Article | January 21, 2014

Cash Drawers And Loss Prevention

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Paul St. George, Director of Product Management - Mobile and Interface Solutions, APG Cash Drawer

By Paul St. George, Director of Product Management - Mobile and Interface Solutions, APG Cash Drawer

With APG’s cash drawers and the interfaces we provide, retailers can tailor cash control and loss prevention strategies to meet their specific needs. Earlier this year, APG attended the ISC West show and exhibited at the NRF Loss Prevention show. Below is a breakdown of cash drawer interface options that can be added to a retailer’s new or existing mPOS environment.

Printer-Interface Cash Drawers (Windows driver or basic OPOS/JavaPOS)

  • Each cash drawer includes a status switch that continuously monitors the drawer’s position.
  • The POS application can be written to request the drawer position via the printer’s driver. This request polls the drawer status switch to obtain the drawer’s position.
  • This approach is not event-based and requires the application author to develop and implement a suitable drawer status polling algorithm.

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