Serial Port POS User & Installation Manual
Serial Port POS User & Installation Manual
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Contents
CONTENTS .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 2
PREFACE ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3
INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
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GETTING STARTED .................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
1.1
HANDLING POS TRANSACTIONS .................................................................................................................................................................... 5
1.2
INITIATING TRANSACTION .............................................................................................................................................................................. 6
1.2.1
Low/High Bandwidth Mode ................................................................................................................................................................... 7
1.2.2
Snapshots ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 7
1.2.3
Digital Zoom ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
1.2.4
Full Screen Mode .................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
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SEARCHING POS TRANSACTIONS ........................................................................................................................................................ 9
2.1
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HANDLING POS RECORDINGS ...................................................................................................................................................................... 12
MOVIE EXPORT ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
3.1
QPOS TICKET PLAYER .................................................................................................................................................................................. 14
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Preface
This document
This manual is intended for administrators and operators of a WebCCTV/GuardNVR Video
Recorder who want to use the POS (Point Of Sale) component and is applicable for
WebCCTV/GuardNVR software version 4.5.0.0 and higher.
This manual is applicable for both WebCCTV and GuardNVR Video Servers. Therefore
WebCCTV can be replaced by GuardNVR at all times.
Safety Notices
Please observe all safety notes and instructions carefully when using this product.
Liability
The information in this publication is believed to be accurate in all respects. Quadrox assumes
no responsibility for incidental or consequential damages incurred directly or indirectly from
errors, omissions or discrepancies in connection with the furnishing, performance or use of
this manual. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Revisions
or new editions to this publication may be issued to incorporate such changes. All rights
reserved. Under the copyright laws, no part of this manual can be reproduced in any form
without written permission of Quadrox.
Legal considerations
Please check your local regional laws and regulations before using WebCCTV for
surveillance purposes. Camera surveillance may be prohibited by laws, which may vary from
country to country.
Trademark Acknowledgments
Quadrox, WebCCTV, GuardNVR Internet Explorer, Windows are registered trademarks of
the respective holders.
Support Services
Should you require any technical assistance, please contact your installer. If your questions
cannot be answered immediately, your installer will forward your queries through the
appropriate channels to ensure a fast response.
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Introduction
WebCCTV is a unique digital video surveillance solution, which combines three major
functions in one Network Video Recorder (NVR) or Digital Video Recorder (DVR): local
digital recording, multiplexing and simultaneous transmission of the video via existing
networks (TCP/IP). To a standard WebCCTV, up to 20 cameras can be permanently recorded
while multiple operators at different locations on the network are accessing the WebCCTV
device.
Being a networked device, WebCCTV utilizes two basic principles of the
Internet/Intranet technology:
 WebCCTV works over the TCP/IP network protocol, which provides maximum
connectivity. This means that the existing computer network infrastructure can be
used eliminating extra installation expenses.
 WebCCTV uses a web-based user interface to view live images, recordings, etc.
More specific it uses Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Remote and Local Monitoring
To remotely monitor the connected cameras, the
WebCCTV uses Web Browser technology. To
locally monitor video, the WebCCTV also
provides a local interface via a PC monitor
directly connected to the WebCCTV. This local
interface allows an operator to see live video
from the connected cameras without the need
for additional client computers on a network.
Serial Port POS is the WebCCTV alarm component which allows transformation of the POS
printer transactions into WebCCTV alarms. In other words: when the ticket is printed by the
POS terminal, the alarm is triggered within the WebCCTV system, so you are able to observe
all transactions and recordings which are recorded based on the incoming transaction data into
the WebCCTV system. To configure this system you need to perform the following steps:

Connect the POS printer you want to control by means of WebCCTV to the serial port
(COM port) of any computer in your network.
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Install and configure the Remote POS Monitor application on this computer.
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Install and configure the Alarm Component on the WebCCTV server.
After all configurations Remote POS Monitor will capture the transactions which come from
the POS printer connected to the COM port and send it to the WebCCTV server. The Alarm
Component, which is installed on the WebCCTV server, will generate the alarm.
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1 Getting Started
1.1 Handling POS Transactions
The POS menu of the Video Browser application allows handling the incoming POS
transactions. You are able to observe the transaction name, date, time and recorded footage
according to the settings you made.
To start working with the POS application you need to open the WebCCTV Video Browser
page (there is a shortcut on your desktop) and press the POS button (marked as 1 on the
picture). You will then see a screen with the message ‘No signal’. Press the button with the
name of your camera (mark 2), this will enable the camera and you will see the stream.
Video Browser POS Screen
The Alarm Component has to be installed to see the menu.
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1.2 Initiating Transaction
To be able to see the transactions in the Video Browser with the ticket and line feed displayed
together with Live video, you need to do the following:
a) Locate the machine with the POS software and start to make the transaction – you will
see the line items appear in the right bottom field next to the Live image.
b) Finish the transaction by printing a ticket on the POS printer. You will then see the
complete ticket displayed in the right upper field next to the Live image together with
all the line items of the ticket on the bottom field.
You can generate as many transactions as you want.
The following sections are described:
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Low/High Bandwidth mode
Snapshots
Digital Zoom
Full Screen Mode
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1.2.1 Low/High Bandwidth Mode
Low/High bandwidth mode allows you to decide if you want to have streaming video that
consumes more or less bandwidth. You have the following options:
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High Bandwidth Mode (Default) – High Bandwidth mode is preferably used on local
computers (when the WebCCTV client is located on the same machine as the
WebCCTV server), in local area networks or with high-speed Internet connections.
Use the High (

) button to enable high bandwidth mode.
Low Bandwidth Mode – Low bandwidth mode is mostly used in medium- or slowspeed LAN or Internet connections. When Low Bandwidth mode is enabled, the frame
rate and the resolution of the images are reduced. This produces a reduced bandwidth
usage for streaming video. Use the Low (
) button to enable low bandwidth mode.
1.2.2 Snapshots
This WebCCTV feature gives you the opportunity to take snapshots. To create a snapshot,
follow the steps below:
1. Choose the frame you want to save and click the button with the camera symbol
(
).
2. Choose the desired location for storing images and click the Save button.
Snapshots are saved in .JPEG format.
1.2.3 Digital Zoom
The Digital Zoom functionality is very useful when there are small details in the scene, but
the camera does not support optical zoom which means there is no option to visually enlarge
those objects.
In order to use the Digital Zoom functionality, follow the steps below:
1. Click on the video window in order to set a focus point.
2. Use the scroll wheel to zoom the image in and out (a magnifying glass is shown).
3. When partially or totally zoomed in, click on any point of the video screen in order to
centralize the video window on this point. This also resets the focus point for further
zooming in and out.
You cannot use the Digital Zoom functionality if your mouse does not have a scroll
wheel.
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1.2.4 Full Screen Mode
Full screen mode allows you to visualize video by using the full screen. When going to full
screen the activity line and camera buttons are hidden by default. You can unhide them by
clicking the
icon.
Full Screen mode is not the same as pressing F11 in Internet Explorer.
To enter the full screen mode, click the
icon.
To leave the full screen mode, click the
the keyboard.
icon at the right top corner or press any key on
Full Screen Mode
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2 Searching POS Transactions
The Recordings menu of the Video Browser application allows you to search and view
recorded footage and export clips of this video footage.
Recordings Management Screen
Please execute the following steps:
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Selecting the time period is needed for all possible recording requests as you need
to search amongst all the footage that has been recorded. To select a time period, you
have to specify time and date. There are two ways of specifying a certain time period:
1. Using a From date and a Time span interval: all recorded video footage
between the From date plus the Time period will be shown.
Interval Search Screen
2. Using Precise Search with a From and To date: all recorded video footage
between these two points in time will be shown.
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Precise Search Screen
Click on the calendar icon to be able to choose the From or To date.
Click the Interval search button in order to return to the Time span search.
Note that in the From/To and the Time span modes, time and dates in the future
cannot be specified. If a date in the future is selected, your time and date will be
adjusted to the current date and time.
3. Select the POS tab.
POS Search Tab Screen
4. Enter or select the search criteria by:
a. Enter the search criteria manually in the text field
b. Selecting a previously saved search string by clicking
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If you want to save your search criteria to the saved search strings, click
saved search name and search criteria and click Save.
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. Enter a
The search string is now added to the saved search strings. To manage all saved
searches, go to 2.1 Saved Searches.
Creating a search string or search criteria is Google alike. Please read below which
options are available:
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A search string is by default considered to be a set of separate words that are
searched in an AND way. Search results will include the tickets that contain
all words, but not necessarily in that order. Typing the word “AND” is not
needed.
Search is not case sensitive.
Phrase search – a set of words that should be searched exactly in that order
can be put inside quotation marks: “”. E.g: “Bicky Burger”
Word exclusions – a word that should not appear in the ticket should be
preceded by a minus sign: OR searches – to display results that contain either of two search terms, the
user can put the word OR (capitalized) between the terms. Only the words or
phrases directly left and right of OR will be considered. Other words will be
searched in an AND connection.
The requirements for space (or the absence thereof) are supported.
5. Select/Deselect the POS sources on which you want to search (Optional).
To show all the POS Sources, click the Show POS sources button.
6. Click the Search button.
7. For a new POS transaction recordings search, click the New Search
button.
Click on the camera buttons to see the recordings associated with the ticket that is highlighted
in the right pane. All cameras that are configured to write recordings for this ticket have a
light blue button. The active shown camera button is bright blue.
To navigate through all the found tickets, use the arrows in the right pane.
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Navigation Buttons in Ticket Playback Screen
When no tickets are found for the requested period, you will be automatically reverted to the
main recordings page.
2.1 Handling POS Recordings
To facilitate POS Transaction searches in the Recordings menu of the Video Browser, search
strings can be created.
Saved Searches Screen
To create a search string, perform the following steps:
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Enter a Name
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Enter the Search Criteria
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Creating search criteria is Google alike. Please read below which options are
available:
 A search string is by default considered to be a set of separate words that are
search in an AND way. Search results will include the tickets that contain all
words, but not necessarily in that order. Typing the word “AND” is not
needed.
 Search is not case sensitive.
 Phrase search – a set of words that should be searched exactly in that order
can be put inside quotation marks: “”. E.g: “Bicky Burger”
 Word exclusions – a word that should not appear in the ticket should be
preceded by a minus sign:  OR searches – to display results that contain either of two search terms, the
user can put the word OR (capitalized) in-between the terms. Only the words
or phrases directly left and right of OR will be considered. Other words will
be searched in an AND connection.
 The requirements for space (or the absence thereof) are supported.
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Click Add.
Click Edit to change the search criteria of a saved search.
Click Delete to delete a saved search.
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3 Movie Export
You can export POS transactions movies to .asf files while staying on the POS Recordings
page. In order to export the POS movie, click the Export button of the POS transaction event
and wait while WebCCTV creates an export movie for each associated camera(s) in the
Recordings Menu.
POS Recordings Screen
The exported movie will be saved to your Movies Export folder. Usually it is located
in D:\Movies or C:\Program Files\Quadrox and might be played with Windows
Media Player or QPOS Ticket Player.
3.1 QPOS Ticket Player
QPOS link allows you to export data and play it with QPOS Player on any PC. To make an
export, press the Export button on the playback page of the ticket. This will export the
current ticket.
Open the exported .asf video file with QPOS Ticket Player. This program gives you the
possibility to check video for each transaction, check how long the transaction took and a lot
of other advantages. Double click on the
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QPOS Ticket Player Main Screen
There are 2 ways to open the file in the player:
1. Press the folder button on the panes (see the picture below) and navigate to the place
where you exported the movie. Choose the wanted.asf file and play it.
QPOS Ticket Player Main Screen
2. Pull the .asf file to the zone marked in red.
QPOS Ticket Player Main Screen
The file will open and you will see the first slide and text from the ticket in subtitle zone.
Press the Play button.
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Playing a Ticket in QPOS Player
You will see the video image with the line items of the ticket displayed on the right like a
playlist.
Each transaction refers to a (part of the) video. According to the video that is playing, a
particular item is emphasized in blue on the right pane. Part of the scroll bar is also
emphasized in blue, thus showing how long the transaction of the current item took (see
picture above).
You also can make an export for more than one ticket. Locate the Recordings page in
the Video Browser and open the Export tab. Make an export of the video for the
necessary time period and download it by pressing the Download button. Browse to
the location you want to store the export file.
Then open the downloaded video file with the QPOS Ticket Player. You will see the
tickets together with their corresponding video. You can move among the different
tickets by using the control buttons:
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