Introduction

The print station, sometimes also called the print server, is configured in the manager station the same way as the cash station is. Any devices available for connection to the cash station can be also connected to the print station.

It is launch like other servers — either as an app or as a service. The default executable file is Winprint.exe.

The Default config file for this station is Winprint.ini. Station and config file names can be arbitrary. The config file name for the print station is specified in the Winprint.ini file.

When the software is installed from the distribution kit (the archive placed in ftp://ftp.ucs.ru/rk7/versions/ folder), the Winprint.ini file needs to be copied from \bin\win\ini\ into the \bin\win\ working folder where Winprint.exe is located.

If the software is installed via the installer, the cash station with the config file is placed in the [installation path\instance name\Rk7WinPrint] folder.

Licensing

The print station is not subject to licensing, but the operation thereof requires an active cash server license.
It is possible to use a license for 0 cash register stations but it must be activated.

Operation specific features

The launched cash server is required for the print station to work. A separate cash server can be created for this purpose.

Winprint.ini config file description


[Config]
STATION=WINPRINT3001_01           ; the station network name, same as the one specified in the manager station (find above).   
Server = MIDSRV3001               ; the network name of the cash server to which the print server will be connected   
ERRORLOG = winprint.stk           ; thw name (path) of the error log file   
ShortTimeout = 20000              ; max time (milliseconds) of network operation execution for one element   
LongTimeout = 100000              ; max time (milliseconds) of network operation execution for the collection   
[NETKERN]
Protocols=tcpsoc.dll
[TCPSOC]
LISTEN=0
[TCPDNS]
;;TEST_MIDSERVER=127.0.0.1
[UPDATE]                          ; server update section   
NoUpdate = "1"                    ; Do not update this module and its dependent objects (dll, etc.).   
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Launch

Create a new cash station in the Service > Stations and Devices reference.
Specify the Name, the Network ID, select OS Type, and, most important, select Print Station in the Station type field.
In the Devices tab, add a video driver and all necessary printers.
Specify the following parameters in the Winprint.ini [Config] section:


Station = WINPRINT3001_01     ; network ID of cash register station in accordance with 1   
Server = MIDSRV3001           ; network ID of POS server   
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Launch the server.

The default config file of the application is Winprint.ini. To launch the print station with another INI file, use the following command: winprint.exe /ininame: newname.ini /desktop.
Important: Always perform the first launch as an application (with /desktop parameter). Also, make sure to perform the launch as administrator.