The tablet user interface is a lightweight edition of AmigoPOS intended to run on 7" (or larger) Windows 8.1 tablets. The AmigoPOS Tablet Server is used to print customer receipts and prep tickets for orders submitted from the tablet user interface. An unlimited number of tablets can be run from a single tablet server license.
The tablet user interface and tablet server are installed by default. The tablet server should be run at the main pos station after the receipt printer and prep printers have been configured in Back Office>Peripherals.
Verify that each tablet is connected to the local network and install AmigoPOS on each tablet. On the database setup screen, choose Use current settings/the database is located on a different workstation and check the box to install SQL 2012 Native Client. After installation, reboot and run the Database Configuration Utility from the desktop shortcuts folder. Set the same database connection parameters used at any other pos station. Close the Database Configuration Utility and run the tablet user interface from the desktop shortcut. Note that the tablet user interface does not require a license.
The desktop shortcuts folder contains a shortcut for the tablet user interface (AmigoPOS Tablet UI) and the tablet server. Add the AmigoPOS Tablet UI shortcut to the Windows Startup folder at each tablet so that the tablet user interface is launched automatically at startup. Add the Tablet Server shortcut to the Windows Startup folder at the main pos station so that the tablet server is started automatically at startup.
Desktop Shortcuts Folder
The tablet server's database connection parameters, receipt printer and prep printers are configured in AmigoPOS Back Office. Run the tablet server at the main pos station and verify that the receipt printer and the correct number of prep printers are listed.
Amigo Pos Tablet Server
Click Manage License to open the Activation Utility. Refer to the order confirmation email for the order id and submit the license request to receive a serial number. Restart the tablet server after the serial number is retrieved to complete activation.
Most settings are shared and stored in the database so that each tablet does not require configuration. The following settings are set at each tablet:
Prep Printer Mapping
Order Summary Screen
Tablet ID: The tablet identifier used to print on reports, prep tickets and on the remote display.
Tablet ID Setting
Prep Printer Mapping: Each tablet has the ability to override the default prep printer settings at the tablet server. This is useful for large restaurants with multiple bars and/or drink stations so that the drink order is routed to the prep printer that is closest to the customer. Press the button to increment the destination prep printer id (the maximum destination printer id is 10 and will start again at 1).
Receipt Printer Override: Each tablet has the ability to override the default receipt printer settings at the tablet server. This is useful for large restaurants so that the customer receipt is routed to the receipt printer that is closest to the customer. Select button 1 to use the default receipt printer or button 2 to use the 2nd receipt printer. Note that Receipt Printer 2 must be installed at the station running the tablet server in order to override the receipt printer settings.
Customer Receipt and Prep Printer Override
For best performance, non-mandatory modifier groups can be suppressed by setting Tablet Pos Show Only Mandatory Modifiers to Yes. In addition, set Tablet Pos Force Single Row Modifier Groups to Yes so that the buttons are large enough on the smaller tablet user interface.
Non-mandatory modifiers can be viewed by selecting the order item followed by Show Modifiers.
The tablet user interface order entry procedure is identical to the regular user interface. Customer receipts are printed at the station running the tablet server and prep tickets are printed from the station running the tablet server. Note that there may be a slight delay in printing customer receipts and prep tickets, allow up to 10 seconds depending on the Update Interval and the number of tablets in use.