This week I visited a new client of WaiterOne: Svenska Baren in Puerto Rico, G.C. Armed with my MacBook Pro and my iPad mini, I would tackle a ticket printer layout bug. As I don’t have an Epson TM-T20II here to test, I just made an appointment with the owner of the place to test it onsite. Connect my hardware to his network, …, ready, set, … debug :
As you see, the ticket width doesn’t seem to be used completely. But then again, the total of the ticket seems to be well aligned, also the text printed in the header and the footer seems to be exactly in the middle. Strange no? As my personal printer on my work place, seems to be working perfect. Small detail, it is not an Epson TM-T20II, but a Epson TM-T88V with wifi interface.
It didn’t took me long to see that the printing was just that little bit smaller then my own test prints. So if it prints smaller, then it probably also prints more columns?
Downloaded the Epson TM-T20II and the Epson TM-T88V specs and indeed, the first printer prints in Font A 48 characters, in Font B 64 characters on 1 line, the latter printer does 42 characters and 56 characters respectively in Font A and Font B. Eureka!!
As soon as I changed in WaiterOne the characters to 64 on the bill printer (data -> printers -> bill -> ticket : characters) all seems to be working as it should. Everybody happy, table foosball puppet included :
A post from 2012, … thanks Jeffrey!
Thought I would share this with you all..
Found it fascinating! Was in a café there a couple of weeks back along Caple Street in Dublin 1 and came across the till system in which they were using when I went up to pay the bill… To me it looked like an iPad, but I wasn’t sure, then as I told the guy what I ordered and he was ringing it through out pops the cash register behind him, I couldn’t believe it!! How could an iPad have the software and hardware against some of the leading epos systems out there. When I asked what it was called straight away he said it was an App, “Waiterone”. I thought it was incredible, how could a machine so small do so much and be extremely cost effective.
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We received some WaiterOne in action photos from Ingrid from 22b. 22b Is a nice place in Antwerp Belgium or as they call it : lekker eten en drinken (yummy food and drinks). More info about 22b : www.22b.be.
The beautiful stand they use here to protect their iPad and to work more ergonomic is from Heckler Designer : www.hecklerdesign.com.
Some WaiterOne users are really creative in using our solutions. The Remote HD was initial created as an extra satellite POS point but in the double six DINER in Donaueschingen, Germany they use it as a waiter terminal.
What do you think of it?
Version 1.3.7 of WaiterOne almost ready. Stress-testing it now at the “Sommerfest der Freiwillgen Feuerwehr Neulengbach Stadt” in Austria. 4 Epson printers, 1 iPad mini, 12 iPods + 3 spare iPods, 1 iPhone, wifi access point with repeaters … kickass!! Good luck guys 😉
The beautiful stand they use here to protect their iPad mini and to work more ergonomic is from Heckler Designer : www.hecklerdesign.com.