Mitsubishi Electric CP9500DW-S Specifications

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INDEX
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1.
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INTRODUCTION
1.1
Supported hardware
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1.2
Digital Photo Services
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1.3
Other Services
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1.4
Sources
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1.5
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Kiosk Users
Customer
Operator
Supervisor
Installer
DPS Server Administrator
1.6
DPS Applications
1.6.1
DPSKiosk (Kiosk Kernel)
1.6.2
DPSPhoto
2.
Customer Interface
2.1
Digital Photo Services
2.1.1
Main Screen
2.1.2
Sources: Where do you have your pictures?
2.1.3
Services: What do you want to do with your pictures?
2.1.4
Browser: Select Your Pictures
2.1.4.1
Description of the screen
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2.1.5
Decoration: Calendar & Frames
2.1.6
Do You Want Index Print?
2.1.7
Order Summary
2.1.8
Extract Source
2.1.9
Payment Selection: How Will You Pay?
2.1.10 Checking devices
2.1.11 Service Execution
3.
Kiosk KERNEL
3.1
Global Settings menu
3.2
Operator Menu
3.2.1
Operator menu panels
3.2.2
Customer Cards
3.2.3
Jobs Pending
3.2.3.1
Requests Tab
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3.2.3.2
Remote requests Tab 35
3.2.4
Payment Register
3.2.4.1
Payment request Tab 37
3.2.5
Coin Counter
3.2.6
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3.2.7
Shut Down
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3.3
Supervisor menu
3.3.1
Settings
3.3.1.1
General Tab 48
3.3.1.2
Customize Tab
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3.3.1.3
Languages Tab
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3.3.1.4
Payment Mode Tab 53
3.3.1.5
Incidents Tab 57
3.3.1.6
Sources Tab 58
3.3.1.7
Kiosk Applications
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3.3.1.8
Kiosk Information
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3.3.2
Operator and Sam cards
3.3.3
Logs
Logs Options
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3.3.3.1
Transactions Log Tab 64
3.3.3.2
Incidents Log Tab
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3.3.3.3
Users Log Tab
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DPS MONITOR
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4.1
General
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4.2
Software Upgrade
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4.3
Backup & Restore
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DPSPhoto
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5.1
Operator Menu
5.1.1
DPSPrintServer
5.1.2
DPS Minilab
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5.2
Supervisor Menu
5.2.1
Settings
5.2.1.1
General Tab 74
5.2.1.2
Customization Tab
5.2.1.3
IndexPrint Tab
5.2.1.4
Decoration Tab
5.2.2
Prices
5.2.2.1
General Tab 80
5.2.2.2
Copies Tab 81
5.2.2.3
Decoration Tab
5.2.2.4
Other Services Tab
5.2.2.5
1H & 24h Prints
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DPS PrintServer
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6.1
General
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6.2
Checking Printer status.
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6.3
Printer Colour Adjustment
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6.4
Configuring printer parameters
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7.
DPS Minilab
7.1
Installation Requirements
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7.1.1
7.1.2
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LAN Connection
FTP Connection
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7.2
Main Screen
7.2.1
Service Status
7.2.2
Request Table
7.2.3
Requests options
7.2.4
Export
7.2.5
Settings
7.2.6
Password
7.2.7
1h Service and 24h Service Tabs
7.2.8
General Config Tab
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7.3
MITSUBISHI Protocol
7.3.1
Workflow
7.3.2
Folder Structure
7.3.3
Basic configuration for DPSMinilab using Mitsubishi LAB protocol
7.3.4
Configuration for Kiosk7000 sending data to Click5000 (LAN connection)
7.3.4.1
Section [General]
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7.3.4.2
Section [Formats]
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7.3.4.3
Example for LAN connection 95
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TIKETINFO24H=You will receive the enlargement at home
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VARNAME=NAME
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TYPE=STRING
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TYPE=STRING
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VARNAME=PHONE
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TYPE=STRING
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7.3.5
Configuration for Click5000 or Kiosk, sending data to remote laboratory (FTP
connection)
7.3.5.1
Section [General]
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7.3.5.2
Section [CUSTOMER_ASK] 99
TYPE=STRING
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7.3.5.4
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[Formats] section
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FTP connection example
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TIKETINFO24H=You will receive the enlargement at home
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VARNAME=NAME
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TYPE=STRING
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Appendix A. Photo Web Album.
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Locate a Kiosk
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In the Kiosks Found area, the user can see all the registered Kiosks in the selected region. 103
View album
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Remote Requests
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User. Creating a private account
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User. Managing Albums
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Appendix B. DPS Server Shop Administration.
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Kiosk and Administrator Information
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Kiosk and Administrator Information
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Web Site CustomizationMonitoring Kiosk
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Web Site CustomizationMonitoring Kiosk
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Monitoring Kiosk
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Browsing statistics
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Appendix C. Personalising the Kiosk
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Main Screensaver: Flash and Banner options
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Service Banner
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Shop Logo
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Frames and Calendars
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1h and 24h Services (Minilab / Laboratory print services)
Disclaimer
Information on tickets, descriptions and names of the 1h and 24 h print services.
Tax Information.
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1. INTRODUCTION
The Kiosk is an easy-to-use system to provide instant digital prints and other services. It works by
end user self-operation, from the introduction and management of pictures to the final payment of
all the services requested.
During the Kiosk installation it is possible to decide whether the Kiosk will be registered on the
Web Server and whether the network connection will be permanently active (ON LINE).
NOTE
An authorized engineer must perform the Kiosk Installation.
It is necessary to REGISTER a Kiosk to:
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Share prepayment cards between different Kiosks within a defined scope
Upload pictures to a Photo Web Album in DPS Server (*)
Download pictures from a Photo Web Album in DPS Server (*)
Get remote support by monitoring Kiosk Status and Alerts (*)
Get remote centralized production statistics (*)
(*) These options will only be available if the Kiosk is set to ONLINE mode: In this case the Kiosk
must have a permanent Internet connection (DSL).
1.1
Supported hardware
This version supports several hardware models, and there are unique characteristics for each
one of them. The software will adapt its screens and menus to the resolution of each one of them.
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PT9000:
o Resolution. 1024x768 (15’’)
o standard characteristics
PT10000:
o Resolution. 1024x768 (15’’)
o cover to access the card readers and CD/DVD
PT7000:
o Resolution. 1280x1024 (17’’)
o standard characteristics
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Digital Photo Services
The system offers the Customer the following services by default:
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Instant Prints
Pictures loaded from different digital media can be printed out in a customer-selectable
format. Available formats:
o Using CK9015 media:
10x15 cm (4”x6”). Most commonly used format for standard prints
7.5x10 cm (3”x4”). Recommended size for low-resolution pictures.
9x12 cm (3.5”x4.7”). Alternative size for low-resolution pictures.
o Using CK9318 media:
13x18 cm (5”x7”). Used as standard or for enlargement prints in some
countries.
o Using CK9523 media:
15x20 cm (6”x8”). Used for enlargements.
15x21 cm (6”x8.5”). Used for enlargements.
15x23 cm (6”x9”). Used for enlargements.
13x18 cm (5”x7”). Used as standard or for enlargement prints in some
countries.
10x15 (2) cm (4”x6”). Most commonly used format for standard prints
11.5x15 (2) cm (4.5”x6”). Recommended format for digital cameras. It
maintains the 4:3 aspect ratio of the CCD
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Decoration (Calendars and Frames)
Customers can create their own compositions with a wide range of calendars and frame
templates. They are available in different languages and years.
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CD Burn
CDs are recorded in PhotoClickCD format, which allows the customer to view pictures on
a PC with the built-in browser and/or to request hard copies from a Kiosk or a photo shop.
The Kiosk owner can include the logo and trade name of their establishment to be seen
on the main screen of the PhotoClickCD browser. This option is configured in Supervisor
Settings
NOTE
Pictures are saved with the original resolution in the HighRes folder.
The Kiosk will load the HighRes folder of a PhotoClickCD automatically.
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Create Photo Web Album
The customer can temporarily store and/or share the pictures via the Internet by creating
a private Album on the DPS Server.
When pictures are uploaded, a code is generated from the server and is sent to the
Kiosk. This code is used to re-access the pictures from any Kiosk connected to the DPS
Server or any Internet-connected device.
There is a maximum of 30 MB per Album and the pictures can be resized to improve
network performance. The maximum recommended printout for a resized picture will be
13x18 cm (5”x7”). The uploaded pictures remain in the Photo Web Album for 21 days.
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1h/24h Prints
It sends jobs through the DPSMinilab program.
Direct printing to Digital Processing systems through an Ethernet or FTP connection or
CD Burning (save all requests to a CD and send it to the laboratory)
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The Customer can select this option to request printing services and pick up the pictures
afterwards, depending on shop policy. If the service has been configured correctly it will
prompt the user to provide the necessary data for the subsequent delivery.
Through this service it is also possible to have photos printed on a ClickPro unit, and the
Kiosk may be used as a print request terminal (functionality designed specially for
PT7000).
1.3
Other Services
Kiosk systems are ready to offer other services when the corresponding application is installed.
Some countries have the option of running Mobile Contents services. Contact your local dealer
for more information.
1.4
Sources
The picture data sources that the Kiosk can read from are listed below.
The supported formats for printing and Photo Web Album services are: JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PSD
(layer 1), PCD, GIF, WMF.
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Digital camera cards and USB devices
The most common flash cards used for digital cameras are supported (CompactFlash,
SmartMedia, Memory Stick (PRO, DUO), SD, MiniSD, XD, …)
The PT7000, PT10000 units and the new PT9000 versions have a USB port for data
storage devices. In the PT9000 and PT10000 units this port will only permit the use of
data storage devices, preventing the connection of mice or keyboards for security
reasons.
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CDs/DVD
It can read pictures from a CD or DVD. If it is a PhotoClickCD, only high-res pictures will
be loaded.
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Bluetooth devices
The Kiosk can receive pictures from any device with Bluetooth capability (mobile phones,
Palms, …)
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Infrared devices (Optional)
The Kiosk can receive pictures from any device that transmits data via infrared (mobile
telephones, Palms, ...)
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Photo Web Album
Pictures loaded from a Kiosk to the DPS Server or
“www.mitsubishialbum.com” can then be downloaded from any Kiosk.
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Remote Jobs
Kiosk can receive remote jobs previously sent by a customer from the Photo Album site
(www.mitsubishialbum.com).
The DPS Server Administrator must define the services available from the Photo Web
Album site. These services are: Printing and CD recording. (See also Appendix B)
uploaded
to
NOTE
Defined remote services must match local configured services
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Kiosk Users
Different users who will interact with the system have their own interface. These users are:
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Customer
The customer is the end user who will use the Kiosk as a self-service system. The
customer can be identified by the system (using a prepayment card) or interact with the
system anonymously (Cash, Credit Card or operator-validated payment mode)
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Operator
Operators are responsible for keeping the system working. There can be a maximum of
five operators, who are identified by an operator card. They may be required by the
customer to validate an operation or in the event of a system problem.
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Supervisor
The supervisor is an advanced operator with rights to modify critical settings of the
system such as prices, passwords, etc.
Supervisors use an operator card to gain access to the Global Settings screen and then
use a unique password to access to the advanced settings.
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Installer
The technician who installs and maintains the system will interact with the system as the
Installer.
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DPS Server Administrator
Every registered Kiosk belongs to a virtual shop enrolled on the DPS Server.
From the www.mitsubishialbum.com/meeadmin site, the administrator can take control
and configure remote services, statistics, upgrades, web customization, etc. (See
Appendix B for DPS Server Administration)
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DPS Applications
There are several programs running on the Kiosk, and each one of them carries out different jobs
to offer customer and maintenance services.
Every application may have its own subprogram, also called Module
1.6.1 DPSKiosk (Kiosk Kernel)
It manages common components of the system and their interaction with other applications.
Kiosk Kernel is in charge of:
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Device Management
Payment related issues: configuration and control
Ticket Configuration
Operator management: create, delete, password assignment
Statistics
General system settings: logos, shop information, languages, etc
The Kiosk Kernel Application has the following dependent module:
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DPS MONITOR
This module checks and manages the activation process and controls the general status
of the other programs.
It also manages communication with the DPS Server if the Kiosk is ONLINE.
Backups, remote jobs and remote upgrades are also handled from the DPS Monitor
program.
1.6.2 DPSPhoto
This application offers all the Digital Photo Services mentioned above.
DPSPhoto application has the following dependent modules:
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Print Server
This module checks Mitsubishi printers and manages DPSPhoto printing jobs.
From the Print Server interface it is possible to check and configure:
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Printing queue
Colour table adjustment
Sharpness adjustment
Remaining prints checking
Print media loaded
DPS Minilab
This module manages the communications between the Kiosk and other Digital
Processing systems (for example a Minilab)
From the DPS Minilab interface it is possible to manage:
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Requests Queue (check, delete, resend, export to a CD, etc.)
Minilab or Laboratory connection parameters (FTP or LAN)
Customization of formats (size, labels and descriptions)
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2. Customer Interface
The first screen that the customer sees when looking at the Kiosk may be the screen saver.
Simply touching any area of the screen will start the customer workflow with the Main screen.
Once the customer enters the main screen he can select the desired language and service. The
services offered will depend on the installed applications running on the Kiosk (Digital Photo
Services, Mobile Contents Services, Top Up Service, etc)
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Select Language and Service
The user can select the language and desired
application.
If the customer has a prepayment card, it must be
inserted at this moment. The language will be
automatically selected since it is preconfigured on
the customer card.
Customer name and balance information will appear
at the bottom of the screen whenever a customer
card is inserted.
To unblock the card from the reader, press Exit
2.1
Digital Photo Services
The DPSPhoto application offers several services related to digital imaging: instant printing of
pictures, burn a CD, create a Photo Web Album, etc.
2.1.1 Main Screen
This screen welcomes the customer and explains the
Digital Photo Services offered by the system.
The customer must read and accept the Terms and
Conditions of use to go on.
If by mistake the customer clicks the descriptions he
will be told that he must read and accept the Terms
and Conditions of use to continue.
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2.1.2 Sources: Where do you have your pictures?
Here the Customer is requested to select the data source where the pictures will be read from.
• Digital camera
Pictures from flash cards or USB storage devices.
The card or USB device is automatically detected
when inserted.
In the Kiosk PT7000 model a new animation is displayed to
facilitate the use of the card reader. If the user does not
know where to insert the card he will told that he can
choose one of the ones displayed and will be told
automatically where to insert it. If the user does not choose
one he will be shown where each one should be inserted.
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• CD/DVD
Pictures from CD-ROM or DVD.
The CD tray opens automatically.
The customer CD must be inserted and NEXT
button must be pressed. The CD tray will close
automatically.
• Bluetooth
Pictures from BlueTooth Devices.
The picture/s in the Bluetooth device must be
selected and sent to the Kiosk identified as
“DPSxxxxx” in the list of detected Bluetooth
devices on the customer’s mobile phone.
If a password is required please try 0000 or check the
configuration of your bluetooth
Kiosk will inform about the total received pictures and will
preview the last one received.
The NEXT button must be pressed when all pictures have been sent.
• Infrared
Photographs stored in devices that can transmit
data by Infrared.
The picture/s in the device must be selected and
sent to the Kiosk by aligning the infrared ports.
If the picture cannot be transmitted, place your device closer to
the reader
Kiosk will inform about the total received pictures and will preview the last one received.
The NEXT button must be pressed when all the pictures have
been sent.
• Remote Requests
When a Customer requests a job from the Photo
Album Web site, an
request ID is associated to that job.
The customer can then go to the Shop where the job was sent
and recover the job by selecting Remote Jobs option and typing
the request ID.
Remote Services are available from www.mitsubishialbum.com
NOTE
This service is available only on Registered and ONLINE Kiosks
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• Photo Web Album
In this case, the customer pictures were previously uploaded to a Photo Web
Album.
The album ID must be entered using the screen keyboard
and the NEXT button must be pressed.
The album password must be entered and the NEXT
button pressed.
NOTE
This service is available only on Registered and ONLINE Kiosks
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2.1.3 Services: What do you want to do with your pictures?
After the selection of the data source, the next step is service selection. When the customer’s
pictures are loaded from a CD or Photo Web Album CD burning and Photo Web Album creation
services are disabled.
• Information
Every service has a related Information
button
where the customer can see prices and some information on
the service.
The price area will show the range of prices available
depending on the format and the number of copies requested
(if price ranges are active).
In case of 1h/24h Print services, the information area is
customizable for each 1H / 24h Print services.
Description can be modified by editing D:\DPSPhoto\ServicesInstructions text files.
See Appendix C for more details
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• Instant prints
Select this option to print out the pictures using the Kiosk
printers.
The customer can then choose the print size unless there is only one,
in which case it will be selected automatically. If any print size has
already been used by the customer in the same request it will appear
greyed with the word “done” on it.
Available formats will depend on DPSPhoto application General
Settings and Printer availability.
Information on the number of remaining prints is also shown.
• CD Burn
Select this option to burn a CD or DVD with the files and pictures chosen.
On choosing this service you will be prompted to insert an empty disk before
proceeding. The maximum capacity of the CD is calculated once inserted. The actual
available space will be less than the disc'
s since the CD includes a viewing program and the
miniatures of the pictures selected (approximately 175 MB on a full CD). The amount of disc
occupied will be displayed as the pictures are selected.
• 1h Prints
Select this option to send the pictures to an alternative Digital Photo Processor
Usually there will be a Minilab in the shop and the request will be collected at the
counter in the time defined by the shop policy.
Available formats will depend on the DPS Minilab module settings (see Section 7 and
Appendix C)
• 24h Prints
Select this option to send the pictures to an alternative Digital Photo Processor
Usually there will be a Laboratory or Minilab in the shop and the request will be
collected at the counter or even be sent to the customer'
s home at the time defined by
the shop.
Available formats will depend on DPS Minilab module settings (see Section 7 and Appendix
C)
• Print Terminal
Select this option to send the pictures to a ClickPRO. The operator will take care of the
printing of these jobs. This service will be visible on configuring a 1h or 24h print
service targeting a ClickPRO unit.
Available formats will depend on DPS Minilab module settings (see Section 7 and Appendix
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• Decoration
Select this option to create photo calendars and add
elaborate frames.
The customer can then choose the Print size just like when
Instant Prints is selected.
The customer can also choose between Frames and Calendars,
and from them Year and Language.
Available formats will depend on the formats selected in the
DPSPhoto General Settings and Printer availability. The years and
languages will depend on the installed Calendar packages.
• Create Photo Web Album
Select this option to upload pictures to a Photo Web Album that will be created on the
Web site www.mitsubishialbum.com. Once the service has been paid and if the
pictures have been sent, the user will receive an information ticket with the user name
and password belonging to his new Photo Web Álbum.
NOTE
This service is available only on Registered and ONLINE Kiosks
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2.1.4 Browser: Select Your Pictures
The “Browser” screen shows the files that have been read from the available digital media.
Files other than pictures (marked in this screen as Multimedia files) can be selected only when
the CD Burning service has been chosen. This allows the user to burn a CD with all the movies
and sounds that his digital camera can create on the media.
The arrangement rule to show the files in the browser is as follows: firstly, folders are shown
alphabetically sorted; within every folder the pictures and then multimedia files.
There are two work modes that can be configured from the DPSPhoto configuration. These
modes only affect instant prints, 1h/24h Prints and Decoration.
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Multi-selection Mode: To select more one picture and upload and download the number
of copies to all at once. It does not automatically modify the number of copies.
Mode 1 Automatic Copy: It does not permit multi-selection unless a copy of each one is
selected. When a picture is selected the first copy is added automatically.
Description of the screen
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Selected picture
When a picture is selected a red border appears. Depending on the work mode you can
select multiple pictures or only one, to which a copy will be added automatically if the picture
has no number of copies defined
(2)
Select all pictures / A copy of them all
Wait until all the pictures have been loaded before pressing this button. See total pictures (9)
This option is only active if all files are loaded.
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Depending on the work mode, they will only be selected or they will be selected and a copy
of each one will be selected.
(3)
Unselect all pictures/ Zero copies of all
Depending on the work mode they will simply be unselected, or the number of copies of all
the pictures will be zeroed.
(4)
Copies
This panel indicates the number of copies to be printed.
This icon will change depending on the service requested (Print, CD or Photo Web Album)
(5)
Selected files
Number of red-framed pictures.
When the Photo Web Album service is selected it also shows the Megabytes (Max: 30MB)
(6)
Add Copies (only instant prints, 1h/24h Prints and Decoration)
Increase/decrease the number of copies of the selected picture/s.
At least one copy must be requested to continue to next screen.
(7)
Information Panel
Shows the information about price per copy, selected size and copies
(8)
Service Total
Shows the total amount of this service plus other services previously requested.
The total amount becomes red when the balance on a prepayment card is exceeded.
(9)
Total Files
Shows the fully loaded pictures and the total files in the inserted media. Check that all the
pictures are loaded before pressing the “Select all pictures” button
(10) Back
The customer is asked if he wants to cancel the current
service so that it will not be added to the list of jobs
requested. If it is accepted the service selection screen
is displayed again.
(11) Preview
This previews the picture selected. A dotted line appears
if the picture needs to be cropped depending on the
selected Printing size.
The rotation and original resolution of the picture are
also available on this screen.
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(12) Edit
In this section the customer can improve the pictures. The different options are:
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Black and White
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Sepia
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Auto Brightness.
Disabled if Histogram is ON in settings.
• Auto Colour.
Applies Auto Histogram correction for each colour channel individually.
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Trim.
Use the "+" and "-" icons to trim or increase the amount of picture shown.
Use the arrow icons to move the selection area.
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Rotate the picture
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Auto Red Eye correction
It can be applied several times depending on
the complexity of the picture
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Recover. Revert to the original picture.
(13) Low-resolution sign This icon will be shown on each picture if it is 38% below the
recommended resolution for the current print size.
(14) Next Button
It appears when at least one copy has been requested.
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2.1.5 Decoration: Calendar & Frames
If the Calendar or Frame service has been selected, the composition screen will appear after the
desired picture has been selected on the Browser screen.
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(1) Selection Panel
Select the Calendar or Frame template. It will fit the picture automatically
(2) Template Scroll Down
Press here to view more templates
(3) Back Button
Press this button to return to the Browser and select another picture
(4) Add Copies
Increase/decrease the number of copies of the selected composition.
(5) Arrow Buttons
Use them to allocate the picture inside the Calendar or Frame mask
(6) Zoom Buttons
Use them to increase or decrease the picture size
(7) Rotate Button
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2.1.6 Do You Want Index Print?
This option is only available at the first service carried out by the customer and only when instant
prints or CD burning are selected. If the customer selects YES, a menu showing the different
types of Index Print appears.
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Of all the pictures
With this option the customer will have an index print of all the pictures of the current source.
"Copies" is the number of pages needed to print all the pictures.
This option may appear greyed if all the pictures on the media have not been fully loaded. In
such cases, press the Back button and wait until all pictures finish loading.
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Of the selected pictures
With this option the customer will have an index print of the selected pictures only.
"Copies" is the number of pages needed to print all the pictures.
•
Summary Index Print
With this option the customer will have a random index print from the source. Only one page.
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2.1.7 Order Summary
All the services requested until now and their costs are detailed on this screen.
•
Back
Return to the “Browser” screen
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Confirm Service
This button confirms the last requested service
From this screen it is possible to add more operations,
see the summary or submit the services.
WARNING
This is the last screen before payment and end
of the service
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2.1.8 Extract Source
If a digital camera card or CD has been inserted, Kiosk will prompt the customer to remove it.
The customer must remove the media source and then press the Next button.
NOTE
The Kiosk software assumes that the customer has removed the card before pressing the Next
button.
Mitsubishi Electric is not responsible for any forgotten media.
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2.1.9 Payment Selection: How Will You Pay?
This screen will appear if the prepayment card has not been inserted at the beginning of the
transaction.
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Credit Card
Select this option to pay by credit card and
follow the on-screen instructions.
•
Cash
Select this option to pay with coins and notes.
The coins and notes accepted will depend on the
level of change in the hoppers and the cash policy
defined in General Settings
When “Change Mode” is configured, money inserted will be
returned if the customer presses the Back button.
When “No Change Mode” is configured, the Kiosk will not
return any money inserted but will print one ticket with the
money inserted.
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Counter Payment
Select this option to pay
at the counter.
A ticket will be printed informing the customer to
go to the counter and pay. Kiosk software stays
blocked on that screen.
The operator will validate the transaction by the
operator card or password after the customer has
paid for the services.
The operator must check that the Request ID and the total amount on the ticket match the onscreen info.
2.1.10 Checking devices
In this step, Kiosk checks that the correct media are loaded in printers, the CD recorder has a
blank and valid CD (capacity according to selected file size)
Depending on the number of pictures or selected services this may take a few minutes.
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2.1.11 Service Execution
This screen shows the progress of the services requested by the customer in the main progress
bar and partial progress under each service picture.
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Service banner
The big rectangle area under the main progress
bar is customizable.
It works as a bitmap carousel. See Appendix C for
more instructions on how to add your own
pictures.
Once the requested services have finished, a ticket with
all the details will be printed.
In the event of failure of any device that could not complete a request, an error ticket will be
printed to allow the customer to ask for a cash refund.
If the transaction has been paid by prepayment card, the
Kiosk will prompt the Customer to remove the card.
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3. Kiosk KERNEL
Kiosk Kernel manages the common components of the system and their interaction with other
applications (DPSPhoto, Mobile Contents, Top Up, etc.)
Common components of the system are: hardware devices, payment modes, operators, screen
saver, main screen, statistics and other general options, such as languages, shop information,
etc.
3.1
Global Settings menu
To configure and manage the Kiosk behaviour, the operator must firstly gain access to the Global
Setting screen. This can be done in two ways:
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Automatically, by inserting the Operator card from the main screen
Manually, pressing sequentially the logo in the top corners in the main screen and then
typing in the operator password.
Then type in the operator password
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Following authentication by operator card or password the Global Settings menu will appear.
From this screen, operators and the supervisor can access the different application settings.
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Access to the operator Interface is restricted to users defined as operators who need to check the
functionality of the Kiosk system.
On this interface, the operator can create customer cards, restart failed requests, check the
payment registry, print a duplicate ticket, display and force refresh hardware status, shut down
the system, etc.
Access the following menu by pressing the
operator button of the Kiosk Kernel application
NOTE
The user is strongly recommended to access this Menu whenever a problem occurs
and gather the necessary information to diagnose the cause
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3.2.1 Operator menu panels
The lower section of the Operator Menu quickly displays the general status of the system.
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Operator name
It displays the number of the operator accessing this menu.
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Kiosk Devices
It displays the general status of the devices. The operator can manually force hardware
status refresh with the refresh device button and ascertain current status at a glance.
Refresh button: It checks the current status of all devices.
In the event of problems check the Device Manager Panel for more detailed information on
the malfunctioning device. The three statuses are:
o
o
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OK. The system is working properly.
Warning. There is an error but the system can work and offer other services.
Critical error. The system cannot work.
When the Kiosk displays a Warning or Critical error Status on any device this icon is
also shown on the customer'
s main screen.
• Pending Request
When an error occurs (i.e. unfinished prints) this panel indicates the number of jobs pending
or blocked. If the number is other than zero, press the Pending Request button to see the
details (See also section 3.2.3 Jobs Pending)
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Remote Request
It indicates the number of remote requests that the Kiosk has downloaded from the DPS
Server and are ready to be executed. If the number is other than zero, press the Pending
Request button to see the details (See also section 3.2.3 Jobs Pending)
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Pending Updates
It indicates the number of updates that the Kiosk has downloaded from the DPS Server and
are ready to be executed. If the number is other than zero, press the DPS Monitor button to
see the details (See also section 4.2 Software upgrade)
When a Remote Update is ready to be executed this icon is also shown on the customer
main screen.
• Kiosk Out of Order
When the Kiosk is out of order, the reason is shown on this panel.
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The main causes of this status are:
o
No application running
Restart applications from DPS Monitor or Restart the system
o
No Payment Mode available
Check that all payment related devices are working and configured properly:
cash machine, credit card reader
Ticket printer out of order
Check that the ticket printer has paper and there is no problem on the device
manager.
o
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Device manager
From this panel the operator can determine the cause of a problem.
The device manager tree is separated by applications.
Every application reports information on its own related software or hardware modules every
minute:
o
Kiosk Kernel
Shows Kiosk hardware status
o
DPSPhoto
Shows digital photo services status:
• Applications: DPSPhoto, DPSPrintServer, DPS Minilab
• Printers
o
Mobile Contents
Shows Mobile Contents Service status:
• Application
• Content Server Connection
• Balance
• Currency
The four statuses of hardware or software components are:
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Ready. Application or device is working properly.
Warning. Ready but an incidence has occurred (i.e. paper near end)
Error. The application or device cannot work due to an error
Initialization. The application or device is not ready due to start-up jobs
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3.2.2 Customer Cards
Use this menu to create customer cards, modify customer data or increase their
credit.
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Registrations
Create new customer cards.
o
Title, Name, Gender, Job, Language, etc.
Enter the customer'
s personal data. These are optional fields. Language is the default
being used when the customer inserts the card on the main screen
o
Balance
Enter the initial balance for the new customer
o
Photo Web Album information
If the customer has an account in www.mitsubishialbum.com, the User and Password
can be included in these fields. A Photo Web will then be created in the customer'
s
private collection of albums.
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If the prepayment card is not compatible with the Kiosk, a dialogue box will inform of this
circumstance and the operator will be able to decide about making it compatible.
All the data (money included) will become usable for this DPSKIOSK.
The system considers incompatible cards as those created in another DPSKIOSK which
doesn'
t belong to the same business (Shop or Chain of Shops).
NOTE
Importing customer data from an incompatible card is intended for special purposes.
The manufacturer is not responsible for the improper use of this feature.
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Modify
Modify customer personal data of an existing prepayment card and press the Modify button
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Reload
Recharge customer credit. The selected amount will be added to the credit remaining on the
customer card.
NOTE
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3.2.3 Jobs Pending
When the Requests Pending or Remote Jobs panels display a number, the
operator can press this button to view the outstanding requests.
Jobs Pending can be caused by uncompleted operation, while Remote Jobs
are generated by a customer from the Photo Web Album site. The Job can
be Restarted or Deleted through the buttons on the right hand side.
3.2.3.1
Requests Tab
From this screen the operator can manage unfinished transactions
•
Request Table
o Request
Request identification. Printed on the ticket
o Application
Service that produced the pending request
(Digital Photo or Mobile Contents Services)
o Date / Time
o Price
Total price of the request
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Request Selected Buttons
o Restart
Restart the whole selected request, including
finished jobs
o Restart jobs pending
Restart only jobs pending of the selected
request.
o Remove
Delete the selected request.
o Remove all
Delete all the requests pending.
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Services Table
o Service
Print, Index Print, Burn CD, Decoration, etc.
o Detail
Printing format (X, L, W)
o Price
Total price of the service.
If prepayment discount is applied, it will not
be reflected in this table.
o Status
Current status of the Job: Pending, Done
•
Service Selected Buttons
o Restart
Restart all the jobs of the selected service
o Restart jobs pending
Restart only the jobs pending of the selected
service.
3.2.3.2
Remote requests Tab
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From this screen, the operator can manage requests sent from www.mitsubishialbum.com
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Remote requests Table
o
o
o
o
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Request Selected Buttons
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o
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Request
Request identification. Each request can have a group of jobs (pictures, CD burning)
Date / Time
Date and time when the request was executed.
Application
Application of the remote request.
Basically, DPSPhoto
Price
Price of the request. This price comes from the
Photo Web Album service
Remove
Delete the selected Remote request.
Remove all button
Delete all Remote requests.
Remote Services Table
Indicates the Service detail of the selected request
o
o
o
o
Service
Name of the service (Printing, CD Burning)
Detail
Printing format (X, L, W)
Price
Price of service.
Status
Indicate if the service is downloaded.
NOTE
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3.2.4 Payment Register
This screen is used by the operator to know the total amount of transactions
made in the Kiosk by day, week, month and year.
It is also possible to print ticket duplications of any request executed on the
Kiosk. It is helpful for balance cash register when paying directly on Kiosk or
whenever the ticket printer fails and close the balance in the current period
and to control statistics summary.
3.2.4.1
Payment request Tab
Screen that will register all the payment transaction details done in the kiosk.
Column description:
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•
•
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Request
Request identification. A request is the different services that the kiosk offers the user in a
single payment transaction. (Picture prints, calendars, Photo Web Album, BurnCD, etc.)
Date / Time
Date and time the request was executed.
User type
Customer (“USER”) or operator (“OPERATOR”).
User Identifier
- Customer name in case of prepayment
- “ENDUSER” in any other customer case.
- Operator number (“OPERATOR1” to “OPERATOR5”) in case of operator validation.
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Payment Mode: Payment method that the customer or the operator used during the service.
o Operator validation (operator card or password)
o Operator Free (requests started by an operator)
o Free
o Cash
o Credit Card
o Prepayment
o Recharge prepayment (Recharge prepayment cards)
Total Amount
Total price that the customer has paid. In other words, the real amount the Kiosk has
collected.
Payment Status: Payment status of a request
o Done: request performed successfully.
o Cancelled: request aborted by customer.
o Returned: The customer paid the total amount but, if some service could not be
performed the kiosk returns the money (This status is used only for some special
applications. The photo development does not work like this)
o Power failure: In case of a power failure the Kiosk will shut down automatically and
the transactions pending will be set as “Power Failure”
The detailed status of a selected request can be quickly ascertained from the bottom grid of the
Payment request Tab. This grid can be comprised of more than one line per request.
Detail grid columns description:
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Line: Line number of each request detail row
Date/Time: Date and time of the customer action on that request.
Concept: Shows the action that the customer or the Kiosk performed:
o “Entry”: Transaction in which the user inserted money into the Kiosk.
o “Return”: When the Kiosk returns money to customer due to cancellation, Back
…
o “Recharge prepayment”: When the customer is filling the prepayment card.
o “Ticket Error”: When a Power Failure or a refund status happens.
o “Cash Income”: When an operator is loading the Hoppers with cash.
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Debit: Amount of money that has been returned to the customer. This could be the entire
amount that he has inserted in case of cancellation, or change of transaction. As an
exception, in Kiosk mode “No Change” (settings), no money will be returned in any case
(Debit is always 0)
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(Ex: In this case, the customer inserted 1.5€ and immediately cancelled the service (see lines
1 & 2). Afterwards, the customer inserted 6.5€ and 1.5€ has been returned as change for the
real price of 5€)
•
•
Credit: Amount of money that the customer has inserted to pay the service.
Payment Mode: See definition before.
As a summary, this rule will be always true for all requests: (except in “No Change” mode)
Total Amount = Credit - Debit
If you would like to re-print a copy of a request ID ticket, just select the request and press this
button.
NOTE
All ticket transactions are saved until the Supervisor decides to delete their transaction logs.
This action is performed from the Kiosk Kernel Supervisor interface
Current Balance:
This screen presents a summary of all the transactions registered during a given period of time. It
is also possible to print the information using the ticket printer.
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Sections:
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Current Period: This shows the time period of the current balance. You can reset this period
by closing the balance (“Close Balance” button).
Payments summary: Detail of payments grouped by Payment Mode types. Except
payments in “Prepayment Mode” (customer prepayment cards) and “cash income” value due
to:
o “Prepayment Mode”: The customer will pay the money on recharging his
prepayment card.
o Cash Income: All the money inserted manually into the hoppers by the operator
is not counted as profits.
Cash Summary: It is divided into 3 sections: Detail of Hopper level, Cash income list and
Total cash summary.
o Hopper level: Amount of money currently inside the hoppers that can be used to
return change to the customers. (See the Coin Counter section for more detail)
o Cash income list: A historic list of hopper changes: money inserted (+) and
money collected (-). It is updated when an operator presses the counter button
(see Coin Counter section).
o Summary: Here you can see 2 different ways of calculating the total amount of
money collected during this period (2 columns, the left one shows the detail
about money collected)
o
Initial balance + Cash income + Collected Cash = Hoppers +
Cash.
Column 1: Cash inputs detail
Initial balance: The initial value in hoppers when the balance period
starts. Money coming from the last period closure.
Cash income: Total amount of money loaded in the hoppers by an
operator. (See “Cash Summary” “Cash Income List”)
Collected Cash: All the cash collected throughout the period through
payment by the customer for services.
Column 2: Cash totals to collect.
Hoppers: Current amount in the Hoppers.
Cash: (Cash to collect) Amount of money that is in the “Collection Box” to
be collected by an operator.
Notes:
(1) “Cash Income” + “Initial Balance” does not need to match the “Hoppers”
amount since all the customer transactions could change the hoppers'end
result, with the value increasing or decreasing in each cash transaction.
(2) “Collected Cash” does not need to match “Cash”, since all the money from
services is counted in "Collected cash" (Collection box + coins that will go to
the hoppers) whereas in “Cash” only the money that has gone to the
“Collection Box” is counted
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(3) While “Closing a Balance” the hoppers need not be counted or filled again.
Any hopper operation after closing a balance will be recorded in the next one.
In the new balance the “Initial Balance” is the amount registered in the
“Hoppers” from the previous balance.
Close Balance is the utility that will help the operator to collect the “Collection Box”. This
action will reset all the values to start a new balance period. When a balance is closed all the
information that is not related to the hoppers will be cleared.
Once this operation has been performed Kiosk assumes the following:
1. The “Collection box” has been collected. It becomes empty for the next period.
2. The Hoppers remain as they were. So the “Hoppers” amount will be transferred to the next
period as “Initial Balance”.
On the following list you can see the details of the different actions that will happen:
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Reset Payment Summary Grid.
Reset Total Payment Summary.
Reset Cash income list.
Initial Balance = Hoppers.
Hoppers values not modified
Reset Cash income.
Reset Collected Cash.
Reset Cash.
After clicking Close Balance, the Balance List window will be updated with all the balance values
(end date, final balance, money in (income), amount collected, and completed = true).
The current balance is represented by Completed =False
Balance list: Saves a record of all previous collections when Close Balance button is pressed.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Initial date: Balance start date. It matches the End Date of the previous balance
period.
End Date: End date of a balance. It is updated when a balance is closed.
Initial Balance: Amount of money in the hoppers when the balance starts. It comes
from the “Hoppers” amount of the previous balance.
Final Balance: Calculated on pressing the close balance button. (see current
balance)
Cash Income: Total amount loaded into the Hoppers by an operator.
Amount collected: Final value of Hoppers when the “close balance” button is pressed.
Completed: True if balance period is closed, and False for current balance period.
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In Detail Area (on the bottom of the screen) you can ascertain the total amount collected by the
different payment modes for the selected balance closure “Collected id”.
Statistics Summary
In this summary the operator can see the number of copies and services made over a selected
period of time, as well as an estimate of the total price per service, albeit without taking into
closed balances into account.
(1) You can select this period just by pressing the appropriate button.
By pressing the “selection” button you can specify the start and end date for reporting.
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(2) You can see a summary of services grouped by application. If an application is not installed in
your kiosk, the statistics for that application will be empty.
Each value on that list can be pressed to see its detail.
(2.1) In Service Details you will see the detailed information of the application/service previously
selected. Depending on the kind of service, the detailed content may be different (Amount of
copies
of
a
certain
format,
etc.)
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3.2.5 Coin Counter
This section controls the change inside the coin hoppers.
This button only appears if the optional coin machine is connected to the
system and the optional hardware checkbox is checked.
If it is hidden, and there is a coin mechanism, make sure that it is properly
connected and powered up, and restart the program.
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Procedure for counting coins in the hoppers
1. Insert the coins to be counted into the hoppers.
2. Press the “Count Coins” button of the hopper to be counted.
Hopper 1 (Top); Hopper 2 (bottom)
3. Insert the coins back into the hoppers.
NOTE
After counting the hopper coins, the amount will not be increased with the coins counted, the final
amount will be directly the result of this count.
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Coin Value
This figure shows the value of the coins in the hopper. This must be configured by the
supervisor and must match the real value of inserted coins. It is necessary to setup the coin
value before counting.
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Coin Level
This figure shows the number of coins in each hopper after the “Count Coins” button has
been pressed. Whenever the system gives out change or a customer inserts a coin of the
same value the coin level is refreshed automatically.
•
Hopper amount
This figure shows the total money amount in each hopper after the “Count Coins” button has
been pressed. Whenever the system gives out change or a customer inserts a coin of the
same value, the hopper amount is refreshed automatically.
•
Total hoppers
This figure shows the total sum of both Hopper amounts after the “Count Coins” button has
been pressed. Whenever the system gives out change or a customer inserts a coin of the
same value the total amount is refreshed automatically.
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“Release Critical Stop” button
This button will unlock the hopper. The hopper is blocked for safety measures or for fraud
during bill insertion.
3.2.6 DPS MONITOR
Press this button to access the DPS Monitor Module.
You will find more details in the DPS MONITOR
3.2.7 Shut Down
The system must be shut down properly in order to maintain integrity of the
databases or the operating system.
After the Shutdown Button has been pressed a confirmation screen appears.
Press YES to turn off the Kiosk properly.
Most systems include a UPS. In this case the table below shows 4 different ways that system can
be powered off, and the procedure that the system follows for each case.
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CASE 1
CASE 2
CASE 3
CASE 4
SHUTDOWN
FROM OPERATOR
MENU
SHUTDOWN
FROM OPERATING
SYSTEM
SWITCH OFF
MAIN POWER SUPPLY
SWITCH OFF
UPS/Kiosk MAIN SWITCH
PROCEDURE 1
PROCEDURE 2
PROCEDURE 3
PROCEDURE 4
System (automatically)
1.- Closes Applications
2.- Saves Databases
3.- Closes Windows
4.- UPS waits for
configured time.
Operator (manually)
1.- Switches off main
power switch before the
configured time.
Recommended
System (automatically)
1.- Kills applications
2.- Does not save
databases
3.- Closes the windows
Operator (manually)
1.- Switches off main
power
2.- UPS beeps
3.- UPS switches off
Not recommended!
System (automatically)
1.- Waits for 2 minutes
2.- Closes applications
3.- Saves databases
4.- Closes the windows
5.- The UPS waits for the
configured time.
6.- UPS switches off
Recommended
System (automatically)
1.- Switches off
This procedure may cause
a system malfunction!
Not recommended!
Case 3: this situation is the same case as a “Power Failure”:
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All the steps will be carried out by the system automatically.
An incidence will be reported to the incidences database and sent by email (for ONLINE
Kiosks)
If a request is being processed (e.g. printing), an error ticket will be printed and the remaining
copies will be kept by the system as Jobs Pending.
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Supervisor menu
Access to the supervisor interface is restricted to the shop supervisor, who must configure and
verify the functionality of the Kiosk system.
Through this interface, the supervisor can administer the Kiosk general settings, check statistics
and manage operator cards.
Access this menu by pressing the supervisor
button in the Kiosk Kernel application
Type of supervisor password
WARNING
The default password is “1 2 3”
For security reasons, this password should be changed first time the system is installed.
See Operator Management on how to change the password
This password must be known only by the SUPERVISOR
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3.3.1 Settings
Access this section to configure the general parameters of the Kiosk
3.3.1.1
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o
o
o
Base Language
Default language used for the operator interface,
screensaver, main screen, etc.
Measurement
Unit of measure used to display dimensions in any
screen: centimetres or inches.
Currency
Selects the country currency. It also applies to credit
card or cash payment modes.
Coin Symbol
Select the position where you want the Coin Symbol
to appear.
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Date Format
Select the date format to be printed on receipts and Index Print
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Web Server Options (Kiosk ONLINE checkbox)
This option will be only enabled if the Kiosk has been registered. Check this box when the
Kiosk is connected to the Internet and offering Online Services.
If it is not checked, the Kiosk will not be able to request remote updates or jobs from the Web
Server. Moreover, the Web Services will be disabled.
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Taxes and discounts
Check the Taxes checkbox to show tax value and
provide a description wherever needed.
Configure its name and percentage
Check Prepayment Discount to offer special prices
to customers using the prepayment card
NOTE
The final price is not itemised with the tax. The price must be inserted with the tax calculated
beforehand.
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Optional Hardware
o
o
o
o
UPS
Cash Machine
Chip Card Reader
Credit Card
If these options are checked, the Device
Manager will check the status of this
hardware.
If this hardware is not installed, these boxes must be left unchecked.
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Inactivity notification time.
After the selected time has elapsed, a
time out screen will appear. If no
button is pressed, the screen saver
will start after this time.
o
Inactivity message duration.
When the user is making a service, a screen reporting inactivity will be shown. This
message will be waiting over this time and after that the Screensaver will be shown.
o
Customized screensaver pictures interval.
The screensaver can be customized by using a carousel of several bitmap pictures.
This time is the interval between the picture preview.
(See Appendix C. Kiosk Customizations)
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Sources
Enable or disable the different input data sources:
o
o
o
o
o
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Digital Camera Card
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM
Bluetooth devices
Photo Web Album
Enables the downloading of Photo Web Album pictures.
This option is only available if the Kiosk is ONLINE.
Remote Jobs
Enables the possibility to collect remote jobs requested
from the Mitsubishi WebAlbum. This option is only available if the Kiosk is ONLINE.
The Web Server administrator must configure the Remote Prints services from the Web
Site in order to receive these requests.
Kiosk Out of Order
If these options are checked, they would bring
the Kiosk to the Out of Order status.
NOTE
All options must be checked in normal operation. Uncheck only if advised to do so by the
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CD Burn
Select Burning Speed and CD Capacity.
After burn CD is selected the application checks if
the selected files to burn exceed the value defined in
CD capacity.
•
UPS configuration
Time (in minutes) for which the UPS will remain on after a power failure.
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This section is used to select the available languages on the Main Screen.
The language configured in the first position will be the default language.
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Payment Mode Tab
This section is used to define available payment methods for the Kiosk offered to the different
DPS Applications.
It is possible to select different combinations of payment modes. The rounded check boxes are
exclusive. For example, if Free mode is selected, the system will work in this mode only.
If there are several modes selected, the Customer will be able to choose the payment mode at
the end of the transaction, unless prepayment cards are used, which must be inserted at the
beginning of the process.
The print ticket check box indicates if the ticket will be printed as receipt for each user operation.
If it is unchecked, the system will not print any ticket and the customer will not have a receipt.
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Free
The customer is treated by the system as an anonymous person and the service is offered
free of charge.
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Counter Payment
The customer is treated by the system as an anonymous person and at the end of the service
the operator’s presence is required to validate the jobs.
When the customer indicates the services, the system will print a ticket with the price of the
transaction, asking the customer to pay at the counter:
o
Operator card validation
The system will remain blocked until the operator authorizes the service by inserting an
operator card.
o
Operator password validation
The system will remain blocked until the operator authorizes the service by entering an
operator password.
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NOTE
You are recommended to activate this mode.
This payment can work as an alternative when other methods fail.
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Credit Card
Select this mode to allow customers to pay by credit card. This option will only be available if
the credit card security software is previously installed. Ask your local dealer for more details.
o
Credit Card parameters
This section will be activated only if the credit
card security software is installed and the
credit card payment mode has been checked.
Use this section to initialize the credit card
information that is needed to make the credit
card payment. The payment platform provider
provides all the required information.
There is an optional possibility to define a
minimum and a maximum amount for credit
card payments. This option might be used depending on the acquiring bank agreement.
•
Prepayment
Select this mode if customers are using prepayment cards. They allow the customer to
prepay for services and maintain credit on the card. The customer is treated by the system in
personalized fashion.
This kind of card is personal for each user and can be used in a specific Kiosk or in a group
of Kiosks that belong to the same scope. These scopes are defined using the Administration
WebServer interface.
The Customer is required to insert the card at the beginning of the transaction, in the main
screen. Subsequently, it will not be possible to use the prepayment card.
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Cash
This method allows customers to pay for Kiosk services using cash.
It is possible to adjust some parameters such as the coins or bills accepted and other
change-related parameters.
If the “Optional Hardware” checkbox in the “General Settings” tab is selected, this option will
be enabled. Moreover, if the Kiosk does not detect the hardware when the program starts, it
will not be able to detect it later and the option will remain disabled until the application is
restarted.
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Cash parameters
o
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Coin
When the Cash Payment mode is selected, automatically, the currency is disabled in
“General settings”. Thus, the currency of
the Kiosk will be the one configured in the
Coins and Notes acceptors.
•
Supported coins / notes
This is to set the coins and notes that Kiosk
will accept for cash payments. The
currencies for change must be checked in
this area to refill the hoppers.
•
Reset button
Press it whenever inconsistent information is shown in the supported coins / notes
area
Cash Modes
•
No Change Mode
Change will never be returned to the user, even if the user wants to cancel the
payment. This option does not use hoppers, so it is not necessary to have them
connected. All supported coins and notes that have been configured will be accepted.
•
Change mode
Working with this mode the cash system will be able to:
1. Return all the money that the customer has inserted if the payment is cancelled at
any time during the payment process.
2. Return change for any of the accepted coins and notes.
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WARNING
In Change mode, it is very important to verify that the amount set in each hopper
corresponds to the value of the coin contained. Otherwise the Kiosk may give
back the customer the wrong change.
When a change of coin is made in the Hopper the amount set in the Hopper must
match the value of coins contained, since the Kiosk will record this difference as
another payment record.
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In
order
to
fulfil
these
conditions, the accepted coins
and notes during the payment
process may vary depending on
the quantity of coins that the
hoppers contain and how the
“Maximum change allowed”
parameter is configured.
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Accepted Coins and Notes will
dynamically change depending
of Cash Policy and coins amount
WARNING
Counter payment is also strongly recommended, in combination with this payment mode.
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Ticket Tab
The custom ticket header can be customized with this option.
If the option is checked the box below can be edited.
Press the Refresh button to get a preview and press the Print button to print a sample ticket.
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Incidents Tab
System incidents can be reported by e-mail to pre-defined groups. Use this section to select
whether they have to be reported and which groups must be notified.
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Error Group
Every device or application error is classified in a group allowing to decide who will be
notified by email.
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Email
Check this option to generate any email for the Incidents of this group.
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Email Group
With the Email option checked you must indicate which email group must
be notified.
There are three notification groups:
1. Service
2. Maintenance
3. Administration
Email addresses for each group are configured at the DPS Server administration site.
All notifications are reported periodically to the DPS Server if the Kiosk is ONLINE.
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Sources Tab
This table shows the
different devices or
media used as inputs
for the pictures. The
system drive and path
are indicated in the
Source
and
Path
columns respectively
The sources are the
default
ones
predefined for the
Kiosk system drives
and there is no need
to
change
them
unless it is absolutely
necessary.
3.3.1.7
Kiosk Applications
This screen shows all the applications that are installed in the kiosk and allows you to decide
which ones are available for customers.
Check or uncheck if you do not want that the applications to run next time the system boots.
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Kiosk Information
Owner Info
o
Shop Name, Address, Phone Number.
Information about the shop where the kiosk is located. This information will be used
in the header for the customer ticket.
o
Web Site
URL shown on the printed ticket and on the Kiosk
screen when a Photo Web Album service is
requested.
o
Tax Identification
Establishment Identification number. In some countries, the tax laws oblige you to
include this number on the customer ticket.
o
Shop Logo
The logo to be shown on the PhotoClickCD, Index Print and at the top left corner of
screens. See the Appendix C. Kiosk Customizations
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3.3.2 Operator and Sam cards
Use this menu to manage operator cards and create Sam cards.
Sam Cards allows you to create an undefined number of customer cards
without any kiosk application.
This operator menu can also be used to configure the name of the operator
and associate one password to each card.
It is also possible to create or delete operator cards, remembering that the maximum number of
operators is 5.
NOTE
To activate or create the Sam cards function, Press “Ctrl+Shift+S”, and a new Sam card
Button appears in the window.
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Press “Ctrl+Shift+S”, and the
new Sam card Button will
appear
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Operator 1…5
Select the card to create or modify.
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Operator Name
Enter the name of the operator and press the
green button. It will be used to identify the
operator.
Password
Enter the password for the selected operator. It is used when
the operator password validation is selected as the payment
mode and for granting access to the operator menu.
A key will appear next to the operator Card icon to indicate that
the operator has an associated password.
NOTE
The user is strongly recommended to assign a password to one operator card at least.
It can be used as an alternative to access the Global Settings Menu in case of card loss
•
Create a card
Press this button to create an operator Card and insert an operator Card to proceed
WARNING
This operation will overwrite any data stored on the card.
•
Delete Operator
Press this button to remove the information associated with this operator.
Card insertion is not required.
After this operation the operator card and its password will be disabled.
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Supervisor password
Select this option to change the supervisor password.
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NOTE
This procedure is strongly recommended the first time that the supervisor accesses this
menu after the Kiosk is installed.
3.3.3 Logs
In this section the supervisor can control the statistics of the transactions,
incidents and system by querying the local databases.
All logs are sent to the DPS Server and can be also be remotely consulted
by the DPS Server Administrator if the Kiosk is ONLINE.
Logs Options
These are common buttons for the three different tables of statistics. They configure the way the
Data Panel will display the logs.
By clicking the Filter button, the supervisor can define the data filter criteria.
o
o
o
o
Date
Sources (only for transactions)
Payment mode (only transactions)
Operator (only User)
It is not possible to accumulate filters.
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Press the Reset Filter button to reset the current filter applied. After this all the information must
be shown again.
Press this button to Delete data. A dialog for selecting
the initial date & time to delete “data older than …” will
appear.
return)
Press this button to Export all data to a text file. This file can later be imported to any
TM,
database system or simply opened using a plain text editor or Microsoft Excel
The format of these files are CSV (fields separated by coma and registers by carriage
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Transactions Log Tab
The transactions table shows the general information associated with each customer transaction
in the Kiosk. This information is sent periodically to the DPS Server.
Transactions are sorted by request ID field or optionally by the field defined on the Filter
configuration panel.
The general data associated with each transaction is:
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•
•
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Request Id: Identifies the request. This number is also printed in the ticket.
Date: Date and time when the transaction services have been made.
Application: DPS application associated with the request.
User type: User that has generated the request: operator or user
User Identifier: Used in case of prepayment cards.
Payment Mode: Operator, cash, credit card, etc.
Price: Price paid for the requested services.
Operation Time: Time spent by the customer until the transaction has been finished.
Reported: This column informs whether the transaction has been reported to the DPS
Server. The different values are:
o
o
o
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Reported. The data has already been sent.
Pending. The service has finished but the data is pending to be reported.
n/a. The request has not to be reported. (i.e. OFFLINE Kiosks)
Statistics panel
This panel shows the total and
average result of the transactions
data displayed before.
The fields are:
o
o
o
Total registers
Price
Operation Time
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Incidents Log Tab
This table shows all the Kiosk'
s hardware-related incidents.
The incidents are reported to the DPS Server periodically.
Incidents are sorted by date & time or optionally by the field defined on the Filter configuration
panel. The fields are:
•
•
•
•
•
Date & Time
Device: Identifies the device
Error Code: Error code that identifies the type of Incident.
Error Message: Description of the failure
Reported: This column informs whether the incident has been reported to the DPS Server.
The different values are:
o
o
o
Reported. The data has already been sent.
Pending. The service has finished but the data is pending to be reported.
n/a. The request has not to be reported. (i.e. OFFLINE Kiosks)
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Users Log Tab
This table registers some of the actions performed by the operators or supervisor on the system
(Shutdown, operator jobs, create prepayment cards, etc.)
The system logs are reported periodically to the DPS Server.
This panel shows the actions one by one, sorted by the field defined on the Filter configuration
panel. The fields are:
o
o
o
o
o
Date & Time
User Type
User Identifier: Number of the operator that performs the action.
Action: Description of the action
Additional Information: Additional information that may be relevant.
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4. DPS MONITOR
4.1
General
This module checks and manages the activation process and controls the general health of the
other programs. It also manages communication with the DPS Server if the Kiosk is ONLINE.
Backups, remote jobs, VPN Initialize, remote upgrades are also handled from the DPS Monitor
program. To summarize, this module is in charge of:
VPN Initialize.
Management of system activation.
Launching of all DPS Applications in the right order at system start-up
Control of the general status of DPS Applications
Running and closing of all DPS applications
Management of communications with DPS Server. It includes:
o Report the Incidents related to hardware malfunction (every 67 minutes)
o Report the activity of all finished operations (every 120 minutes)
o Report the Status of DPS Applications and devices (every 10 minutes)
o Reception of software upgrades (checked every 61 minutes)
o Reception of remote jobs for DPSPhoto Application (checked every 59 minutes)
Update management policy
Management of backup and restore policies
Programme equipment restart at a given time.
The operator can access the DPS Monitor from the Kiosk Kernel operator menu
The screen below shows the main window of the DPS Monitor.
Application name and version columns identify installed applications and their current
version.
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Running column shows if the application is running.
Status and Error ID columns shows statuses such as the Device Manager panels on
the Kiosk Kernel operator screen.
Error Msg shows a short explanation of the Error ID.
Main menu allows:
Closing or running the applications manually and shutting down or
restarting the system.
Initializing VPN connection:
remote control of the kiosk and online support. Only active for some countries.
4.2
Software Upgrade
Press the UPDATES button at the Actions Panel in the main screen of the DPS
Monitor to access the updates List
DPS Monitor permits CD or remote updates. Before installing an update, DPS Monitor closes all
applications. After installing the update DPS Monitor permits a system reboot or can rerun all
applications.
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NOTE
It is advisable to restart the system after installing an update.
Updates from a CD.
Permits the installation of frames, calendars, software updates, etc. from a CD.
To run a CD update the supervisor must:
1.
Insert the CD Update in the CDROM.
2.
Close all the applications from the DPS Monitor Main menu (optional).
3.
Press the Updates button in the Main Monitor window.
4.
Press Execute CD button.
Remote updates.
Permits the download, installation or removal of remote updates.
Download: On the DPS Server there is a repository for publishing and storing software upgrades.
There are three kinds of Software Upgrades:
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Version
It is a new software version of any DPS Application, with new specifications or
functionalities. It is published by Mitsubishi Electric
Patch
It is a change to the current version to apply improvements or solve bugs. It is published
by Mitsubishi Electric
Package
It is an optional upgrade which is not related to any DPS Application but adds
functionality to the system. For example: Calendars, Frames, Screensavers, Firewall
configurations, etc. It is published either by Mitsubishi Electric or by the Installer or the
Chain Administrator
Whenever a software upgrade is published and sent to a Kiosk, DPS Monitor starts to download
the data automatically. The information related to the upgrade is shown in the list:
•
•
•
•
•
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Identification: Internal Identifier.
Type: Version / Package / Patch
Application: The DPS Application that will be modified.
Description: Information about the software update.
Status: Notified / Downloading / Downloaded.
Check: Box to select the update and execute it by pressing the Run update button
Install: Once the status switches to “Downloaded”, the upgrade is ready to be installed and the
operator is informed through an icon on the main screen of the Customer interface and also at the
Kiosk Kernel operator Menu. See also section 3.2.1 Panels of the Operator Menu.
To run a Remote update the supervisor must:
1. Close all applications from the DPS Monitor Main menu (optional).
2. Press the Updates button.
3. Select the Upgrade to be installed.
4. Press the Run Update button.
If the “Update Patch Automatically” box is checked and the type of upgrade is “Patch”, the update
will run automatically the next time the Kiosk is started.
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Remove: For removing an Update. If the update status is Notified or is Downloading and you
press the remove button, the Server will automatically resend the update. If the update has been
Downloaded or installed pressing the remove button deletes the update folder R:\Updates\id.
4.3
Backup & Restore
DPS Monitor automatically creates back-ups of the critical files for all the DPS Applications. They
are saved to the R:\Backups folder. These files are the databases related to the configuration of
the system (Prices, general settings, etc.) There are two kinds of backup:
•
Partial Backup
All database information and remote requests pictures are saved whenever a shutdown
procedure is run (see section 3.2.7 Switch Off).
There can be a maximum of 10 partial backups at same time. Old ones are removed from the
system and only the latest backup remains if two are run on the same day.
•
Total Backup
All database information and all DPS Application files (except Calendars and Frames) are
saved whenever a Remote Upgrade is executed. There can be maximum of 3 total backups
at the same time and only the latest backup remains if two are executed on the same day.
The operator can run a backup manually from the DPS Monitor main screen:
1. Press the “MANUAL BACKUP” button
2. Select the DPS Application to back up
3. Select the type of Backup
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4. Press the “RESTORE” button
5. Select the DPS Application to restore
6. Select the Backup to restore data from
5. DPSPhoto
This application offers Photo Services to the customer and to manage the way they are offered.
Access the Global settings screen to enter the operator and supervisor interfaces (See section
3.1 Global Settings menu)
Select the option “New Job” to make any transaction just like the customer does, but skipping the
payment part. The operation will be carried out free of charge and will be registered as an
operator transaction.
(See also section 2 Customer Interface)
5.1
Operator Menu
Access to the operator Interface is restricted to users defined as operators who need to check the
functionality of the DPS Photo services.
Access the following Menu by pressing the
operator button in the DPSPhoto application
From this screen the operator can access the DPSPrintServer and DPS Minilab modules.
5.1.1 DPSPrintServer
DPSPrintServer checks the printers connected to the system, controls the flow of print jobs and
sends each one of them to the different printers, depending on the media size. It also allows you
to set different quality options and colour adjustments. See also section 6 DPS PrintServer
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5.1.2 DPS Minilab
DPS Minilab is the application that manages the requests to be sent to an External Printing
Service.
See also section 7 DPS Minilab
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Supervisor Menu
Access to the supervisor Interface is restricted to the shop supervisor who must configure the
Kiosk application to customize the Photo Services.
Through this interface, the supervisor can administrate the DPS Photo general settings (formats,
index print, decoration, etc) and the prices for those services.
Access this menu by pressing the
supervisor button in the DPSPhoto
application
Type of supervisor password
WARNING
The Default password is “1 2 3”
For security reasons, this password should be changed the first time the system is installed.
See section Operator Cards about the operator and SAM cards on how to change the password.
This password must be known only by the supervisor
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5.2.1 Settings
In this section the supervisor can set the general parameters of the
DPSPhoto application.
5.2.1.1
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General Tab
Paper Sizes
o
Composition
When this option is checked the low-resolution
pictures of the customers can be printed in the
selected paper size.
The pictures will be printed in the paper area using
the layout selected in the Layout box, where a list
of available compositions can be shown,
depending on the selected paper size.
Not all paper sizes have linked low-resolution formats.
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Base size
This is the first option for the customer in the
list of available print sizes, and used also as
default Index Print paper size. It is always
selectable for the customer, so there is no
option to disable it.
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Additional sizes
It is also possible to offer six additional
customer-selectable formats for enlargements
or alternative formats.
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The table below shows the allowed sizes depending on the media loaded in the printer.
Low-Resolution
Compositions
Low-Resolution
Compositions
(cm)
No
(inch)
No
4x6
7.5x10(2)
9x12(1)
7.5x10(1)
3x4(2)
3.5x4.7(1)
3x4(1)
13x18
5x7
10x15, 7.5x10(2)
4x6,3x4(2)
15x23
15x21
15x20
13x18W
10x15(2)
11.5x15(2)
6x9
6x8.5
6x8
5x7W
4x6(2)
4.5x6(2)
If 10x15(2) is
selected:
7.5x10(2)
9x12(1)
7.5x10(1)
If 4x6(2) is
selected:
3x4(2)
3.5x4.7(1)
3x4(1)
Media
format
(cm)
Media
format
(inch)
Available
base size
(cm)
Available
base size
(inch)
9x13
3.5x5
9x13
3.5x5
10x15
4x6
10x15
13x18
5x7
6x9
15x23
The number in brackets (1) or (2) indicates the number of pictures being printed. For
example, 10x15(2) will print two 10x15 cm pictures on 15x23 cm paper.
If the media loaded in the printer does not match the selectable size, this one will appear
greyed (disabled) on the customer interface.
NOTE
Selecting the same print size for two print formats (i.e. 10x15 and 10x15(2)) is not allowed.
10x15W format is related only to MITSUBISHI printer CP8000DW and must not be selected.
•
Banner time interval while running jobs
The number in this text box shows the time (in seconds) that will elapse between each picture
of the customizable dynamic banner that appears while DPSPhoto services are being
performed. For more information see Appendix C. Personalising the Kiosk
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Execute from the CD-ROM button
In order to add any extension to the DPSPhoto application, such as more frames or
calendars, please proceed as follows:
1. Insert the CD-ROM or DVD –ROM into the DVD drive.
2. Press this button.
3. Follow the instructions shown in the screen.
5.2.1.2
Customization Tab
Use this section to customize the Photo Services offer. The different service options can be
enabled or disabled.
•
Services
Each service can be enabled or disabled:
o
o
o
o
o
Burning a CD/DVD
Photo Web Album
Enables the Photo Web Album service. This option is only
available if the Kiosk is ONLINE.
1h Prints
Enables the 1H Prints service.
24h Prints
Enables the 24H Prints service.
Decoration
Enables Calendars and Frames decoration service.
NOTE
1h and 24h services will be disabled if the DPS Minilab application has not been configured.
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Show logotype in PhotoClickCD
The logo of the Kiosk owner will appear on the
main screen of the PhotoClick CD software if this
box is checked and there is a proper configuration
at the Kiosk Information Tab of Kiosk Kernel
Settings section. Se also Appendix C. Personalising the Kiosk
Browser Tab
This menu configures the parameters affecting the picture browser
o
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CD Burn Tab
This menu configures the parameters for recording PhotoClickCDs
o
•
DPSPhoto
Selection Mode
It can toggle between the different picture browser modes. For further details see the
description of the picture browser.
Edition
Enables or disables the editing service and the different options of this section.
If the Image Enhancement options are
activated, they will be performed automatically
before printing the customer’s pictures and the
equivalent option in Active Edition Options will
be automatically unchecked.
NOTE
The changes made for any of these options will only be applied to the printed pictures.
They will not be applied to the original pictures saved on the customer'
s media.
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IndexPrint Tab
This section is used to configure the way the Index Prints will be printed.
•
Enable IndexPrint
Customer will be asked for Index Print before service completion (prints, CD burning).
•
Pictures per sheet
Enter the number of pictures being printed per sheet. DPSPhoto software will
automatically change the layout for the desired number.
The paper size for the Index Print is the one configured as base size on the General Tab.
•
Logo
It configures the position of the customized shop logo that has been selected on the
Kiosk Information tab in Kiosk Kernel settings.
o
o
•
Right: Indicates the number of pixels from the right edge of the sheet.
Top: Indicates the number of pixels from the leading edge of the sheet.
DPSKiosk Logo
Configures the position of the DPSKiosk logo.
o
o
Left: Indicates the number of pixels from the left edge of the sheet.
Top: Indicates the number of pixels from the leading edge of the sheet.
•
Refresh button
Press this button to preview the layout of the Index Print.
•
Print button
Press this button to print an Index Print sample.
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Decoration Tab
Usually, the calendar and frame templates will be preinstalled on the system.
From this section it is possible to remove and preview the calendar and frame templates used in
the Decoration service. Use the “-“ button to remove a frame or calendar and the Uninstall Year
button to remove all calendars by selected year.
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5.2.2 Prices
Use this menu to set the prices for each Photo Service offered
NOTE
Adjust prices being aware that coin values lower than the value of the coins in the
hoppers will not be returned to the customer
Example of the Note:
Order price
Hopper 1 coin
Hopper 2 coin
Inserted money
Returned
Real Price
£2,58
£0,10
£0,50
£3,00
£0,40
£2,60
5.2.2.1
General Tab
Use this section to define the number of Price ranges and the interval of pictures in each range.
These ranges will be applied to the rest of the tabs where prices can be set.
A range is a group of copies for which the supervisor can decide to have a different price,
therefore depending on the number of copies that the customer requests the cost of each request
may differ
To activate the Price Range, simply check the box. If any box is checked, a set price will be
applied regardless of the number of copies.
To determine the ranges, check the Range 2. 5 boxes and type in the first number of the Range.
The end parameter of the range is automatically inserted to avoid mistakes.
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Copies Tab
Use this tab to set the price for each paper size selected in the General tab of DPSPhoto
Settings.
5.2.2.3
Decoration Tab
Use this tab to set the prices for each size of calendars and frames.
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Other Services Tab
Use this tab to set the prices for services to which the Price Range does not apply.
5.2.2.5
1H & 24h Prints
Use this tab to set the prices for jobs being sent to 1Hour Prints and 24Hour Prints services.
•
Tax
If the service has an added tax like for example shipment expenses, it is possible to enter
the description and the value (amount) that will be added to the final price. You should
warn the customer about this in the Services Instructions file for 1H or 24H Print services
(More information in the Appendix C. Kiosk Customizations). This tax will be directly
reflected in the total price of the request.
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6. DPS PrintServer
6.1
General
The DPS PrintServer module performs the print function for the DPS system, and releases the
system from managing and sending information through the USB bus.
DPS PrintServer module can be reached from the DPS Photo operator Menu.
DPS PrintServer main screen will appear showing the list of requests and jobs being sent to the
printer and the status of each one of them.
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5
2
6
3
7
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
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8
Pause button
Switch from “pause” to “play”. The button displays the status being switched to when clicked.
Use it to stop and restart the print queue.
Explore Button
This button explores ONLINE printer status. See next section for more details.
Preview Panel
Preview of the picture in process
Progress panel
Shows the job being processed and the printer to which it is being sent
Recover buttons
If a problem arises after jobs have been sent to the printer/s and they are blocked, they can
be resent by pressing these buttons. These buttons do not apply to DPSKIOSK. See section
3.2.3 Jobs Pending
Resend request
It is used when there is more than one printer and the same media is installed in them.
Delete Buttons
To delete a job, select it with the mouse and then press the “Delete job” key. It is also
possible to delete all jobs using “Delete all” or delete only the jobs belonging to the same
request using “Delete request”.
Log Panel
All communication issues with the printer are reported in this panel.
Log Buttons
The log panel can be cleared or saved to a file from these buttons.
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Checking Printer status.
This icon checks the connected printers and displays a table describing their status
and the port they are connected to.
In the event of a problem, the program will display the error type.
Number of copies pending in
the printer
From this list, the operator can check the Name (model) of the printer, the kind of Connection
(SCSI or USB), the Target and Device, the Format (Paper size), the remaining Copies of the
printer (if available), and the Status.
There is no possibility of changing this information manually. The system automatically detects
these parameters.
NOTE
Some printers cannot give information about remaining paper, so “999” will be displayed.
Depending on the status information, the operator will act accordingly:
•
If there is no printer detected (no information can be seen)
o
Press the Scan Printers button to make the DPS PrintServer search for printers. Wait for
10/15 seconds.
o
If no printer is detected, follow these steps:
1. - Check that LEDs on the printer front panel are On and Ready
2. - Check that Printer is properly connected (USB and Power supply cables)
3. - Restart the Printer
4. - Restart the Kiosk
•
Ink.../Paper.../Cassette.../Jam…/etc..
Problems with the consumables Kit. Remove the paper and/or Ink and make sure it is
properly inserted into the printer.
•
Overheating
Printer is in safe self-pause mode due to head overheating. Wait for 30 seconds and the
printer will start to work again once it has cooled down sufficiently.
•
Open door.
The printer door is open.
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Printer Colour Adjustment
Printers are factory-adjusted but colour correction can be performed if needed.
Access this screen by pressing the Explore button or by selecting Menu > Settings > Printers
• Basic
Select Basic and click Setup. Colour components can be
fine-tuned separately (R,G,B) or at once (Brightness)
o
o
The level adjusts colour saturation
Gamma adjusts middle tones
Each printer can be adjusted individually and be optimized
for colour or for black & white pictures. Different profiles can
also be saved / loaded.
NOTE
B&W optimization is not applicable to DPSKIOSK
•
Advanced
Select Advanced and click Setup. Colour
components can be fine-tuned separately
(R,G,B) or at once (RGB)
Independent adjustment can be made on
every point in the curve from shadows to
highlights.
Adjustments can be made for each printer and
each format individually and can be optimized
for colour or for black & white pictures.
Different profiles can also be saved / loaded.
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Configuring printer parameters
Printers are factory-adjusted; however some working parameters can be adjusted.
Access this screen by pressing the Explore button or by selecting Menu > Settings > Printers
If you select a printer and then click on “parameters” you will be able to change some advanced
printer options which can be used to adjust or improve print quality.
• Sharpness. Detail improvement. Recommended
values:
o CP9500DW-S: User – Manual - 6
o CP9550DW-S: Noise:3 Sharpness:5
• Image Quality. Superfine Mode Off (Only CP95)
• Gamma mode. Colour depth adjustment. The
recommended value is Photo.
• Colour Tables. Recommended values:
o CP9500DW-S: Normal
o CP9550DW-S: Table 0
• Number of copies near end will generate an
Incident when reaching the configured number.
• Save and Exit to apply changes.
The default values are usually the best, but operator can vary these parameters to improve
printer performance on a printer-by-printer basis.
NOTE
Do not change the Colour Table unless ICC profiling applies.
In such a case Flat or No tables will be automatically selected
Restrictions:
•
With the format 10x15x2 based on paper-cut, they cannot implement white edge.
7. DPS Minilab
DPS Minilab is the application that processes the print requests being sent from the main DPS
Photo application to an external printing system. Depending on the installed lab module (DLL
format), it adapts the file size and format, creates the compatible folders and files structure, and
sends the information if needed.
After a request is made, DPSMinilab sends it via LAN or FTP or exports it to a storage device.
These processes are monitored on the Main Screen of the DPS Minilab application.
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Installation Requirements
7.1.1 LAN Connection
The Kiosk system connection to a local Digital Minilab can be made through an Ethernet Network.
If the Kiosk is also connected to the Internet (ONLINE), the RJ45 Kiosk embedded connection will
be used for this service.
Another Ethernet adaptor (i.e. USB/RJ45 adaptor) might be used for the connection with the PC
of the local Minilab to avoid Internet attacks on the Minilab PC.
NOTE
If using the same network for both Internet connection and a Minilab connection, the
Minilab PC must have the required protections.
Mitsubishi Electric is not responsible for any damage to the Minilab PC
The DPS Minilab software will use a shared folder located on the Minilab PC site (not on the
Kiosk). You should identify the shared folder as a network drive and reconnect to it on booting up
the DPSKIOSK. Refer to the Windows 2000 Manual for mapping a network drive.
NOTE
DPSKiosk performs no maintenance of the shared folder.
The Minilab operator must periodically delete old requests from the shared folder
7.1.2 FTP Connection
The Kiosk system connection to a remote Digital Laboratory can be done through FTP protocol
using a DSL connection.
On the remote Printing system side (Laboratory or Minilab) there must be an FTP Server to
receive the pictures sent by the DPSKIOSK.
NOTE
Mitsubishi Electric is not responsible for the installation or maintenance of the FTP Server.
The FTP Server must have the required protection against Internet attacks.
7.2
Main Screen
On this screen the customers can check and manage requests.
Request status is indicated by a color.
Black: Reading to send.
Blue: Transferring.
Green: Done.
Red: Failed to send.
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7.2.1 Service Status
At the top of the main window you can see the installed protocols for each one of the 1h and 24h
services and their status message and status code.
7.2.2 Request Table
•
Customer
This is the identifier of the Kiosk where the request has been made.
•
Request
This is the request identifier.
•
Status
This shows the request status. The status can be any of the following:
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
Pending: The process has not begun.
Processing: The picture files are being processed, compressed or restructured.
Ready to send: The request has been processed and is waiting to be sent or exported to
an external device.
Sending: The request is being sent to its destination.
Done: The request has been completed. Complete requests can be deleted when
desired.
Failed: The request failed while preparing the data to be sent. It can be manually
restarted, but this process will be reattempted periodically.
Failed to send: request error during sending. It will be automatically resent later.
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Progress
This indicates the progress in the different statuses. For the `Sending´ status it indicates the
number and percentage of pictures being sent.
•
Transfer Method
This reflects the shipment method.
•
Check
This allows simultaneous selection of several requests in order to apply any function to them.
7.2.3 Requests options
• Delete selected.
Delete selected requests.
• Clear finished
Delete requests that are in “DONE” state.
• Resend selected
All the selected files will be sent from the first file, but they will not
be processed again if they have already been processed.
• Restart Selected
This restarts the process for the selected requests.
7.2.4 Export
•
CD
Burn the selected requests on a CD.
• Media
Open a dialogue box to export the selected requests to any
digital media supported by DPSKiosk. The default path is set up
in the settings menu.
7.2.5 Settings
Access the following menu by pressing the Settings button on
the main screen. 1h and 24h services can be configured from
here.
This screen is protected by password to allow only the
supervisor to access it.
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Click button to exit without saving.
Click button to save change and close the windows.
NOTE
After pressing the Save button you must restart both DPS Minilab and DPSPhoto
applications for all the changes to take effect. Close and run the applications from DPS
Monitor
7.2.6 Password
To access the settings screen you must enter the password.
Click the New button to change the password. Please enter current password and new password
Re-enter the new password to confirm again.
WARNING
The default password is “ ” (empty)
For security reasons, this password should be changed when the system is installed.
This password must be known only by the supervisor of DPSKiosk
7.2.7 1h Service and 24h Service Tabs
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The Settings screen configures the 1h and 24h services. Both have the following configuration
options:
•
Protocol
The desired protocol must be selected in the pull-down menu. Only installed protocols can be
selected here. Please contact your dealer for more information about different communication
protocols. Mitsubishi generic protocol is already installed on each system.
Specific or common parameters for that protocol can be set in the configuration file by
pressing the CONFIGURE PROTOCOL button.
•
Delete finished jobs on start-up
If this box is checked, requests with status ‘Done'are erased automatically when the system
starts up. In this way you can see how many requests have been done before restarting the
system.
•
Schedule
When this option is checked two options will appear to set the start and end times for sending
the pictures via LAN or FTP.
•
Method
You can select the following methods of delivery.
o
FTP: this will be selected normally to send requests to a remote laboratory. It allows you
to enter all the necessary parameters for FTP configuration: host (IP), port (default 21),
address (default blank), login and password. The TEST button checks connectivity once
the parameters have been correctly set.
o
LAN: sets the destination path for LAN connection. This button can be used to access the
Windows explorer to make it easier to set the path.
o
Delivery: this method is based on exporting the requests to a storage device.
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The Test button allows you to check the FTP server connection with the defined user
and password.
•
Print formats
This allows you to select the print formats that each protocol offers.
You can select up to 8 different formats depending on the ones defined in the protocol. See
also section ¡Error! No se encuentra el origen de la referencia. ¡Error! No se encuentra
el origen de la referencia..
7.2.8 General Config Tab
In this settings menu you can set general parameters that are not related to installed protocols.
•
CD Burn
When the delivery method is selected, some CD burning parameters can be changed:
o
o
Speed. CD Burning speed can be selected. Maximum value is recommended.
Buffer underrun protection. Please check this if higher burning speeds are selected. If the
CD writer does not support this please deactivate it.
•
Export Settings
You can set the default path to export requests.
•
Requests
These parameters apply to any Transfer Method, but mainly to FTP:
o
o
Failed attempts to send requests
You can set the number of retries for failed requests. After the number of retries is
reached, only once the system is rebooted will the requests be resent again.
Retry interval (minutes)
You can also set the time between different retries (in minutes).
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MITSUBISHI Protocol
The MITSUBISHI Protocol is based on copying the pictures and a text file with the request
details. The laboratory operator will read the text file “MINILAB.DPS” and will manually send the
jobs to the print system (normally a Minilab)
7.3.1 Workflow
The printing process at the Minilab will be carried out as follows:
1. The customer selects the “1h/24h Prints” service at the customer interface of the
DPSKiosk when selecting photo services
2. Once this service has been made and paid for the customer gets the payment ticket that
indicates the request ID.
3. The DPS Minilab application creates a folder, identified with the request and to which the
pictures and a file called “MISCDPSNAME_RequestID (FOLDER_NAME_LABEL) .DPS” are
copied. This is the same folder name but with the extension .DPS, where the information
between brackets is obtained directly from the customer [e.g. Name, telephone].
4. The Minilab operator gains access to the shared folder and retrieves the pictures and the
"MISCDPSNAME_RequestID(FOLDER_NAME_LABEL).DPS" file with the information on
number of copies, format, etc.
5. The customer gives the receipt at the counter to pick up the jobs requested.
6. The Minilab operator identifies the request with the request ID.
7. The Minilab operator deletes the folder with the finished request.
7.3.2 Folder Structure
Every time a customer requests a Minilab Service, a new
folder is created on the Minilab PC below the selected
shared folder.
Each request folder is identified with the request ID (e.g
100093_24h)
• "IMGES\dgim" folder contains customer pictures.
They are always in JPEG format. The size and
resolution will depend on the parameters configured
in the MIT_GEN_100.ini file
• The folder
“MISCDPSNAME_RequestID(FOLDER_NAME_LABEL)” contains the file
“MISCDPSNAME_RequestID(FOLDER_NAME_LABEL).DPS”. e.g.: DPS01138_100093_(Alberto)
NOTE
If several DPSKIOSK systems send pictures to the same Minilab, you are advised to create
different shared folders to identify the origin (name of the shop, for example)
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7.3.3 Basic configuration for DPSMinilab using Mitsubishi LAB protocol
This documentation explains in detail how to configure the basic parameters of the DPSMinilab
application and the MITSUBISHI LAB PROTOCOL to be able to send print jobs to Click Pro and
remote laboratories. This is step-by-step documentation. For more detailed information see the
specific documents.
7.3.4 Configuration for Kiosk7000 sending data to Click5000 (LAN
connection)
On sending jobs from Kiosk to Clic, we assume that we are working on a LAN connection. We
therefore consider that the size of the picture files is not an issue due to the high data
transmission speed. The default print formats of the MITSUBISHI LAB protocol are the default
formats by MITSUBISHI for Click Pro, therefore new ones need not be added.
The parameters to be changed are shown below.
7.3.4.1
Section [General]
1) NUM_FORMAT = ‘X’
It is the number of the different printing sizes that Click can offer Kiosk. Please maintain the
default values.
2)
NUM_CUSTOMER_ASK=0
It is the number of questions the customer will be asked if the photographs are to be sent
from the Central Laboratory. As the prints will be made by Click there are no questions to be
asked. Leave it at ‘0’ by default.
3)
TITLE1H, DESCRIPTION1H,TICKETINFO1H
Please configure these values (only the 1 hour ones) to clearly explain the service to the
Kiosk customer. Check the example below to see sample values.
4)
COMPRESSION=0
Please do not change this value for a connection of this type. This value may change from ‘0’
to ‘100’. ‘0’ is the value that represents maximum quality and less compression of the JPG
archives generated by the DPSMinilab application.
You will find information about this parameter later on.
5)
OPTSIZEDISK=100000
Value in Kbytes. 100000 means 100Mbytes per picture. This value is the maximum file size
that can be sent over the LAN connection. It should be set to a really high value for a
connection of this type. This means that neither the size nor the resolution of any picture with
a file size below 100MB will be modified (provided that the file format is compatible with the
target).
6) IMGCOMP=0
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This parameter activates the compression of the pictures (JPG) when it is equal to ‘1’. In our
case the file formats should be respected since the target system is ClickPro and it may read
a large amount of picture files listed in the COMPATIBLE parameter, therefore we will leave
the value at ‘0’.
7) COMPATIBLE
Please do not change this parameter. This is the list of formats supported by ClickPro
7.3.4.2
Section [Formats]
1) FORMAT_X
Please do not change the information on the different formats unless you wish to use Inches
as a default unit. In this case the critical parameter is ‘ALIAS’, in which the SAME NAME must
be configured for the format displayed by ClickPro on screen when it refers to them. See
ClickPro configuration.
After carefully changing the ALIAS parameter you can easily modify the DESCRIPTION and
PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION parameters. Please do not change PRODUCT_ID either.
NOTE: the MEGAPIXELS, WIDTH and HEIGHT parameters are configured for the CP9xxx
and CP3020 printers. If you are not using a printer with this same resolution you must change
these parameters to get maximum quality. Read the following sections to learn how to
change these parameters.
ALIAS=15x23
DESCRIPTION=15x23
PRODUCT_ID=2222
PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION=15x23
MEGAPIXELS=4,739
WIDTH=2152
HEIGHT=3146
7.3.4.3
Example for LAN connection
[GENERAL]
COPYRIGHT=Copyright Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. 2005
REQUESTFILENAME=RequestInfo.ini
MINILAB=Mitsubishi
NUM_FORMAT=12
NUM_CUSTOMER_ASK=0
NUM_PRODUCT_ASK=0
NUM_SERVICE_ASK=0
NUM_SPECIFIC=0
NUM_OPERATOR_INFO=3
MULTIFORMAT=1
ORIENTATION=0
TITLE1H=service Expres
DESCRIPTION1H=Pick up your copies at the counter
TIKETINFO1H=Pay at the counter
TITLE24H=72h Home Delivery Service
DESCRIPTION24H=Send your pictures to the Laboratory for enlargements
TIKETINFO24H=You will receive the enlargement at home
UNICODE=1
COMPRESSION=0
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MAXSIZEFACTOR=1,2
OPTSIZEDISK=100000
IMGCOMP=0
COMPATIBLE=jpg#bmp#tif#tiff#gif#jpeg#psd#png#wmf#emf#dis#pcd
[SPECIFIC_0]
VARNAME=COPIESMODE
TYPE=NUMBER
DESCRIPTION=Setting for classification mode of picture copies. 0 - in Folders, 1 - in Picture Name
DEFAULT_VALUE=0
ACTIVE=TRUE
[SPECIFIC_1]
VARNAME=RENDERORDER
TYPE=BOOLEAN
DESCRIPTION=Do you want to print order information?
DEFAULT_VALUE=FALSE
ACTIVE=TRUE
[SPECIFIC_2]
VARNAME=FOLDER_NAME_LABEL
TYPE=STRING
DESCRIPTION=The destination folder name of request is built by
KioskID_RequestID_(FOLDER_NAME_LABEL)
DEFAULT_VALUE=NAME
ACTIVE=TRUE
[CUSTOMER_ASK_0]
VARNAME=NAME
TYPE=STRING
DESCRIPTION=Please type your name
DEFAULT_VALUE=
ACTIVE=TRUE
[CUSTOMER_ASK_1]
VARNAME=ADDRESS
TYPE=STRING
DESCRIPTION=Please type Your Address
DEFAULT_VALUE=
ACTIVE=TRUE
[CUSTOMER_ASK_2]
VARNAME=PHONE
TYPE=STRING
DESCRIPTION=Please type Your Phone number
DEFAULT_VALUE=
ACTIVE=TRUE
[FORMAT_0]
ALIAS=10x15
DESCRIPTION=Standard photography size 10x15
PRODUCT_ID=0000
PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION=Size 10x15
MEGAPIXELS=2,133
WIDTH=2152
HEIGHT=1416
[FORMAT_1]
ALIAS=9x13
DESCRIPTION=9x13
PRODUCT_ID=1111
PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION=9x13
MEGAPIXELS=1,572
WIDTH=1812
HEIGHT=1240
[FORMAT_2]
ALIAS=15x23
DESCRIPTION=15x23
PRODUCT_ID=2222
PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION=15x23
MEGAPIXELS=4,739
WIDTH=2152
HEIGHT=3146
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[FORMAT_3]
ALIAS=10x15(x2)
DESCRIPTION=10x15(x2)
PRODUCT_ID=3333
PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION=10x15(x2)
MEGAPIXELS=4,739
WIDTH=2152
HEIGHT=3146
[FORMAT_4]
ALIAS=11.5x15(x2)
DESCRIPTION=11.5x15(x2)
PRODUCT_ID=4444
PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION=11.5x15(x2)
MEGAPIXELS=4,739
WIDTH=2152
HEIGHT=3146
[FORMAT_5]
ALIAS=13x18W
DESCRIPTION=13x18W
PRODUCT_ID=5555
PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION=13x18W
MEGAPIXELS=4,739
WIDTH=2152
HEIGHT=3146
[FORMAT_6]
ALIAS=15x20
DESCRIPTION=15x20
PRODUCT_ID=6666
PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION=15x20
MEGAPIXELS=4,205
WIDTH=2152
HEIGHT=2792
[FORMAT_7]
ALIAS=15x21
DESCRIPTION=15x21
PRODUCT_ID=7777
PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION=15x21
MEGAPIXELS=4,452
WIDTH=2152
HEIGHT=2956
[FORMAT_8]
ALIAS=13x18
DESCRIPTION=13x18
PRODUCT_ID=8888
PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION=13x18
MEGAPIXELS=3,110
WIDTH=1812
HEIGHT=2452
[FORMAT_9]
ALIAS=20x25
DESCRIPTION=20x25
PRODUCT_ID=9998
PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION=20x25
MEGAPIXELS=5
WIDTH=2508
HEIGHT=3134
[FORMAT_10]
ALIAS=20x30
DESCRIPTION=20x30
PRODUCT_ID=9999
PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION=20x30
MEGAPIXELS=6
WIDTH=2508
HEIGHT=3762
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7.3.5 Configuration for Click5000 or Kiosk, sending data to remote
laboratory (FTP connection)
On sending jobs from Clic or Kiosk, we assume that we are working on an FTP connection. We
therefore consider that the size of the picture files is not an issue due to the lower data
transmission speed. We shall configure the system to send the pictures in JPG format. File
formats other than JPG will be converted to this format, and pictures which are originally JPG
which surpass the value of the OPTSIZEDISK parameter will be resized and compressed
depending on the WIDTH and HEIGHT parameters of the printers selected and the
COMPRESSION general parameter.
The MITSUBISHI LAB default formats should be changed to configure the print formats
compatible with the targets.
The parameters to be changed are shown below, step by step.
7.3.5.1
Section [General]
1) NUM_FORMAT = X
It is the number of the different printing sizes that the remote laboratory can offer.
2)
NUM_CUSTOMER_ASK=X
‘X’ is the number of questions the customer will be asked to inform the remote laboratory or
include them in the details of the request of DPS LAB.
Leave at ‘0’ if no information is required.
3)
TITLE24H, DESCRIPTION24H, TICKETINFO24H
Please configure these values to clearly explain the service to the Kiosk/Click customer.
Check the example below to see sample values.
4)
COMPRESSION=0
Please do not change this value for a connection of this type. This value may change from ‘0’
to ‘100’. ‘0’ is the value that represents maximum quality and less compression of the JPG
archives generated by the DPSMinilab application.
If the quality of the connection is poor and you need to reduce the final size of the picture you
may try values below 10, where picture quality is still high.
5)
OPTSIZEDISK=2500
value in Kbytes. 2500 means 2.5Mbytes per picture. This value is the maximum file size that
can be sent over the FTP connection. It should be configured to a value around this.
2.5Mbytes for a JPG is a good value to conserve the quality of the picture if compression is
not very high. This means that neither the size nor the resolution of any picture with a file size
below 2.5MB will be modified (provided that the file format is JPG, otherwise it will be
modified anyway).
6) IMGCOMP=1
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This parameter activates the compression of the pictures (JPG). It should be set to ‘1’ to
permit the compression of the JPG.
7) COMPATIBLE
You can ignore this parameter. In any case, if the remote laboratory wants to receive another
type of picture formats (for example TIF), the IMGCOMP parameter should be set to ‘0’ and
COMPATIBLE as follows: COMPATIBLE=jpg#tif
7.3.5.2
1)
Section [CUSTOMER_ASK]
[CUSTOMER_ASK_X]
It helps to obtain all the necessary information from the customer for the remote laboratory.
The content of VARNAME and DESCRIPTION may be changed for the MITSUBISHI LAB
protocol. VARNAME is the internal reference for the specific question, it can be configured as
necessary, provided that it is a short word. DESCRIPTION is the question the customer will
see on screen. Check the example below.
[CUSTOMER_ASK_1]
VARNAME=ADDRESS
TYPE=STRING
DESCRIPTION=Enter your address
DEFAULT_VALUE=
ACTIVE=TRUE
7.3.5.3
[Formats] section
1) FORMAT_X
Each format must be configured one by one, depending on the remote laboratory'
s
requirements.
The ALIAS parameter will be displayed on screen in the application (Kiosk or Click) when the
user chooses the format. DESCRIPTION is also displayed on some of the systems to give
the customer more detailed information on this product.
PRODUCT_ID is the reference code that the laboratory recognises, and
PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION is also used for possible laboratory needs.
MEGAPIXELS is the minimum amount of information the laboratory needs to print with a
certain quality. This information on our system to warn the user about the quality of their
pictures with regard to the format to be printed. If the laboratory does not offer this
information, it may be configured by calculating (WIDTH * HEIGHT) divided by 2.
WIDTH is the real width of the picture in pixels that the laboratory needs for this print format.
HEIGHT is the real height of the picture in pixels that the laboratory needs for this print
format.
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Both WIDTH and HEIGHT are used to resize the pictures when they are compressed in JPG
format, for example, or when the latter surpass the size indicated in OPTSIZEDISK.
ALIAS=15x23
DESCRIPTION=15x23
PRODUCT_ID=2222
PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION=15x23
MEGAPIXELS=4,739
WIDTH=2152
HEIGHT=3146
7.3.5.4
FTP connection example
[GENERAL]
COPYRIGHT=Copyright Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. 2005
REQUESTFILENAME=RequestInfo.ini
MINILAB=Mitsubishi
NUM_FORMAT=3
NUM_CUSTOMER_ASK=3
NUM_PRODUCT_ASK=0
NUM_SERVICE_ASK=0
NUM_SPECIFIC=0
NUM_OPERATOR_INFO=3
MULTIFORMAT=1
ORIENTATION=0
TITLE1H=Express Service
DESCRIPTION1H=Pick up your prints at the Counter
TIKETINFO1H=Pay at Counter
TITLE24H=72h Home Delivery Service
DESCRIPTION24H=Send your pictures to the Laboratory for enlargements
TIKETINFO24H=You will receive the enlargement at home
UNICODE=1
COMPRESSION=0
MAXSIZEFACTOR=1,2
OPTSIZEDISK=2500
IMGCOMP=1
COMPATIBLE=jpg#bmp#tif#tiff#gif#jpeg#psd#png#wmf#emf#dis#pcd
[SPECIFIC_0]
VARNAME=COPIESMODE
TYPE=NUMBER
DESCRIPTION=Setting for classification mode of picture copies. 0 - in Folders, 1 - in Picture Name
DEFAULT_VALUE=0
ACTIVE=TRUE
[SPECIFIC_1]
VARNAME=RENDERORDER
TYPE=BOOLEAN
DESCRIPTION=Do you want to print order information?
DEFAULT_VALUE=FALSE
ACTIVE=TRUE
[SPECIFIC_2]
VARNAME=FOLDER_NAME_LABEL
TYPE=STRING
DESCRIPTION=The destination folder name of request is built by
KioskID_RequestID_(FOLDER_NAME_LABEL)
DEFAULT_VALUE=NAME
ACTIVE=TRUE
[OPERATOR_INFO_0]
DESCRIPTION=Shop_ID
DEFAULT_VALUE=MITSUBISHI FOTO
[OPERATOR_INFO_1]
DESCRIPTION=Shop_City
DEFAULT_VALUE=Barcelona
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[OPERATOR_INFO_2]
DESCRIPTION=SendTo
DEFAULT_VALUE=Shop
[CUSTOMER_ASK_0]
VARNAME=NAME
TYPE=STRING
DESCRIPTION=Please type your name
DEFAULT_VALUE=
ACTIVE=TRUE
[CUSTOMER_ASK_1]
VARNAME=ADDRESS
TYPE=STRING
DESCRIPTION=Please type Your Address
DEFAULT_VALUE=
ACTIVE=TRUE
[CUSTOMER_ASK_2]
VARNAME=PHONE
TYPE=STRING
DESCRIPTION=Please type Your Phone number
DEFAULT_VALUE=
ACTIVE=TRUE
[FORMAT_0]
ALIAS=10x15
DESCRIPTION=Standard photography size 10x15
PRODUCT_ID=0000
PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION=Size 10x15
MEGAPIXELS=2,133
WIDTH=2152
HEIGHT=1416
[FORMAT_1]
ALIAS=9x13
DESCRIPTION=9x13
PRODUCT_ID=1111
PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION=9x13
MEGAPIXELS=1,572
WIDTH=1812
HEIGHT=1240
[FORMAT_2]
ALIAS=15x23
DESCRIPTION=15x23
PRODUCT_ID=2222
PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION=15x23
MEGAPIXELS=4,739
WIDTH=2152
HEIGHT=3146
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Appendix A. Photo Web Album.
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Appendix A. Photo Web Album.
Each registered shop has its own associated URL site that can be customized to a greater or
smaller degree, depending on the agreement with the local Mitsubishi office. This URL takes the
form of www.mitsubishialbum.com/####/#### where the # symbol means a series of numbers
that are given by the Web Server Administrator.
The services offered from the Photo Web Album site are:
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•
•
•
View a Photo Web Album created from a Kiosk
Create a collection of Photo Web Albums
Share a Photo Web Album
Request jobs from a specific Kiosk
The customer can interact with the Photo Web Album site in these ways:
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•
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•
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Locate Kiosk: To find any registered Kiosk worldwide.
View Album: To consult Albums created from a Kiosk.
Remote jobs: To send pictures to print.
User – Create a private account: How To create a Photo web album user.
User – Managing Albums: How to share albums and upload pictures for your albums.
About webalbum timings and continuance conditions* :
Parameters
daysInServer
anonymousAlbumDiskSpace
userDiskSpace
Description
Time that an anonymous album is on the Web
Disc space of an anonymous album
Disc space available to a user
basicUserIdleDays
Value
21 days
30Mb
30Mb
30 days
Maximum time of inactivity of a user. An email is
sent which notifies the user that he has 7 days to
enter the album before the account expires.
*these conditions are subject to change without prior notice
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Locate a Kiosk
From a standard web browser, type www.mitsubishialbum.com.
1. Select
“Press here to locate a Kiosk”
2. Select country, province and town to find a Kiosk.
In the Kiosks Found area, the user can see all the registered Kiosks in the selected region.
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View album
When uploading pictures from a Kiosk, a ticket with an Album_ID and password is generated.
The customer can see these pictures from another Kiosk or from the Web site:
From a standard web browser, type www.mitsubishialbum.com
1. Select View Album
2. Enter the Album_ID and password in the
Identifier and Code fields and click OK.
3. The customer can request copies from a
Kiosk by clicking the request Copies or
Print-outs options
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Remote Requests
Remote Requests allows the customer to select Photo Web Album pictures and send them to a
DSPKiosk. To use this tool select “print-outs” in the top bar.
1. Select the pictures to be printed, the number
of copies and the desired format.
A CD can also be requested.
2. After the selection has been made, click OK
3. Select the country, city and province where
the jobs are being printed.
4. A list of the available shops in the selected
city will appear. Select one and click OK
5. The confirmation screen appears, and the
customer must make note of the ID number.
This ID can now be used to print the job in
the selected Kiosk from the Remote Jobs
source.
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User. Creating a private account
On the Web site a customer can create a private account to keep a collection of albums. Proceed
as follows to create an account:
1. From a standard web browser, type www.mitsubishialbum.com
2. Select new user.
3. Fill in the
registration form
4. In a few minutes
the customer will
receive a reminder email confirming his name and password.
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User. Managing Albums
The customer will be able to manage, share and remotely print the pictures from the Photo Album
Web site.
Enter the User and Password.
Once inside, the options are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Import albums created from a Kiosk.
Upload pictures from the PC by the '
add photos'option.
Rename pictures and albums.
Share albums by sending an email to someone.
Request remote prints. See section “View Album” step 4.
A. Import albums created from a Kiosk:
1. Select [Import]
2. Enter the Album_ID and Password
in the Identifier and Code fields
3. Click OK.
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Upload pictures from the PC:
Select [My Albums] and then '
add photos'option
The customer can choose between two options for uploading pictures.
B.1)
Java tool. It allows the customer to easily select multiple pictures and/or folders by
picture format. (tiff, bmp, jpg)
To use Java tool, “Java Sun Virtual Machine” software must be installed in the
system.
B.2)
C.
Browser. The customer can select the link “Otherwise you can also use a nonapplet page to upload pictures” to perform a manual upload.
Rename pictures and albums and share albums by sending an email to someone
Select [My Albums]
and then the '
manage album'option
The user can modify the Album and Photo properties.
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Appendix B. DPS Server Shop Administration.
Each Registered Shop has its own associated
Administration access. From the Administration
Web Site, the Supervisor can modify the shop
information, configure Remote Job services, see
production statistics etc.
It is possible to browse the Administration Web
Site from the Kiosk or from any standard PC.
www.mitsubishialbum.com/meeadmin. Usually,
the installer will give the shop supervisor the
login and password they need for access.
The services offered from the DPS Server are:
Kiosk and Administrator Information: Inform about kiosk scope, status, Incident notification
groups, change administrator password, create new accounts and assign permissions.
Web Site Customization: Personalize the web album area by Customer. Change logo, shop
name, background colours, letter font.
Monitoring Kiosk: Know hardware and software devices, enable remote services, perform
remote jobs, alerts and select Kiosk activity.
Browsing Statistics: View global statistics about activity and alerts. The customer can export
these values in XML or CVS files and view them with any spreadsheet tool.
A) Update information on the establishment and the
Kiosk
A) Change Administrator password.
Create new accounts and assign permissions
B) Customize establishment logotype languages
C) Display and configure the status and the Kiosk services
D) View Kiosk production and incident statistics
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Kiosk and Administrator Information
Status and information on the
Kiosk
Incident notification Groups:
Group 1: Service company
Group 2: Maintenance Dept.
Group 3: Administrator
(see section 3.2.1.7)
Personalizar logotipo
Change Administrator details and password
Ver estadísticas del producto e incidencias
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Web Site Customization
Powered by
73x35 pixels
Shop Name
Logo
120x60 pixels
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Monitoring Kiosk
1
2
3
4
5
Only applies to
static IP Kiosks
1) Hardware Devices
The list contains an overview of the identification and status of the hardware devices. Lines
containing the status column with a zero value mean the kiosk is up and running, whereas
values other than zero imply that the device is not working properly.
In Status Message the user has detailed information on the hardware device. For example:
the number of copies sent to the printer.
2) Software Components
The list contains an overview of the identification and status of the software components.
Lines containing the status column with a zero value mean the kiosk is up and running,
whereas values other than zero imply that the component is not working properly.
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3) Remote Service Setup
The frame shows a list of the remote services provided by the Kiosk to the web end
users. A remote service is a product or an activity that a Kiosk provides to web users
through the customer Web site interface when the print-out service is selected.
From this section it is possible to insert new services and/or modify their prices.
4) Alerts
The frame shows a list of alerts sent from the selected Kiosk.
Clicking on each element of the list brings up additional alert information.
5) Activity
The frame shows a list of activities performed by the selected Kiosk. An activity is the set of
actions carried out by a user locally on a Kiosk from when the customer starts to interact with
the device until the billing process is finished. Click on any element of the list to view the list
of actions performed by the Customer. Clicking on any of these actions will have the
administrator’s tool show additional information on the action.
Detalle de la tarea:
El usuario puede ver: tamaño, número de copias
y precio de cada servicio.
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Browsing statistics
The administrator tool provides a set of services to view and extract statistics about the Kiosk
activity and alerts.
Incidents and production statistics enable the administrator to generate specific reports.
In the form shown, a set of available fields allows you to define the query parameters on the
incidents and production databases. Each parameter is a new search criterion. The more
parameters provided, the more restrictive the query becomes.
User can export Incident and Activity Statistics by [XML] or [CSV] format.
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Appendix C. Personalising the Kiosk
Main Screensaver: Flash and Banner options
Main screensaver appears after some time of inactivity. There are two ways to create your own
DPSKiosk Main Screensaver.
1. Create a Macromedia Flash ® project with these conditions:
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•
•
•
•
Contact with a Macromedia Flash ® advanced programmer (graphic designer and
programmer)
Name of flash must be ‘screensaver.swf
Screen size is 800x600 pixels.
In the flash project an FSCommand(‘EVENTO’, ‘ONCLICK’) should be applied for
the mouse click event. This gives the Kiosk application to take control when
somebody touches the screen.
The flash file should be saved to ‘D:\Kiosk Kernel\GUI\Custom\ScreenSaver’.
2. Create a carousel of static pictures with these features:
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•
•
•
Name. The name of each file should be DPS_SS#.bmp, where “#” is the number
that means the order of appearance “0, 1, 2, …” . There is no limit to the number of
bitmaps.
Resolution. 800 x 600 pixels
Color. Indexed Colour
Ubication. Copy these files to the folder ‘D:\KioskKernel\GUI\Custom \ScreenSaver’.
Service Banner
It is possible to customize the banners that show different pictures while jobs are processed. The
picture files must follow these conditions:
•
•
•
•
Name. The name of each file should be
DPS_SV#.bmp. where “#” is the number that
means the order of appearance “0, 1, 2, …”.
There is no limit to the number of bitmaps.
·Resolution. 740 x 425 pixels
Colour. Indexed Colour
Location. You should copy these files
to‘D:\DPSPhoto\Customize\ServiceBanner’
folder.
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Shop Logo
This is the Logo that can be shown in the top left corner on the screens of Kiosk software, on the
PhotoClickCD customer software screen, and the Index Print.
•
•
•
Configure the logo from the Kiosk Kernel supervisor menu
Press the Delete Logo button to insert the DPS default
logo.
Resolution: 166x52 pixel “.bmp” file.
Frames and Calendars
You have to copy your new files to the Decoration\Calendars\Year\Language folder for calendar
files, and Decoration\Frames for frame files.
The YEAR folder should be written in a 4 digit format. e.g.: 2005
The LANGUAGE folder must match the calendar'
s language abbreviation.
For more information on how to create your own frames and calendars please ask your dealer for
more documentation.
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1h and 24h Services (Minilab / Laboratory print services)
Disclaimer
The 1H and 24H print services disclaimers are
customizable. This information is shown under
the prices list, and allows you to show the
customer the conditions and instructions of the
service.
Please edit and copy the files located in
D:\DPSPhoto\ServicesInstructions with the
name MINILAB_1h_XXX.txt. where XXX
corresponds to the letters of desired language.
If the customized language is not found, the
program will show the information found in
MINILAB_1h.txt
or
MINILAB_24h.txt,
depending on the current selected service.
Information on tickets, descriptions and names of the 1h and 24 h print
services.
In order to set up the name and description of these services, press ‘Configure Protocol’ button in
DPS Minilab application settings screen, in the tab sheet related to 1h or 24h print services.
Name of Service
Description
In the [General] section of the opened document, you should change the following parameters:
•
•
•
•
•
TITLE1H= [Name of 1h Service]
DESCRIPTION1H= [Description of 1h Service]
TITLE24H=24h Service (example)
DESCRIPTION24H= 24h Prints (example)
TICKETINFO=Call 555555 for information [Info to be printed on the Ticket]
Tax Information.
In the Price settings section of DPSPhoto application, you can set a shipping tax (or any other
kind of tax) and its description to inform the customer. It is also interesting to inform the customer
about this by using the disclaimer information for these services.
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Name of BRANCHES
the importers
France
Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.
25 Boulevard des Bouvets, 92741
Nanterre Cedex,
France
Tel (+33) 1 55 68 55 00
Fax. (+33) 1 55 68 57 31
Germany
Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.
Gothaer Str. 8, Ratingen / P.O. Box 1548
40835 Ratingen
Germany
Tel (+49) 2120 486 9250
Fax. (+49) 2102 486 7320
Ireland
Mitsubishi Electric Ireland
Westgate Business Park, Ballymount
Dublin 24
Ireland
Tel (+353) 1 4198844
Fax. (+353) 1 4564422
Italy
Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.
Centro Dir. Colleoni, Pal. Perseo – Ingr.2
Via Paracelso 12,
20041 Agrate B. (Milano)
Italy
Tel (+39) 039 60531
Fax. (+39) 039 6053214
Benelux Branch
Mitsubishi Electric Benelux
Nijverheidsweg 23A, 3641 RP Mijdrecht / Postbus 222
3640 AE Mijdrecht
Netherlands
Tel (+31) 297 282461
Fax. (+31) 297 283936
Spanish Branch (Barcelona)
Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.
Carretera de Rubi 76-80, Apartado de correos 420
08190 Sant Cugat del Valles
(Barcelona) Spain
Tel (+34) 93 565 31 54
Fax. (+34) 93 589 43 88
Scandinavian Branch
Mitsubishi Electric Scandinavia
Hammarbacken 14, P.O. Box 750
SE-191 27 Sollentuna
Sweden
Tel (+46) 8 625 10 00
Fax. (+46) 8 625 10 36
U.K.
Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.
Travellers Lane, Hatfield
Herts AL10 8XB
U.K.
Tel (+44) 1707 278684
Fax. (+44) 1707 278541
Russia
Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.
Moscow Representative Office
52, bldg. 5, Kosmodamianskaya Nab.
113054, Moscow
Russia
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.
9351 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, CA 92618, U.S.A.
Phone 949-465-6000 Fax 949-465-6338