 2007, at 6:12 AM, Jeff Burton wrote:
>>
>>> I'm having a problem with using Mag Stripe Readers on a Windows XP 
>>> deployment of the OFBiz POS. While I can observe the proper behavior 
>>> on other platforms, on WinXP it seems the data isn't getting captured 
>>> and waiting when paymentEvents.payCredit is run. I can swipe a card 
>>> in a text editor and various MSR's give the correct data, and the 
>>> same readers work in Linux or MacOSX.
>>>
>>> I 'm using both an ID Tech USB MSR using ID Tech's JavaPOS driver and 
>>> a Magtek USB device with the GenericMSR driver. When installed on 
>>> Windows they show up as HID's and Keyboard's in the Windows Device 
>>> Manager. I suspect there's some setting in WinXP/Java/OFBiz I'm 
>>> missing which allows the data to flow through to the Msr object.
>>
>>
> You may want to try setting up the usb device to emulate a seriel device 
> ie COM2 and changing the settings in jpos.xml to reflect the changes in 
> the device settings.


Hi Sam,

Did you try it ? If it's the case, I will put this information in the POS "doc".

Jacques

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