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Why is the printer connected to the Cash Drawer. Wouldn't it just be easier to connect it directly to the pc and exploit its functions using OS level scripting?..

Just a suggestion... I'm not exactly sure how a printer could manipulate the cash drawer, nor have i ever heard of a printer being able to affect another peice of hardware, but then again i've never dealt with a Point of sale system before.

~Genx

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Garry:

All the FileMaker POS systems I've seen use the Troi Serial plug-in to send the serial signal to the cash drawer. What that signal is will depend on your specific drawer.

-Stanley

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Hi Garry,

In the EPSON TM printer, there is a parameter you can set. This will automatically send a signal to RJ11 to open the cash box the moment you print a receipt. You do not have to do anything else.

Please refer to the Epson manual for detail.

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We use PayGo and the receipt printer (Star TSP600) opens the cash drawer on print.

I actually wish this were not the case because it makes it very easy to open the cash drawer if someone simply prints ANYTHING to the reciept printer. Like if I open up TextEdit (we use Macs), and print to the receipt printer, it'll print out whatever I have in miniature form on the printer and the cash drawer will open.

I was under the impression that most POS systems behave this way (meaning the printer opens the drawer), but I am only really familiar with my system.

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Hi, Garrys.

Are you having any success with printing to the Epson TM-T88 from FM under Windows?

What fonts are you using?

Have you been able to use the printer's built-in fonts?

Thanks!

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