What is a POS?
“Point of sale” is abbreviated to “POS” when referring to establishments in the hospitality and food service industries. A computerized system that enables restaurants and other businesses that provide food service to their customers to manage their sales transactions, inventory, and customer orders is referred to as a restaurant POS system.
Hardware such as touchscreen displays, card readers, and printers are common components of a point-of-sale (POS) system for restaurants. These systems also typically come equipped with software that manages orders, menus, and customer information. Restaurant employees are able to take orders, process payments, and keep track of inventory levels more efficiently and effectively when using a point-of-sale (POS) system.
Online ordering, table management, and analytics are just a few of the features that may be included in some point-of-sale restaurant systems. These features are designed to assist restaurant owners and managers in making decisions that are data-driven regarding their businesses. In general, a point-of-sale system can assist restaurants in increasing their productivity, accuracy, and level of service to customers, in addition to providing helpful insights into how their businesses are run.
NVR and POS Combo
With an NVR you can make sure to see what the waiter or bartender is entering into the POS and verify what they are serving the customer, which can reduce thief and increase productivity.
You must first be login into the NVR and go to system > POS and click on add button.
You will get the following menu below and click on set connection setup
You will change the following field
Transfer protocol to UDP or TCP, depending on your POS requirement
Transmission protocol: The port the NVR will listen to for data
POS IPv4 Address
POS port can stay at 0
Destination IP address: if you want the NVR to forward the data to another device
Destination Port: if you are forwarding to another device port number
Timeout(s): the number of seconds for the machine to timeout and close the connection.
Once done, you are ready to receive data from the POS.
The POS data won’t show on the screen; you must enable it under POS OSD
Once done, the data will show on the screen and can be searched in playback under POS Search