Tuesday, June 24, 2008

SAM4s Cash Register Keyboard Covers

The CRG's have SAM4s Cash Register Keyboard covers and Samsung Cash Register Keyboard Covers for almost every model. Prices start at about $20.00 and up. A great investment for the protection they provide.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

SAM4s SER-7000 vs. SAM4s ER-650

So a lot of people asked what the difference is between the SAM4s SER-7000 and the SAM4s ER-650 Cash Registers

Both are great cash registers but are like apples to oranges in many regards. Both are designed for all types of restaurants. Following I will try and point out the biggest differences

SAM4s SER-7000 Features
On Board Thermal Printer Yes, two station
Flat Keyboard Yes, 160 key positions
Display Yes, Multi-Line LCD
RS232 Ports Yes, 4
Inter-Register Communications Yes, 32 machines max
Shared Kitchen Printer(s) Yes
Shared Guest Checks Yes
Forced Modifiers Yes
Window Buttons Yes (every key)
Memory Expansion Yes 4 chips max
Time and Attendance Yes
PS/2 Keyboard Port Yes

SAM4s ER-650
On Board Thermal Printer Yes, single station
Flat Keyboard Yes, 98 key positions
Display Yes, Multi-Line LCD
RS232 Ports Yes, 2 max
Inter-Register Communication Yes, 8 machines max
Shared Kitchen Printer(s) NO
Shared Guest Checks NO
Forced Modifiers NO
Window Buttons Yes Max 8
Memory Expansion Yes 2 chips max
Time and attendance Yes
PS/2 Keyboard Port No

So there are more differences, but here are the highlights. The SAM4s SER-7000 Cash Register is better when you need more then one register and you want them to share a kitchen printer. The SER-7000 has a larger keyboard, a two station printer, and does forced modifiers which work very well with Kitchen Printers.

If you only need one register and don't have a large menu and want forced modifiers for a kitchen printer the SAM4s ER-650 is a great choice.

The are both great cash registers and very easy to program and use as cash registers go.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Credit Card Interface with SAM4s Cash Registers

So many people ask me about interfacing credit card payments to SAM4s Cash Registers. Integrated Credit Card Cash Registers have been around for some time now. Many of the SAM4s Cash Registers have an optional Integrated Credit Card Feature.

There is only one company that I know of that makes a credit card terminal that interfaces to a Cash Register. That company is Datacap Systems. Their products include the Datacap 162SL 162ML, IPTran, No Load Twin Tran, and the Autoload Twin Tran. The Datacap products are not like traditional credit card terminals, they only work when interfaced to a Cash Register.

The Datacap device connects to a serial port on the SAM4s Cash Register. When connected the cash register will print the credit card draft on its printer, and of course you use the 10 pad of the cash register for all numeric entry.

When you Integrate Credit Card Payments to Cash Registers you can make more money by reducing 10 key errors because the cash register will already know they amount of the sale. Also it can eliminate fraud because credit card transactions must be registered in the cash register before the credit card can be processed. This will keep cashiers from running a credit card without ringing it up in the cash register, which is often how cashiers steal cash from the till. Also it is often used by stealing cashiers to run a customers card again after they leave and remove cash from the till.

Integrated Credit Card Payments often times are faster then using a cash register and a standalone credit card terminal. Again because there is no reason to re-enter amounts, and when you use a high speed Datacap the transaction could take as little as 4 seconds.

Many SAM4s Cash Registers can also interface to several Gift Card programs when you already have the credit card interface.

Click here to learn more about Interfacing Credit Card Payments to SAM4s Cash Registers with Datacap Terminals.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

SAM4s ER-650 Cash Register

The SAM4s ER-650 also known as the Samsung ER-650 is one of the best cash registers ever made. This little machine is the most powerful and easy to use cash register I have seen in 20 years.

The LCD display makes this machine so easy to use and program. I could program this machine without a manual just by following the prompts on the display. Much of the programming is fill in the blanks.

The ER-650 has many options that make it even more powerful. The options include credit card interface, gift card interface, kitchen printer, computer interface, coin changer, scale, dvr interface, bar code scanner, kitchen video, and maybe a few more.

Ok what are the drawbacks? Well there are a few. The machine comes with and has a max of 2 serial ports so you are limited to two options. The machine can not share a kitchen printer with another ER-650 even though it has built in IRC. Even in an IRC network the ER-650 can not share guest checks. There are a few more drawbacks, but keep in mind the price. If you need the few features not found you can move up the model list to the SER-7000

Here is a link for the best place to buy the SAM4s ER-650 Cash Register

Samsung and SAM4s Cash Registers

SAM4s Cash Registers (formerly known as Samsung) are fantastic cash registers. They range in price from a $250.00 ish to $2000.00 SAM4s registers include many feature that are options in other makes. The options they do offer are affordable and much more cost effective then some other register makes.

Two of the best sources for SAM4s Cash Registers are The Cash Register Guys and Point of sale estore both sites offer the entire line of SAM4s Cash Registers as well as service and support.

The way I understand it is that Samsung never made cash registers but had them made and marketed under their name. However Samsung decided to get out of the Cash Register biz for some reason. So when they did the company that always made the Samsung registers (sorry I can't pronounce their name or know how to spell it) decided they wanted to sell the cash registers directly. So they decided to name the line SAM4s and market the same cash registers and new models worldwide. I don't know where they got the name as it is horrible, but the machines are great! They have been coming out with new models and features and very good prices! So bottom line Bad name, great products!