Hardware Customer Display

Adds support for Customer Display in the Point of Sale

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Hardware Customer Display

This module adds support for Customer Display in the Point of Sale. This module is designed to be installed on the POSbox (i.e. the proxy on which the USB devices are connected) and not on the main Odoo server. On the main Odoo server, you should install the module pos_customer_display.

The configuration of the hardware is done in the configuration file of the Odoo server of the POSbox. You should add the following entries in the configuration file:

  • customer_display_device_name (default = /dev/ttyUSB0)
  • customer_display_device_rate (default = 9600)
  • customer_display_device_timeout (default = 2 seconds)

The number of cols of the Customer Display (usually 20) should be configured on the main Odoo server, in the menu Point of Sale > Configuration > Point of Sales. The number of rows is supposed to be 2.

It should support most serial and USB-serial LCD displays out-of-the-box or with inheritance of a few functions.

It has been tested with:

To setup the BCD-1100 on Linux, you will find some technical instructions on this page: http://techtuxwords.blogspot.fr/2012/12/linux-and-bixolon-bcd-1100.html

If you have a kernel >= 3.12, you should also read this: http://www.leniwiec.org/en/2014/06/25/ubuntu-14-04lts-how-to-pass-id-ven dor-and-id-product-to-ftdi_sio-driver/

This module has been developped during a POS code sprint at Akretion France from July 7th to July 10th 2014. This module is part of the POS project of the Odoo Community Association http://odoo-community.org/. You are invited to become a member and/or get involved in the Association !

This module has been written by Alexis de Lattre from Akretion <alexis.delattre@akretion.com>.