Friday, February 28, 2014

NCR Silver is POS software for the iPad

NCR Silver POS for the iPad

NCR Silver is a cloud based POS system designed for the iPad. This is a robust system that is very affordable and will help you grow your business. because NCR Silver is cloud based you can access your store's sales and inventory information anywhere you have internet.

One of the most powerful aspects of NCR Silver is it's ability to market to your existing customers. Email templates are built into the Silver software and allows you to create a special email for customers you have not seen in a while. All this just takes minutes whether you have ten customers or ten thousand customers.

NCR Silver is a cloud based system that is subscription based. Support is provided by NCR directly and so is the hardware warranty

If you need more information and you are looking for a POS system then give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Free programming and support with the SAM4s SPS-530F cash register

SAM4s SPS-530 FT
SAM4s SPS-530 FT cash register
The SAM4s SPS-530F cash register is a powerful register loaded with features for most every type of restaurant. The SAM4s SPS-530F is one of four registers in the SPS-500 series of registers. All of them operate the same with the same functions. the differences are the two 520 models have both a receipt and journal and the two 530 models have a single printer only. Both the 520 and 530 models come in a flat keyboard or raised keyboard versions.

When you buy a SAM4s SPS-530 FT register from the cash register guys at MSRP you will receive free basic programming and limited training. This is an easy machine to program as far as registers go, however keep in mind programing cash registers is a new to most people.

Need help deciding if this is the right cash register for you? Give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 and we will help you select the right one.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

How to reset a SAM4s ER-650 cash register

SAM4s cash registers
Sometimes you can get a cash register stuck in a mode you just can't get out of. It is often operator error but what matters is you are stuck, can't figure out how you got there or how to get out. Most SAM4s cash registers have a procedure to perform an initial clear also know as an "init clear" This will return the SAM4s ER-650 back to an idle state given the fact there is nothing wrong with the cash register otherwise. This is not the procedure for every SAM4s cash register, this is specific to the ER-650 and ER-650R, do not try this procedure on another SAM4s register.

  1. Turn the power switch located on the right side of the register to the OFF position. 
  2. Turn the control lock to the PGM position. 
  3. Press and hold the key position where the SBTL key is located on the default keyboard layout. 
  4. While continuing to hold the SBTLkey, turn the power switch to the ON position. 
  5. The message "INITIAL CLEAR SERV". will display momentarily when the initial clear is complete.
This procedure will not erase any programming, only clear the unknown state the register was in. If your memory is gone then something else is wrong with your cash register. Almost all SAM4s cash registers I have worked with have a similar procedure.

There is also a memory all clear that I may post later. The Memory all clear does in fact remove all data from the register.

Unlike Sharp cash registers the SAM4s machines do not require a special service key to perform the reset.

If you need support for your SAM4s cash register we can help, before you call please understand we do charge for our time. If you bought your register from us we do offer a level of free support, if you did not buy your SAM4s cash register from us please use the blog for free support or call and pay for service as needed. 1-800-863-2274

The above instructions are provided for free and use at your own risk.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Where to order the SAM4s SPS-530 RT cash register

SAM4s SPS-530 RT cash register

The SAM4s SPS-530 RT cash register terminal is a hybrid model featuring a traditional raised keyboard along with a cutting edge 7" color touch screen that work together seamlessly. When you first look at the 530 RT terminal you notice the large screen which sets this machine apart from the rest. The screen is used to make the cashier's job easier and more accurate. The screen of the SPS-530 RT makes the owner/manager's job much easier for programming and reporting.

The SAM4s SPS-530 RT cash register is best suited for a retail store with or without bar code scanning. Deployed with scanning you can have 60K UPC's with the optional memory.

There are several great places to buy this model register. Try here

Make sure you buy your register from an authorized dealer that knows what they are doing. Don't just buy from the cheapest place you find, often times those re-sellers have no idea what this machine is as they sell all types of POS. Use a dealer that specializes in SAM4s cash registers and all the options that go with them.

If you want to talk to people that know the SPS-530 RT very well you can call us at 1-800-863-2274

Friday, February 21, 2014

SAM4s ER-650 replacement keyboard

SAM4s ER-650 replacement keyboard

The SAM4s ER-650 cash register has been discontinued for awhile now. It was one of the most popular registers SAM4s ever made and there are thousands still in us. The SAM4s ER-650 was made very well and no reason to not see a service life of 7 to 10 years maybe more. This machine is worth repairing in most cases unless maybe you blew up the main board.

Because of the demand we have experienced from customers looking for replacement keyboards we decided to offer them online. The keyboard is very easy to change for the average DIY repairman and the entire thing can be done in less then 10 to 15 minutes.

The SAM4s ER-650 replacement keyboard is available for $99.00 at the The cash register guys. If you want to order by phone call 1-800-863-2274

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A better look at the SAM4s SPS-520 FT cash register

SAM4s SPS-520 FT cash register
SAM4s SPS-520 FT cash register

The SAM4s SPS-520 FT cash register is the most advanced model on the market today. Why you might ask? Well the SAM4s company has been very aggressive in designing and bringing to market the most feature reach registers in the world. While they use to play second fiddle to Sharp or Casio they now are the lead dog in the cash register market.

The SAM4s SPS-520 FT cash register is a hybrid cash register featuring a large flat keyboard which is very traditional cash register paired with a seven inch touch screen which is very high end POS thus creating a hybrid cash register POS system.

You really have to use the SAM4s SPS-520 FT to appreciate the simplicity and efficiency in which it works. What you will notice right away is the keyboard operates just like a traditional register, press a button it sells the item right. No big deal as we have all seen that right. Press another button and rather then sell an item it may bring up a window of 24 items! Example lets say you press the Sandwich button and now up on the touch screen 24 different sandwiches appear to chose from. Not only that but now you select a Turkey Sandwich from the touch screen, the screen no goes to which type of bread do you want, you select and it goes to type of cheese and so on and so on. This is what makes the SAM4s SPS-520 FT such a powerful cash register unlike anything else on the market.

This just scratches the surface of the technology loaded in the SAM4s SPS-520 FT cash register. This machine also features an SD card port for back ups and transferring data, CF slot for memory expansion, keyboard port, menu driven programming, optional credit card interface with the Datacap Twin Tran, optional gift card interface, kitchen printer, kitchen video, SAM4s software, and more. The SAM4s SPS-520 FT really is in a league of it's own.

To find out if this register will work for your business call us at 1-800-863-2274

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SAM4s software for cash register is a huge time saver

SAM4s software is available for many of their cash registers. Often times this type of tool will help with your programming and set up of the cash register. In the case when you have hundreds or thousands of PLU's or UPC's SAM4s software can save you hours and hours of your time.

Another good reason to us SAM4s software for cash registers is to be able to take your "Z" reports from your PC, which of course will allow you to interface to other software packages like Quick Books or Excel.

Many cash registers can be polled remotely over the internet while others are better suited for a direct serial connection between the cash register and the PC with the SAM4s software installed on it.

A few of the registers and software options do allow for inventory control. The inventory works well however be prepared to put in the work an inventory system takes to be worthwhile. There is a hand held data collector available for the SAM4s software if you decide to track inventory along with programming and reports.

If you need help deciding on which cash register and software is for you or need support for a system you already own give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Closer look at the SAM4s SPS-320 cash register

SAM4s SPS-320 cash register

The SAM4s SPS-320 cash register is very popular for Food Service operations like Cafeterias, Quick Service, Concessions, Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Stands, Sandwich, Pizza, Coffee, Bakery, Deli’s, and Bars

The 150 Preset PLUs facilitate fast and accurate registrations. With 150 key locations, the flat, spill-resistant keyboard can easily accommodate large menus with preset keys for each item. Where
menus change daily with breakfast, lunch or dinner times, the key-sheet under the overlay is easily exchanged. A simplified check tracking feature is available for bars and cafes (local register only).

Each SPS-320 can support up to four devices including direct or modem PC communications, cash drawer, kitchen printer, slip printer, coin dispenser, scale, pole display, kitchen video, video surveillance, UPC scanner, liquor dispenser or DataTran™ integrated credit card interface.

Please give us a call to discuss how this cash register would work for your business 1-800-863-2274

Monday, February 17, 2014

How to stop the receipt from printing on the SAM4s ER-285M cash register

SAM4s ER-285M cash register

How do I stop the receipt from printing on the SAM4s ER-285M?
  1. Press the RECEIPT ON/OFF key to toggle the receipt status from ON to OFF.
  2. If the RECEIPT ON/OFF key is not present on your keyboard:
  • a. Turn the control lock to X
  • b. To turn the receipt off, enter 9 9, press the SUBTOTAL key. Enter 1, press CASH.
  • c. To turn the receipt on, enter 9 9, press the SUBTOTAL key. Enter 0, press CASH.
  1. If the receipt is off, press the CASH key after the sale is complete to issue a receipt.
The SAM4s ER-285M is a great entry level cash register with a flat keyboard and thermal printer. The ER-285M has an optional credit card interface with the Datacap Twin Tran, which also supports Gift Cards.

If you have questions regarding buying or service for the SAM4s ER-285M please give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Friday, February 14, 2014

Bar code scanner for SAM4s cash registers

Bar Code scanner for SAM4s cash registers

If you are looking for a bar code scanner for a SAM4s cash register we can help. Many companies sell scanner although they don't know what it takes to make it work with a SAM4s register. We often get calls from people that have bought a scanner online for a very low price however it does not work with their SAM4s. We know which models work with the register, we know what cable you need, we know how to program the scanner, and we know how to program the register.

If you want to get it right order your scanner from us, we are the cash register and scanner guys! Call to order at 1-800-863-2274 and no if you already bought your scanner somewhere else we can't make it work for free!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cash Register Parts for the SAM4s

The Cash Register Guys have made the SAM4s take up motor kit available online. This is a common replacement part that drives the take up spool which winds the journal tape as it is printed.  The kit consist of the motor, wire harness, gear (large white gear) and the black roller (installed on the white gear) This is pretty easy to change out yourself. This works on the following

The also have the printer unit available as well. If you are not sure if this is what your cash register needs call 1-800-863-2274

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Replacment Printer for popular SAM4s cash registers

STM-210 Printer

The cash register guys are now selling replacement printers for the SAM4s ER-650 among other models. The printers are very easy to swap out and it only takes a few minutes. For the SAM4s ER-650 the printer available which is the STM-210(A) is for the later models and will not work in the first release of the 650 that used an Epson printer. If you have any doubt call us at 1-800-863-2274 before ordering.

This printer also works in the following models
  • SAM4s ER-380M
  • SAM4s ER-390M
  • SAM4s ER-650
  • SAM4s ER-650R
  • SAM4s ER-5200M
  • SAM4s ER-5215M
  • SAM4s ER-5240M
  • SAM4s SER-7000
  • SAM4s SER-7040

Keep in mind some of the above listed cash registers have two printers a receipt and a journal, which are both individual units.

Monday, February 10, 2014

A closer look at the SAM4s ER-380 cash register

The SAM4s ER-380 is an entry level cash register. Overall it is a decent cash register. Features a thermal receipt printer and an electronic journal should you need the audit tape.  I like that is has standard 12 departments/groups right on the keyboard ,which are more then enough for most folks. With four tax rates it should work in any city in North America. It also has a serial port for options like a kitchen printer, PC interface etc. (only one). I like that is has the full size 5 bill 5 coin cash drawer with removable insert.

What it lacks are no big deals if you are looking for a budget cash register but for the record, it does not have credit card interface or Inter-Register Communications also know as a LAN for cash registers.

If you would like to know if this is the cash register for you call us at 1-800-863-2274

Friday, February 7, 2014

A closer look at the SAM4s ER-390M

SAM4s ER-390M
SAM4s ER-390M cash register

The SAM4s ER-390M is a nice entry level cash register. Designed for the food service industry with a flat micro motion keyboard. I really like the thermal printer because it is fast, quiet, and easy to change the paper. It does not have a journal tape but most people do without those these days. The keyboard is medium size and large enough for a small menu and items left over can be sold by code number instead of a keyboard button.

As far as programming goes it is average compared to other registers. Any register with the basic display like this model really could only be average, if you want something super easy you must move up to a machine with a multi-line display. It does come with a free programming utility, but keep in mind you will need a cable.

I like the fact that the SAM4s ER-390 has an optional credit card interface using a Datacap device which is the standard in the cash register business. Gift cards can be processed too.

So if you are looking for an easy to use entry level restaurant cash register check out the SAM4s ER-390M or call 1-800-863-2274 and we can tell you about this model or any of the SAM4s models.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The SAM4s ER-290 is no longer available

Cash Register
SAM4s ER-290 cash register

The SAM4s ER-290 is a good entry level cash register, however it has now been retired. Simple little machine that uses bond paper and a spool to spool ribbon was never a widely popular machine, however it had it's place and we sold quite a few. If you want to stay with bond paper instead of thermal you don't have many choices. Matter of fact you only have one choice and it is the SAM4s ER-5115-II which is the only machine on the market that does not use thermal paper.

SAM4s ER-5115-II
SAM4s ER-5115II
The SAM4s ER-5115II is the last machine on the market I'm aware of that will validate still. I know not many people need that feature any longer but if you do this is your only choice.

If you need any help selecting a cash register please give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Monday, February 3, 2014

Take up spool for SAM4s cash registers

SAM4s journal take up spool
SAM4s Take Up Spool

Yes you can buy a replacement take up spool for your SAM4s cash register. The take up spool is the device on the journal printer side of your register (right side printer) that collects the paper on the spool, thus the "take up spool"

We have Take Up Spools for all the SAM4s cash registers so even if you don't see in on the pick list give us a call at 1-800-863-2274