cash drawers we supply can be either be RJ11 or Serial
connections. The difference being a serial connection cash
drawer is for direct connect to a PC or PC Terminal. No
software is supplied with this type of cash drawer (this
is also not a plug a play solution). The drawer can be
fired open directly from your EPOS software (depending on
your manufacturers specification) or from a command
written into your own EPOS software (if you are a
developer) such as the example below:
C:> ECHO xyz%% > COM1
command above would set Serial COM Port 1 on your PC ready
to fire the drawer followed by a string of data to open
an RJ11 connecting cash drawer will connect to a POS
printer and is told when to fire open by the EPOS software
that is controlling the printer. (Also depending on your
you do not need to connect a PC or receipt printer and
just want to use the drawer stand alone, then all drawers
can be opened via a secure key release. Drawers will still
come with a connection, but this will be redundant.
also have available a new style of cash drawer
specifically designed to be used stand alone.
Magic Touch comes with no connections and can instead
be opened by a 'push push' mechanism.